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Fort Bliss in El Paso County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Buffalo Soldier Memorial of El Paso

 
 
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By Kevin W., April 13, 2016
1. Buffalo Soldier Memorial of El Paso Marker
Inscription.  
"The Errand of Corporal Ross"

While on Campaign in the Guadalupe Mountains, Corporal John Ross of I Troop, 9th Calvary, was tasked to take a back trail and bring up the supply wagons that had lagged behind. Enroute to picking up the wagons, CPL Ross was set upon by three Mescalero Apaches who lay in wait. CPL Ross dropped his reins, grabbed his rifle, and spurred his horse on. He dispensed with his attackers and then continued on his errand bringing the wagons forward.
 
Erected 1999 by Buffalo Soldier Memorial Association of El Paso.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Buffalo Soldiers series list.
 
Location. 31° 47.713′ N, 106° 24.74′ W. Marker is in Fort Bliss, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker is on Buffalo Soldier Road, in the median. Just inside the Buffalo Soldier Gate on Fort Bliss. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: El Paso TX 79906, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured
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By Kevin W., April 13, 2016
2. Buffalo Soldier Memorial of El Paso Marker
as the crow flies. An Almost Forgotten History (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Bliss at Lanoria Mesa (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Bliss, C.S.A. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wilson Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); Depression Era Group: 1927 - 1939 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hammett House (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Howze House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pershing Circle (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Bliss.
 
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By Kevin W., April 13, 2016
3. Buffalo Soldier Memorial of El Paso Marker
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By Kevin W., April 13, 2016
4. Buffalo Soldier Memorial of El Paso Marker
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By Kevin W., April 13, 2016
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 14, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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