Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Punitive Expedition: 10th Cavalry reaches San Diego del Monte. March 24, 1916

The U.S. Army's 10th Cavalry Regiment reached San Diego del Monte.  The 10th was one of the U.S. Army's two black cavalry regiments. The regiments were made up of black enlisted men and normally all of the officers were white, but the 10th was unusual in that the senior major of the regiment, Maj. Charles Young, was a black West Point graduate.  Indeed, the unit had a total of six black officers.

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