Buffalo Soldiers Day | July 28
Fri Jul 28th

Buffalo Soldiers Day

On July 28th, the first regular Army regiments of African American soldiers constituteding African American soldiers were established in 1866.


The first peacetime all-black regiments in the regular US Army emerged after the Civil War's conclusion, according to Congress. The Buffalo Soldiers (one of many African-American regiments raised during the Civil War) were the first recruited.

Buffalo Soldiers of the 9th and 10th Cavalries of the 9th and 10th Cavalries protected uncharted territories as pioneers migrated westward. They also suffered with the Wild West's hardships. Army desertion rates remained high during and after the Civil War. Low interest rates prevailed among Buffalo Soldiers, but low numbers prevailed. They were also known for their service and sacrifice during the Spanish-American War and other wars in the late 1800s.

Each unit received stateside assignments during World War I, with some exceptions. Despite this, neither unit saw combat during World War II. As integration in the military began in 1944, the Army converted both regiments and transferred service members to other units.

General Colin Powell dedicated a monument to the Buffalo Soldier in honor of the first Buffalo Soldiers Day in 1992. It's based in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where the 10th Calvary Buffalo Soldiers were based. The Buffalo Soldier Museum in Houston, Texas, is located.

The oldest living Buffalo Soldier died on September 6, 2005, on September 6, 2005. Mark Matthews lived to be 111 years old. He was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery for his dedicated services.

How to recognize buffalo soldiers day on the ranch

Visit Buffalo Soldier monuments around the country. Learn about their past and sacrifices. On social media, the #BuffaloSoldiersDay hashtag was used by the Post to encourage others to pay their respects to these veterans.

The day is in the history of buffalo soldiers in the United States

The United States Congress passed a bill naming July 28th as Buffalo Soldiers Day in 1992. Since then, commemorations of the Buffalo Soldiers have been held throughout the United States.