THE DRAGOON GRAVE - THE YOUNGER MONUMENT
On the South East corner of Trinitatis Churchyard on the opposite place of the oak tree compared to the older monument.
Date of placement
Description and background:
The Monument was erected in memory of Prince Frederic (the /7th ) and his stay in Fredericia 1834-39. During this stay he planted the oak tree in memory of 500 Jutlandish dragoons who on October the 24th 1657 were killed during the Swedish assault on the town. They are said to be buried at this place. The inscription on the stone indicates that Prince Frederic also erected the older monument on The Dragoon Grave which probably is not true. One doesn´t know exactly when the younger stone was erected but likely this happened much later.
Under this oak tree
rest 500 brave dragoons from Jutland
who on this graveyard in 1657
fought a last stand
King frederic the 7th planted this oak
and erected this monument in 1837*
when he as a crown prince stayed
*The correct year is 1836