Home > 1700-1900 > Seminole Wars > Major Francis Dade Seminole Wars Memorial

Within the grounds of the St Augustine National Cemetery are three natural coquina stone pyramids and a white granite monolith that commemorate the ambush and death of Major Francis Dade and his 106 men during the Florida Seminole Wars. Dade and his men were surprised on December 28, 1835, and killed by Seminole warriors between Tampa and Ocala as the marched to support General Wiley Thompson’s men at Ocala. Their remains along with many other unidentified casualties were laid to rest in three mass graves that are marked by the stone pyramids; the pyramids were originally covered with stucco. The graves also contain the remains of Captain George Gardiner, the first Commandant of Cadets at West Point Military Academy, and Major David Moniac, a Creek Indian and the first Native American graduate of West Point.
[url= http://www.west-point.org/family/ai-grads/THE%20FIRST%20DIVISION.html]David Moniac[/url]

IMG_0713~0.JPG
IMG_0717~0.JPG
IMG_0721~0.JPG
IMG_0722~0.JPG
IMG_0723~0.JPG
IMG_0724~0.JPG
IMG_0726~0.JPG
IMG_0728~0.JPG
IMG_0732~0.JPG
     
9 files on 1 page(s)