|Creator:||United States. Army. Cavalry, 10th. Troop K.|
|Title:||Stereoscopic photograph of Troop K, 10th U.S. Cavalry, Camp Chickamauga, Ga.|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)|
The 10th Cavalry was an African American regiment formed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in 1866. Very high standards of recruitment were set by the regimental commander and Civil War hero Benjamin Grierson. As a result, recruitment and organization of the unit required slightly over one year. By the end of July 1867 eight companies of enlisted men had been recruited from the Departments of Missouri, Arkansas, and the Platte. For the next eight years, the 10th was stationed at numerous forts throughout Kansas and Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). They provided guards for workers of the Kansas and Pacific Railroad, strung miles of new telegraph lines, and to a large extent built Fort Sill. --- Rites of Passage - The 10th Cavalry http://www.ritesofpassage.org (Retrieved November 10, 2009)
The collection consists of a stereoscopic photograph of the 10th U.S. Cavalry at Camp Chickamauga, Georgia. The photograph shows saddled horses in the foreground with more horses and some indistinct soldiers in the background.
Stereoscopic photograph of Troop K, 10th U.S. Cavalry, Camp Chickamauga, Ga, MS 3369. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.