Dade Monument (West Point)

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Dade Monument
United States
Dade Monument West Point NY 29 Dec 2008.JPG
Dade monument near the entrance to the West Point Cemetery
For Francis L. Dade Dade Massacre
Unveiled 1845
Location near Highland Falls, New York
Burials by war
"Dade and his command"

Coordinates: 41°23′50.43″N 73°58′1.39″W / 41.3973417°N 73.9670528°W / 41.3973417; -73.9670528

Dade Monument is a monument and United States Military Academy Cemetery, in honor of Major Francis L. Dade and his command of 110 men who were defeated by Seminole warriors at Dade Massacre on 28 December, 1835. The monument has moved several times in its history. First erected in 1845, it originally stood overlooking the Hudson River on the east edge of the Plain. It was moved further inland prior to 1898 to make way for the construction of Cullum Hall. In 1917 it was moved further south in front of the Old Cadet Library. In 1948, it was relocated to its current location near the entrance to the West Point Cemetery to make way for the Patton Monument.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lange, Robie S. (1984). Historical Structures Inventory United States Military Academy West Point, NY Vol. 2. Washington DC: National Park Service. p. 48. 
  2. ^ "View at Dade Monument, West Point, NY". USMA Library Digital Collection. Retrieved 2009-12-29.