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West Point in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Old Cadet Chapel

 
 
The Old Cadet Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
1. The Old Cadet Chapel Marker
Inscription.
Built on the Plain in 1837
Moved to the Cemetery &
reopened at this site in 1911

Open Daily 0800-1600

 
Location. 41° 23.866′ N, 73° 58.021′ 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. 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. Margaret Corbin (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Margaret Corbin (within shouting distance of this marker); Dade and his Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Old West Point Gates (within shouting distance of this marker); Anderson Memorial Fountain (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); USMA Class of 1952 Memorial (about 800 feet away); Frederick Dent Grant (about 800 feet away); Wood Monument (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in West Point.
 
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Marker at West Point image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
2. Marker at West Point
Marker is on the front door of the chapel.
Old Cadet Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
3. Old Cadet Chapel
Erected in 1837, this neo-classical chapel was the first house of worship at the U.S. Military Academy.
Inside the Old Cadet Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2012
4. Inside the Old Cadet Chapel
Inside the Old Cadet Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2012
5. Inside the Old Cadet Chapel
The organ in the Old Cadet Chapel can be seen in this photo.
Memorials in the Old Cadet Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2012
6. Memorials in the Old Cadet Chapel
The walls of the Old Cadet Chapel are covered with trophies and memorial plaques.
Revolutionary War Memorials image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2012
7. Revolutionary War Memorials
These memorials honor the generals who served during the Revolutionary War. The plaque for George Washington can be seen at the top.
Revolutionary War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2012
8. Revolutionary War Marker
In honor of the
Officers, Soldiers and Sailors
who served and died
in the War of Independence
against
Great Britain
1776 - 1783.
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Erected by the
Daughters of the Revolution
of the State of New York
Plaque for Benedict Arnold image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2012
9. Plaque for Benedict Arnold
There is even a plaque in the Old Cadet Chapel for Maj. Gen. Benedict Arnold, but since he later turned coat against America, his name and date of his death do not appear on the plaque.
Marker in the Old Cadet Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2012
10. Marker in the Old Cadet Chapel
Dedicated to
Joseph G. Swift
and
Simon M. Levy
comprising the First Class to graduate
from the U. S. Military Academy
12 October 1802

“You showed us the way
The Long Gray Line follows
In duty, in honor and for country.”

Presented on the occasion of the
American Jewish Tercentenary
6 March 1955
West Point Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
11. West Point Cemetery
The Old Cadet Chapel is located at the entrance to the West Point Cemetery.
The Plain at West Point image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
12. The Plain at West Point
The Old Cadet Chapel Marker was originally located on the Plain, but was moved about a ½ mile north to its present site in 1911 to make way for another building.
 
 
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