The battle turned out to be a rout, with the
Buffalo Soldiers putting the Rebels into full retreat The leaf is captioned, "A
Negro Regiment in Action". The buffalo soldiers can be seen fighting
bravely under the United States flag. The men in the foreground are
running into battle. The buffalo soldiers already at the front appear
to be putting the enemy to the bayonet. These buffalo soldiers are
fighting with both pride and intensity.
This is a dramatic
illustration of Buffalo Soldiers in action. It shows the classic Nast
attention to detail, and reveals a wealth of important historical content.
We created this
Thomas Nast Gallery to digitally preserve Nast's Slavery work for
posterity. We are now making the original, 140 year old leafs
available for a $250 contribution to this site. The proceeds from the sale of the
material will enable us to continue to expand the free educational material featured on our
site. Please contact
if you are interested in acquiring one of these original leafs.