Midshipmen of the Mexican War
Almost dead center in the Naval Academy "Yard" is an obelisk surrounded by four cannons and inscribed with the names: Clemson, Hynson, Pillsbury, and Shubrick. Names of naval heroes or of sailors who have given their lives in the defense of this great nation are not unusual at the Academy. Yet these names are unusual. They are the names of midshipmen who died in war.