24th Infantry Buffalo Soldiers Muster Roll, 1875

Partly printed Muster Roll of Company H of the 24th Infantry Regiment from December 31, 1874 to February 28, 1875 while stationed at Fort Brown, Texas. 811 x 520 mm.

Completed and signed on February 28, 1875 by the Captain of the Company, John C. Gilmore (1837-1901) a Civil War veteran who earned the Medal of Honor at the Battle of Salem Heights on May 3, 1863. He commanded the company of 26 enlisted men recorded as “been doing ordinary garrison and escort duty at Fort Brown, Texas during the months of January and February 1875,” also noting that “Four (4) Privates of the Company were absent on detached service as escort to Major J.W. Nicholls.” Includes a complete list of the company with the notes filled out quite fully. Most enlisted at Fort Quitman, Texas and Baltimore, Maryland. A rare primary document recording the service of the Buffalo Soldiers during the late Indian Wars.


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