Buffalo Soldiers -- new project

Started by Private User on Sunday, January 16, 2011


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Private User
1/16/2011 at 11:43 AM

http://www.geni.com/projects/Buffalo-Soldier -
Please take a look at this project and join if you are interested in Black history, military history, or the Indian Wars on the Great Plains of the United States.

If you are interested in this project, you may also wish to join this discussion --http://www.geni.com/discussions/88532?msg=667159 -- dedicated to helping Black Americans find what they need from Geni.

1/16/2011 at 11:52 AM

Thanks for getting this started, MEZ!

Private User
1/20/2011 at 9:44 AM


Geni users, if your ancestor was a Buffalo Solder of the Indian Wars period, please contact me. There is a wealth of information out there about the soldiers and their exploits, but very little about their families. Surely they had fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, wives and children. We need YOUR help to fill in the blanks on these courageous soldiers.

1/20/2011 at 11:03 AM

I just added Matthew Broderick, I mean:

Col. Robert Gould Shaw (USA)

To the http://www.geni.com/projects/Buffalo-Soldier project.

Private User
1/20/2011 at 5:25 PM

He deserves his own project -- 54th was the only all-black all volunteer brigade from MASS in Civel War. I don't know that he actually served in the Indian Wars.

1/20/2011 at 5:28 PM

I would have to watch the movie again to tell you the answer to that. :)

Thanks Maria, I removed him from the project.

Private User
1/20/2011 at 5:36 PM

Someone has done a nice bio of him on his overview. Sounds like all his military service was Civil War. Sounds like a wonderful guy. I think I would have had a crush on him if I had known him.

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