Plaza Area Design - Buffalo Soldier Historical Plaques

The Buffalo Soldier historical plaque holders are installed.  The six plaque holders will feature information about the following people and events:

The first commanders of the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments:  Col Edward Hatch (9th Cav) and Col Benjamin Grierson (10 Cav).
The first three successful black graduates of West Point:  Henry O. Flipper, John Hanks Alexander and Charles Young.
The four major military engagements:  The Spanish-Cuba-American War, The Philippines-American War, The Punitive Expedition of 1916 and 1917 and the Battle of Nogales.
The Buffalo Soldiers and the National Park Service
The chaplains of the Buffalo Soldiers
Click on the PDF file below to view a draft historic plaque story board.

Historic Plaque Story Board for the Story Behind the Story and Colonel Edward Hatch, 1st Commander of the 9th Cavalry Regiment

History Plaque #1