Buffalo Soldiers Research Paper

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Buffalo soldiers Throughout all of the American history, there have been so many wars between the Native Americans, and the African Americans. Africans were driven into America, and since so, they used to be segregated as it is known in their history since long time. So many differences were at that time between the northern and Sothern African Americans, in their lives, their freedom, their kinds of jobs. Free black men could get a part in the army service, “African Americans have served proudly in every great American war. Over two hundred thousand African American servicemen fought bravely during the Civil War.” (Buffalo Soldiers- American west), so as African Americans served in the civil war they could get a significant place…show more content…
“Although the pay was low for the time, only $13 a month, many African Americans enlisted” (Buffalo Soldier History). Many soldiers decided to stay in the military even though they get paid so low but military for them was best thing comparing with what they can earn elsewhere, as well as they could get the dignity they could not find in in their usual segregated life, since they served the country. The Buffalo Soldiers were created in 1866, and even before when the civil war occupied in the America’s land, so, many African Americans volunteered to serve in the civil war, since so free black soldiers use to participate in each war, once the congress found how they were strong and brave in fighting, they decided to form that group of black men soldiers so they can rebuild and fix the country. Buffalo Soldier played a good role in developing the country after civil war, they could also protect the residents , as well as guarding the western borders, “In 1866, Congress established six all-Black regiments, each of about 1000 soldiers, to help rebuild the country after the Civil War and to patrol the remote western frontier. These regiments were the 9th and 10th Cavalry and the 38th, 39th, 40th, and 41st Infantry. The four infantry regiments reorganized to form the 24th and 25th Infantry in 1869.” (Origins of the Buffalo

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