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One of the units accompanied General Lee's retreat toward Appomattox and fought at the battle of Amelia, Virginia two days before Lee's surrender.
==== Buffalo Soldiers ====
On July 28, 1866, Congress passed and act that authorized the army to raise six regiments of '''African-American '''soldiers.  These six regiments became known as the '''Buffalo Soldiers''', men who served with distinction on the Western frontier. 
The six regiments became:
 
*9th and 10 Calvaries
*38th, 39th, 40th and 41st Infantry Regiments
 
In 1869 the infantries were reorganized:
 
*38th and 41st became the 24th Infantry
*39th and 40th became the 25th Infantry
=== Indian Wars ===
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