"Lest We Forget"
at The United States Military Academy Cemetery
Photographs by Doug Gitt, Spring 1999
Two views of the Old Cadet Chapel. Built in the mid-nineteenth
century, it was moved to its present location in 1910, adjacent
cemetery. It is still used for some services.
A picture of a small part of the cemetery. Although it is
not large, the cemetery literally packs a lot of American history
its modest size.
Cushing's headstone, with Kilpatrick's monument
in the background. Buford's monument is just a few inches
to the right,
but I kept it out of the frame so as to not detract from Cushing.
yes, Cushing was brevetted as an Lt. Col.
Here are two bronze reliefs that are on the Custer monument.
doubt that Custer is buried here; the party that disinterred the
at Little Big Horn could not verify who they had.
The brown monument in the foreground is Sykes; the tall column
rear is Buford's. (Cushing is just out of sight on the other
A detail of the eagles on Buford's monument
I know Scott was not at
GB, but his new gravestone is impressive.