This sign marks the site of the proposed Buffalo Soldiers MemorialFollowing the Civil War four regiments (9th and 10th Cavalry; 24th and 25th Infantry) of African-American enlisted men, under the command of white officers, were formed to fight on the Western frontier. They did so with distinction being nicknamed "Buffalo Soldiers" by their Native American opponents. As a reward for outstanding service, Troop K of the 9th Cavalry was stationed at Fort Myer from 1891-1894. They were the first African-American unit stationed east of the Mississippi River near a large metropolitan area after the Civl War.
|Placed By||Fort Myer Military Community|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 3:11am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 320176 N 4306302|
|Decimal Degrees||38.88720000, -77.07330000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 53.232', W 77° 4.398'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 53' 13.92" N, 77° 4' 23.88" W|
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|Area Code(s)||703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 354-374 Marshall Dr, Arlington VA 22211, US|
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