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Historical Markers and War Memorials in West Point, New York

 
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1 New York, Orange County, West Point — 150 Pounder Armstrong Gun Captured at Fort Fisher, North Carolina – January 15, 1865
Rifled muzzleloading gun made in 1864 by Sir W.G. Armstrong & Company, England, said to have been a gift from private donors in England to the Confederacy. A major weapon in the armament of Fort Fisher, Wilmington, North Carolina, it was captured . . . Map (db m22310) HM
2 New York, Orange County, West Point — 150th Anniversary of the USMA
. . . Map (db m35461) HM
3 New York, Orange County, West Point — 150th Birthday of the USMA
Dedicated to the United States Military Academy on its one hundred and fiftieth birthday March 16, 1952 in memory and honor of the men of West Point who have contributed so much to our development in the Signal Corps         Air Service Air Corps   . . . Map (db m35463) HM
4 New York, Orange County, West Point — 1st Infantry Regiment — 1791             1991
constituted March 3, 1791 War of 1812 Indian Wars Mexican War Civil War Spanish-American War Philippine Insurrection World War II Vietnam “Always first” 200 years of service to the nation in war and peace Dedicated by the soldiers of . . . Map (db m47303) HM
5 New York, Orange County, West Point — 1st Lt. Louis J. Storck
First Lieutenant Louis J. Storck, Class of 1951 Army Track Team Killed in action in Korea, October 6, 1952 Commemorated by a gift to Army Track from his classmate, Anthony J. Delano April 2006Map (db m63958) HM
6 New York, Orange County, West Point — 3.3-in. Rifled Field Gun — Civil War
Made by Leeds & Co., New Orleans, La., in 1862 Captured by Union troops during the Civil War [The marker also has "214" engraved, possibly a museum catalog number]Map (db m217851) HM
7 New York, Orange County, West Point — 3.3-in. Rifled Field Gun — Civil War
. . . Map (db m217864) HM
8 New York, Orange County, West Point — 42-Pounder Cast-Iron Carronade — Civil War
Captured by Union troops at Port Royal Harbor, S.C. November 7, 1861 [The number "151" is added on the cannon, possibly a museum catalog number]Map (db m217866) HM
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9 New York, Orange County, West Point — 50-Pounder Cast-Iron Columbiad — Smoothbore Cannon
The Columbiads were seacoast cannon invented by Colonel George Bomford (Class of 1805, U.S.M.A.) and were used in the War of 1812 for firing solid shot.Map (db m217867) HM
10 New York, Orange County, West Point — 50th Anniversary of World War II
Fiftieth Anniversary As nations become increasingly independent, those who understand the world will lead it. Battle zones in which members of the Class of 1942 served in air and ground combat. World War II * * Europe • North Africa • Sicily . . . Map (db m50154) HM
11 New York, Orange County, West Point — 6-Pounder Smooth-Bore Field Gun — Civil War
Made by John Clark, New Orleans, La. Captured by Union troops along the Mississippi River [The marker also has "161" engraved, possibly a museum catalog number]Map (db m217845) HM WM
12 New York, Orange County, West Point — 8 Inch (150-pounder) Armstrong Gun
This Armstrong gun was one of two presented to the Confederate government by English admirers in 1864. Made by the firm of Sir W.C. Armstrong & Company, New Castle-Upon-Tyne, the two guns were placed at Forts Fisher and Caswell, North Carolina, to . . . Map (db m22312) HM
13 New York, Orange County, West Point — 8-in. Blakely Steel Rifled Seacoast Gun — Civil War
. . . Map (db m217907) HM
14 New York, Orange County, West Point — Air Cadet Memorial
Erected by the Corps of Cadets to the memory of Air Cadets of the United States Military Academy who lost their lives while undergoing flying training.Map (db m22810) HM
15 New York, Orange County, West Point — Alexander McRae — Captain 3rd Cavalry — U.S. Army —
Killed in Battle February 20th, 1862, Valverde, New MexicoMap (db m216870) WM
16 New York, Orange County, West Point — Alonzo H Cushing — Jan 19 1841 - Jul 3 1863 — Medal of Honor —
First Lieutenant 4th Artillery Civil War Class of June 1861 USMA ————————————— Brevet Lt. Colonel Fell July 3rd 1863, at Gettysburg. ———— Faithful Unto DeathMap (db m216874) WM
17 New York, Orange County, West Point — Anderson Memorial Fountain
Presented to the West Point Cemetery in the name of James Marsland Lawton son-in-law of General Robert Anderson God gives us love. Some thing to love He lends us, but when love is grown to ripeness, that on which it throve falls off, and love is . . . Map (db m125465) HM
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18 New York, Orange County, West Point — Anna Bartlett Warner — Born August 31, 1827. — Died January 22, 1915. —
Author of words to hymn "Jesus Loves Me" Jesus loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to him belong they are weak, but he is strong. ————————————————— [Quote from] Rev. 14:13 [Not transcribed] We would see . . . Map (db m216884) HM
19 New York, Orange County, West Point — Archeology, 1974
In 1974, archeologists from Temple University excavated this general area. They found evidence of a partially completed building, building supplies and traces of earlier walls, as well as smaller artifacts, including three cannon balls. The . . . Map (db m56183) HM
20 New York, Orange County, West Point — Artillery and Mortars
The artillery and mortars in Fort Putnam are reproductions of pieces which were in the fort in September 1780. All fourteen pieces were manufactured through the generosity of the Class of 1952, United States Military Academy, 1974-1976.Map (db m56196) HM
21 New York, Orange County, West Point — Artillery Blind
This stone structure was probably an artillery blind or epaulment (a breastwork to cover troops in front and sometimes in flank) constructed in 1794 to protect gunners from fire from redoubt 4 on Rocky Hill just west and above Fort Putnam. This . . . Map (db m56203) HM
22 New York, Orange County, West Point — Attack on Pearl Harbor
This memorial is dedicated to the memory of our 2403 comrades who made the supreme sacrifice during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the surrounding installations – December 7, 1941. May all who come here to learn, remember their . . . Map (db m22818) HM
23 New York, Orange County, West Point — Battery Sherburne
occupied this site during the Revolution Built 1778Map (db m22194) HM
24 New York, Orange County, West Point — Battle Monument
In memory of the Officers and Men of the Regular Army of the United States who fell in battle during the War of the Rebellion. This monument is erected by their surviving comrades.Map (db m22803) HM
25 New York, Orange County, West Point — Battle of Mexico City
MEXICO 13 – 14 Sep 1847Map (db m52592) HM
26 New York, Orange County, West Point — Battle of Palo Alto
Palo Alto 8 May 1846Map (db m59167) HM
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27 New York, Orange County, West Point — Battle of Resaca De La Palma
Resaca De La Palma 9 May 1846Map (db m81738) HM
28 New York, Orange County, West Point — Battle of Vera Cruz
Vera Cruz 1847Map (db m59158) HM
29 New York, Orange County, West Point — Battle of Yorktown
Yorktown 19 Oct. 1781Map (db m59156) HM
30 New York, Orange County, West Point — Beat Navy Tunnel
Go Army Beat Navy Victories 1891 • 1899 • 1901 • 1902 • 1903 • 1904 • 1908 • 1913 • 1914 • 1915 • 1916 • 1922 • 1924 • 1927 • 1930 • 1931 • 1932 • 1933 • 1935 • 1937 • 1938 • 1944 • 1945 • 1946 • 1947 • 1949 • 1953 • 1955 • 1958 • 1964 • 1966 • . . . Map (db m56445) HM
31 New York, Orange County, West Point — Bronze Field Guns
Replicas of two English 6 pounder guns and one French 4 pounder gun are mounted on field carriages and in place along the north and west wall. Field guns could be moved to cover a larger field of fire. These and other cannon and mortars were placed . . . Map (db m56204) HM
32 New York, Orange County, West Point — Buffalo Soldier Field — Ninth Cavalry — Tenth Cavalry — Reported missing
This athletic field is named in honor of the men of the Ninth and Tenth U.S. Cavalry Regiments, detachments of which once served at West Point. These Regiments of Horse Cavalry were first created by the Army Reorganization Act of 1866, and their . . . Map (db m190071) HM
33 New York, Orange County, West Point — Buffalo Soldier Monument — Buffalo Soldier Field — Ninth Cavalry — Tenth Cavalry —
In memory of The Buffalo Soldiers who served with the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments as part of the United States Military Academy Cavalry Detachment at West Point Presented by the Buffalo Soldiers Association of West Point 10 September 2021. . . . Map (db m199844) HM WM
34 New York, Orange County, West Point — Cadet Monument
L'Ecole Polytechnique de France alcole – sceur des Etas – Unis d Amerique entres dans la lutte pour la liberte du monde le 6 Avril 1917 [English Translation] The Polytechnique school of France thanks the United States of America . . . Map (db m22821) HM
35 New York, Orange County, West Point — Cannon
Cannon displayed along the southeast parapet are replicas of original garrison 12 and 18 pounder muzzleloading cannon reported in the fort in 1780. Although capable of firing up to 2,000 yards (the river shoreline is between 900 and 1,400 yards . . . Map (db m56201) HM
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36 New York, Orange County, West Point — Captain George J. Godfrey — Twenty Second Infantry
Born in New York Feb'y 14, 1862 Wounded at El-Caney July 1, 1898 Killed in action at San Miguel Philippine I. June 3, 1900Map (db m216936) WM
37 New York, Orange County, West Point — Captain Raphael C. Smead — 4th U.S. Artillery
Died at Fortress Monroe, Va. August 20, 1848 on his return from service in Mexico.Map (db m216872) WM
38 New York, Orange County, West Point — Casemates
Constructed in 1794 after the American Revolution, these casemates were probably intended as living quarters for soldiers, storage areas, and possibly as cells for prisoners. A casemate is defined as an armored compartment or bombproof built under . . . Map (db m56189) HM
39 New York, Orange County, West Point — Civil War — 1861 - 1865
The small gun fired the first shot of the Civil War, in the west, at Vicksburg, several days before the attack on Fort Sumter, in April, 1861. The large gun was the left piece of Captain Elder's Battery B, First U.S. Artillery, and fired the . . . Map (db m193722) HM
40 New York, Orange County, West Point — Class of 1942 World War II Deaths
In memory of the seventy members of the Class of 1942 who gave their lives in World War II. The Class graduated 374. -------------------------------------------------- * John Marion Baker • Charles Andrew Beaucond, Jr. • Joseph Bell • * Henry . . . Map (db m50166) HM
41 New York, Orange County, West Point — Class of June 1943 Memorial
In memory of Members of the Class of June 1943 Who lost their lives in World War II, Korea and Vietnam John E. Abbott – Jan 5, 1945 – Luxembourg • Edward M. Almond – Mar 19, 1945 – Germany • Ernest S. Barker – Oct . . . Map (db m52824) WM
42 New York, Orange County, West Point — Col. Benjamin Franklin Davis — 8th. N.Y. Vol. Cav. • Capt. 1st. Regt. Regular Cavalry — Born In Ala. —
Graduated at West Point in 1854 Wounded in action with the Apache Indians at the Gila River in 1857. Served with distinction in several engagements in the Rebellion. Brevetted for rescuing his command at the surrender at Harpers Ferry . . . Map (db m216878) HM WM
43 New York, Orange County, West Point — Colonel John Lind Smith
Here rests the remains of Colonel John Lind Smith U.S. Corps of Engineers who died 13th December 1858 aged seventy years and was here interred with military honors. He was greatly respected by his brother officers. . . . Map (db m216930) HM WM
44 New York, Orange County, West Point — Colonel Thayer
Father of the Military AcademyMap (db m22344) HM
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45 New York, Orange County, West Point — Constitution Corner
Support and Defend the Constitution USMA Purpose: To Provide the Nation with Leaders of Character Who Serve the Common Defense [ Plaque 1 ] Constitution Corner The Constitution “Our Political Salvation” John Marshall . . . Map (db m59186) HM
46 New York, Orange County, West Point — Constitution Island
In 1775, the first American patriots occupied Martelaer’s Rock (across the river) and soon renamed it Constitution Island after the British Constitution. In 1775, the Americans built Romans’ Battery on the island – still visible at the river line . . . Map (db m22216) HM
47 New York, Orange County, West Point — Constitution Island
The first location of fortifications in Fortress West Point was on the island across the river. Patriot Bernard Romans, Dutch engineer, began building a Grand Bastion on Martelaer’s Rock (renamed Constitution Island) in 1775. Poorly sited, it was . . . Map (db m56177) HM
48 New York, Orange County, West Point — Constitution Island Redoubts
Redoubts 5, 6 and 7 were built between 1776 and 1779 to protect Constitution Island batteries and overland approaches. Redoubt 5 (on high ground to right of Warner House) was built in 1779 to protect the island’s eastern side and back of Gravel . . . Map (db m56173) HM
49 New York, Orange County, West Point — Dade and his Command
To commemorate the Battle of the 28th, Dec. 1835 between a detachment of 108 U.S. Troops and the Seminole Indians of Florida, in which all of the detachment save three fell without an attempt to retreat. --------------- The remains of the dead . . . Map (db m22814) HM
50 New York, Orange County, West Point — Douglas MacArthur
Medal of Honor awarded to Douglas MacArthur General, US Army For action at Bataan Peninsula, Philippine Islands 1 April 1942 “For conspicuous leadership in preparing the Philippine Islands to resist conquest, for gallantry and intrepidity . . . Map (db m22339) HM
51 New York, Orange County, West Point — Douglas MacArthur — Class of 1903
Duty • Honor • Country Inscribed on these walls are excerpts from General MacArthur’s last address to the Corp of Cadets, 12 May 1962 Duty • Honor • CountryThose three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what . . . Map (db m22343) HM
52 New York, Orange County, West Point — Douglas MacArthur
Tribute to General of the Army Douglas MacArthur A soldier of true greatness whose long career of service to his country exemplifies what it means to live by the high moral code of chivalry and conduct of the Cadet Corps or West Point: Duty, Honor, . . . Map (db m47307) HM
53 New York, Orange County, West Point — Dwight David Eisenhower — 1890 – 1969 — Class of 1915 —
Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force 1944 – 1945 Presidential Seal President of the United States 1953 – 1961 Soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force: You are about to embark upon the great crusade . . . Map (db m22338) HM
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54 New York, Orange County, West Point — Edmund N. Benchley — 2nd. Lieut. 6th. U.S. Infantry.
Fell at the Battle of Fort San Juan, Cuba, July 1, 1898 Born at Worcester, Mass. March 3, 1876 Class of 1898, U.S.M.A.Map (db m216858) WM
55 New York, Orange County, West Point — Erasmus D. Keyes — Maj. Gen. U.S.V. - Brev. Brig. Gen. U.S.A. — May 29, 1810 - Oct. 14, 1895 —
. . . Map (db m216880) WM
56 New York, Orange County, West Point — Flight Memorial
The hundreds of graduates honored here gave their lives in flight while serving the country. Such sacrifices were not imagined at West Point’s founding, yet they forged the spirit of Army Air Service, Army Air Corps, Army Air Forces, United States . . . Map (db m22809) HM
57 New York, Orange County, West Point — Fort Arnold
Fort Arnold was renamed Fort Clinton following Benedict Arnold’s treason. It was the main fortification at West Point. Situated at the tip of the Plain overlooking the Hudson River, Fort Arnold, containing 12 cannon, 11 mortars and supported by . . . Map (db m58562) HM
58 New York, Orange County, West Point — Fort Clinton
(Originally named Fort Arnold) Designed and began by De la Radiere Completed by Kosciuszko 1778 – 1780Map (db m22192) HM
59 New York, Orange County, West Point — Fort Clinton
Fort Clinton was built in 1778 by troops of the Continental Army. It was originally named Fort Arnold after Benedict Arnold, the hero of early Revolutionary War campaigns. The fort retained its original name until General Arnold deserted to the . . . Map (db m166269) HM
60 New York, Orange County, West Point — Fort Meigs — Built 1778
Named after Colonel Return J. Meigs of the Sixth Connecticut Regiment who directed the construction of the fort by his men in 1778.Map (db m63955) HM
61 New York, Orange County, West Point — Fort Putnam
Built in 1778 by Colonel Rufus Putnam’s Regiment of Massachusetts Infantry Rebuilt and enlarged 1794 Restored 1909 Lower Marker: Fort PutnamFort Putnam was the key defensive work in West Point’s fortified zone during the American Revolution. It . . . Map (db m22196) HM
62 New York, Orange County, West Point — Fort Putnam
Fort Putnam was designed to protect other fortifications at West Point from overland attack . . . not to fire on enemy ships sailing up the Hudson River; thus, it was a key fortification in West Point’s defensive zone. Situated on Crown Hill, 500 . . . Map (db m56150) HM
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63 New York, Orange County, West Point — Fort Wyllys — Built 1778
Named after Colonel Samuel Wyllys of the Third Connecticut Regiment who directed the construction of the fort by his men in 1778.Map (db m63954) HM
64 New York, Orange County, West Point — Forts Webb, Wyllys and Meigs
In 1778, three forts were built by Connecticut regiments on the ridgeline east of Fort Putnam. They covered the low ground approach to Fort Arnold along the river, the ridgeline itself, and the low ground between Fort Putnam and the ridge. Fort . . . Map (db m56167) HM
65 New York, Orange County, West Point — Fred E. McAniff & John R. Parker
In memory of Fred E. McAniff 1941 – 1961 and John R. Parker 1941 – 1962 Beloved members of the Class of 1965 [ Second Marker : ] The future never known the past never forgotten when we remember Fred & Bob classmates . . . Map (db m59051) HM
66 New York, Orange County, West Point — Frederick Dent Grant — Eldest Son of General & President Ulysses S. Grant — 1850 – 1912 —
During the Civil War was with his father at Grand Gulf • Raymond • Jackson • Champion’s Hill • Big Black River • Vicksburg • Chattanooga • City Point • U.S. Military Academy • Class 1871 • Yellowstone & Black Hills Expeditions • 1873-4 Indian Wars . . . Map (db m22865) HM
67 New York, Orange County, West Point — General George S. Patton, Jr.
Class of 1909 by James Earle Fraser 1950Map (db m102534) HM
68 New York, Orange County, West Point — George Armstrong Custer — Major General — U.S. Vol —
. . . Map (db m86005) HM
69 New York, Orange County, West Point — Great Chain Battery
Chain Battery 1778Map (db m59050) HM
70 New York, Orange County, West Point — Howze Field
In honor of Maj. Gen. R. L. Howze for his promotion and development of polo at the U. S. Military Academy. Constructed by the Army Athletic Association. Maj. Gen. Wm. R. Smith Superintendent Maj. P. B. Fleming Graduate Manager Lt. R. B. Lord . . . Map (db m59676) HM
71 New York, Orange County, West Point — In Memoriam
This portion of the overlook is dedicated to the memory of our classmates who have gone before us and whose names are engraved on our hearts. The names of those of us who made the supreme sacrifice and who were killed in action, or who died or . . . Map (db m22421) HM
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72 New York, Orange County, West Point — Jacob Whitman Bailey
first Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy and Geology in the U.S. Military Academy Born at Ward, Mass. April 29, 1811, Died at West Point, N.Y. Feb. 26, 1857. —————•—————Map (db m216929) HM
73 New York, Orange County, West Point — James G. Benton — Colonel Ordnance Dept. U.S. Army — Sept. 15, 1820, Aug. 23, 1881. —
First Instructor of Ordnance and Gunnery at the U.S. Military Academy. Commanded the National Armory, Springfield, Mass. fifteen years. A man greatly beloved. Dan. X.II.Map (db m216859) HM WM
74 New York, Orange County, West Point — Joseph Crain Audenried — Born Nov. 6, 1839, Died June 3, 1880. — Sixth son of the Hon. William & Jane Wills Audenried —
Colonel and Aide-de-Camp to General William T. Sherman, commanding Army of the United States, and Brevet Lieut. Col. and Captain 6th U.S. Cavalry. He was a graduate of the United States Military Academy, and during the War of the . . . Map (db m216860) WM
75 New York, Orange County, West Point — Kinsley Family
On the incorporation of the Kinsley Estate, into the domain of the U.S. Military Academy, the remains of the persons whose names are on this stone were removed from the family burial ground and reinterred beneath this monument by their . . . Map (db m216924) HM
76 New York, Orange County, West Point — Kosciuszko
The pedestal and shaft of this monument were erected by the Corps of Cadets of the U.S. Military Academy in 1828 to the memory of the Polish American General Thaddeus Kosciuszko The statue of this Revolutionary hero was presented by the Polish . . . Map (db m30198) HM
77 New York, Orange County, West Point — Kosciuszko’s Garden
Built in 1778 for rest and meditation by the brilliant Polish military engineer who redesigned and supervised construction of the forts at West Point making it the “Gibraltar of the Hudson” in the Revolution. This garden, reconstructed . . . Map (db m52719) HM
78 New York, Orange County, West Point — Kosciuszko’s Garden — Built 1778
. . . Map (db m52721) HM
79 New York, Orange County, West Point — Kosciuszko’s Garden Restoration
Dedicated June 22, 1969 by the Polish American Veterans of Massachusetts Inc. This fountain was first built by Colonel (later Brigadier General) Thaddeus Kosciuszko in 1778Map (db m52804) HM
80 New York, Orange County, West Point — Lieut Sam'l. J. Bransford — of the 2nd Regt. of Artillery U.S.A. — In memory of
A native of Lynchburg Va. Born the 14th Decemr. 1814. Departed this life 3rd. Novemr. 1840. In the 26th year of his age. A bereaved and widowed Mother, in . . . Map (db m216925) HM
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81 New York, Orange County, West Point — Lieut. William Gaston — 1st Dragoons U.S.A. — In Memoriam —
Killed in action with hostile Indians W.T. May 17, 1858 Aged 24 yrs.Map (db m216876) WM
82 New York, Orange County, West Point — Lt. Col. Alex. R. Thompson — U. States 6th Infantry — Sacred to the Remains of —
Born Feb. 19. 1793. Fell Dec. 25. 1837. At the head of his regiment, in a successful charge. Battle of Okee-Cho-Bee Florida ——————————— The son of a gallant officer of the Revolutionary Army, whose remains lie near this spot. . . . Map (db m216888) WM
83 New York, Orange County, West Point — Lusk Reservoir
Named in honor of Captain James L. Lusk Corps of Engineers who erected it 1894 to 1896.Map (db m52788) HM
84 New York, Orange County, West Point — Maj. Gen. Thomas H. Ruger — Apr. 2, 1833 - June 3, 1907. — Supt. U.S. Military Academy 1871 - 1876. —
Engaged in Battles of Harper's Ferry • Cedar Mountain • Antietam • Chancellorsville Gettysburg • Warrenton • Draft Riots, N.Y. • Resaca New Hope Church • Kulp House • Peach Tree Creek Atlanta • Franklin • Wier's Fork • Surrender of . . . Map (db m216879) WM
85 New York, Orange County, West Point — Major General Daniel Butterfield — Oct 31 1831 • Jul 17 1901 — Medal of Honor —
[Engraved List of Battle Participation] [No particular order and incomplete listing] Antietam • Fredericksburg • Cassville • Spottsylvania • Chancellorsville Yorktown • Hanover Court House • Mechanicsville • Wilderness Gaines Mills • . . . Map (db m216857) WM
86 New York, Orange County, West Point — Major General John Sedgwick
US Volunteers Colonel 4th Cavalry U.S. Army Born Sep. 13, 1813 Killed in Battle at Spotsylvania May 9, 1864 While in command of the 6th Corps Army of the Potomac The Sixth Army Corps in loving admiration of its commander . . . Map (db m7324) HM
87 New York, Orange County, West Point — Major Joshua L. Fowler — Tenth United States Cavalry
Born at East Fishkill, New York February 20, 1846 Died at Sea, returning from Cuba July11, 1899Map (db m216935) WM
88 New York, Orange County, West Point — Malek Tennis Center
Named in honor of Frederick V. Malek Class of 1959 With great respect for those with the courage to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong. May 2001Map (db m52877) HM
89 New York, Orange County, West Point — Margaret Corbin
In memory of • Margaret Corbin • a heroine of the Revolution known as Captain Molly 1751 – 1800 who at the Battle of Fort Washington, New York City, when her husband John Corbin was killed, kept his field piece in action until severely . . . Map (db m22215) HM
90 New York, Orange County, West Point — Margaret Corbin
100 feet ahead on right monument and grave of Margaret Corbin Revolutionary HeroineMap (db m22332) HM
91 New York, Orange County, West Point — McLean Historical Museum Building
Constructed in 1975 on top of a 1909 structure, the McLean Historical Museum Building was modeled after the Revolutionary War officer’s hut and “The Temple” located at the New Windsor Cantonment (12 miles north of West Point) and . . . Map (db m56181) HM
92 New York, Orange County, West Point — Michie Stadium
. . . Map (db m59673) HM
93 New York, Orange County, West Point — North and South Redoubts
In 1779, Major General Heath supervised construction of South (Middle) and North Redoubts (located across the river and east of the Town of Garrison). Both were designed to prevent British control of eastern approaches to West Point and . . . Map (db m58565) HM
94 New York, Orange County, West Point — Old West Point Gates
This gate, and the cemetery gate further along Washington Road, were the main gates to West Point during the last half of the nineteenth century. These intricately detailed cast iron gates and posts are rare survivors of early exterior decorative . . . Map (db m22330) HM
95 New York, Orange County, West Point — Original Embrasure
In this location in 1974, archeologists uncovered what appeared to be an original embrasure (an opening in the parapet to permit the firing of cannon). Excavations also revealed evidence of earlier walls or stone supports for gun platforms. This . . . Map (db m56205) HM
96 New York, Orange County, West Point — Our National Heritage
These plaques, which attempt to convey the spirit and essence of our national heritage as embodied in the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution, have been added to this inspiring overlook on the 50th anniversary of our . . . Map (db m22401) HM
97 New York, Orange County, West Point — Reconciliation Plaza
The Class of 1961 presents this memorial to the United States Military Academy on the occasion of its 40th reunion and one hundred forty years after the graduation of the Classes of May and June 1861. We commemorate the reconciliation . . . Map (db m63355) HM WM
98 New York, Orange County, West Point — Redoubt Four
In 1778, Thaddeus Kosciuszko designed Redoubt 4 to protect Fort Putnam (visible in the foreground) against British fire from this hill (Rocky Hill). American soldiers built Redoubt 4 in 1779. In 1780, Benedict Arnold described it as “ . . . a . . . Map (db m166272) HM
99 New York, Orange County, West Point — Redoubt Number Four — Built 1778 - 1779
This redoubt, with battery No. 1, was constructed to command the heights above and around the main work at West Point, Fort Putnam, during the American Revolution.Map (db m56441) HM
100 New York, Orange County, West Point — Revolutionary War Fortifications
Fortifications were constructed with the most readily available materials: earth, stone and wood. Forts, redoubts and batteries were normally built with a dry masonry stone foundation topped with some combination of earth, fascines (bundles of . . . Map (db m56169) HM

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Apr. 22, 2024