Colchester in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Buﬀalo Soldiers At Fort Ethan Allen
In July 1909, the 10th U.S. Cavalry arrived at Fort Ethan Allen for a four-year assignment. Nicknamed the "Buffalo Soldiers" during the American Indian Wars, the 10th Cavalry was one of the first peacetime all-black regiments established in the regular U.S. Army after the Civil War. Highly decorated and famous for their professionalism and contributions during the Spanish-American War in Cuba, the 10th Cavalry became popular with the local community, hosting performances, parades and sporting events. They joined in military funerals and monument dedications. The Music Center, built in 1895 as Riding Hall, was used by the 10th Cavalry for drills, riding practice and as a performance venue in winters.
Erected 2016 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Buffalo Soldiers marker series.
Location. 44° 30.328′ N, 73° 8.97′ W. Marker is in Colchester, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker is at the intersection of Ethan Allen Avenue and Doyle Street, on the right when traveling south on Ethan Allen Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Elley-Long Music Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 223 Ethan Allen Avenue, Colchester VT 05446, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Ethan Allen (approx. 0.4 miles away); Native Americans and Winooski (approx. 2 miles away); Fort Frederick (approx. 2.1 miles away); There's Only One Essex Junction (approx. 2.1 miles away); Burial Place of General Ethan Allen (approx. 2.4 miles away); Centennial Field (approx. 2½ miles away); Colchester (approx. 2.7 miles away); Athletic Park (approx. 2.9 miles away).
Categories. • War, Spanish-American • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 4, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.