Summerall Field

Named for The Citadel’s 10th president, an illustrious general whose legendary military service included the Spanish American War, Philippine Insurrection, Boxer Rebellion and several victorious battles of World War I. The first Southerner to become a four-star general in the U.S. Army, Charles Pelot Summerall capped a colorful military career as chief of staff of the Army before becoming president of The Citadel in 1931. His medals and dress sword are on display in Summerall Chapel. Summerall Field is the site of the dress parades that attract visitors on most Friday afternoons during the academic year.

Also known as the “parade field,” “parade deck” or “parade ground.”

Summerall Gate

Fashioned from sword gate panels, the gate was originally made for Whitehall, Gen. Summerall’s plantation in Aiken, S.C. The gold shields on the gates comprise four bronze stars and the general’s initials, CPS. The gate is on the northeast side of campus adjacent to Hampton Park.