Vancouver in Clark County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
The Infantry Barracks
—Oﬃcers Row —
Erected by Vancouver National Historic Reserve.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Buffalo Soldiers marker series.
Location. 45° 37.652′ N, 122° 39.972′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, Washington, in Clark County. Marker is at the intersection of Barnes Street and McClellan Road, on the right when traveling south on Barnes Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vancouver WA 98661, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Post Hospital (within The Red Cross Convalescent House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Artillery Barracks (about 500 feet away); Clark County Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); The O. O. Howard House (about 500 feet away); The Sutler's Store (about 500 feet away); The Reservation Monument (about 700 feet away); St. James Mission (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vancouver.
More about this marker. A picture of Sergeant Edward Gibson graces the marker, in the upper left. It is captioned, "A company of African American “Buffalo Soldiers” billeted there in 1899-1900. Company B of the 24th Infantry served as the post’s regular garrison, including Sgt. Edward Gibson, seen here early in his career. Company B responded to civil unrest at Idaho mines, playing a role in one of the century’s major labor conflicts. The soldiers also participated in community events, including parades, ceremonies, and baseball games." It was provide for use on the marker, "Courtesy
The background picture, taken inside the "Squad Room," identifies the space each soldier could call his own. "In the barracks’ Squad Room each soldier was allowed 800 cubic feet of space. With 12 foot ceilings, this meant each had an area a little over ten by six feet." It was provided to Vancouver National Historic Reserve courtesy of the National Archives, #92-F-71-6."
Categories. • African Americans • Forts, Castles • Military •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,319 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 2, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.