West Point Fifty Years Ago. An Address delivered before the Association of Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, at the Annual Reunion, June 12, 1879.


An address delivered by Francis Henney Smith (1812–1890) who had graduated from West Point years earlier. Smith served as the first Superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute and then again, in later years, during its reconstruction period in the aftermath of the Civil War. Smith wrote prolifically on military affairs at V.M.I. and elsewhere, a tribute to the life of “Stonewall” Jackson and numerous other works on education at military academies. “Reminiscences of the military academy in the early thirties by the Superintendent of V.M.I.” —Eberstadt. 


Description: West Point Fifty Years Ago. An Address delivered before the Association of Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, at the Annual Reunion, June 12, 1879.

New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1879. Octavo. 16, [2]pp. Original printed wrappers with light soil and slight wear; very good. bjcb 352236

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