REPORT OF THE COMMISSION APPOINTED UNDER THE EIGHTH SECTION OF THE ACT OF CONGRESS OF JUNE 21, 1860, TO EXAMINE INTO THE ORGANIZATION, SYSTEM OF DISCIPLINE, AND COURSE OF INSTRUCTION OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY AT WEST POINT.

By: Davis, Jefferson, and others.

Price: $85.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Binding is rubbed and worn along edges, an idiot former owner has used strapping tape on the spine. contents have light foxing and some age-toning to the pages, but overall contents are tight and very good.


This is a very detailed report of the activities and findings of this Commission. Jefferson Davis, then a United States Senator was also president of the commission. Serving on the commission was Captain A. A. Humphrey's, who later as a Major General was involved in exploration and surveying of the West. Another famous person was the author of the last letter in the report which was to the commission in response to questions regarding what changes should be made at West Point to obtain the best officers qualified to perform their duties and that was from then Brevet Colonel Robert E. Lee, stationed in San Antonio. There are other famous names who responded with letters appended to the report: George G. Meade (Capt.), A. H. Whipple (Capt), Winfield Scott, and many others.

Title: REPORT OF THE COMMISSION APPOINTED UNDER THE EIGHTH SECTION OF THE ACT OF CONGRESS OF JUNE 21, 1860, TO EXAMINE INTO THE ORGANIZATION, SYSTEM OF DISCIPLINE, AND COURSE OF INSTRUCTION OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY AT WEST POINT.

Author Name: Davis, Jefferson, and others.

Categories: Other,

Edition: In the preface to the report it is stated: "December 20, 1860--Ordered. That five thousand additional copies of the report and the accompanying

Publisher: Washington D.C.:, Government Printing Office.: 1860

Binding: Original blind-stamped brown cloth.

Book Condition: Binding is rubbed and worn along edges, an idiot former owner has used strapping tape on the spine. contents have light foxing and some age-toning to the pages, but overall contents are tight and very good.

Size: 350 pages. 9 x 6.

Seller ID: 10420

Keywords: (WEST POINT, MILITARY, ARMY, U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY, SOLDIERS, JEFFERSON DAVIS, ROBERT E. LEE)