Register of Officers and Cadets, 1819

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Register of Officers and Cadets, 1819

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Fourth Class-Continued


Seminole War, 1st, 1817-1818
Seminole War, 2nd, 1835-1842


A page from the register of officers and cadets for the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1819. A notable cadet listed is David Moniac, who is listed as a cadet.

David Moniac was born in 1802, near Pinchona Creek, in present-day Montgomery County, Alabama. In 1817, at the age of 15, David Moniac, became the first Native American cadet accepted into the United States Military Academy at West Point. Moniac was of Creek ancestry. He graduated from West Point in 1822. He died in 1836 at the Battle of Wahoo Swamp in Florida during the Second Seminole War. Moniac is memorialized at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The inscription on his tombstone, written by Major General T.S. Jessup, reads: "He was as brave and gallant a man as ever drew a sword or faced an enemy."

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


United States Military Academy Preparatory School


Digital reproduction of original register of officers and cadets.


United States Military Academy Preparatory School

Date Created

ca. 1819-06




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1 register of officers and cadets






United States Military Academy Preparatory School, West Point, New York

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Originally created and published by the United States Military Academy, West Point.

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Connolly, Lehman
Cravero, Geoffrey

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External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017.