10th Memorial CAVALRY TROOP B
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Our mission is to remind "... those who have no record of what their forebearers have accomplished, lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history." -- Carter G. Woodson
Our purpose is to educate all of the history and service of the United States 10th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers.
We participate in living history presentations.
Our events are open to the public. Help us tell the story of the United States Army Buffalo Soldiers and their courageous dedication and service.
A BRIEF HISTORY
On July 28, 1866 after the Civil War, the United States 39th Congress authorized the U.S. Army Reorganization Act to form six regiments of colored troops: four infantry and two cavalry. The 10th cavalry was formed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and commanded
by Colonel Benjamin Grierson.
The name "Buffalo Soldiers" was given to the colored soldiers by the American Indians.
The Indians established a great deal of respect for these fierce adversaries, because like a buffalo, when in battle they fought like the wild buffalo.
For over 30 years, the Buffalo Soldiers patrolled the western frontier, from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains,
from the Canadian border to the Mexican border.
The 10th Cavalry was stationed at Fort Huachuca in Arizona from 1913 through 1931, longer than any other U.S. Army organization.