Old Cadet Chapel (West Point)

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Old Cadet Chapel
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Coordinates: 41°23′55″N73°58′01″W / 41.39861°N 73.96694°W / 41.39861; -73.96694
Location West Point Cemetery, United States Military Academy
Country United States
Denomination Lutheran
Former name(s)Cadet Chapel
Status Church
Dedicated1910 (in current location)
Architectural type Greek Revival architecture

The Old Cadet Chapel at the United States Military Academy is a church and location of funeral and memorial services. It is the oldest chapel at West Point, having originally been built in 1836. [1] The chapel was originally located in the cadet area near present-day Bartlett Hall, but was disassembled brick-by-brick and moved to the West Point Cemetery when the current Cadet Chapel opened in 1910. Lutheran services are held at the old chapel on Sunday mornings during the school year.

There are marble plaques on the walls commemorating the generals of the American Revolution. Benedict Arnold's plaque contains only the inscription "Major General — Born 1740", his name omitted due to his treason. [2]

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  1. "Old Cadet Chapel". USMA.edu. Retrieved 2009-12-23.
  2. Atkinson, Rick (2013). The Long Gray Line: The American Journey of West Point's Class of 1966. Henry Holt and Company. p. 1. ISBN   9780805099638.

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