Buffalo Soldiers



•  "Hundreds of black Buffalo Soldiers commanded by Army legend "Black Jack" Pershing camped on a hill just north of present-day University Drive from Oct. 18, 1898, until Jan. 28, 1899. Part of the 10th U.S. Cavalry, they had just returned from the brief but bloody Spanish-American War in Cuba." - Huntsville Times article

•  "Dr. John Cashin, whose grandfather wrote a history of the Buffalo Soldiers, conceived the memorial around 1996." - Huntsville Times article

•  "Buffalo Soldiers from the 10th Cavalry encamped at Cavalry Hills in Northwest Huntsville near University Drive and Pulaski Pike. Formed in 1866, the African-American 9th and 10th Cavalry and the 24th and 25th Infantry troops were instrumental in helping secure the peace on America's western frontiers. The 9th and 10th Cavalry earned the nickname "Buffalo Soldiers" because of their strength and bravery. They fought in every major conflict from the Spanish-American War until 1952, when President Truman integrated the units as part of the regular Army." - Huntsville-Madison County Public Library

Related Links:

•  About.com - Buffalo Soldier were mentioned in an article by Jean Brandau about the Buffalo Soldiers' exhibits at the State Black Archives Museum (Alabama A & M University)

•  Buffalo Soldier Museum - Website

•  BuffaloSoldier.net - A great grandson has collected much interesting information (Originally found at http://www.buffalosoldier.net/.)

•  Huntsville Revisited - Collection of photographs

•  Huntsville Times article - Article by Steve Doyle telling of the memorial positioned on Cavalry Hill.

•  Huntsville Times photo - Photo and caption of the "Buffalo Soldier monument positioned at Cavalry Hills Elementary School to commemorate the soldiers who encamped on the site during the Spanish-American War." (Originally found at http://photos.al.com/huntsville-times/2009/11/buffalo_soldier_arrives_at_cav_2.html.)

•  Huntsville-Madison County Public Library - Photo and caption

•  Wikipedia - History of Buffalo Soldiers

•  You Tube - "History of Buffalo Soldiers" with no specific mention of their time immediately before or during their time in Huntsville, AL

From the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library