San Angelo in Tom Green County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Tenth Cavalry
The contributions of the men of the Tenth Cavalry to the settlement of the American West are of major importance. They took part in grueling scouting and mapping expeditions and campaigns against hostile Indians, often facing days without proper supplies or water on the high plains. They were instrumental in the defeat of the Mescalero Apache Indians led by Chief Victorio in 1880.
The men of the Tenth Cavalry were stationed at Fort Concho until 1882, when they were moved to Fort Davis. Transferred frequently after 1885, members of the unit eventually served throughout the world, including Cuba, North Africa, Germany, Korea, and Vietnam. (1987)
Erected 1987 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5227.)
Location. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Angelo TX 76901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Concho (here, next to this marker); E. H. Danner (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Construction of the Fort (about 700 feet away); Orient-Santa Fe Freight Depot (about 700 feet away); Municipal Swimming Pool (approx. 0.2 miles away); Orient-Santa Fe Passenger Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Public Transportation in San Angelo (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Schwartz & Raas and San Angelo National Bank Building (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Angelo.
Also see . . .
1. Tenth United States Cavalry. article in the Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on April 18, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
2. Buffalo Soldiers. article in the Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on April 18, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
3. Benjamin Grierson, Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on May 1, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
4. Edith Grierson, Fort Concho's ghost ?. "..Edith Grierson, daughter of the post commander Benjamin Grierson, tragically passed (Submitted on May 1, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
Categories. • African Americans • Military • Wars, US Indian •
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