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Site of the Camp of the 10th Cavalry, The "Buffalo Soldiers" May 14-June 7, 1898
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 28° 02.907 W 081° 57.607
17R E 405638 N 3102941
Quick Description: Located on W. Peachtree St on Lake Wire, Lakeland, FL.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 11/25/2016 8:41:44 PM
Waymark Code: WMTHB8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:
The 10th cavalry, one of four all black regiments in the regular army at the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, camped at this site on the shore of Lake Wire in the spring of 1898 while awaiting transport to Cuba to fight in the Spanish-American War. 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. The forward elements of the 10th cavalry arrived in Lakeland on May 14 and established a camp on Lake Wire. Here they remained until June 7, when they left for Cuba.
Marker Number: None

Date: 2000

County: Polk

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: The City of Lakeland, Florida

Website: Not listed

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