• Photo by: Max Kandler

    Fort Davis

    National Historic Site Texas

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Following the Civil War, African-American soldiers were offered the chance to serve in the U.S. peacetime Army. Facing hardships from both inside and out, the Buffalo Soldiers carved a name for themselves in history. Learn more at: www.bsu.edu/eft/buffalo/p/

Did You Know?

Wagon at Fort Davis NHS.

Fort Davis is located 400 miles from San Antonio and 200 miles from Franklin (present-day El Paso) on the San Antonio-El Paso Road. The road experienced an upsurge of traffic in the early 1850s following the discovery of gold in California.