Officers Guests of Capt Cushing Last Evening.
Maj Grierson Praised His Men’s Behavior.

The US 10th Cavalry, known along with the 9th Calvary as “Buffalo soldiers”, were African American soldiers who mainly served on the Western frontier following the American Civil War. Although several African-American regiments fought during the Civil War for the Union Army (including the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry), the “Buffalo Soldiers” were established by Congress as the first peacetime all-black regiments in the regular U.S. Army

Tue, Aug 24, 1909 – 3 · The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts)

NORWOOD, Aug 24—Over 500 people turned out at 6 this morning to witness the departure of the six troops of the 10th US cavalry, which came to this town yesterday noon and encamped on the Page farm through the courtesy of Frank A. Fales. The troops had a royal reception from the townspeople, who did everything possible to make their stay pleasant.

A large delegation of prominent citizens, including the members of the Grand Army post, went out to meet the troops coming from Mansfield, where they had encamped the previous evening. The campground was visited by thousands, who took great interest in the men and the camp.

In the afternoon the officers of the squadron were the guests of Capt J. Stearns Cushing and James Berwick, and were taken for an automobile trip, visiting one of the largest book printing establishments in the country.

In the evening the officers were the guests of Capt Cushing at his residence, and spent a most enjoyable evening, the captain being assisted in entertaining his guests by Mrs Cushing, Miss Cushing and Mrs Parker Weeks.

After dinner short speeches were made by Capt Cushing, Mr Berwick and Maj Grierson, commander of the squadron. The latter, in response to the toast “The 10th regiment,’’ spoke in eulogistic terms of colored soldiers, and said that under good leaders he would not wish for better soldiers. They were well-disciplined, their behavior was good and at all times they are a credit to the country.

Benjamin H. Grierson

The troopers rode away at 7 for South Framingham, via Dedham, Wellesley and Natick.

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This morning Maj Grierson received a dispatch from Brig Gen Henry Parsons, mayor of Marlboro, inviting him and his company to camp in his city on Wednesday.