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AfriGeneas Military Research Forum Archive

Re: Faulty sources
In Response To: Re: Faulty sources ()

It wasn't that hard to find:

"In 1866, the congress of the United States established an army to take on the challenges of the westward expansion of the country. Parts of that army were the 9th and 10th Cavalries and the 24th and 25th Infantries. These units were comprised of black soldiers who later gained fame as the Buffalo Soldiers."

The 24th and 25th were not formed until later, partly because Grierson was so strict a military disciplinarian that many recruits didn't make the grade. Even the first line is wrong. The whole process was part of the reorganization of the army to meet peacetime needs. That meant inventorying supplies and livestock, training new recruits in a more leisurely manner, etc. etc. in sum, revamping and retooling the whole system, and even how the divisions of the Army were organized-and where they were headquartered. The Black regulars started out in Kansas-hdqtrs were later changed, as was the whole district itself, to Texas.

Read Tony's response, which I read after writing mine.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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