Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
					Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.

Engagements by the Buffalo Soldiers and Seminole-Negro Indian Scouts

Chronological list of battles, actions, etc., in which regular army troops of African American soldiers participated from 1866 - 1893

Researched and compiled by Anthony Powell, Military Historian, San Jose, California.
©1999 Anthony Powell

1867

DATE LOCATION UNIT/S
June 26 Wilson's Creek, Kansas Detachment of Company K, 38th Infantry
July 29 Near Ft. Hays, Kansas Detachment of Company G, 38th Infantry
August 2 Saline River, Kansas Troop F, 10th Cavalry
August 21-22 Prairie Dog Creek, Kansas Troop F, 10th Cavalry
September 16 Saline River, Kansas Detachment Troop G, 10th Cavalry
October 1 Howard's Well, Texas Detachment Troop D, 9th Cavalry
December 5 Eagle Springs, Texas Detachment Troop F, 9th Cavalry
December 26 Near Ft. Lancaster, Texas Detachment Troop K, 9th Cavalry

1868

DATE LOCATION UNIT/S
January 1 Ft. Quitman, Texas Detachment Troop E, 9th Cavalry
September 14 Horse Head Hills, Texas Detachment Troops C, F and K, 9th Cavalry
September 15 Big Sandy Creek, Colorado Troop I, 10th Cavalry
October 18 Beaver Creek, Kansas Troops H and I, 10th Cavalry.
November 19 Near Ft. Dodge, Kansas Detachment Troop A, 10th Cavalry

1869

DATE LOCATION UNIT/S
January 29 Mulberry Creek, Kansas Detachment Troops C, G, H and K, 9th Cavalry
March 26 San Francisco Mountains, New Mexico Detachment Company C, 38th Infantry
June 7 Johnson's River and Pecos River, Texas Detachment Troops G, L and M, 9th Cavalry
September 16 Salt Fork of Brazos River, Texas Troops B, E, F, and M, 9th Cavalry
September 20-21 Brazos River, Texas Detachment B and E, 9th Cavalry
October 28-29 Headwaters of Brazos River, Texas Detachment Troops B, E, F, G, L and M, 9th cavalry
November 24 Headwaters of Llano River, Texas Detachment Troops F and M, 9th Cavalry
December 25 Johnson's mail station, Texas Detachment Troop E, 9th Cavalry

1870

DATE LOCATION UNIT/S
January 3 - February 6 Scout on Rio Grand and Pecos River, Texas Detachment Troops G and I 9th Cavalry and Company K, 24th Infantry
January 6 - February 10 Scout in Guadalupe Mountains, Texas Detachment Troops H and I, 9th Cavalry
January 16 Indian Village, Texas Troops G and L, 9th Cavalry
January 20 Delaware Creek, Guadalupe Mountains Texas Detachment Troops C, D, I and K, 9th Cavalry
April 3 San Martine Springs Texas Detachment Troop F, 9th Cavalry
April 6 Near Clear Creek, Texas Detachment Troop M, 10th Cavalry
April 25 Crow Springs, Texas Detachment Troop C and K, 9th Cavalry
May 19-20 Kickapoo Springs, Texas Detachment Troop F, 9th Cavalry
May 29 Bass Canyon, Texas Troop K, 9th Cavalry
June 9 Near Camp Supply, Indian Territory Detachment Troops F and H, 10th Cavalry
June 10 Snake Creek, Indian Territory Troop H, 10th Cavalry
June 11 Camp Supply, Indian Territory Troops A, F, H, I and K, 10th Cavalry

 

1871

DATE LOCATION UNIT/S
April 27 Ft. Sill, Indian Territory Detachment Troop E, 10th Cavalry
May 12 Near Red River, Texas Detachment Troop L, 10th Cavalry
May 17 Ft. Sill, Indian Territory Troops B, D, E and H, 10th Cavalry
May 21 Camp Melvin Station Detachment Company K, 25th Infantry
June 30 Staked Plains, Texas Detachment Troop I, 9th Cavalry
July 22 Headwaters of Concho River, Texas Detachment Troop F, 9th Cavalry
July 31 Near Ft. McKavett, Texas Detachment Troop M, 9th Cavalry and Company A, 24th Infantry
Spetember 1 Near Ft. McKavett, Texas Detachment Troop M, 9th Cavalry and Company A, 24th Infantry
September 19 Foster Springs, Indian Territory Detachment Troop, B 10th Cavalry

1872

DATE LOCATION UNIT/S
April 20 Near Howard's Well, Texas Troops A and H, 9th Cavalry
May 20 On La Pendencia, Texas Detachment Troop C, 9th Cavalry, Company K, 24th Infantry, and Seminole Negro Indian Scouts
July 12 Deep River, Indian Territory Troops A and L, 10th Cavalry
July 22 Otter Creek, Indian Territory Troops A and L, 10th Cavalry
July 28 Central Station, Texas Detachment Company K, 25th Infantry

1873

DATE LOCATION UNIT/S
April 27 Eagle Springs, Texas Detachment Company B, 25th Infantry
August 31 Near Pease River, Texas Troops E and I, 10th Cavalry
October 1 Central Station, Texas Detachment Company K, 25th Infantry
December 5 Elm Creek, Texas Detachment Troop D, 10th Cavalry

1874

DATE LOCATION UNIT/S
February 2 Home Creek, Texas Detachment Troop A, 10th Cavalry
February 5 Double Mountains, Texas Troops G and D, 10th Cavalry
May 2 Between Red River and Big Wichita River, Texas Detachment Troop K, 10th Cavalry
May 18 Carrizo Mountains, Texas Detachment Company B, 25th Infantry
August 22-23 Wichita Agency, Indian Territory Troops C, E, H and L, 10th Cavalry and Company I, 25th Infantry
December 20 Kingfisher Creek on North Fork of Canadian River Indian Territory Troops D and M, 10th Cavalry

1875

DATE LOCATION UNIT/S
January 26 Solis Ranch, near Ringgold Barracks, Texas Detachment Troop G, 9th Cavalry
January 27 Near Ringgold Barracks, Texas Troops B and G, 9th Cavalry
April 6 Near Cheyenne Agency, Indian Territory Troops D and M, 10th cavalry
April 25 Eagle Nest crossing of Pecos River, Texas Seminole Negro Indian Scouts
May 5 Battle Point, Texasa Troops A, F, G, I and L, 10th Cavalry
November 2 Near Pecos River, Texas Troop G and L, 10th Cavalry and Seminole Negro Indian Scouts

1876

DATE LOCATION UNIT/S
February 18 Carrizo Mountains, Texas Detachment Company B, 25th Infantry
July 30 Near Saragossa, Mexico Detachment Troop B, 10th Cavalry and Seminole Negro Indian Scouts
September 15 Florida Mountains, New Mexico Troop F, 9th Cavalry
     

1877

DATE LOCATION UNIT/S
January 23 Florida Mountains, New Mexico Detachment Troop C, 9th Cavalry
January 28 Sierra Boca Grande, Mexico Deatchment Troop C, 9th Cavalry
April 1 Rio Grande, near Devil's River, Texas Seminole Negro Indian Scouts
May 4 Lake Quemada, Texas Troop G, 10th Cavalry and Seminole Negro Indian Scouts
May 30 Black Range, Miembres Mountains, New Mexico Detachment Troops C and I, 9th Cavalry
     

1878

DATE LOCATION UNIT/S
August 5 Dog Canyon, New Mexico Troops F and H, 9th Cavalry

1879

DATE LOCATION UNIT/S
January 15 Cormedos Mountains, New Mexico Troop A, 9th Cavalry
March 8 Ojo Caliente, New Mexico Troop I, 9th Cavalry
July 25 Near Salt Lake or Sulphur, Texas Detachment Troop H, 10th Cavalry
September 4 Ojo Caliente, New Mexico Detachment Troop E, 9th Cavalry
September 16 Van Horn Mountains, Texas Detachment Troop H, 10th Cavalry
September 18 Las Animas River, New Mexico Troops A, B, C, and G, 9th Cavalry
September 28 Near Ojo Caliente, New Mexico Troop E, 9th Cavalry
September 29 -October 1 Cuchillo Negro River, Miembres Mountains, New Mexico Troops B, C, G and L, 9th Cavalry
September 30 Near Canada de Alamosa, New Mexico Detachment Troop E, 9th Cavalry
October 2-4 Milk Creek, Colorado Troop D, 9th Cavalry
October 5 Milk Creek, Colorado Troop D, 9th Cavalry
October 10 White River, Colorado Troop D, 9th Cavalry
October 27 San Guzman Mountains, near Corralitos, Mexico Detachment Troops B, C, G and H, 9th Cavalry
November 1 Big Bend of Rio Grande, Texas Seminole Negro Indian Scouts
November 29-30 Sierra del Carmen, Mexico Troop C, 10th Cavalry

1880

DATE LOCATION UNIT/S
January 12 Rio Puerco, New Mexico Troops B, C, F, H, and M, 9th Cavalry
January 17 San Mateo Mountains New Mexico Troops B, C, F, H, and M, 9th Cavalry
January 30 Cabello Mountains, New Mexico Detachment Troops B and M, 9th Cavalry
February 3 San Andreas Mountains, New Mexico Troops B, C, F, H, and M, 9th Cavalry
February 28 Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico Troop A, 9th Cavalry
April 3 Near Pecos Falls, Texas Troops F and L, 10th Cavalry
April 5 Miembrillo Canyon, San andreas Mountains, New Mexico Troop A, 9th Cavalry
April 6 - 9 Miembrillo Canyon, San Andreas Mountains, New Mexico Troops A, D, F, and G, 9th Cavalry
April 9 Shake Hand Springs, Texas Troop K, 10th Cavalry
April 16 Camp near South Fork, New Mexico Detachment Troop G, 9th Cavalry
April 16 Messcalero Agency, New Mexico Troops H and L, 9th Cavalry and D, E, F, K, and L, 10th Cavalry
April 17 Near Dog Canyon, New Mexico Troops H and L, 9th Cavalry
April 20 Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico Detachment Troop L, 10th Cavalry
May 14 Old Fort Tulerosa, New Mexico Deatchment Troops E, I and K, 9th Cavalry
June 5 Cook's Canyon, New Mexico Troops A, D, K, and L, 9th Cavalry
July 30 Rock Bridge or Eagle Pass, Texas Troops C and G, 10th Cavalry
August 3 Alamo Springs, Texas Troops B, C, G, and H, 10th Cavalry
August 4 Camp Safford, Guadalupe Mountains, Texas Detachment Troop F, 10th Cavalry
August 6 Guadalupe Mountains, Texas Troop F, 10th Cavalry
August 6 Near Rattlesnake Springs, Texas Detachment Troops H, 10th Cavalry and Company H, 24th Infantry
August 6 Rattlesnake Springs, Texas Troops B, C, G and H, 10th Cavalry
September 1 Aqua Chiquita, Sacramento Mountains Detachment G, 9th Cavalry
October 28 Ojo Caliente, Texas Detachment Troops B and K, 10th Cavalry

1881

DATE LOCATION UNIT/S
January 24 Near Canada Alamosa, New Mexico Detachment Troop A, 9th Cavalry
February 5 Candelaria Mountains, New Mexico Detachment Troop K, 9th Cavalry
May 3 Sierra del Burro, Mexico Seminole Negro Indian Scouts
July 17 Alamo Canyon, New Mexico Detachment Troop L, 9th Cavalry
July 19 Arena Blanca, New Mexico Detachment Troop L, 9th Cavalry
July 25 White Sands, New Mexico Detachment Troop L, 9th Cavalry
July 26 San Andreas Mountain, New Mexico Detachment Troop L, 9th Cavalry
August 3 Monica Springs, New Mexico Detachment Troop L, 9th Cavalry
August 12 Carrizo Canyon, New Mexico Detachment Troop K, 9th Cavalry
August 16 Rio Cuchillo Negro, New Mexico Troop I, 9th Cavalry
August 16 Near San Mateo Mountains Black Range, New Mexico Detachment Troops B, and H, 9th Cavalry
August 19 McEwer's Ranch in Guerillo Canyon, New Mexico Detachment Troops B and H, 9th Cavalry
October 4 South Pass of Dragoon Mountains, Arizona Troops F and H, 9th Cavalry

1886

DATE LOCATION UNIT/S
May 3 Near Penito Mountains, Sonora, Mexico Troop K, 10th Cavalry
October 18 Black River Mountain, Arizona Troop H, 10th Cavalry
     

1887

DATE LOCATION UNIT/S
June 11 Rincon Mountains, Arizona Detachment Troops E and L, 10th Cavalry
November 5 Crow Agency, Montana Troop H, 9th Cavalry

1889

DATE LOCATION UNIT/S
May 11 Cedar Springs, Arizona Detachment Troops C and G, 10th Cavalry and Companys B, C, E and K, 24th Infantry

1890

DATE LOCATION UNIT/S
March 7 Near mouth of Cherry Creek, Salt River, Arizona Troop K, 10th Cavalry
December 30 Near Pine Ridge Agency, South Dakota Troop D, 9th Cavalry
December 30 Near Pine Ridge Agency, South Dakota Troops E, I and K, 9th Cavalry
December 30 Drexel or Catholic Mission near White Clay Creek, South Dakota Troops D, E, I, and K, 9th Cavalry

1893

DATE LOCATION UNIT/S
February 23 Las Muias ranch, Starr County, Texas
30 miles north of FT. Ringgold
Seminole Negro Indian Scouts

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