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Wray in Yuma County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Buffalo Soldiers to the Rescue

 
 
Buffalo Soldiers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Marc Thomas, August 18, 2018
1. Buffalo Soldiers Marker
Inscription.  Troops H & I, 10th Calvary {sic}, Buffalo Soldiers, were dispatched from what is now, Cheyenne Wells, Co. Troop H arrived on September 25, 1868 to the relief of the Forsyth Scouts, who were known to be in danger of total annihilation by a largely superior force of Indians on the Arickaree River.
 
Erected 2018.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansNative AmericansWars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is September 25, 1868.
 
Location. 39° 52.313′ N, 102° 11.15′ W. Marker is in Wray, Colorado, in Yuma County. Marker can be reached from County Road KK south of County Road 20.7. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20697 County Rd KK, Wray CO 80758, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Also see . . .
1. 10th Cavalry Regiment (United States) (Wikipedia). "The 10th Cavalry Regiment is a unit of the United States Army. Formed as a segregated African-American unit, the 10th Cavalry was one of the original "Buffalo Soldier" regiments in the post-Civil War Regular Army. It served in combat during
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the Indian Wars in the western United States, the Spanish–American War in Cuba and in the Philippine–American War. The regiment was trained as a combat unit but later relegated to non-combat duty and served in that capacity in World War II until its deactivation in 1944....In September and October 1868, two notable actions happened with Troops H & I under the command of Brevet Lieutenant Colonel (Captain in the Regular Army) Louis H. Carpenter. The first was the rescue of Lieutenant Colonel G. A. Forsyth whose small party of 48 white scouts, was attacked and "corralled" by a force of about 700 Native American Indians on a sand island up the North Fork of the Republican River; this action became the Battle of Beecher Island...." (Submitted on March 22, 2019.) 

2. Wikipedia article on the 10th Cavalry Regiment. (Submitted on March 24, 2020.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2019, by Marc Thomas of Aurora, Colorado. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 17 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 21, 2019, by Marc Thomas of Aurora, Colorado. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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