The Army Mule

The Army Mule (HM4KX)

Location: Highland Falls, NY 10928 Orange County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 22.38', W 73° 57.833'

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Since 1899 the mule has been the West Point mascot promoting the spirit of the Corps of Cadets. Mules were very important to the Army in the late 1800s through World War I. While not regular cavalry mounts, mules were used extensively to pull supply wagons, caissons, and artillery pieces. Mules are stronger, more surefooted, more intelligent, and eat less than horses. Riding mules like "Hannibal" were used by mounted guards and by messengers.

Hannibal (249-183 B.C.) was one of the greatest military leaders of all time. "Hannibal" was an exceptional West Point mascot. He served the Corps of Cadets faithfully from 1947 - 1964.
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HM NumberHM4KX
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Year Placed2004
Placed ByCompany M, 2nd Regiment, West Point Class of 1954
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 10:58pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 586646 N 4580682
Decimal Degrees41.37300000, -73.96388333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 22.38', W 73° 57.833'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 22' 22.80" N, 73° 57' 49.98" W
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Area Code(s)845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 157-195 W Point Hwy, Highland Falls NY 10928, US
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