1866 was a watershed for African-American participation in the military. An act of Congress authorized the formation of six Black regiments, two cavalry (9th & 10th) and four infantry (38th, 39th, 40th, & 41st). The infantry regiments were later consolidated and redesignated as the 24th & 25th Infantries. These soldiers became known as the BUFFALO SOLDIERS.
Sgt Brent Woods ,9th Cavalry Medal Of Honor Recipient
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