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U.S. Military Academy (West Point)

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Special Collections and Archives Division
U.S. Military Academy Library
MADN-LIB, Building 758, Jefferson Hall
758 Cullum Road
West Point, New York 10996-1711

Description:

The United States Military Academy's mission is to educate, train and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the United States Army.

 

The Special Collections are comprised of a variety of materials from private and commercial sources. They are often made available to researchers from outside the Academy by request.

 

The Special Collections include approximately 1,500 linear feet of manuscript materials. Most of the collection consists of personal manuscripts of Academy alumni; however some non-graduate papers are also included.

 

The collections also contain published sources such as books, maps, photographs and ephemera. The book collection includes early European and American imprints and the Sylvanus Thayer Collection acquired in the early years of the Academy, as well as association volumes, books by and about Academy alumni, and books on the history of West Point, the Academy and the Hudson Valley.

http://www.usma.edu/library/sitepages/sca.aspx

Categories: Ulysses S. Grant,

Collections:
John McAllister Schofield to Ulysses S. Grant, 18 Sept. 1876
Edward A. Kreger Papers
National Archives Record Group 404
Ulysses S. Grant Papers, West Point

Note that this is an incomplete collections list. Please contact the organization directly for the most current information about their holdings.


John McAllister Schofield to Ulysses S. Grant, 18 Sept. 1876

3 pages ; 25 x 20 cm
Document signed with holograph comment by U.S. Grant.
General, U.S. Army, Superintendent, U.S. Military Academy. Letter to Grant asking presidential approval to modify the demerit system.
U.S. Military Academy Library, Special Collections.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/8192261

Size
1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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Edward A. Kreger Papers

Kreger, Edward A. (Edward Albert), 1868-1955. Army officer and professor of Law, U.S. Military Academy. Correspondence, 1915-1917, regarding their engagement as guest lecturers on legal topics, with the following: John W. Edgerton, Ralph W. Gifford, John Bassett Moore, Elihu Root, H.L. Stimson, William H. Taft, Charles T. Terry, George Grafton Wilson; papers, 1918, regarding the course in law for the class of August 1918.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/8615811

Size
118 items

Presidential content includes:

- William Taft

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National Archives Record Group 404

National Archives Record Group 404 documents the history of the U.S. Military Academy. It is held exclusively at West Point

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant
Documents associated with cadetship and subsequent official associations with the Academy.

- Dwight D. Eisenhower
Documents associated with cadetship and subsequent official associations with the Academy.

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Ulysses S. Grant Papers, West Point


Publication information: 1840-1885.
1 box.
General, U.S. Army. President, U.S., 1869-1877. Letter to cousin Mckinstry Griffith telling of cadet life at West Point, 1840; typed transcripts of letters to John Lowe relating Mexican War anecdotes; letter, 26 August 1861, stating that troops are recruiting more volunteers; 16 February 1862, note to General S.B. Buckner demanding unconditional surrender; letter, Oct. 1863, memorandum regarding the treatment of civilians and their property; letter, 27 January 1864, from Abraham Lincoln; letter, 30 April 1864, to Meade regarding fresh horses; note, 4 April 1864, granting Maryland troops furlough; note to Sherman instructing him to destroy the railroad as far east of Knoxville as possible; letter, 6 May 1865, to Maj. General Halleck suggesting amnesty for General R.E. Lee; 2 letters, 1865, to General Thomas regarding troop movements and instructions on surrender of Confederate troops in Alabama and Tennessee.
Letter, 22 January 1866, to Sheridan requesting names of Generals to be retained on active service; letter, 7 May 1866, to John Pope instructing him how to deal with the post trader; 16 May 1866, letter of introduction for G.A. Custer; 8 January 1877, to W.T. Sherman, advice regarding retirement of professor H.L. Kendrick; letter, 6 March [18]77 to J.M. Schofield accepting an invitation to visit West Point remarking, "I always enjoy a visit to the old Academy now that the Supt. & Instructors have lost the power they used to have of "bulldozing" me."; notes from his sick bed, June-July 1885, to Bishop John Newman; note, 3 July 1885, to his doctor; funeral memorabilia.
U.S. Military Academy Library, Special Collections.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/9212628

Size
1 box

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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