Buffalo Soldiers Essay

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Register to read the introduction… During that period the Buffalo Soldiers wore flannel shirts and a blouse of dark blue with light blue trousers tucked into over the knee boots. The Buffalo Soldiers dressed for comfort in the filed. Most of the soldiers rode in their blue flannel shits. Some soldiers take off their shirts and ride in their gray knit undershirts. One of the common hats worn was a gray felt hat. Also, the civil war hat adorned with crossed sabers bearing regimental and troop designation. All the soldiers were armed with a 45- 70 rifle, a Cold Army 45, caliber pistol and a saber. The horse was outfitted with slouch campaign hat, black then a light grayish brown. The Buffalo Soldiers didn’t have neckerchief but they wore one of there own color of choice. They sometimes had yellow more often than red or white. Each piece of the uniform was important especially for the men riding further back in the column needing protection from thick clouds of dust kicked up by the …show more content…
For more than twenty years, the unit occupied military post in the southwest, protecting and maintaining peace on the unrest frontier. The members of the regiment built roads, guarded stage stations, constructed and repaired telegraph lines, guarded waterholes, and took out supply trains, survey parties, freight wagons and mail coaches, was well as performing scouting patrols. For the 25th Infantry Regiment it was organized at Jackson Barracks, Louisiana in April 1868, and composed of personnel from the all Black 39th and 40th Infantry Regiments. Most of the enlisted men came mostly from northern Virginia and Southern Louisiana, and all were seasoned union veterans. The regiment only spent a short time at Jackson Barracks before moving to the Texas frontier. For the month of May and June of 1870, the entire regiment went into camp for the last time as a unit for many years to come after which they were scattered to numerous posts in West Texas. They established and operated a lumber camp and sawmill , managed food and supply routes, build roads, buildings, telegraph lines, and carried out scouting functions while engaging in conflicts with numerous warring

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