Fort Bliss in El Paso County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Buﬀalo Soldier Memorial of El Paso
While on Campaign in the Guadalupe Mountains, Corporal John Ross of I Troop, 9th Calvary, was tasked to take a back trail and bring up the supply wagons that had lagged behind. Enroute to picking up the wagons, CPL Ross was set upon by three Mescalero Apaches who lay in wait. CPL Ross dropped his reins, grabbed his rifle, and spurred his horse on. He dispensed with his attackers and then continued on his errand bringing the wagons forward.
Erected 1999 by Buffalo Soldier Memorial Association of El Paso.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Buffalo Soldiers marker series.
Location. 31° 47.713′ N, 106° 24.74′ W. Marker is in Fort Bliss, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker is on Buffalo Soldier Road, in the median. Click for map. Just inside the Buffalo Soldier Gate on Fort Bliss. Marker is in this post office area: El Paso TX 79906, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. An Almost Forgotten History (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Bliss at Lanoria Mesa (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Bliss, C.S.A. (approx. 0.9 Wilson Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); Depression Era Group: 1927 - 1939 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hammett House (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Howze House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pershing Circle (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Bliss.
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