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By Bill Coughlin, September 5, 2009
Markers at Trophy Point
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
New York (Orange County), West Point — 150th Anniversary of the USMA
. . . — Map (db m35461) HM
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
New York (Orange County), West Point — 1st Infantry Regiment1791             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
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 2006 — Map (db m63958) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
New York (Orange County), West Point — Battery Sherburne
occupied this site during the Revolution Built 1778 — Map (db m22194) HM
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
New York (Orange County), West Point — Battle of Mexico City
MEXICO 13 – 14 Sep 1847 — Map (db m52592) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Battle of Palo Alto
Palo Alto 8 May 1846 — Map (db m59167) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Battle of Resaca De La Palma
Resaca De La Palma 9 May 1846 — Map (db m81738) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Battle of Vera Cruz
Vera Cruz 1847 — Map (db m59158) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Battle of Yorktown
Yorktown 19 Oct. 1781 — Map (db m59156) HM
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
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
New York (Orange County), West Point — Buffalo Soldier Field
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 m47302) HM
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
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
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
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
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
New York (Orange County), West Point — Colonel Thayer
Father of the Military Academy — Map (db m22344) HM
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
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 . . . — Map (db m22216) HM
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
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
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
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
New York (Orange County), West Point — Douglas MacArthurClass 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
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
New York (Orange County), West Point — Dwight David Eisenhower1890 – 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
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
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
New York (Orange County), West Point — Fort Clinton
(Originally named Fort Arnold) Designed and began by De la Radiere Completed by Kosciuszko 1778 – 1780 — Map (db m22192) HM
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 Colonel Arnold deserted to the . . . — Map (db m22308) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Fort MeigsBuilt 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
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
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
New York (Orange County), West Point — Fort WyllysBuilt 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
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
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
New York (Orange County), West Point — Frederick Dent GrantEldest 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
New York (Orange County), West Point — General George S. Patton, Jr.
Class of 1909 by James Earle Fraser 1950 — Map (db m102534) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — George Armstrong CusterMajor General — U.S. Vol
. . . — Map (db m86005) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Great Chain Battery
Chain Battery 1778 — Map (db m59050) HM
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
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
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
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
New York (Orange County), West Point — Kosciuszko’s GardenBuilt 1778
. . . — Map (db m52721) HM
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 1778 — Map (db m52804) HM
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
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
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 2001 — Map (db m52877) HM
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
New York (Orange County), West Point — Margaret Corbin
100 feet ahead on right monument and grave of Margaret Corbin Revolutionary Heroine — Map (db m22332) HM
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
New York (Orange County), West Point — Michie Stadium
. . . — Map (db m59673) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — National Historic Civil Engineering LandmarkU. S. Military Academy
The oldest extant institution in the United States to offer formal academic instruction in the field of civil engineering (Sept. 1813). — Map (db m35349) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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 m56416) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Redoubt Number FourBuilt 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
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
New York (Orange County), West Point — Richard Thomas Shea, Jr.
Medal of Honor awarded to Richard Thomas Shea, Jr. First Lieutenant, Infantry for action near Sokkogae, Korea, 6 to 8 July 1953 “ . . . He was supervising the reinforcement of defensive positions when the enemy attacked with great . . . — Map (db m63962) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Shea Stadium
In memory of Richard Thomas Shea, Jr. U.S.M.A. 1952 Born 3 January 1927 in Portsmouth, Virginia Killed in action Korea, 8 July 1953. Posthumously awarded Congressional Medal of Honor. Won 16 major intercollegiate Middle Distance and Cross Country . . . — Map (db m63961) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Sherburne’s Redoubt
In 1778, Colonel Henry Sherburne’s Regiment built a redoubt (a small enclosed work used to fortify hilltops, passes, etc.) in this general vicinity to cover the rear of Fort Clinton - - the main fortification covering the Great Chain and the river . . . — Map (db m22221) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Sherburne’s Redoubt
In 1778, Colonel Sherburne’s regiment built this redoubt near present trophy point to cover the back approach to Fort Arnold, western approaches to the Plain and northern approaches to Fort Putnam. No trace of the redoubt exists today. — Map (db m58561) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Sheridan Memorial
To the memory of Cadet Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Jr. Class of 1933 Erected by the Corps of Cadets MCMXXXII — Map (db m66524) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Southeast Asia Memorial
In memory of our classmates and other members of the United States Armed Forces who fell in battle in the Vietnam Conflict. Their sacrifice represents their full commitment to Duty, Honor and Country. This monument erected by the West Point . . . — Map (db m41050) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Superintendant's Quarters
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m56428) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Surrender at Saratoga
SARATOGA 17th October 1777 — Map (db m52805) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Taylor Hall
Named in honor of General Maxwell D. Taylor USMA Class of 1922 Instructor, French and Spanish, USMA 1927 – 1932 Superintendent, USMA 1945 – 1949 *   *   *   *Commander, 101st Airborne Div:         1944 – 1945U.S. Commander, . . . — Map (db m35470) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Thayer Walk
Generous contributions from the Classes of 1957, 1961, 1965 and 1974 have made possible the construction of Thayer Walk in the area originally known as Thayer and Jefferson Roads. — Map (db m35351) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — The Beverly Robinson House
General Benedict Arnold established his headquarters in the Beverly Robinson House (southeast across the river near water tower) while in command at West Point. Arnold was in the house when he learned that his treason was exposed. Fleeing quickly . . . — Map (db m56157) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — The Cadet Monument
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 — Map (db m22844) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — The Corps
The Corps!   The Corps!   The Corps!The Corps bareheaded salute it, with eyes up thanking our God – that we of the Corps are treading where they of the Corps have trod. They are here in ghostly assemblage, the men of the Corps long dead, and . . . — Map (db m53244) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — The Great Chain
The Hudson River’s narrow width and sharp turns at West Point created adverse sailing conditions and prompted construction of a Great Chain in 1778 as an obstacle to the movement of British ships north of this point. American soldiers positioned the . . . — Map (db m22201) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — The Great Chain
. . . — Map (db m63297) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — The Hand of the Aggressor
The hand of the aggressor is stayed by strength - and strength alone. Dwight David Eisenhower [ Lower Marker : ] The words inscribed on the tablet above are from a speech made in London in 1951. Presented by the Class of 1942 in memory . . . — Map (db m50149) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — The Old Cadet Chapel
Built on the Plain in 1837 Moved to the Cemetery & reopened at this site in 1911 Open Daily 0800-1600 — Map (db m22950) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — The Stephen Moore HouseThe Red House
Near this site stood the home of American Patriot, Revolutionary War soldier, and previous owner of West Point lands, Colonel Stephen Moore. Moore’s home served as General Washington’s headquarters from July to November of 1779. A gift of . . . — Map (db m64650) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — The Thayer Gate
presented to West Point and the Nation by the Class of June 1943 and friends September 1988 [ Lower Marker : ] ROE/Eliseco Inc., a Burns and Roe Company Construction Merritt-Meridian Construction Corporation George A. Logan & Sons . . . — Map (db m47306) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Thomas Hall
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New York (Orange County), West Point — To the American Soldier
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New York (Orange County), West Point — Twentieth Century Wars
The Cold War (1946-1991) Peace Operations (1991-2000) Shortly after its victory in World War II, the United States faced new international security challenges. The Soviet Union established Communist governments in central and eastern Europe and . . . — Map (db m35504) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — U.S. Military Academy
U.S. Military Academy has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United . . . — Map (db m22193) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — USMA Class of 1941 Memorial
Dedicated to the Army and Army Air Corps members of the USMA Class of 1941 who gave their lives during World War II & The Korean War Howard F. Adams     Captain, Air Corps     Over Germany 26 Feb 43 • Emory A. Austin, Jr.     Captain, Cavalry     . . . — Map (db m52593) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — USMA Class of 1952 Memorial
This memorial plaza is dedicated to our classmates who gave their lives in service to our country. *       *       *       *       * USMA Class of 1952 Terry de la Mesa Allen • Joseph Clair Austin • Roy Nelson Berry II • Loren Read Brooks • . . . — Map (db m63984) HM WM
New York (Orange County), West Point — USMA Class of 1980 Memorial
Presented to the United States Military Academy by the Class of 1980 ~ in memory of Cadet Richard Mull 1958 – 1977 Cadet Charles Pendleton 1958 – 1978 Cadet Charles Montoya 1958 – 1979 Cadet Reginald Johnson 1958 – 1980 [ . . . — Map (db m52595) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — USMA Crest
The Crest of the United States Military Academy Given by the Class of 1934 at its 60th reunion — Map (db m52791) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Wars that Shaped the NationThe American Civil War
From 1861 to 1865, the United States waged the deadliest and costliest conflict in its history. Union and Confederate soldiers numbering in the hundreds of thousands waged vast campaigns from the east coast to Texas from Pennsylvania to Florida. . . . — Map (db m20087) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Wars That Shaped the NationThe Revolutionary War
In 1775, American minutemen at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, fired the “shots heard around the world.” The colonists fought the British to establish their independence from New York to Georgia and from Massachusetts Bay to the . . . — Map (db m22273) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Wars That Shaped the NationThe War of 1812
The United States declared war on Great Britain in June 1812 after several years of tension stemming primarily from disputes over the British blockade of France during its wars with Napoleon. At first, attention focused on American efforts to invade . . . — Map (db m22276) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Wars That Shaped the NationThe Mexican War
The Mexican War increased the nation’s size by over 20 percent and continued the rapid territorial expansion of the United States. In 1846, after a number of incidents along the border between Texas and Mexico, the United States declared war . . . — Map (db m22277) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Wars That Shaped the NationThe Spanish-American War
On April 25, 1898, Congress declared war against Spain after the USS Maine blew up under mysterious circumstances in the port of Havana, Cuba. The U.S. raised an expeditionary army to liberate Cuba and the Philippines from Spanish rule. After a . . . — Map (db m22278) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Washington
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New York (Orange County), West Point — Water Battery
Water Battery 1778 — Map (db m66526) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Welcome To Trophy Point
The cannon on this historic site are trophies of war. They were captured or surrendered in American conflicts through more than two hundred years. The first trophies to come to West Point were guns captured in 1777 during the Battles of Saratoga. . . . — Map (db m20003) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Welcome to Trophy Point
The cannon on this historic site are trophies of war. They were captured or surrendered in American conflicts through more than two hundred years. The first trophies to come to West Point were guns captured in 1777 during the Battles of Saratoga. . . . — Map (db m54930) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — West Point Benches
These benches are presented to our Alma Mater with gratitude for the past, and to the United States Corps of Cadets with high expectations for the future The Class of 1934 1984 — Map (db m7436) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — West Point Bicentennial1802 – 2002
In Commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Founding of the United States Military Academy at West Point Presented by the Association of Graduates 16 March 2002 — Map (db m35468) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — West Point in the American Revolution
The history of West Point in the American Revolution began in May 1775 when George Washington and other Americans recommended that the Hudson River be blocked to prevent the British from using the waterway to strike into the interior of New York or . . . — Map (db m22228) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Western Redoubts 1, 2, 3 and 4
In July 1779, General Washington ordered the fortification of hills to the south and west of Fort Putnam because they dominated Fort Putnam and made it vulnerable to attack. Redoubt 1 with two batteries (hill south of Michie Stadium) guarded the . . . — Map (db m56156) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — William Kelleher / Charles Jobes
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New York (Orange County), West Point — Winfield Scott
Born   Dinwiddie Co. Va.   June 13, 1786 Died   West Point, N.Y.   May 29, 1866 --------------- History records his Eminent Services as a Warrior, Pacificator and General In Chief of the Armies of the United States. Medals and an Equestrian Statue . . . — Map (db m37169) HM
New York (Orange County), West Point — Wood Monument
To the Memory of Lieu. Colonel E. D. Wood of the Corps of Engineers who fell while leading a Charge at the Sortie of Fort Erie, Upper Canada 17th September 1814 in the 31st Year of his Age. Right Side: He was Exemplary as a Christian and . . . — Map (db m22843) HM

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