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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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Buffalo Soldiers marker series.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is near the Thayer Gate to the West Point Military Academy. Marker is in this post office area: Highland Falls NY 10928, United States of America.
 
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 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Buffalo Soldier Field (approx.
Buffalo Soldiers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2012
2. Buffalo Soldiers Marker
mile away); Iranian Hostage Reunion (approx. mile away); The Army Mule (approx. mile away); Abrams Gate (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Highland Falls.
 
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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. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 33 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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