1909-1913In 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.
|Placed By||Vermont Division for Historic Preservation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 647695 N 4929567|
|Decimal Degrees||44.50431667, -73.14201667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 30.259', W 73° 8.521'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 30' 15.54" N, 73° 8' 31.26" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near VT-15, Colchester VT 05446, US|
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