Buffalo Soldier Regiment: History of the Twenty-Fifth United States Infantry, 1869-1926

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CONTENTS
CHAPTER I
The colored soldier in the service of the United States prior to 18661
CHAPTER II
The Act of Congress July 28, 1866, and the formation of the 39th and 40th Regiments of Infantry (Colored)6
CHAPTER III
The Act of Congress of March 3, 1869, and the organization of the present 25th Infantry, United States Army—Previous Twenty-fifth Infantry Regiments of the United States Army11
CHAPTER IV
Service in Department of Louisiana—Death of Colonel Mower—Depleted strength of regiment—Movement to Texas—Arrival at new stations—Report of Inspector General—Changes among the officers15
CHAPTER V
Scouting, escort and guard duty, and road building—The regiment changes station— Skirmishes with Indians at Central Station, Texas19
CHAPTER VI
Movement of Companies C and I to Forts Gibson and Sill—The fight at the Wichita agency—Colonel Davidson’s report—Events during 1876 to 187924
CHAPTER VII
Affairs along the Rio Grande border in 1878—The Mackenzie Expedition, June 11–21, 1878—Effects of the Mackenzie Expedition31
CHAPTER VIII
An appreciation of the regiment’s work in Texas, 1870–1880—Commendatory order from Commanding Officer District of Pecos—General Ord’s recommendations— The regiment moves to the Department of Dakota—Move to Fort Snelling— Abandonment of Fort Hale—An inspection report35
CHAPTER IX
The regiment moves to Montana—Events 1889–1890—Skeletonizing of Companies I and K42
CHAPTER X
The Pine Ridge Campaign of 1890–9148
CHAPTER XI
Return of Lieut. Colonel Van Home’s battalion to Fort Missoula—Cos. B, C and E, change station to Fort Buford, N. D.—Retirement of Colonel Andrews— Colonel Burt assumes command of the regiment—The Couer D’Alene labor riots—The search for the Carlin hunting party—G Company and Coxey’s “Army”—The great railroad strike on the N. P. R. R., 1894—Commendations51

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