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28th U. S. Infantry

 
 
28th U.S. Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 31, 2014
1. 28th U.S. Infantry Marker
Inscription.

Dedicated to the
28th U. S. Infantry
The last troops to garrison Fort Porter which was abandoned - June 28, 1926.
Major operations of 28th Inf. in World War
Lorraine, Picardy, Montdidier-Noyon, Aisen-Marne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne
Strength 3834 - Battle Losses 4888

 
Erected by Lorenzo Burrows, Jr. Post No. 78 American Legion.
 
Location. 42° 54.213′ N, 78° 53.997′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker can be reached from Peace Bridge Plaza half a mile from Porter Ave. Click for map. Memorial is affixed to outside of the federal inspection building at the Peace Bridge border crossing, within the boundaries of the federal inspection station controlled by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Other plaques are adjacent to it. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Peace Bridge Plaza, Buffalo NY 14213, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of 100th New York Volunteer Infantry (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oliver Hazard Perry Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mary's-on-the-Hill (approx. mile away); Robert "Frankie" Franklin
Fort Porter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 31, 2014
2. Fort Porter Marker
The building composing the top of the marker is the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society Building; the only surviving building of the 1901 Pan American Exposition.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); American Doughboy "Over the Top" to Victory (approx. 0.3 miles away); D'Youville College (approx. half a mile away); The Site of Fort Tompkins (approx. half a mile away); Waterfront Sites (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Buffalo.
 
More about this marker. Permission should be sought from a nearby officer prior to visiting the plaques.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Porter - Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Olmsted in Buffalo - Fort Porter. Excellent old pictures of the fort and extensive history. (Submitted on June 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 

3. The Peace Bridge. The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority, aka: The Peace Bridge Authority. (Submitted on June 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 

4. The Peace Bridge - Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
5. Peter B. Porter - Wikipedia. Fort Porter was named after General Peter B. Porter (Submitted on June 4, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Peace Bridge Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 31, 2014
3. Peace Bridge Dedication Plaque
Peace Bridge Civil Engineering Landmark Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 31, 2014
4. Peace Bridge Civil Engineering Landmark Plaque
50th Anniversary Peace Bridge Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 31, 2014
5. 50th Anniversary Peace Bridge Plaque
This plaque is mounted outside near the regularly used entrance doors. It is not with the other plaques.
View of Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 31, 2014
6. View of Plaques
View from plaza and parking. The markers are near the old main entrance doors that are virtually no longer used.
View Fort Porter Marker and Related Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 31, 2014
7. View Fort Porter Marker and Related Plaques
View towards parking lot.
Wide view of Fort Porter Marker Location image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 31, 2014
8. Wide view of Fort Porter Marker Location
View from parking lot. Marker and plaques are in the outdoor passageway, except for the 50th Peace Bridge Anniversary plaque which is beyond the left edge of this picture.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 433 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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