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History of The Buffalo Soldier

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The U.S. Postal Service saluted the BUFFALO SOLDIERS with the dedication of a 29 cents commemorative stamp, at Fort Huachuca. The BUFFALO SOLDIERS were first stationed at Fort Huachuca in the early 1890s with the arrival of the 24th Infantry and the 9th & 10th Cavalries.

Known for their ability to fight, the BUFFALO SOLDIERS stationed at Fort Huachuca distinguished themselves in two of the more well known campaigns at the turn of the century. The were at the battle of San Juan Hill with Teddy Roosevelt and the campaign to capture Pancho Villa. BUFFALO SOLDIERS continued to be stationed at Fort Huachuca until the end of WWII. A permanent display of the BUFFALO SOLDIERS is located at the Fort Huachuca, Arizona Museum.






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