• Photo by: Max Kandler

    Fort Davis

    National Historic Site Texas

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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.