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Original 10th Cavalry ‘Buffalo Soldiers’ who fought alongside Theodore Roosevelt’s Rough Riders ..five members earned the Medal of Honor for their heroism in 1890s

Original 10th Cavalry ‘Buffalo Soldiers’ who fought alongside Theodore Roosevelt’s Rough Riders ..five members earned the Medal of Honor for their heroism in 1890s



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3 Comments

  • jeff_ewing

    I’d just point out that they are carrying full-length trapdoor Springfield rifles, which are an Infantry rather than a Cavalry weapon. Is it possible that these men are members of the (segregated) 24th or 25th Infantry Regiments?

  • Pathfinder6

    The 10th Cav left their horses in Florida when they embarked for Cuba and fought as infantry. Explains the infantry rifles and bayonets.

    Found the OP’s photo on the National Park Service website. The caption, given the era, would definitely trigger Redditors today.

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