Seminole (Creek) Scout
The Elijah Daniels Band of Seminole-Negroes came from Fort Duncan at Eagle Pass to Fort Clark during the summer of 1872 establishing a village below the fort along Las Moras Creek. These remarkable men, and their descendants, faithfully served the U.S. Army as Scouts with uncommon gallantry for 42 years until the unit was disbanded in September 1914. No Scout was ever lost or wounded as a result of action with the enemy! Although the scouts never at any time mustered more than fifty men, four scouts won the congressional medal of honor for their conspicuous bravery and coolness under fire.
"It might as well be understood at
once that no distinction will be made in reference to color of soldiers wearing
the uniform of the United States."
- Lt. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan
courtesy - Fort Clark Museum
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