“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
St. Augustine in Saint Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Dade Pyramids

Dade Pyramids Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, May 25, 2014
1. Dade Pyramids Marker
These three pyramids cover vaults containing the individually unidentified remains of 1468 soldiers of the Florida Indian Wars

The Florida Indian Wars began with the murder of an Indian agent at Fort King on December 25, 1835. While enroute from Fort Brooke(Tampa) to Fort King (Ocala) 106 officers and men under command of Major Francis L. Dade, Company B, 4th Regiment of Infantry, were ambushed by hostile Indians on December 29, 1835. All but two men were killed in the attack. The remains of Major Dade and those who perished with him are interred beneath these pyramids.
Location. 29° 53.145′ N, 81° 18.576′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker can be reached from Marine Street north of San Salvador Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is within the St Augustine National Cemetery. There are two companion markers associated with these pyramids. Marker is at or near this postal address: 104 Marine Street, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major Dade and His Command Monuments (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Francis Barracks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gonzalez-Alvarez House
The Gettysburg Address image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, May 20, 2014
2. The Gettysburg Address
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Tovar House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fernandez-Llambias House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mission of Nuestra Señora del Rosario de La Punta (approx. 0.2 miles away); 56 Park Place (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elk's Rest (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Augustine.
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWars, US Indian
Dade Pyramids & Dade Monument image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray
3. Dade Pyramids & Dade Monument
Located within the fence of the St. Augustine National Cemetery.
Dade Monument image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, May 20, 2014
4. Dade Monument
Sacred to the memory of the officers and soldiers killed in battle and died in service during the Florida War.

This monument has been erected in token of respectful & affectionate remembrance by their comrades of all grades and is committed to the care & preservation of the garrison of St. Augustine.

A minute record of all the officers who perished and are here or elsewhere deposited as also a portion of the soldiers has been prepared and placed in the office of the Adjutant of the Post where it is hoped it will be carefully and perpetually preserved.

This conflict in which so many gallant men perished in battle and by disease commenced 25th December, 1835 and terminated 11th August 1842.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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