9th Cavalry 1" Lapel Pin

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9th Cavalry 1" Lapel Pin
The 9th Cavalry Regiment was constituted 28 July 1866 in the Regular Army as Company F, 9th Cavalry. In August of 1866, Major General Sheridan was authorized to raise, among others, one regiment of colored cavalry to be designated the 9th Regiment of U. S. Cavalry.

The regiment organized in September and mustered between September 1866 and March 1867. Its first commanding officer was Colonel Edward Hatch. The men enlisted for five years and received $13 per month, plus room, board and clothing. Later they were dubbed "Buffalo Soldiers". The regiment's motto was, and remains, "We Can, We Will".