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Fifth Regiment of the U.S. Colored Cavalry

This site is devoted to the history of the Fifth Regiment of the U.S. Colored Cavalry, a unit comprised of men of African descent—slaves, ex-slaves, and free men—who fought for the Union cause dur
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A Black Patriot and a White Priest: André Cailloux and Claude Paschal Maistre in Civil War New Orleans

In A Black Patriot and a White Priest, Stephen J. Ochs chronicles the intersection of two lives in Civil War New Orleans – that of the first black warrior-hero of the Civil war, Captain André Caill
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Michigan's Volunteer Negro Soldiers

At this late date it is not generally known how many Michigan Negroes volunteered their services to the Government in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865, and it will be of interest, no doubt, to l
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The Buffalo Soldiers

To many black citizens, the Buffalo Soldiers were a symbol of hope for a better future. Professor Rayford Logan of Howard University commented: “Negroes had little, at the turn of the century, t
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Give Me My Spirit Back: The Last of the Buffalo Soldier

I want to pay tribute to the Buffalo Division of World War 11, the United States 92nd Infantry Division, a unit which 1 consider made the greatest contribution to our democracy than any of our World
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Cathay Williams - Female Buffalo Soldier

On November 15, 1866 Cathay Williams became a soldier. She enlisted with the United States Regular Army in St. Louis, Missouri, intending on a three year tour of duty. She had never been in the army b
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Brief History of Black Women in the Military

American women have participated in defense of this nation in both war and peacetime. Their contributions, however, have gone largely unrecognized and unrewarded. While women in the United States Arme
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History of the Alcan Highway

Military policy during World War II decreed that Blacks would not be sent to northern climes or active duty, but after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, the need for an inland route to Alaska appear
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African-Americans in the U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Maritime Service

A history of African-Americans in the U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Maritime Service
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African Americans in the U.S. Army

A history of African Americans in the US Army.