J. R. Poinsett, Regulations Established for the Organization and Government of the Military Academy, at West Point, 1839 Revised Edition
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J.R. Poinsett’s Regulations Established for the Organization and Government of the Military Academy, at West Point…1839 Revised Edition
This was the rulebook for West Point’s Class of 1839, which included Civil War generals Isaac Stevens, Henry W. Halleck, Jeremy Gilmer, Alexander Lawton, James Ricketts, Edward Ord, Henry J. Hunt, Edward Canby and others.
This copy belonged to Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Henry Galt of Botetourt Virginia, a member of the West Point Board of Visitors, and decorated veteran of the battles of Contreras and Churubusco. Signed “P. H. Galt / Bd of Visitors” and “Wm. R. Galt / Buchanan / Bot. Co. Va.”
Front spine very lightly shaken; light toning and foxing throughout; bumped; lightly rubbed; and light chipping at the extremities; else very good.
Poinsett, J. R. Regulations Established for the Organization and Government of the Military Academy, at West Point, New-York, by Order of the President of the United States; to Which is Added The Regulations for the Internal Police of the Institution; With Appendix, Containing the Rules and Articles of War, and Extracts From the General Regulations of the Army, Applicable to the Academy. NY: Wiley & Putnam, 1839. Revised edition amended January, 1839, 137p., frontispiece.