Buffalo Soldiers of the Arizona Territory - Ladies and Gentlemen of the Regiment and Young Buffalo Soldiers, Headquarters Mesa, AZ is an 'INDEPENDENT ORGANIZATION'.
August 11, 2011
APPROVED BY THE CENTENNIAL LEGACY BOARD OF DIRECTORS AS THE OFFICIAL ARIZONA CENTENNIAL LEGACY "BUFFALO SOLDIERS OF THE ARIZONA TERRITORY" ORGANIZATION THAT HOLD THE TITLE IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA.
The Passage from Africa to Slavery and Emancipation. Black Men in the War: In all, almost 200,000 black men fought in the Civil War, on land and on sea. Almost two dozen received the Congressional Medal of Honor. Black men participated in 449 engagements, 39 of which were major battles. Approximately 37,000 died in battle. None again dared to question the Black man's readiness to fight for his own freedom. He had proven his willingness to serve with his life.
The Confederates began using enslaved and free blacks on the battlefield at the first sign of war. In many cases, free men and enslaved Africans were impressed into service and forced to build forts and dig entrenehments.
Banner Designed and Owners: Commander Fred Marable - Buffalo Soldiers of the Arizona Territory's
POC: Cmdr Fred Marable (480) 415-5439
Address: P.O. Box 20883, Mesa, AZ 85277-0883
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