Members of the Fort Bend Chapter of the Texas German Society visited the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum on Southmore Street in Houston.
Captain Paul (PJ) Matthews, founder of the Museum, gave the group a tour of the Museum. The nickname of buffalo soldier began with the Cheyenne Warriors in 1867. The nickname was given out of respect and the fierce fighting ability of the 10th Cavalry.
There were two Cavalry units, the 9th and 10th Regiments and four infantry regiments that were later consolidated into two, the 24th and 25th.
The Buffalo Soldiers were assigned to the harshest and most desolate posts. Specific duties included subduing Mexican revolutionaries, outlaws, comercheros, rustlers and hostile Native Americans.