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Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Buffalo Soldiers

Centennial Ceremony

 

— July 1, 1898 - July 1, 1998 —

 
Buffalo Soldiers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2008
1. Buffalo Soldiers Marker
Inscription.  Dedicated to the Buffalo Soldiers, 9th and 10th Cavalry, and the 24th and 25th Infantry Regiments (Colored Troops) for valiant service in the Spanish-American War. They charged up San Juan Hill and El Caney, Cuba with Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders.
 
Erected 1998 by the 24th Infantry Regimental Combat Team Association.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansWar, Spanish-American. In addition, it is included in the Buffalo Soldiers, the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt, and the National Cemeteries series lists.
 
Location. 38° 52.529′ N, 77° 4.561′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is in Section 22 of the National Cemetery, off McPherson Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rough Riders (here, next to this marker); Battle of the Bulge Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish-American War Nurses Memorial (within shouting
Arlington National Cemetery, Section 22, image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2008
2. Arlington National Cemetery, Section 22,
The Buffalo Soldiers marker and memorial tree is to the left, the larger Rough Riders monument is seen to the right.
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distance of this marker); African American Veterans of the Korean War (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Army, Navy, and Air Force Nurses (about 300 feet away); "The Borinqueneers" (about 400 feet away); Task Force Smith (about 400 feet away); Spanish American War Memorial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battles of El Caney and San Juan Hill. (Submitted on September 20, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Black participation in the Spanish-American War. (Submitted on September 27, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,172 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on September 28, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 20, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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