Pre-Civil War Fort Davis 1854-1861
On October 23, 1854, the Commander of the Department of Texas issued the official order that established Fort Davis
Post -Civil War Fort Davis 1867-1891
After the Civil War the army re-established Fort Davis to protect travel on the San Antonio-El Paso Road.
African Americans in the Frontier Army
The Act of 1866 allowed African Americans a permanent place in the United States Armed Forces.
Second Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper
Born into slavery at Thomasville, Georgia on March 21, 1856, Flipper became the first African American graduate of West Point.
Complete Online Handbook Fort Davis National Historic Site by Robert M. Utley (Historical Handbook Series No. 38)
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Soldiers who served at Fort Davis
Last updated: February 4, 2018