Cavalry Regiment & Buffalo Soldier

There are currently nine regular cavalry regiments of the British Army, with two tank regiments provided by the Royal Tank Regiment, traditionally classed alongside the cavalry, for a total of eleven regiments. Buffalo Soldiers originally were members of the U.S. 5.0/5

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Black History Month: "Buffalo Soldiers originally were members of the U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army, formed on September 21, 1866 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. This nickname was given to the *** Cavalry" by the Native American tribes they fought; the term eventually became synonymous with all of the African-American regiments formed in 1866. Although several African-American regiments were raised during the Civil War as part of the Union Army (including the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and the many United States Colored Troops Regiments), the "Buffalo Soldiers" were established by Congress as the first peacetime all-black regiments in the regular U.S. Army.[1] On September 6, 2005, Mark Matthews, who was the oldest living Buffalo Soldier, died at the age of 111. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery"
On December 21, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln signed into law the award recognizing “…such petty officers, seamen, landsmen, and marines as shall most distinguish themselves by their gallantry and other seamen-like qualities…,” now known as the Medal of Honor. Among the many recipients of interest to “Wild West” readers: —William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody in 1872, for “gallantry in action” as a civilian scout for the 3rd Cavalry Regiment. His name was removed from the list in 1917 when Congress changed the standards for the award, but he was reinstated in 1989. —Chief (William) Alchesay, a White Mountain Apache and Indian Scout, for “gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.” He was instrumental in U.S. relations with Geronimo during the Indian Wars and tried to convince him to surrender peacefully; they remained lifelong friends. —Sergeant Henry Johnson, a Buffalo Soldier in the U.S. Army who “voluntarily left fortified shelter and under heavy fire at c ...
Henry Ossian Flipper (Mar 21, 1856- May 3, 1940) was the first African American to graduate from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1877. Flipper was born into slavery in Thomasville, GA. He attended Atlanta University, while there he was appointed by Rep James C. Freeman to attend West Point. At the time, there were only 4 other black cadets and the small group had a difficult time at the academy, where they were rejected by white students. In 1877 became the first of the group to graduate, earning a commission as a second lieutenant in the US Army cavalry. He was assigned to the 10th Cavalry Regiment, one of the four all-black Buffalo Soldier regiments in the army and became the first black officer to command regular troops in the U.S. Army. He was later falsely accused of embezzling government funds and which he was found innocent of the charges. However he was later found guilty "of conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman” and dishonorable discharged from the army on June 30, 1882. Flip .. ...
Today in Armor History: On January 24, 1877, CPL Clinton Greaves, a Buffalo Soldier with Company C, 9th Cavalry Regiment earned the Congressional Medal of Honor for shooting and bashing (in hand-to-hand combat) "a gap through the swarming Apaches, permitting his companions to break free" after being surrounded by a group of Apaches who he was sent to persuade to surrender at the Florida Mountains, New Mexico during the Indian Wars.
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