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Dade and his Command

 
 
Dade and his Command Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
1. Dade and his Command Marker
Maj. Dade and most of his command are buried in St. Augustine National Cemetery. Another memorial to Dade is located in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Inscription.
To commemorate
the Battle of the 28th, Dec.
1835
between a detachment of
108 U.S. Troops
and
the Seminole Indians
of Florida,
in which
all of the detachment
save three
fell without an attempt
to retreat.
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The remains
of the dead
repose near
St. Augustine,
Florida
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Maj. Dade, 4th Infantry
Capt. Gardiner, 2d Arty.
Capt. Fraser, 3d Arty.
Lieut. Basinger, 2d Arty.
Lieut. Mudge, 3d Arty.
Lieut. Keais, 3d Arty.
Lieut. Henderson, 2d Arty.
Doctor Catlin, Med. Staff
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Erected
by the three regiments
and the medical staff
whose comrades
fell on the 28th, Dec. 1835,
serving their country
and honouring their profession.
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Erected 1845.
 
Location. 41° 23.834′ N, 73° 58.014′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Washington Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located near the entrance to the West Point Cemetery, next to the Old Cadet Chapel. Marker is in this post office area: West Point NY 10996, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old West Point Gates (a few steps
Marker - Side 1 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
2. Marker - Side 1
from this marker); Margaret Corbin (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Cadet Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Margaret Corbin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anderson Memorial Fountain (about 700 feet away); USMA Class of 1952 Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richard Thomas Shea, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shea Stadium (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in West Point.
 
Also see . . .  Dade Battlefield Historic State Park – Bushnell, Florida. ExploreSouthernHistory.com website. (Submitted on September 28, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
Marker - Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
3. Marker - Side 2
Marker - Side 3 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
4. Marker - Side 3
Marker - Side 4 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
5. Marker - Side 4
Dade Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
6. Dade Monument
This memorial honors Brevet Major Francis Langhorne Dade and his command who were massacred by Seminole Indians on a march to Fort King, Florida in 1835.
Closeup of Dade Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
7. Closeup of Dade Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 695 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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