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Buffalo Soldier Monument

  • Birth unknown
  • Death unknown
  • Burial Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 7202861

Memorial Park at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, dedicated in 1993 to honor the memory and contributions of the Buffalo Soldiers, the United States first recognized African-American regiment which consisted of the 9th, 10th, 24th and 25th Infantries. These brave Americans where former slaves or children of slaves, who freely joined the Army like thousands of other Americans at the time. The name "Buffalo Soldier" originated from Native American Indians who found a similarity between the soldiers hair and that of buffalo fur. The Buffalo Soldiers showed courage and bravery during the battles they fought with the Indians, earning their respect. These distinquished soldiers are an integral part of the rich heritage found embedded in the history of the United States, especially the State of Kansas and the U.S. military. The soldiers fought every type of hostile Indian, bandit, cattle thief, murderer, gunman, bootleger, trespasser and Mexican revolutionary. From Kansas the Buffalo Soldiers extended their protection southward to the Rio Grande, westward to the mountains and northward to Canada. These brave and courageous men are truly deserving of the gratitude of the American people.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Curtis Jackson
  • Added: 22 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7202861
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Buffalo Soldier Monument (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7202861, citing Buffalo Soldier Monument, Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .