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Buffalo Soldiers Encampment Historical Marker

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One of four all-black regiments in the regular army at the outbreak of the Spanish American War, the 10th Cavalry camped at this site on the shore of Lake Wire in the spring of 1898 while awaiting transport to Cuba. The black regiments gained renown and the nickname 'Buffalo Soldiers' as a result of their exploits in campaigns against the American Indians on the Western frontier.

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  • Black Heritage Trail,
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  • Historic Sites & Monuments,

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