Buffalo Soldiers Mounted
Buffalo Soldiers

In 1866, Congress established six all-black regiments (consolidated to four shortly after) to help rebuild the country after the Civil War a

Map of the Trans Pecos region
Indigenous Peoples of the Trans Pecos

Historically, the Trans Pecos region went unclaimed by any particular tribe; however, several Indian groups traversed and occupied it.

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.

A photograph of the 25th Cavalry
Distinguished Buffalo Soldiers

All Buffalo Soldiers served with great valor and some went above and beyond for the service of their country. Here are their stories.

A photograph of Colonel Benjamin Grierson
Colonel Benjamin Grierson

Click to learn about Colonel Benjamin H. Grierson commander of the 10th U.S. Cavalry!


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Soldiers who served at Fort Davis

Units that served at Fort Davis

Last updated: May 29, 2024

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

Fort Davis, TX 79734



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