I give it as my fixed opinion that but for our graduated cadets, the war
with the United States and Mexico might, and probably would have
lasted some four or five years, with, in its first half, more defeats than
victories, falling to our share.
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Book title: To the Point:The United States Military Academy, 1802-1902.
Contributors: George S. Pappas - Author.
Publisher: Praeger Publishers.
Place of publication: Westport, CT.
Publication year: 1993.
Page number: 219.
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