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Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Buffalo Soldiers

 
 
Buffalo Soldiers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 27, 2021
1. Buffalo Soldiers Marker
Inscription.  “Buffalo Soldiers” specifically refers to African Americans serving in the 9th and 10th Cavalry, and 24th and 25th infantry. Originally organized after the Civil War to fight native Americans in the American West, they later went on to see service in the Spanish American War and the Philippines. Over 5,000 African Americans were recruited for service in these actions. The Buffalo Soldiers buried in African Cemetery No. 2 were primarily recruited in Central Kentucky for service in the Spanish American War. John Bell, died 14 October 1927, was a private in the 9th U.S. Cavalry.
Biographical information courtesy of Yvonne Giles
Sign produced with support from a University of Kentucky
Commonwealth Collaboratives Grant
'Young Equestrian Scholars Initiative'

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansWar, Spanish-AmericanWars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is October 14, 1927.
 
Location. 38° 3.017′ N, 84° 28.662′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker can
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be reached from East 7th Street. Marker is located in African Cemetery No. 2, Section C, Row 1. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 419 East 7th Street, Lexington KY 40508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. African Cemetery No. 2 (within shouting distance of this marker); Groomsman (within shouting distance of this marker); Hostlers (within shouting distance of this marker); Cassius Clay Tankersly (c. 1866-1886) (within shouting distance of this marker); Farriers (within shouting distance of this marker); Trainers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James 'Soup' Perkins (about 300 feet away); Oliver Lewis (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .  Buffalo Soldiers/Spanish American War Veterans. Biographical information about the dozen Buffalo Soldiers who are buried in African Cemetery No. 2. (Submitted on March 30, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Buffalo Soldiers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 27, 2021
2. Buffalo Soldiers Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 30, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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