100 Years Ago Today: Major Archibald Butt, D.C. Resident, Boards Titanic for Transatlantic Crossing
*MAJ.ARCHIBALD WILLINGHAM BUTT ~ (September 26,1865 – April 15,1912) was an influential military aide to U.S. presidents Theodore Roosevelt+William Howard Taft. Before becoming an aide to Roosevelt,Butt had pursued a career in journalism+served in the Spanish-American War.He died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic.
Buffalo Soldiers originally were members of the U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army, formed on September 21, 1866 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The nickname was given to the "Negro Cavalry" by the Native American tribes they fought; the term eventually became synonymous with all of the African-American regiments formed in 1866. "Buffalo Soldiers" were established by Congress as the first peacetime all-black regiments in the regular U.S. Army.
Let's not forget the Buffalo Soliders: The nickname was acquired during the Indian Wars, but all-black units fought in several American wars until the armed forces were desegregated. Pictured here is the 10th Calvary.
Black soldiers in Spanish American War. Historians say that the Buffalo Soldiers (blacks) charged San Juan Hill before Teddy Roosevelt but in that era it would be politically incorrect to give credits to the black soldiers.