third black graduate of West Point Military Academy.
United States. Army
Fort Concho was the first garrisoned by the 10th Cavalry (F Troop) in April 1873.--- The regiment's headquarters was located at the fort from April 17, 1875 to July 1882. It was also the station for Troops A, D, F, G, I, and L. In 1876-77 the defense of all of west Texas was the responsibility of the 10th Cavalry alone. Its opponents were Lipans, Kickapoos, Comanches, and Mescalero Apaches, the most famous of which was the band under Chief Victoria which was driven into Mexico by the 10th.