In 1899, Buffalo Soldiers from Company H, 24th Infantry Regiment briefly served in Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park and General Grant (Kings Canyon) National Parks. Beginning in 1899, and continuing in 19, African-American regiments served during the summer months in the second and third oldest national parks in the United States (Sequoia and Yosemite).
Because these soldiers served before the National Park Service was created (1916), they were “park rangers” before the term was coined.
The Cheyenne quickly spread word of this new type of soldier, “who had fought like a cornered buffalo; who like a buffalo had suffered wound after wound, yet had not died; and who like a buffalo had a thick and shaggy mane of hair.” Kettle Hill was a smaller part of the San Juan Heights with San Juan Hill and its main blockhouses being the highest point with a dip or draw in between the two hills on a north-south axis.
Elements of Conley’s 10th Cavalry (“black” regulars) took Kettle Hill on the American right with assistance from Col.
Theodore Roosevelt’s 1st Volunteer Cavalry (Rough Riders) and the entire 3rd Cavalry (“white” regulars).
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At the time of his death, he was the highest ranking African American in the U. Charles Young was also the first African-American superintendent of a national park.
During Young’s tenure in the park, he named a Giant Sequoia for Booker T. Recently, another Giant Sequoia in Giant Forest was named in Captain Young’s honor. The following story is one of many how the Buffalo Soldiers got their name.