Books That Inspire 2008


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The Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Black Cavalry in the West, Revised Edition
William H. Leckie and Shirley A. Leckie


The Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Black Cavalry in the West is an inspiring history of the 9th and 10th Regiments, United States Cavalry. Formed in 1866 and made up of former African-American slaves and the sons of former slaves, these soldiers served with distinction in some of the most difficult environments and campaigns in the American west. They built several frontier posts, protected and patrolled the roads and isolated settlements, and endured the prejudice of the citizens of the region. Their participation in the campaign against the famed Apache war leader Victorio, is legendary. Receiving little recognition at the time, their service record now holds a place of honor in the history of the United States Army.


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