History of West Point and Its Military Importance during the American Revolution: and the Origin and Progress of the United States Military Academy


History of West Point and Its Military Importance during the American Revolution: and the Origin and Progress of the United States Military Academy

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Table of Contents

    Chapter I
Early Grants of the Lands at West Point
Title Acquired by the United States by
Commissioners Settle the Boundaries
Further Purchase by the United States
Jurisdiction Ceded by the State of New
Early Importance of the Control of the
Hudson during the Revolution
Resolutions of the Continental Congress,
May 25, 1775
Appointment of Committee by the 9 (11)
Provincial Congress, and Resolutions of
the Latter, August 18, 1775
Chapter II
Entrance to the Upper Highlands
Martelaer's Rock
Arrival of the Commissioners with Col.
Romans, the Engineer
Possession Taken of the Island
Correspondence with Col. Beverly Robinson
Controversy between Romans and the
A Garrison Ordered to Fort Constitution
First Proposition to Occupy West Point
and Erect Redoubts on the East Side of
the River
Removal of Romans, and Report of the
Commissioners en route to Canada
Order of Washington for a Board of
Officers to Report upon the Condition of
the Fortifications in the Highlands
Report of the Board 20 (19)
Chapter III
Appointment of a Secret Committee for
Obstructing the Channel of the Hudson
Their Action and Letter to Washington
Assignment of General Geo. Clinton to
Command in the Highlands
General Clinton and other Officers
Examine the Works and Report Upon the
Necessity of a Boom and Chain at Fort
Major-General Putnam appointed to Command
Advance of Sir Henry Clinton up the
Hudson to Co-operate with General Burgoyne
Assault and Capture of Forts Montgomery 39 (9)
and Clinton
Chapter IV
Renewed Efforts to Obstruct the Hudson
Selection of West Point as a Suitable
Letters of Washington to Putnam and
Clinton upon the Subject
Appointment of a Committee by the New
York Provincial Convention to Confer with
Report of the Committee, in which they
Recommend the Fortification of West Point
Commencement of the Works by General
Contract Made by Colonel Hughes for the
Great Chain at West Point
Report of General Putnam on the Progress
of the Fortifications
Report of General Parsons on the Same
General McDougall Ordered to Relieve
General Putnam
Instructions to General Parsons Relative 48 (21)
to the Construction of the Works
Chapter V
Progress of Obstructing the Hudson
Relic of the Boom and Chain
Letters of General Glover and Captain
Disposition of the Boom, Chain, Etc
Fort Arnold
Discrepancies in the Name of the Work
Assignment of Major-General Heath to the
Head-quarters of Washington Established
at West Point
Washington's Orders
Severity of the Winter of 1779-'80
Assignment of General Home to the Command 69 (18)
of the Post
Chapter VI
Major-General Arnold ordered to Relieve
General Howe
Disaffection of Arnold
Disheartening Condition of the American
Advantages of West Point if Captured by
the Enemy
Sir Henry Clinton's Idea
The Secret Correspondence with Arnold
Appointment to meet John Anderson
The ``Robinson House,'' and its Original
The Meeting between Arnold and Anderson
A Flag of Truce from the Vulture, and its
Smith's House
Joshua Hett Smith
Meeting between Arnold and Anderson
Attempt of Anderson to Return to New York
by Land
Cow-boys and Skinners
Capture of Anderson 87 (20)
Chapter VII
Narrative of One of the Captors
Anderson Conveyed to North Castle
The Papers Found on his Person
Anderson's Appearance Described
He is Transferred to the ``Robinson
House.''---Arrival of Washington
The Plot Discovered
Flight of Arnold
Andre Conveyed to West Point and from
thence to Tappan
Board of General Officers Convened 107(18)
Chapter VIII
Proceedings of the Board of General
Letters of Washington to Congress
Andre to Washington and Sheldon
Letter from Arnold to Washington
Robinson to Washington
Clinton to Washington
Arnold to Clinton
Report of the Board
Andre to Clinton
Washington to Clinton
Robertson to Washington
Reply of Washington
Clinton to Washington
Arnold to Washington
Robertson to Washington
Arnold to Washington
Andre to Washington 125(24)
Chapter IX
Andre's Statement
His Execution
Assignment of General McDougall to
Command at West Point
General Greene Ordered to Relieve Him
The Army go into Winter Quarters
Visit of the Marquis de Chastellux
Celebration at West Point of the Birth of
the Dauphin of France
General Knox Ordered to Command at West
Major Fleming Succeeds Him
Removal of the Great Chain from the Hudson
Attempt to Raise the Old Iron in the
Sunken Frigates
Captain Molly
The Artillerists and Engineers
Establishment of a Military School
Repairs on the Fortifications
Report of Major Niven
Visit of Liancourt
West Point no longer of Importance as a 149(26)
Defensive Point
Chapter X
Early Necessity for a Military Academy
Recognized at the Commencement of the
Appointment of a Committee to Visit the
Army by Congress, and their Report in
Favor of such an Institution
Resolution of Congress upon the Subject
Necessity for a Military Academy on the
Establishment of Peace
Arguments of Generals Huntingdon and
Value of their Experience and Opinions
Official Report of General Knox on
Military Education
Brief Career of Military Men
Citizen Graduates and their Services
Opinions of Washington and Jefferson on
the Establishment of a Military Academy
Organization of the Corps of Artillery
and Engineers, and Appointment of Cadets
thereto, in 1794
Increase of the Corps and of the Number
of Cadets in 1798
Provision for their Education
Inadequate Means for this Purpose
Views of President Adams and Mr. McHenry,
the Secretary of War
Organization of the Military Academy by
Congress, to be Stationed at West Point
Message of President Jefferson Relative
to the Subject
Report of Colonel Williams, the First 175(22)
Superintendent of the Academy
Chapter XI
Action taken by Congress and Increase of
the Number of Cadets
Urgent Recommendations in Favor of the
Institution by President Madison
Reorganization of the Institution in
1812, by which it became a Branch of the
Reduction of the Latter, and
Recommendation of the President to
Enlarge the Academy
Inquiry into the Constitutionality of the
Unanimity of Boards of Investigating
Committees on the Subject
Progress of the Institution, and the
Difficulties it Encountered
Changes among the Teachers
Organization under the Law of 1812
Resignation of Colonel Williams; Colonel
Swift his Successor
Introduction of the Inspector
Rules with Respect to the Promotion of
Appointment of a Board of Visitors
Uniform of the Cadets
Report of the Chief-Engineer 197(20)
Chapter XII
Appointment of Brevet-Major Thayer as
Impetus imparted to the Institution
Organization of the Battalion of Cadets
Improvements in the System of Education
The Secretary of War Directs Five most
Distinguished Cadets in each Class, to be
Annually Reported
Amenability of Cadets to Martial Law
Cadet Assistant Professors
General Examinations in January and June
Major De Russy Appointed to Succeed
Colonel Thayer as Superintendent
Destruction by Fire of the Academic
New one Erected
Organization of the Department of
Chemistry, &c
The Cadets Sworn to Serve Eight Years 217(8)
Chapter XIII
Major Delafield Appointed to Succeed
Colonel De Russy as Superintendent
Progress in Improvements
Establishment of Cavalry Instruction
Commandant of the Post
Method of Appointing the Cadets
Principles Regulating it
Not Controlled by the Wealthy
Open to all
Substitutes for the Present System of
Making Appointments
Enormous Expense of the Proposed Change
Comparison of a Cadet and Citizen
Applicant for Grade of Lieutenant
The Military Academy said to be ``Only a
School of Art,'' and Accused of having
Produced no ``Great Military
Genius.''---An Appeal to its Records
Term of Service of Graduates, and of 225(19)
Citizens in the Army
Chapter XIV
Law of Congress Regulating the
Appointment of Cadets
Suspension of the Board of Visitors
Pay of the Cadets Increased
Major Delafield Succeeded by Captain
Brewerton as Superintendent
Reappointment of the Board of Visitors
Teachers Discontinued by Professorships
Prosperity of the Academy
Demolition of the Old Barracks and
Erection of New
Captain Brewerton Succeeded by Colonel
Lee as Superintendent
Extension of the Term of Study from Four
to Five Years
Major Barnard and Colonel Delafield
Succeed as Superintendents
Continued Improvements
Establishment of Local Rank of the
Superintendent and the Commandant of
Return from a Five to a Four Years'
Course of Study
Academic Board not Sustained
A Commission from both Houses of Congress
Examine into the Institution
Major Beauregard and Major Bowman Succeed
as Superintendents
Loyalty of the Cadets
Description of the Public Buildings 244(21)
Chapter XV
Appointment of Cadets
The Qualifications Necessary
Admission into the Academy
Instruction and Examination of the
Outfit Procured for the New Cadet
Classification and System of Military
Aca. Demic Instruction
Arrangement into Classes and Sections
Programme for the Employment of Time
Thoroughness in Learning and Teaching
Importance of the Conduct-Roll
Successful Workings of the System
Discipline among the Cadets
Determination of Class-Rank, and its
Proportion of Graduates to the Number of
Cadets Admitted
Services of the Graduates 265(18)
Chapter XVI
West Point in 1863
Principal Objects of Interest
Fort Clinton
Kosciuszko's Monument
Dade's Monument
Narrative of the Survivor of the Massacre
Chain Battery Walk
Library and Observatory
Trophies on the Walls
Academic Building
Picture Gallery
Sculpture Gallery
Engineering and Chemical Departments
Cadets' Barrack
Scenery from Fort Putnam
The Cemetery
Mexican Trophies---The Great Chain
The Encampment
Autumnal Landscape at West Point 283(28)
Appropriations for the Military Academy 311(1)
Secretaries of War, from 1789 to 1863 312(1)
List of Inspectors, Superintendents, 313(7)
Professors, Teachers, Heads of
Departments, Surgeons, and Adjutants, and
Their Term of Service at the Military
Academy, from its Origin to the present
Statement showing the Number of Cadets 320(2)
actually Admitted into the United States
Military Academy from its Origin, March
16, 1802, to October, 1863
Statement exhibiting the actual Number of 322(2)
Cadets who have Graduated at the Military
Academy, from its Origin to the present
Date, with the States and Territories
whence Appointed
Statement exhibiting the Condition in 324(1)
Life of the Parents of the Cadets of the
United States Military Academy, from 1842
to 1863, inclusive
List of Cadets attached to the Army 325(10)
Register annually, in conformity with a
Regulation requiring the Names of the
most Distinguished Cadets, not Exceeding
Five in each Class, to be reported at
each Annual Examination
Military Academy Band 335(2)
Abstract of all the Acts of Congress 337(25)
providing for the Appointment of Cadets
in the Army, and for the Establishment
and Organization of the United States
Military Academy
Military Education in Europe 362(15)
Special Military School of St. Cyr 364(4)
The Polytechnic School 368(3)
School of Application for the Artillery 371(2)
and Engineering at Metz
School of Application for the Staff 373(4)
Military Education in England 377(5)
Royal Military Academy at Woolwich 378(4)
Prussian System of Military Education 382(4)
Cadet Schools 382(1)
School of Artillerists and Engineers 383(2)
The Staff School at Berlin 385(1)
Austrian System of Military Education 386(4)
The Artillery Academy 387(1)
The Engineer Academy 388(1)
The School of the Staff 389(1)
Military Education in Russia 390(3)
General Index 393