Seminole-Negro Scouts

Seminole-Negro Scouts (HMOBH)

Location: Del Rio, TX 78840 Val Verde County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 21.078', W 100° 53.886'

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Serving with the U. S. Army at Forts Duncan and Clark and Camp Del Rio (1870-1881), the Scouts were key figures in ridding Texas of hostile Indians.

The 100 Scouts were mainly descendants of runaway slaves who had intermarried with the Florida Seminoles, later moved to Oklahoma Indian Territory.

They were invaluable because of their uncanny trailing skill, bravery, and ability to survive on meager rations (including rattlesnakes) during months of tracking. During an 8-year span of fighting under Lt. J. L. Bullis, not one Scout was killed.
Marker Number4639
Year Placed1968
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 4:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 315736 N 3248404
Decimal Degrees29.35130000, -100.89810000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 21.078', W 100° 53.886'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 21' 4.68" N, 100° 53' 53.16" W
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Area Code(s)830, 432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1308 S Main St, Del Rio TX 78840, US
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