Fort Leavenworth in Leavenworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Buffalo Soldier Monument
Erected 1992 by The Buffalo Soldier Monument Committee.
Topics and series. This memorial monument is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Exploration • Heroes • Military. In addition, it is included in the Buffalo Soldiers series list.
Location. 39° 20.758′ N, 94° 55.148′ W. Marker is in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in Leavenworth County. Memorial can be reached from Grant Avenue. Marker is located on Fort Leavenworth and can be reached from Metropolitan Avenue (US Hwy73/KS Hwy 7). Parking is available nearby. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Leavenworth KS 66027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. BG Benjamin H. Grierson (within shouting distance of this marker); General Roscoe Robinson Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); General Colin L. Powell (within shouting distance of this marker); 555th Parachute Infantry Company2nd Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper (within shouting distance of this marker); 32nd and 44th U.S. Volunteer Infantries (approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain Meriwether Lewis (approx. ¼ mile away); Captain William Clark (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Leavenworth.
More about this monument. The remaining panels on the marker list the artists and contributors, donors, and organizers who helped present the monument.
Also see . . .
1. SIRIS Database Entry for Monument. The Smithsonian database attributes only Eddie Dixon as the artist. (Submitted on March 24, 2009.)
2. Wikipedia entry for Fort Leavenworth. (Submitted on December 26, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. The Philippine War - A Conflict of Conscience for African Americans. "In February of 1899 Filipino nationalists (Insurectos) led by Emilio Aguinaldo resisted the idea of American domination and began attacking U.S. troops, including the all-Black 24th and 25th Infantry regiments. The 9th and 10th Cavalries were soon sent to the Philippines as reinforcements, bringing all four of the Regular Army's Black regiments into the war. Joining them in fierce combat action early in 1900 were the newly formed 48th and 49th U.S. Volunteer Infantry Regiments (Colored) whose ranks included the largest contingent of Black commissioned officers yet seen in the American armed forced, some 69 men, all of whom were distinguished veterans of the recent war with Spain." (Submitted on March 25, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)