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Highland Falls in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Buffalo Soldiers

 
 
Buffalo Soldiers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2012
1. Buffalo Soldiers Marker
Inscription.  
African-American units of the 9th and 10th Cavalry quartered at West Point in 1907, grew to over 100 skilled and disciplined men who trained the cadets. Considered the first “colored regulars” at West Point. Many local men served in this distinguished company.

 
Erected 2006 by West Point – Highland Falls Rotary Club and the Local Development Corporation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansMilitary. In addition, it is included in the Buffalo Soldiers series list.
 
Location. 41° 22.596′ N, 73° 57.758′ W. Marker is in Highland Falls, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is near the Thayer Gate to the West Point Military Academy. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Highland Falls NY 10928, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. All Services Guardian Angel (a few steps from this marker); The Thayer Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Infantry Regiment
Buffalo Soldiers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2012
2. Buffalo Soldiers Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Buffalo Soldier Field (approx. ¼ mile away); Iranian Hostage Reunion (approx. ¼ mile away); The Army Mule (approx. ¼ mile away); Abrams Gate (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Highland Falls.
 
Buffalo Soldiers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2012
3. Buffalo Soldiers Marker
Marker at Academy Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2012
4. Marker at Academy Entrance
The marker (seen at left) is located at the entrance to the West Point Military Academy. The Thayer Gate is visible on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 19, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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Nov. 30, 2020