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

The Cadet Monument

 
 
The Cadet Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
1. The Cadet Monument Marker
Inscription.
This Monument Sacred to the Memory of the deceased Officers and Cadets of the Military Academy.

Erected by the Members of the Institution.
Oct. 1818

 
Erected 1818 by Cadets & Officers of the U.S. Military Academy.
 
Location. 41° 24.007′ N, 73° 57.947′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Washington Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in section XXX of 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. Wood Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederick Dent Grant (within shouting distance of this marker); Winfield Scott (within shouting distance of this marker); Anderson Memorial Fountain (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Armstrong Custer (about 500 feet away); Richard Thomas Shea, Jr. (about 700 feet away); Shea Stadium (about 800 feet away); USMA Class of 1952 Memorial (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
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The Cadet Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
2. The Cadet Monument Marker
This monument was dedicated to Cadet Vicent M. Lowe, who was killed on January 1, 1817 in an artillery accident at the Academy.
The Cadet Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
3. The Cadet Monument
The names of cadets and professors who died while at West Point appear on the sides of the monument.
The Cadet Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
4. The Cadet Monument
View from the Cadet Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 27, 2009
5. View from the Cadet Monument
The Cadet Monument overlooks the Hudson River. Also visible in this photo, taken from in front of the marker, is Constitution Island (seen on the right).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 862 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 29, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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