Buffalo soldiers african american troops in the us forces 1866 1945 general military ron field alexander bielakowski on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the first regular army regiments of african americans were authorized by congress in july 1866 and african american soldiers have played an important role in the conflicts of their country ever since. Despite african americans patriotism and willingness to fight the us military was still segregated as time elapsed that would soon change in 1954 the remaining african american units were fully integrated into the army the buffalo soldiers now stood side by side with other american servicemen of all races military heritage june 2009. During the civil war approximately 186000 african americans served in the union army in the us colored troops1 black soldiers served in volunteer cavalry artillery and infantry units but the opportunity to serve as regulars in the army was not afforded african americans until after the civil war in 1866 due in large part to the wartime service of the us colored troops congress . Buffalo soldiers african american troops in the us forces 1866 1945 general military in 2000 he attended the west point summer seminar in military history at the united states military academy and served as a historical consultant and interviewee for the history channel documentary animals in action horses 2002 dr bielakowski . Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for buffalo soldiers african american troops in the us forces 1866 1945 general military at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users
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