Two portraits of famous Buffalo Soldiers
Cathay Williams (left), Col. Charles Young (right).

On this page you'll find the stories of individuals who stood out during their time as a Buffalo Soldier. From Medal of Honor recipients to the only woman to join the ranks of the Buffalo Soldiers to a Buffalo Soldier who also became the first African American National Park Service superintendent, their stories will inspire, amaze and shed light on what it was like to be black in a segregated army.

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    Last updated: June 2, 2018