Buffalo Soldiers

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Macmillan, Feb 15, 1997 - Fiction - 336 pages
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From the Civil War to Desert Storm, there stretches an unbroken line of dedicated, distinguished service by African-Americans in the United States military. Buffalo Soldiers is a tribute to the bravery, honor, and sacrifice of these black American fighting men.

Sergeant Major Augustus Sharps of the 10th Cavalry and other former slaves had proven that they could fight valiantly for their freedom, but in the West they were to fight for the freedom and security of white settlers who often despised them. The Cheyenne thought the hair of this new kind of soldier resembled buffalo hides, and the men on the 9th and 10th Cavalry became known as "buffalo soldiers."
  

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Held captive by the Kiowa and then bartered to a white buffalo hunter, Augustus Sharps is freed in 1869 by troopers of the all-black Tenth U.S. Cavalry, in which he enlists. First in a series ... Read full review

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Excellent mix of fact and fiction for a historical fiction account of the Ninth Cavalry and the Buffalo Soldiers. A bit hard to follow at times as the writer switches POV character, often in the middle of a scene. Read full review

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Page 15 - Once let the black man get upon his person the brass letters US; let him get an eagle on his button, and a musket on his shoulder, and bullets in his pocket, and there is no power on the earth or under the earth which can deny that he has earned the right of citizenship in the United States.
Page 14 - ... most gallant and zealous devotion to duty, and they may well be proud of the record made and rest assured that the hard work undergone in the accomplishment of self-improvement and valorous service to country cannot fail sooner or later to meet with due recognition and reward.
Page 14 - Colonel Benjamin Henry Grierson, the white commander of the Tenth Cavalry, summed up the attitude that most career army officers had toward the Buffalo Soldiers. He once remarked that the officers and enlisted men have cheerfully endured many hardships and privations, and in the midst of great dangers steadfastly maintained a most gallant and zealous devotion to duty . . . and they may well be proud of the record made, and rest assured that the hard work undergone in the accomplishment of such ....
Page 6 - A country with no regard for its past, will do little worth remembering in the future. Abraham Lincoln...

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About the author (1997)

Tom Willard, born into a military family, quit high school to join the army and served as a paratrooper and combat medic in Vietnam. He was wounded in action and decorated with the Bronze Star with "V" device for valor, and the Purple Heart, among other medals. He is a University of North Dakota graduate who has lived in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

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