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

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Researched and compiled by

Anthony Powell
Military Historian
San Jose, California

©Copyright 1999. Anthony Powell


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1867

DATE
LOCATION
UNIT/S
June 26Wilson's Creek, KansasDetachment of Company K, 38th Infantry
July 29Near Ft. Hays, KansasDetachment of Company G, 38th Infantry
August 2 Saline River, KansasTroop F, 10th Cavalry
August 21-22Prairie Dog Creek, KansasTroop F, 10th Cavalry
September 16 Saline River, KansasDetachment Troop G, 10th Cavalry
October 1Howard's Well, TexasDetachment Troop D, 9th Cavalry
December 5Eagle Springs, TexasDetachment 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 14Horse Head Hills, TexasDetachment Troops C, F and K, 9th Cavalry
September 15Big Sandy Creek, Colorado Troop I, 10th Cavalry
October 18Beaver Creek, KansasTroops H and I, 10th Cavalry.
November 19Near Ft. Dodge, Kansas Detachment Troop A, 10th Cavalry
 

1869

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

1870

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

1871

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

1872

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

1873

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

1874

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

1875

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

1876

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

1877

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

1878

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

1879

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

1880

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

1881

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

1886

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

1887

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

1889

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

1890

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

1893

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


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