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    "BUFFALO SOLDIER" DISCHARGE.

    After the Civil War, the US Army recruited four regiments of African Americans to serve on the Wetern frontier. The men of the 24th and 25th Infantry and the 9th and 10th Cavalry fought Indians, built forts, pursued desperados, and protected the railroad builders. Because their curly hair reminded the Indians of buffalo hair, they called the soldiers "Buffalo Soldiers." This isa discharge for one of the soldiers of the 24th Infantry.Two partly printed documents regarding the discharge of "Private William Moore, Captin John C. Gilman's Company H of the 24th Regiment of Infantry, born in Newport, in the state of Indiana aged 24 years...Black complexion...by occupation a Soldier...for Ffive years, who is now discharged by reason of Special Order No...130."The final statement shows monies due to and from this soldier, including 99 cents due the United Sates for tobacco. The document measures 12 3/4" by 8 1/2" The second document measures 11" by 8 1/2" and is a voucher detailing the balence paid to Moore upon his discharge, who adds his mark to the signature line. Both documents are extremely fine or better.



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    July, 2004
    29th Thursday
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