The Buffalo Soldier Memorial is dedicated to the 9th & 10th Horse Cavalry Regiments - the famous "Buffalo Soldiers". The memorial wall is constructed of native limestone and serves as a backdrop for a 9-foot bronze sculpted statue of a Buffalo Soldier by his horse. The artist took composite pictures of the 5 remaining Buffalo Soldiers that were living in this area, and included the features of all into the soldier sculpture. The names of those soldiers are Trooper Albert Curley, Trooper Turl Covington Jr, Trooper Samuel G. Kimble, Trooper James P. Meigs Jr, and Trooper Edwin H. Schoenbeck.
The site of the memorial is near a one-of-a-kind 1940's government housing area once designated for the Buffalo Soldiers and their families during segregation. These brick single-family dwellings are the only remaining set in existence today.
Make sure you read the 9 informational plaques and learn of the history of the Buffalo Soldiers. BRING YOUR CAMERA. Buffalo Soldier Park & Memorial is located at the intersection of 18th Street and Buffalo Soldier Drive.