Buffalo Soldiers by Tom Willard
(Black Sabre Chronicles / Tom Willard, Bk 1)

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Rescued from slavery by Buffalo Bill Cody, Samuel Sharps excels as a soldier, rising to the rank of Sergeant Major and seeing action from Arakara to Rattlesnake Springs to San Juan Hill, in the first of a multivolume story of the role of the African-American soldier.
 

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Willard is a much-decrated army veteran of Vietnam who lost an arm in the war.
 
Published February 1, 1997 by G K Hall & Co. 438 pages
Genres: History, War, Westerns, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Along his upwardly mobile way, Augustus (a crack shot with the long rifle from which he took his surname) survives frequent clashes with red men on battlefields from Kansas to New Mexico, earns a sergeant major's stripes, endures the opprobrium of homesteaders not overly fond of black troops, and...

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To kick off his Black Sabre Chronicles, a series about African American military men, Willard tells the tale of Augustus Sharps, who in 1866 is saved from certain death in a buffalo stampede and from

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To kick off his Black Sabre Chronicles, a series about African American military men, Willard tells the tale of Augustus Sharps, who in 1866 is saved from certain death in a buffalo stampede and from further slavery (even though it's after emancipation) by two black cavalrymen.

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