Pillar Honoring Robert Rich Mudge

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Pillar Honoring Robert Rich Mudge

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Pillar Honoring R. R. Mudge


Second Seminole War, 1835-1842


A pillar honoring the place where Second Lieutenant Mudge fell during Dade’s Battle. The area is now a part of Dade Battlefield State Park in Bushnell, Florida. On June 13, 1842, as a prelude to the formal ending of the Second Seminole War, Col. William Worth announced that the remains of the officers who fell in the war would be gathered and reinterred in the burial ground next to the St. Francis Barracks in St. Augustine, Florida.

Robert Rich Mudge was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, in 1810. He applied to the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, New York, three times before he was accepted in 1829. He graduated as a brevet second lieutenant four years later. In September of 1835, as a full second lieutenant, he deployed to Florida to serve in the Second Seminole War (1835-1842). Mudge served with Company B of the 2nd Artillery Regiment and fell during Dade’s Massacre on December 28, 1835

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.


Amy Giroux


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Copyright to this resource is held by Amy Giroux and is provided here by RICHES for educational purposes only.


Stoddard, James

External Reference

Mudge, Alfred. 1868. Memorials: A Genealogical Account of the Name of Mudge in America. Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son.


Amy Giroux, “Pillar Honoring Robert Rich Mudge,” RICHES, accessed July 14, 2024, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/10769.