To All Whom It May Concern:
The purpose of this message is to inform all genealogists & researchers
who subscribe to TEXAS Rootsweb Lists, of a very important web site that
now has a searchable database of over 1,650 U.S. Regular Army soldiers
who once served at the short-lived Buffalo Barracks, between 1835 and 1846.
Many of these soldiers had fought in the Indian Wars in Florida and also
War with Mexican, and then the Civil War. It is without doubt that some of
descendants of these men are most likely in every county of the great state
IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT: The 1840 Census of Buffalo, NY lists Colonel
James M. Bankhead, of Virginia, and a total 'quantity' of 671 individuals,
ranging in age from 1 to 60, as being under his command and/or
Unfortunately, the census does not list each of these barracks residents
by name....only by 'quantity.' (ie. 426 males 20-30 yrs, or 34 females
HOWEVER, The Buffalo Barracks Historical Web Site has turned most of the
'quantities' into actual names. The list of these officers and soldiers
of their wifes and dependants...see the Barracks Notebook section)
are available, free of any charge.
The URL for this outstanding web site is:
There, you will discover the "Descriptive & Historical Register Data of
Enlisted Soldiers in the U.S. Army," for those who served at this
federal military post on the Niagara Frontier. Also available is a wealth
of rare and interesting information pertaining to the Buffalo Barracks
and it's unique historic value. I encourage everyone to take the time
to visit this site.
Perhaps you have an ancestor who once served there?
Enjoy your visit,