Captain Buffalo

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Something for the weekend.  The song Captain Buffalo from the 1960 movie Sergeant Rutledge (1960), John Ford’s salute to the regular army black soldiers who fought in the West in post Civil War America.  Called Buffalo Soldiers, the black troops made up the 9th and 10th Cavalry and the 24th and 25th Infantry regiments.  While confronting the extreme prejudice of that time, the troops earned accolades for their courage and professionalism.

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  1. The Buffalo Soldiers were stationed at Fort Garland in southern Colorado( between the Sangre de Cristo and San Jaun ranges) of the Rocky Mountians. At one period was commanded by Kit Carson. I have spent many hours there reading and looking at all the artifacts. very interesting piece of Black history!

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