NYC Honorary Street Names

Buffalo Soldiers

Buffalo Soldiers Square (Queens)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Tuskegee Airmen Way and 160th Street
Honoree: The 10th Calvary Regiment was formed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in 1866. It was composed of all African-American enlisted men and white officers. It was one of the original "Buffalo Soldier" regiments. The regiment served in combat during the Indian Wars in the western United States; the Spanish-American War in Cuba; and in the Philippine-American War. The regiment was trained as a combat unit but later relegated to non-combat duty and served in that capacity in WWII until its deactivation in 1944. (Wills) [This is one of 18 namings along Tuskegee Airmen Way honoring outstanding units and individuals in African-American military history.]

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