On the Trail of the Buffalo Soldier II

On the Trail of the Buffalo Soldier II

New and Revised Biographies of African Americans in the U.S. Army, 1866-1917

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
Collects biographical material on "buffalo soldiers," members of all-black regiments in the United States Army between 1866 and 1917.

Book News
The new edition incorporates the wide variety material that has become available since the 1995 first edition on African American men who served in the US Army between the Civil War and World War I, including new books, new data bases on the Internet, and new information from descendants of soldiers who have responded to the original volume. The 2,000 new entries and 1,600 revised ones identify soldiers and provide what basic information is known about their lives and military service. One appendix contains the names of the 61 soldiers who were awarded the Certificate of Merit for valor or bravery and the dates and places of the action recognized. A second identifies 168 armed clashes ranging from small skirmishes to major battles in which black soldiers fought Indians. The index lists soldiers under such headings as places of origin, battles, and tribes. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
This supplement presents more than 2,000 new and nearly 1,000 revised biographies of black servicemen, giving the researcher not only glimpses of individual lives but also documentation of the variety of African American experiences within and outside the army. It offers three significant additions: a table containing the names of 61 soldiers who were awarded the Certificate of Merit for valor or bravery, with dates and places of the action recognized, a revised and updated bibliography, and an index to names, places, and institutions (such as churches, schools, and businesses) mentioned in the biographical entries of both volumes.
As in the original volume, the entries are arranged in alphabetical order by the soldiers' last names, with sources cited throughout. They range in length from a brief statement documenting an individual's sole appearance in written records to several pages of text on a better-documented figure. Also included are an essay on the sources and the type of information they contain and a list of abbreviations.

Rowman and Littllefield
This supplement presents over 2,000 new and nearly 1,000 revised biographies of black servicemen, giving the researcher not only glimpses of individual lives but also documentation of the variety of African-American experiences within and outside the army.

Publisher: Wilmington, DE : Scarecrow Press, 2004
ISBN: 0842050795 (cloth : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: R355.009239 ON 2004
Characteristics: xiii, 502 p. ; 29 cm

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