Vermont Area 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association
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Interviews and Press
Vermont Edition - Buffalo Soldiers One hundred years ago, the Tenth Cavalry, a regiment made up of 750 African-American men known as Buffalo Soldiers arrived in Vermont. We talk with scholars and descendants about their legacy. Also, we check ...
VPR Commentary Series - Slayton: Buffalo soldiers in Vt. An event coming up this weekend will commemorate a little-known episode in Vermont history that - according to commentator Tom Slayton - tested racial tolerance in the Green Mountains.
VT Edition Interview: Frank Shubert on the role of the "Buffalo Soldiers" Monday January 21, 2008 by Mitch Wertlieb
In July of 1909, seven hundred and fifty 10th cavalry “Buffalo Soldiers” marched into Vermont for their assignment at Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester, Vermont. Prior to their arrival, they had been stationed in various other locations such as Cuba, Kansas, and the Philippines, all warmer climates. Their first fall and winter in Vermont found them ill equipped for the weather as they were still wearing summer issue clothing. Sgt. George Osborne said he “like to froze to death.” Capt. Edward Glass, the regiment's historian, reported “The first winter in Ethan Allen was a long, hard grind, with guard tours walked in blizzards, full pack inspection in weather that caused much comment from our men, who had just come from the neighborhood of the Equator.”