Davis National Historical Site
After the Civil War, travel continued on the San Antonio-El Paso Road
and so did raiding by Comanches and Apaches.
The Act of 1866 increased the size of the Regular Army, thus changing
the course of military history by affording African Americans a permanent
place in the
Armed Forces of the United States. Companies of Buffalo Soldiers were formed
and many were stationed at Fort Davis in west Texas.
Fort Davis is one
of the best surviving examples of an Indian Wars' frontier military
post in the Southwest. Its mission was to
protect emigrants, mail coaches, and freight wagons on the Trans-Pecos
portion of the San Antonio-El Paso Road and on the Chihuahua Trail.