GSAAC Buffalo Soldiers

Greater Southern Arizona Area Chapter

Ready and Forward!

9th Calvary Regiment Motto – On August 3, 1866, Gen. Phillip Sheridan, commander of the Military Division of the Gulf, was authorized to raise one regiment of “colored” cavalry that was to be designated the 9th Regiment.

We Can, We Will!

10th Calvary Regiment Motto – The 10th Cavalry was formed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in 1866. Very high standards of recruitment were set by the regiments’ commander and Civil War hero Benjamin Grierson.

The members of the GSAAC of the 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association  welcome you to the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers.

About GSAAC

The GSAAC is a non-profit charity organization (Tax ID # 86-0793058) founded 1995.  We are organized and operated as an affiliate of the Ninth and Tenth (Horse) Cavalry Association.  We are dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers of the United States by informing, educating, and engaging the community, especially Black youth, reinforcing the tremendous and often forgotten impact of these brave soldiers’ achievements past, present and future. Read more>>>

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Become a member

Membership in the Association shall be open at all times to any qualified person who may apply, pay annual dues, and comply with the rules of conduct prescribed in the by-laws. More info>>

How to donate

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About 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association

The National Association is an official military unit representing one of the most famed, Military Units in the history of the American Armed Forces. Read more >>>

History of the Buffalo Soldiers in
Southern Arizona

The Buffalo Soldier played a prominent role in the Arizona Territory becoming a state. They were postman, park rangers, police officers and armed forces all rolled into one. The Buffalo Soldiers, originally the 9th 10th, 24th, and 25th U.S. Military regiments, were common figures around the U.S./Mexico border during the turn of the century.  Henry Flipper, the first African-American graduate of the U.S. Military Academy (1877), and Charles Young, an officer of the 9th and 10th Cavalries and the 25th Infantry, both spent time patrolling the barely tamed outpost of Fort Huachuca.  Also, Fort Huachuca was the onetime home of every regiment of the original Buffalo Soldiers, starting in 1892, with the arrival of companies from the 24th Infantry. Read More>>

About Chapter Founder

SFC (U.S. Army Infantry Retired) Wallace I. Lott Jr. June 16, 1925 — April 6 ,2015 During the early 1940s he graduated from boot camp (Basic Training) at Fort Dix, N.J. This is where he connected with Buffalo Soldiering. He finished all necessary training with 92nd Buffalo Soldier Regiment, Troop 1, 365th Infantry. Wallace served with other Buffalo Soldiers organizations that wore the name of Buffalo Soldiers. Units like 10th (Horse) Cavalry, 24/25th Infantry Regiments. He served in the U.S. Army for 30 years. During his military career he received; National Defense Service Medal (1st OLC), Bronze Star (1st OLC), Korean Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm. When retired, following his career he went to work for U.S. Department of Defense Police for 15 more years. Wallace was a life member of the National Organization of Buffalo Soldier 9/10th (Horse) Cavalry, he was awarded a charter in 1993 to operate a Buffalo Soldier chapter here in Arizona. Wallace was a Boy Scout master, Church Sunday School Teacher, Commander of Disabled American Veterans No. 4, and Vice President of NAACP.

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Contact Info

Contact GSAAC Greater Southern Arizona Chapter P.O. Box 40902 Tucson, Arizona 85717, USA gsaac@azbuffalosoldiers.org