DISCHARGE DOCUMENTS FOR A BUFFALO SOLDIER
After the civil War, the U.S. Army recruited four regiments of African Americans to serve in the western frontier. The men of the 24th and 25th Infantry and the 9th and 10th cavalry fought Indians, built forts, pursued Desperados and protected railroad builders.Because their hair was similar to tat of the buffalo, the Indians called them Buffalo soldiers. These two historic documents discharge one of the black men of the 24th Infantry.
Signed in September 1874 these documents are a part of the history of American West. Beautifully custom framed and ready to display.