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    Indian Wars Buffalo Soldier Discharge Document, 1874. A scarce document, partly-printed, completed in manuscript. "To Pvt. Robert Newley discharged from 'G' company 24 U. S. Infantry. For pay from 1st of July, 1874, to 1st of Sept, 1874 being 2 months at 13 dollars per month..." Signed by Newley with his "X" at bottom.

    After the Civil War, the U.S. Army recruited four regiments of African Americans to serve in the western frontier. The men of the 24th and 25th Infantry and also the 9th and 10th Cavalry fought Indians, built forts, pursued desperadoes, and protected railroad builders. Measures approximately 8.50" x 11".

    Condition: Fine-very fine.


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    January, 2009
    23rd-25th Friday-Sunday
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