To the Point: The United States Military Academy, 1802-1902

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Illustrations

PHOTOGRAPHS
(All illustrations are from the West Point Library Special Collections Division unless otherwise noted. Except for the frontispiece, all photographs follow page 181.)
Class Formation, 1869 (frontispiece)
The Revolutionary War Blockhouse below Kinsley Hill (West Point Museum)
Cadet Uniform in 1802 (The Company of Military Historians)
Cadet Uniform circa 1816 (The Company of Military Historians)
West Point in 1826
West Point in 1826 (West Point Museum)
South Barracks, 1830s
Central Area of Barracks in 1854
Cadet George Derby in Furlough Uniform, 1844
Cadet Lieutenant, circa 1845
Sheet Music of the 1850s
Lieutenant George Crook, Cadet Philip Sheridan, and Lieutenant John Nugen
The West Point Hotel and Road from the Landing, 1855
A Cadet Drawing of a Room in the 1860s
Central Barracks, 1860
Cadet Hop in the 1860s
A Cadet Fire Team Mans the Pump Engine, 1863
The Hudson River Looking North from Trophy Point, 1864 (West Point Museum)
The Cadet Chapel and the Library, 1867

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations xi
  • Foreword xiii
  • Preface xvii
  • Acknowledgments xix
  • 1775-1802 1
  • 1 - The Foundation is Laid 3
  • 1802-1817 23
  • 2 - Struggle for Survival 25
  • 3 - Existence in Name Only 45
  • 4 - Right Man at the Right Time? 61
  • 5 - Deliver Your Sword to the Bearer 75
  • 1817-1828 97
  • 6 - The Rebuilding Begins 99
  • 7 - Governed by the Rules and Articles of War 119
  • 8 - Still in a State of Progressive Development 129
  • 9 - Members of One Brotherhood 149
  • 1829-1833 183
  • II - I Have the Honor to Tender My Resignation 185
  • 12 - I Believe It the Best School in the World 205
  • 1833-1852 219
  • 13 - A Firm Hand is Needed 221
  • 14 - Preparing for the Ultimate Test 239
  • 15 - We Follow, Close Order, Behind You 261
  • 1852-1865 279
  • 16 - The Ante-Bellum Army 281
  • 17 - When Shall We Meet Again? 287
  • 18 - Adhere to Your Purpose 323
  • 1865-1902 351
  • 19 - All Institutions Are Imperfect and Subject to the Law of Change 353
  • 20 - Guard Well Your Heritage 387
  • 1902 417
  • 21 - The Corps and the Corps and the Corps 419
  • Appendix A Superintendents, U.S. Military Academy 423
  • Appendix B Commandants of Cadets 427
  • Appendix C Deans of the Academic Board 431
  • Appendix D The 1780 Map of West Point: An Unintentional Historical Hoax 433
  • Appendix E Comments on Sources 437
  • Bibliography 447
  • Index 467
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