Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
During construction, members of the 3rd Battalion, 24th Infantry (Black troops commanded by White officers) were assigned to the camp as guards and stationed about a mile to the east. The Black soldiers' August 23, 1917, armed revolt in response to Houston's Jim Crow laws and police harassment resulted in the camp's most publicized incident, "The Houston Mutiny and Riot of 1917."
Troops receiving training at Camp Logan included the 33rd Division, composed of the Illinois National Guard, part of the 93rd Division, and other Regular Army units. Following training, they went on to serve in battle in France in 1918.
Camp Logan closed on March 20, 1919. Part of the land later became Memorial Park,
Erected 1992 by Texas Historical Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Military • Notable Events • War, World I. In addition, it is included in the Buffalo Soldiers series list.
Location. 29° 46.206′ N, 95° 25.637′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Arnot Street and Haskell Street on Arnot Street. Marker is on the northeast edge of Memorial Park, south of I-10 and off Arnott, three blocks west of Westcott Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Houston TX 77007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Houston Heights (approx. 1.9 miles away); Forum of Civics of River Oaks Garden Club (approx. 2 miles away); Olivewood Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Damascus Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 2.1 miles away); Houston Heights City Hall and Fire Station (approx. 2.3 miles away); William Gammell (approx. 2.3 miles away); Ellis Benson (approx. 2.4 miles away); Washington Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
Also see . . . Houston Riot (1917). (Submitted on December 4, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. "Buffalo Soldiers"
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 5,715 times since then and 330 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 4. submitted on December 5, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.