Buffalo Soldiers At Fort Ethan Allen

Buffalo Soldiers At Fort Ethan Allen (HM1YQ4)

Location: Colchester, VT 05446 Chittenden County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 30.328', W 73° 8.97'

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1909-1913

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.
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HM NumberHM1YQ4
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Year Placed2016
Placed ByVermont Division for Historic Preservation
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Date Added Sunday, June 4th, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 647097 N 4929681
Decimal Degrees44.50546667, -73.14950000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 30.328', W 73° 8.97'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 30' 19.68" N, 73° 8' 58.2" W
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Area Code(s)802
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 235 Ethan Allen Ave, Colchester VT 05446, US
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