Essex 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 many performances, parades, and sporting events. After the 10th Cavalry suffered heavy losses in Arizona during a skirmish with Mexican troops in 1916, residents of Winooski expressed their grief in a condolence letter to the regiment’s leader.
Erected 2016 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Buffalo Soldiers marker series.
Location. 44° 30.259′ N, 73° 8.521′ W. Marker is in Essex, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker is at the intersection of College Parkway (Vermont Route 15) and Ethan Allen Avenue, on the right when traveling west on College Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Essex Junction VT 05452, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Buffalo Soldiers At Fort Ethan Allen (approx. 0.4 miles away); There's Only One Essex Junction (approx. 1.8 miles away); Native Americans and Winooski (approx. 2.3 miles away); Fort Frederick (approx. 2.4 miles away); Burial Place of General Ethan Allen (approx. 2.6 miles away); Centennial Field (approx. 2.8 miles away); Colchester (approx. 2.8 miles away); Athletic Park (approx. 3.2 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker is different from one with the same name located nearby at 223 Ethan Allen Avenue in front of the Ely Long Music Center.
Also see . . . ‘Buffalo soldiers’: Vt. legacy recognized. The Essex Reporter, May 3, 2017 (Submitted on June 19, 2017.)
Categories. • African Americans • War, Spanish-American • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2017, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2017, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.