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Samuel Bismukes, Buffalo Soldier, 9th and 10th U.S. Cavalry

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Samuel Bismukes was born in 1863. He served in the United States Cavalry, Troop E, 9th Cavalry and Troop I, 10th Cavalry, known as the Buffalo Soldiers, during the Indian Wars and received the Indian Wars Campaign Medal number 759. He served in many different areas of the west including Fort Apache, Flagstaff, Arizona Territory, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Bonita Canon, Arizona Territory, Fort Verde, Arizona Territory among others. Bismukes also served in the Spanish American War and the Philippine Insurrection. He died in Nashville, Tennessee on January 21, 1926.

Photograph of the 9th Cavalry courtesy of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University






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