Zacata in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Private Tate, Buﬀalo Soldier
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number JT-17.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Buffalo Soldiers marker series.
Location. 38° 7.005′ N, 76° 47.288′ W. Marker is in Zacata, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on Zacata Road (County Route 645) 2 miles north of Kings Highway (Virginia Route 3), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Zacata VA 22581, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the Old Westmoreland Courthouse (approx. 2.6 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Westmoreland County Confederate Monument (approx. 2.6 miles away); Armstead Tasker Johnson School (approx. 2.7 miles away); Nomini Baptist Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); The War of 1812 / British Landing at Nomini Ferry (approx. 3.4 miles away); Nominy Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Slave Cemetery (approx. 3.5 miles away).
Also see . . . Buffalo Soldier National Museum. History page includes a short video. “These fighting men represented the first Black professional soldiers in a peacetime army. The recruits came from varied backgrounds including former slaves and veterans from service in the Civil War.” (Submitted on September 10, 2009.)
Categories. • African Americans • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 729 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.