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St. Augustine in St. 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
Inscription.  
These three pyramids cover vaults containing the individually unidentified remains of 1468 soldiers of the Florida Indian Wars
1835-1842

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 St. Johns County. Memorial can be reached from Marine Street north of San Salvador Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is within the St Augustine National Cemetery. There are two companion markers associated with these pyramids. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 104 Marine Street, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Address by President Lincoln (a few steps from this
The Gettysburg Address image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, May 20, 2014
2. The Gettysburg Address
marker); A National Cemetery System (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Augustine National Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Major Dade and His Command Monuments (within shouting distance of this marker); King's Bakery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Officers' Quarters (about 400 feet away); St. Francis Barracks (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named St. Francis Barracks (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWars, US Indian
 
Dade Pyramids and Dade Monument image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray
3. Dade Pyramids and 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
(front)
Sacred to the memory of the officers and soldiers killed in battle and died in service during the Florida War.

(left)
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.

(rear)
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.

(right)
This conflict in which so many gallant men perished in battle and by disease commenced 25th December, 1835 and terminated 11th August 1842.
Dade Memorial Pyramids & Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, December 12, 2018
5. Dade Memorial Pyramids & Monument
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 24, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida.   5. submitted on December 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. A wide view photo of the marker and the surrounding area together in context. • Up close, clear photos of the inscriptions of the Dade Monument. • Can you help?
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