St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
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.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1731.
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. 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 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); Florida’s First Muster Site (about 400 feet away); St. Francis Barracks (about 400 feet away); Patriot Parade Field (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 599 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 24, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. 5, 6. submitted on September 19, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. 7. submitted on December 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on September 19, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.