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The Black Infantry in the West, 1869–1891
After nearly 200,000 African-American soldiers fought in the Civil War, Congress enacted legislation to authorize regiments of cavalry and infantry for service in the West. The Ninth and Tenth cavalries won fame as "buffalo soldiers" in the Indian wars, nearly overshadowing the critical support role of the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth infantries. Now Arlen L. Fowler brin ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 15th 1996 by University of Oklahoma Press
(first published September 1996)
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