Stereoview of Troop A, 9th U.S. Cavalry. Strohmeyer & Wyman: New York City: New York, 1898. Photograph shows a large group of African American soldiers assembled on horseback, likely in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Imprinted caption at lower right reading, "Troop A, Ninth U.S. Cavalry - Famous Indian Fighters" with copyright line below.
The 9th U.S. Cavalry was one of the original six regiments of the regular U.S. Army set aside for black enlisted men, established in accordance with a Congressional act of 1866. The regiment participated in many frontier engagements during the 1870s and 1880s, including those against the Comanche, the Ute, and the Apache. Its members also patrolled during the Ghost Dance War with the Sioux and were among the last to leave the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1891.
Surface soil with wear to mount edges. Pencil notations on verso.
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