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San Diego Chapter Buffalo Soldiers
9th & 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association

Welcome to the online hub of the San Diego Chapter Buffalo Soldiers 9th & 10th (Horse) Calvary Association, where history comes alive.


Dedicated to preserving the legacy of the 9th and 10th Horse Cavalry, we delve into the rich tapestry of the Buffalo Soldiers' contributions to American history. Our mission extends beyond mere remembrance; we strive to foster understanding and respect for cultural diversity.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization affiliated with the esteemed National Buffalo Soldiers, 9th & 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association, we operate with integrity and transparency. Our commitment to our cause is reflected in our IRS EIN # 71-0965996.

At the heart of our mission lies the solemn pledge to "Preserve, Protect, and Perpetuate" the remarkable legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers. Through our endeavors, we honor the sacrifices and camaraderie forged in the crucible of adversity.

Embodying the spirit of "We Can, We Will" and "Ready and Forward," the Buffalo Soldiers epitomized strength, courage, and mutual respect. Their ethos, rooted in dedication to one another and love of country, serves as an enduring testament to their character.

Thank you for joining us on this journey of remembrance and tribute.

With sincerity,

Trooper Rachel Hilliard President,

San Diego Chapter Buffalo Soldiers

Our History

On July 28, 1866 Congress passed a legislation to establish additional regular Army Regiments. The 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments and the four Infantry Regiments, the 38th, 39th, 40th and 41st, were composed of all Black enlisted troops with all White officers. 


This opened a new door in the history by designating Negros to serve for the first time as regular Army Soldiers.  The four infantry units were confirmed by an Act of Congress on March 3, 1869 were combined to two infantry regiments.

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