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    Fort Davis

    National Historic Site Texas

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    The park auditorium is undergoing major rehabilitation and can only accommodate 15 persons watching the film at once. We play it every half hour, or on an as needed basis. Completion date; spring 2015. Everything else is open, as usual, at the park.

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African Americans in the Frontier Army

The Act of 1866 increased the size of the Regular Army, thus changing the course of military history by affording African Americans a permanent place in the Armed Forces of the United States.

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Second Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper

FIRST BLACK GRADUATE OF WEST POINT Born into slavery at Thomasville, Georgia on March 21, 1856, Flipper became the first African American graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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Interested in soldiers or units stationed at Fort Davis? Click the links below for our current information. Research is ongoing.
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Soldiers who served at Fort Davis

Units that served at Fort Davis

Did You Know?

Small arms demonstration Fort Davis NHS.

The first Fort Davis served as a temporary refuge for thousands of emigrants, freighters, and travelers during the decade preceding the Civil War. Its soldiers provided protection for the U.S. Mail and they saw the establishment of a number of stage stations and military posts in the region.