What Is Buffalo Soldier Clothing?


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Buffalo Soldier clothing is clothing designed to commemorate the first all-black regiments in the United States Army. Native Americans gave the name "Buffalo Soldiers" to the African-American troops in 1866 because of their bravery in battle. It was eventually included in their military crest by the 10th Calvary Regiment.

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The clothing often features the words "Buffalo Soldier" along with the crest. Caps, jackets, sweaters and t-shirts display the insignia, sometimes along with the image of a buffalo. The clothing is intended to pay homage to the Buffalo Soldiers, who had the lowest desertion rate of any other unit as well as excellent military records. Artwork, mugs and blankets are also available.

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