In the summer of 1892, the federal government sent Buffalo Soldiers to serve as a buffer between the two sides in Wyoming’s Johnson County War. Officials figured that neither the big stockgrowers or small ranchers wanted Blacks on their side. Locals didn’t accept the troops either, refusing to serve them in area businesses. Things erupted in violence in mid-June when a gunfight broke out between about 20 soldiers and most of the local men. One trooper was killed and several people were wounded. The Buffalo Soldiers were moved out within a couple of months.