Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Ethan Allen

Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Ethan Allen (HM1Z0F)

Location: Colchester, VT 05446 Chittenden County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 30.259', W 73° 8.521'

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In July 1909, the 10th U.S. Cavalry arrived at Fort Ethan Allen for a four-year assignment. Nicknamed the "Buffalo Soldiers" during the American Indian Wars, the 10th Cavalry was one of the first peacetime all-black regiments established in the regular U.S. Army after the Civil War. Highly decorated and famous for their professionalism and contributions during the Spanish-American War in Cuba, the 10th Cavalry became popular with the local community, hosting many performances, parades, and sporting events. After the 10th Cavalry suffered heavy losses in Arizona during a skirmish with Mexican troops in 1916, residents of Winooski expressed their grief in a condolence letter to the regiment's leader.
HM NumberHM1Z0F
Year Placed2016
Placed ByVermont Division for Historic Preservation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 647695 N 4929567
Decimal Degrees44.50431667, -73.14201667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 30.259', W 73° 8.521'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 30' 15.54" N, 73° 8' 31.26" W
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Area Code(s)802
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near VT-15, Colchester VT 05446, US
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