On the Trail of the Buffalo Soldier II: New and Revised Biographies of African Americans in the U.S. Army, 1866-1917

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Since the publication of On the Trail of the Buffalo Soldier in 1995, a wide variety of new material has emerged on the African American men who served in the Army between the Civil War and World War I. On the Trail of the Buffalo Soldier II presents more than 2,000 new and nearly 1,000 revised biographies of black servicemen, giving the researcher not only glimpses of individual lives but also documentation of the variety of African-American experiences within and outside the army. It offers two significant ...
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Overview

Since the publication of On the Trail of the Buffalo Soldier in 1995, a wide variety of new material has emerged on the African American men who served in the Army between the Civil War and World War I. On the Trail of the Buffalo Soldier II presents more than 2,000 new and nearly 1,000 revised biographies of black servicemen, giving the researcher not only glimpses of individual lives but also documentation of the variety of African-American experiences within and outside the army. It offers two significant additions: a table containing the names of 61 soldiers who were awarded the Certificate of Merit for valor or bravery, with dates and places of the action recognized, and a revised and updated bibliography. The comprehensive index combines biographical entries in the original (1995) edition and in this Supplement. Additionally it includes cemeteries, Indian tribes, and place names. Cities and towns, counties, forts, and geographic features such as creeks are listed under the current state. As in the original volume, the entries are arranged in alphabetical order by the soldiers’ last names, with sources cited throughout. They range in length from a brief statement documenting an individual’s sole appearance in written records to several pages of text on a better-documented figure. Also included are an essay on the sources and the kinds of information they contain, a bibliography of sources used, and a list of abbreviations.
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Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
In 1995, On the Trail of the Buffalo Soldier, was published by noted author and historian Frank N. Schubert. This work is a much expanded continuation of that effort. By drawing on new material that has since emerged, Schubert includes over 2,000 new and nearly 1,000 revised biographies of these African American soldiers....This work is recommended.
Winter 2007 Army History
...a massive undertaking and an invaluable tool for scholars seeking information on specific soldiers....a valiant effort to update and expand a unique and important research tool.
American Reference Books Annual
In 1995, On the Trail of the Buffalo Soldier, was published by noted author and historian Frank N. Schubert. This work is a much expanded continuation of that effort. By drawing on new material that has since emerged, Schubert includes over 2,000 new and nearly 1,000 revised biographies of these African American soldiers....This work is recommended.
National Genealogical Society Quarterly
For content and research the book rates an A-plus....this book makes a significant contribution to the literature....Bravo to the authors for their extensive and powerful research on these heroes, the Buffalo Soldiers.
Booklist
The term buffalo soldiers refers to the four African American army regiments that served from the Civil War through World War I. The authors have compiled information from military records, books, military and civilian periodicals, letters, journals, family records, and Internet databases on every soldier who served in these regiments....This book is recommended for genealogical collections, African American history collections, and other specialized collections in public and academic libraries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780842050791
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 520
  • Sales rank: 1,184,112
  • Product dimensions: 8.78 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Meet the Author

After more than ten years as a documents and reference librarian in academic libraries, Irene Schubert joined the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress. During her 22-year career at the Library, she also managed the Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room for four years and served for seven years as chief of the Preservation Reformatting Division in the Preservation Directorate. She retired in 2002. Frank N. Schubert is the author and editor of four books on buffalo soldiers, including the original volume ofOn the Trail of the Buffalo Soldier (1995). He retired in 2003 after 27 years as a historian in the U.S. Department of Defense.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Abbreviations Chapter 4 Biographies Chapter 5 Bibliography Chapter 6 Appendix Chapter 7 Index
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