Who Were The Buffalo Soldiers And Why Are They So Important To American History?

  

July 28 marks the annual celebration of Buffalo Soldiers Day, a commemorative holiday that celebrates the contributions of the first army regiment comprised of African American soldiers. Following the U.S. Civil War, African American soldiers were deployed on the Western frontier to protect settlers and battle Native Americans encroaching upon the territory.

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