History & Culture

This is a sketch of the Pre-Civil War post
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

An image of Officers Row circa 1880s
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.

Seven Soldiers from the 10th Cavalry at Fort Robinson, NE.
African Americans in the Frontier Army

The Act of 1866 allowed African Americans a permanent place in the United States Armed Forces.

A photo of Second Lieutenant Henry O. Flipper in dress uniform
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.

The Handbook of Fort Davis Cover


Complete Online Handbook Fort Davis National Historic Site by Robert M. Utley (Historical Handbook Series No. 38)

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

Last updated: February 4, 2018

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1379
101 Lt. Flipper Dr. #1379

Fort Davis, TX 79734



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