Buffalo Soldiers Tread a Path Through History

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The Union Army’s victory in the Civil War ushered in freedom for thousands of enslaved African-Americans.

The guns may have gone silent, but echoes of war still raged.

The U.S. Congress answered the call for troops on July 28, 1866, establishing two mounted cavalries and four infantry all-black units in a peacetime army. Soldiers enlisted in droves.

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