Company M of the 10th Cavalry, created at Fort Riley, Kansas in October of 1867, was based at Fort Verde from May to December of 1885. Its multi-colored horses, not used in any of the other 10th Cavalry units, inspired the name “Calico Company.” Company I of the 10th Cavalry, created at Fort Riley in August of 1867 was based at Fort Verde from December of 1885 to December of 1888 and rode bay horses.
The Buffalo Soldiers will once again be at Fort Verde to celebrate African American Heritage Month. Also, today will be a presentation by the Buffalo Soldiers and a traditional Navajo given in the main museum building. Plus on the Parade Field three games of vintage baseball will be played at 10am, noon, and 2pm!