Update: Defender. Not too many people are take these views. That said, the flag is a thing and not an action that wreaked Hell in the south. It was people who did that.
POTUS and all the PC dumbasses take note. I am not from the South. I know that the Confederate Flag means a lot of different things to many people just like our national flag does. This man has a journey and it is one of not allowing the pc brigade to rewrite history.
I learned a long time ago about the Buffalo Soldiers that fought during the Civil War.
Originally part of the U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment, the Buffalo Soldiers became a separate group on September 21, 1866. This occasion took place at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Native American tribes nicknamed the African American soldiers of the 10th Cavalry Regiment “Buffalo Soldiers.” In time all U.S. regiments formed of African American soldiers during that time became known as Buffalo Soldiers, which included the 9th and 10th Cavalry, and the 24th and 25th Infantry, Regiments. The Buffalo Soldiers were active between 1866 and 1951.
The United States Congress declared the Buffalo Soldiers as peacetime regiments consisting of African Americans only and being part of the regular U.S. Army. Six regiments were authorized to be manned by black soldiers but by 1869, there was a downsizing of all troops and the black regiments were cut down to two Infantry regiments and two cavalry regiments.
Buffalo Soldiers in The Civil War
Buffalo Soldiers were instrumental in the American Civil War. They were mostly stationed at posts within the Great Plains as well as the Southwestern regions of the nation. These soldiers fought bravely against the Indians and a total of nineteen Medals of Honor were earned by them. Some of the battles of the buffalo Soldiers and their predecessors included the fight at Cabin Creek and at Honey Springs in the summer of 1863/64 and the Red River War in 1875.
The first black soldier to graduate from West Point, in 1877, was Henry O. Flipper. He became the commander of the 10th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Sill, which lay in Indian Territory.
Part of the duties of Buffalo soldiers, aside from engaging in battle, was protecting the civilized Indian tribes on the reservations. They also were keepers of law and order in general and they were active in building roads and military structures.
The oldest Buffalo Soldier, Mark Matthews, died on September 6, 2005. He is interred at Arlington National Cemetery. He was 111 years old.
Sadly, I think that today the name would be considered racist label today.
The Apache used the same term (“We called them ‘buffalo soldiers,’ because they had curly, kinky hair … like bisons”) a claim supported by other sources
What a shame.