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Badger, June 18, 1867, LS, Tenth Cavalry. 38 Grierson to the AAG, Department of the Missouri, June 19, 1867, ibid. "40 Another difficulty arose at Leavenworth that would plague Negro troopers for as long as they remained on the frontierpoor horses. Grierson journeyed to St. Louis to inspect a herd of fifty animals and found not a single one that was suitable for service. Many were wind-blown cripples of the Civil War and others were more than a dozen years old. 41 Poor mounts did not delay Grierson's resolve to move at "double quick" to organize his regiment.

Leckie The Military Conquest of the Southern Plains (Norman, 1963) The Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Negro Cavalry in the West (Norman, 1967) Unlikely Warriors: General Benjamin Grierson and His Family (Norman, 1985) Library of Congress Card Number: 67-15771 ISBN: 0-8061-1244-1 Copyright © 1967 by the University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Publishing Division of the University. All rights reserved. A. , and Bettie Sue Page vii Foreword My interest in the American Negro soldier goes back two decades to the close of World War II.

7 George W. Williams, A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion, 18611865, 108. , 110. Page 5 quick promotion and no shortage of candidates developed in meeting the needs of the new organizations. 9 And prove his worth he did. Negroes fought at Fort Wagner, South Carolina, and Milliken's Bend, Louisiana, at Baxter Springs, Kansas, and Point Lookout, Virginia, and in the slaughterhouse that was Cold Harbor. 10 Here Union sappers tunneled under a Confederate strong point in the Petersburg defenses and mined up.

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