Buffalo Soldiers of the 25th Infantry, Ft. Keogh, Montana Digital History ID 2809

Buffalo Soldiers of the 25th Infantry, Ft. Keogh, Montana

Credit: Library of Congress
Media type: photograph
Museum Number: LC-USZC4-6161 DLC
Annotation: In 1866, Congress passed legislation that created six all African American Infantry troops. The 25th Infantry fought in the Spanish-American war. Native Americans nicknamed the black soldiers, “Buffalo Soldier."

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