Accession Number : ADA299673

Title :   The Roots of the Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1866 and Again in 1931-1940.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 2 Aug 94-2 Jun 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Ingram, Kim D.

PDF Url : ADA299673

Report Date : 02 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : This study documents the roots of the Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in 1866 and again in 1931-1040. The study's focus is on the mission of Fort Leavenworth and its relationship of the Buffalo Soldiers, garrison life for the Buffalo Soldiers while assigned at Fort Leavenworth from 1931-1940, and the reason why Fort Leavenworth was chosen as the site of the renowned Buffalo Soldier monument. An overview of the Army's mission in the West and Fort Leavenworth's role provide the evidence forthe Tenth Cavalry's assignment to Fort Leavenworth. This study summarizes their combat and non combat operations, garrison life at Fort Leavenworth in the 193Os and 1940s, recreation and entertainment activities, employment opportunities, and encounters with discrimination. As a result of the loyal service, perseverance, and contributions of the Buffalo Soldiers who served in the Tenth Cavalry, Negroes have attained respect and recognition for their contributions to the U.S. Armed Forces. Additionally, the Buffalo Soldiers clearly set the stage for the advancement of Negroes in the Armed Forces that continues today.

Descriptors :   *ARMY OPERATIONS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, WARFARE, EMPLOYMENT, ARMY PERSONNEL, THESES, MISSIONS, DOCUMENTS, RECREATION, CAVALRY, KANSAS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE