Possible Buffalo Soldiers Identification Ring

I acquired a (Possibly silver) civil war/post civil war identification ring. I tried doing some research of my own and couldn't find any person with a matching name AND matching company/regiment. This led me to believe that it's quite possible that it may actually be a buffalo soldiers ring as the records I searched did not include buffalo soldiers records. It may not actually be a buffalo soldiers ring but I would love to at least track it to a soldier I'm general. Could anyone help me out by chance? 

The ring is inscribed with the following:

  • J M Jennings
  • Co. L
  • 10 CAV

Other info: 

  • It was found in texas

    Thank you for posting your question to the History Hub!
    The 10th U.S. Cavalry was certainly one of the Buffalo Soldier regiments, along with the 9th Cavalry and the 24th, 25th, and 38th U.S. Infantry. We checked National Archives Microfilm Publication M233, Register of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office (Record Group 94), however, but so far have not been able to find a soldier named J. M. Jennings connected to the 10th Cavalry. We find one record for a Josiah M. Jennings from Gregg County, Texas, who enlisted at Dallas on February 8, 1900, but he served in the 4th U.S. Infantry, and the 21st Infantry before that as well as the 2nd Texas Infantry during the Spanish-American War. We also have the muster rolls for the 10th Cavalry from 1861 to 1912 in Record Group 94, but since we do not know any approximate time of service, we really do not have the staff or resources available to search through the entire span of rolls to locate or reconstruct any potential service information. We would certainly encourage you to visit the National Archives Building in Washington, DC (Pennsylvania Avenue location) to continue your research. Further information on planning and conducting research at the National Archives is available on our website at https://www.archives.gov/dc/researcher-info.
    We hope this information assists you with your research!
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