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    Fort Davis

    National Historic Site Texas

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    The Visitor Center contact station is functioning out of the park auditorium. This is because the official Visitor Center is closed while it undergoes major rehabilitation. Completion date; summer 2014. 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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Soldiers who served at Fort Davis

Units that served at Fort Davis

Did You Know?

First Fort Davis painting by Auther Lee.

Assistant Surgeon Albert J. Myer, who served at Fort Davis in 1855, developed a new military signaling system. Myer was promoted to major in 1860 and appointed Chief Signal Officer of the U.S. Army. He is known as the Father of the Signal Corps.