July 28 ~ Buffalo Soldier Day

Buffalo Soldiers Day is observed annually on July 28th. This day commemorates the formation in 1866 of the first regular Army regiments comprising African-American soldiers.

Although several African-American regiments were raised during the Civil War the “Buffalo Soldiers” were established by Congress in 1866 as the first peacetime all-black regiments in the regular U.S. Army.

Buffalo Soldiers were originally members of the 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army.

It was the native American tribes that first nicknamed the black Cavalry troopers they confronted as Buffalo Soldiers .

Over time the nickname spread and eventually became synonymous with all of the African-American regiments formed in 1866

After most of the Indian Wars ended in the 1890s, the regiments continued to serve and participated in the Spanish–American War, the Philippine–American War, the 1916 Mexican Expedition, and the First World War.

On September 6, 2005, Mark Matthews, the oldest surviving Buffalo Soldier, died at the age of 111. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

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