Major Dade and His Command Monuments

Major Dade and His Command Monuments (HM1GU0)

Location: St. Augustine, FL 32084 St. Johns County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 53.186', W 81° 18.566'

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On December 28, 1835, during the Second Seminole War, a column of 108 U.S. Army soldiers dispatched from Fort Brooke (Tampa) to relieve the detachment at Fort King (Ocala) was surprised by a strong force of Seminole Indians near Bushnell in Sumter County. Except for three soldiers and an interpreter, the entire column of 108 men, led by Major Francis Langhorne Dade, perished in battle that day. On August 15, 1842, Dade and his command, as well as other casualties of the war, were re-interred here under three coquina stone pyramids in a ceremony marking the end of the conflict. Among those buried with Dade are Captain George W. Gardiner, U.S. Military Academy (U.S.M.A.) 1814, first Commandant of Cadets at West Point, and Major David Moniac, U.S.M.A., 1822, a Creek Indian and first Native-American graduate of the Military Academy.
HM NumberHM1GU0
Marker NumberF-434
Year Placed2001
Placed ByWest Point Society of North Florida and the Florida Department of State.
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 9:24pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 470121 N 3306241
Decimal Degrees29.88643333, -81.30943333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 53.186', W 81° 18.566'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 53' 11.16" N, 81° 18' 33.96" W
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Area Code(s)904
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 104 Marine St, St. Augustine FL 32084, US
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