History of West Point

Long overdue, finally put online a few minutes ago: a decentish site on The History of West Point. Right this minute, in addition to some material already onsite (MacArthur’s 1962 farewell address to the Corps, Francis Smith’s 1879 address to his classmates of the Class of 1829, Union and Confederate brought together for one of the first times after the War), new material put on the WP section of my site these past ten days:

Roswell Park’s Sketch of the History and Topography of West Point and the Military Academy: published in 1840, it was the first history of the Academy.

E. D. J. Waugh’s West Point: The Story Of The United States Military Academy: published in 1944, an odd mix of history and anecdote and war propaganda, but not bad.

I expect to expand the site considerably.

The homepage of my American history site (24 books, 11,000 pages of print, 600 images in 700+ webpages) is here.

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