Buffalo Soldier Monuments

One hundred years after they were stationed at Fort Bliss and served the Southwest well as Indian Fighters, scouts, and defenders of the frontier, the Buffalo Soldiers finally have been recognized. On February 5, 1999, El Paso dedicated a 3,000-pound bronze statue of a black cavalry soldier at the Robert E. Lee entrance to Fort Bliss.

The impressive monument features the face of Ulysses Davis, local postal worker and the model for the statue. A committee to create the memorial raised $125,000 to fund the statue honoring these soldiers in the 9th and 10th Cavalry units that served at Fort Bliss between 1866 and 1899.