Register of Officers and Cadets, 1819

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Title

Register of Officers and Cadets, 1819

Alternative Title

Fourth Class-Continued

Subject

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

Description

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.

Creator

United States Military Academy Preparatory School

Source

Digital reproduction of original register of officers and cadets.

Publisher

United States Military Academy Preparatory School

Date Created

ca. 1819-06

Format

image/jpg

Extent

456 KB

Medium

1 register of officers and cadets

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

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

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

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

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Curator

Connolly, Lehman
Cravero, Geoffrey

Source Repository

United States Military Academy Preparatory School

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.

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