Black Valor

Black Valor

Buffalo Soldiers and the Medal of Honor, 1870-1898

Book - 1997
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They were U.S. Army soldiers. Just a few years earlier, some had been slaves. Several thousand African Americans served as soldiers in the Indian Wars and in the Cuban campaign of the Spanish-American War in the latter part of the nineteenth century. They were known as buffalo soldiers, believed to have been named by Indians who had seen a similarity between the coarse hair and dark skin of the soldiers and the coats of the buffalo. Twenty-three of these men won the nation's highest award for personal bravery, the Medal of Honor. Black Valor brings the lives of these soldiers into sharp focus. Their remarkable stories are told in the collected biography. Derived from extensive historical research, Black Valor will enrich and inspire students with its tales of trials and courage.
Publisher: Wilmington, Del. : Scholarly Resources, 1997.
ISBN: 9780842025867
0842025863
Branch Call Number: 355.1342089 SC
Characteristics: xi, 231 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.

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