Letter from David Moniac to His Sister (November 14, 1822)

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Title

Letter from David Moniac to His Sister (November 14, 1822)

Alternative Title

Letter from Moniac to His Sister (November 14, 1822)

Subject

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

Description

A letter of correspondence from David Moniac to his sister on November 14, 1822. In the letter, Moniac explains to his sister that he is resigning from his appointment as Brevet Second Lieutenant in the Sixth United States Infantry of the United States Army.

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

Moniac, David

Source

Digital reproduction of original 1-page handwritten letter from David Moniac to his sister, November 14, 1822.

Date Created

1822-11-14

Format

image/jpg

Extent

16.3 KB

Medium

1-page handwritten letter

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

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

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by David Moniac.

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Curator

Connolly, Lehman
Cravero, Geoffrey

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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