National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
After the Civil War, when the massive Union Army was disbanded, Congress could not ignore the contributions of about 200,000 black volunteers to the Union victory. Congress designated six post-Civil War regiments for black enlisted men in the reorganization act of July 28, 1866—the 9th and 10th Cavalry and the 38th, 39th, 40th, and 41st Infantry regiments (consolidated in 1869 into two infantry regiments, the 24th and 25th). The act marked the first inclusion of black men in the regular army. Soldiers of these regiments between the Civil War and World War I have come to be called "Buffalo Soldiers." In conjunction with the 2018 Black History Theme, African Americans in Times of War, join us for a Gallery Talk with Gregory A. Jones, M.Ed.