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Buffalo Soldiers in Colorado

Celebrating the history of the west is remembering and honoring the unsung  heroes who made our country what it is today. The history of the Buffalo Soldier laid hidden away in dusty old archives until the first book was written in 1967, which brought the history of these men to the public. The Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Black Cavalry in the West, Revised Edition Shortly after September 11, 2001, we were organizing a military themed walking tour for Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs. I had invited a dear friend of mine who was a Buffalo Soldier reenactor to share this history at the Spanish American War site, since the 10 US Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers played an important part in the Spanish American War and the charge up San Juan Hill with Theodore Roosevelt.  Buried amongst these few veterans of the Spanish American War, was George Mason, a member of 10th US Cavalry , an actual Buffalo Soldier . From that day, so many years ago, these men, who in their 70