Now an obscure site near Uvalde, Texas, Fort Inge was once considered one of the most important posts on the Texas frontier. Founded in 1849, the site was a crossroads of Texas history and home to the Second Dragoons, Mounted Rifles, Second Cavalry, Fourth Cavalry, and the Buffalo Soldiers of the Ninth Cavalry. The history of the post is approached as a microcosm of the frontier experience with details on military operations as well as garrison life in the prime years of the clash of cultures in the West.