Accession Number:

ADA229157

Title:

Buffalo Soldiers: The Formation of the Tenth Cavalry Regiment from September 1866 to August 1867

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

113.0

Abstract:

This study documents the history of the Tenths formation at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas from 25 September 1866 to 5 August 1867. Focuses on the assignment of personnel, training of recruits, and the events surrounding the activation of the individual companies. An overview of the Black American military experience prior to 1866 summarizes military and related events to provide the context for the formation of the Tenth. A summary of the legislation that formed the Tenth is also included. The study also documents the leadership and professional influence of Colonel Benjamin Grierson, the regimental commander. The study concludes that as a result of the regiments formation at Leavenworth, the Tenth performed its first missions successfully, and subsequently helped to settle the West. EMA

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE