Accouterments of the Buffalo Soldiers shown here are part of an excellent assemblage originally built by Kareem Abdul Jabbar. The still-growing collection of Buffalo Soldier materials includes several uniforms, weapons, and pieces of military and personal equipment belonging to members of the African American infantry units that fought in the post-Civil War western Indian Wars.
U.S. Artillery brass buttons, dating from 1810. In 1776 the Continental Congress created the first three regiments of the Continental Army Artillery. By the beginning of the War of 1812 the Army had four regiments of artillery. Shown here is a packet of 24 buttons in their original packing paper.