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Buffalo Soldiers


Buffalo Soldiers Stamp Unveiled
April 23, 1994

A United States Postal Service stamp honoring the Buffalo Soldiers was released on April 23, 1994. Mort Künstler was the artist selected to create the stamp.

After the Civil War ended, the army sent several regiments into the West to keep the peace. Among them were regiments of black soldiers, including cavalrymen whom the Indians called “buffalo soldiers.” One of their notable feats was the rescue in 1868 of Major Forsyth’s men at Beecher Island.





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