The Buffalo Soldiers in Vermont, 1909-1913

BuffaloSoldiersInVermont.pdf

Title

The Buffalo Soldiers in Vermont, 1909-1913

Creator

Work, David

Description

In July 1909, the Tenth United States Cavalry Regiment, one of four regular army black regiments collectively known as the Buffalo Soldiers, arrived in Burlington, Vermont, to begin a four-year tour of duty at Fort Ethan Allen in neighboring Colchester. Their arrival alarmed the almost exclusively white population. Many people feared the presence of sizable numbers of African American soldiers in their community and a bitter debate ensued over whether the city should adopt Jim Crow facilities. For the next four years, the Tenth Cavalry would encounter similar reactions as it traveled throughout the northeast and as far south as Winchester, Virginia. Wherever they went, the black soldiers faced fear and suspicion and had to demonstrate good behavior to win the acceptance of the white population.

Date

2005

Source

Vermont History, v. 73, nos. 1 & 2 (Winter/Spring 2005): 63-75

Identifier

BuffaloSoldiersInVermont.pdf

Format

pdf

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Repository

Vermont Historical Society, 60 Washington Street, Suite 1, Barre, Vermont 05641

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Citation

Work, David, “The Buffalo Soldiers in Vermont, 1909-1913,” Digital Vermont: A Project of the Vermont Historical Society, accessed July 12, 2024, https://www.digitalvermont.org/items/show/2267.