Thursday, August 21, 2008

Buffalo Soldiers

A favorite place for history enthusiasts is the Fort Davis National Historic Site in Fort Davis. Not only is it one of the best surviving examples of a frontier fort in the Southwest, but it also provides us an important glimpse into the role of African Americans in the West.

The 24th and 25th U.S. Infantry and the 9th and 10th U.S. Cavalry, all-black regiments established after the Civil War, were stationed at the post.
There is a free admission day at the Fort this coming Labor Day. Check it out!
If you're in El Paso, you might want to visit Concordia Cemetery, which has a special section for Buffalo Soldier graves.
Photo: courtesy of Fort Davis National Historic Site

No comments: