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For Brotherhood and Duty: The Civil War History of the West Point Class of 1862

Brian R. McEnany

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160627
eISBN:
9780813165479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160627.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Many histories have been written about West Point and some of its famous graduates, but very few address an entire class. For Brotherhood and Duty is a narrative history of the Class of 1862 from the ... More


Wearing the Military Uniform of the United States: The West Point Years and Service as an Army Officer, 1855–1861

George G. Kundahl

in The Bravest of the Brave: The Correspondence of Stephen Dodson Ramseur

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833735
eISBN:
9781469604022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895702_kundahl.7
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter presents two excerpts from Ramseur's first letter to his mother from West Point, dated August 15, 1855 that illustrates his transition from upbringing to matriculation. It reports that ... More


Courtney Hicks Hodges: A Biographical Sketch

William C. Sylvan and Francis G. Smith

in Normandy to Victory: The War Diary of General Courtney H. Hodges and the First U.S. Army

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125251
eISBN:
9780813135038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125251.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This section provides the biography of Courtney Hicks Hodges, who was born in Perry, Georgia, on January 5, 1887. It tells us that he entered the United States Military Academy at West Point, New ... More


Beginnings, West Point, and Early Assignments

Brian D. Laslie

in Architect of Air Power: General Laurence S. Kuter and the Birth of the US Air Force

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169989
eISBN:
9780813174068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169989.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

The first chapter functions as an introduction and early biography to Kuter. It begins by focusing on his early life, his decision to attend West Point, his time at the Academy and his graduation and ... More


Aspirations

Brian R. McEnany

in For Brotherhood and Duty: The Civil War History of the West Point Class of 1862

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160627
eISBN:
9780813165479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160627.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The first part describes West Point at the onset of the Civil War. It introduces the reader to members of the Class of 1862, explains academic and cadet life, and follows the cadets through four ... More


West Pointers and the Civil War: The Old Army in War and Peace

Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832783
eISBN:
9781469605081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898567_hsieh
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Most Civil War generals were graduates of West Point, and many of them helped transform the U.S. Army from what was little better than an armed mob that performed poorly during the War of 1812 into ... More


The Spiritual Ball Game Anderson v. Laird and the End of Mandatory Chapel Attendance

H. Michael Gelfand

in Sea Change at Annapolis: The United States Naval Academy, 1949-2000

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830475
eISBN:
9781469605449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877470_gelfand.9
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the development of mandatory chapel attendance and the policy's legitimacy, including a detailed account of the efforts of cadets to terminate the required chapel attendance at ... More


Hodge’s Family at War

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0050
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter Fifty looks at Hodge and his family during the Civil War. As was true of most of the United States, Hodge had personal ties to the War. His fourth son, John, served for a time, and his ... More


Camp Dix, New Jersey

Timothy K. Nenninger and Charles Pelot Summerall

in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country: The Memoir of General Charles Pelot Summerall

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126180
eISBN:
9780813135649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126180.003.0024
Subject:
History, Military History

The First Division was transferred in September 1920 to Camp Dix, New Jersey. In Louisville, hundreds of the officers and men had married Kentucky girls. As soon as they were settled at Camp Dix, ... More


Remembrances

Brian R. McEnany

in For Brotherhood and Duty: The Civil War History of the West Point Class of 1862

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160627
eISBN:
9780813165479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160627.003.0019
Subject:
History, Military History

Tully McCrea was still assigned to West Point during the final days of the war. In Washington, the Grand Review was held near the end of May. A grateful country paid tribute to the eastern and ... More


War and Peace at West Point

Rick Mcpeak

in Tolstoy On War: Narrative Art and Historical Truth in “War and Peace”

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448980
eISBN:
9780801465895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448980.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This concluding chapter examines the response of the students of the United States Military Academy at West Point to Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. It draws mainly from an event in April 2010 when the ... More


Davis, Bragg, and Confederate Command in the West

Steven E. Woodworth

in Jefferson Davis's Generals

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139211
eISBN:
9780199848799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139211.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter details the fundamental problem behind the confederacy's western woes where Davis failed to find, use, and support a general who could work successfully both with him and with his ... More


Class Assessment

Brian R. McEnany

in For Brotherhood and Duty: The Civil War History of the West Point Class of 1862

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160627
eISBN:
9780813165479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160627.003.0020
Subject:
History, Military History

This final chapter includes an assessment of the class and its service to the country and an analysis of its lack of promotions, participation or assignment to volunteer units, and class statistics. ... More


The Academies

Steve Estes

in Ask & Tell: Gay and Lesbian Veterans Speak Out

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831151
eISBN:
9781469604770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889855_estes.8
Subject:
History, Military History

Military academies in America are hollowed institutions steeped in tradition. The “Long Gray Line” of West Point graduates includes such luminaries in military history as Lee, Jackson, Grant, Custer, ... More


The General Whom the President Elevated Too High: Davis and John Bell Hood

Herman Hattaway

in Jefferson Davis's Generals

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139211
eISBN:
9780199848799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139211.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter illuminates the factors that might have played a role in Major John Bell Hood's rise: a West Point training, an impressive physical size, association with Texas, and—possibly—personal ... More


The Coast Defenses

Timothy K. Nenninger and Charles Pelot Summerall

in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country: The Memoir of General Charles Pelot Summerall

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126180
eISBN:
9780813135649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126180.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

Life at Fort Flagler was very rugged, and Charles Summerall' wife was ill all the time. The water supply consisted of brackish, pumped water for the bathrooms and cistern water for drinking. This was ... More


To West Point

Timothy K. Nenninger and Charles Pelot Summerall

in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country: The Memoir of General Charles Pelot Summerall

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126180
eISBN:
9780813135649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126180.003.0013
Subject:
History, Military History

During the summer of 1905, Charles Summerall was ordered to duty as senior instructor of artillery tactics at West Point. This began the most difficult and disagreeable part of his service. His ... More


Jeff Davis Rules: General Beauregard and the Sanctity of Civilian Authority in the Confederacy

T. Michael Parrish

in Jefferson Davis's Generals

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139211
eISBN:
9780199848799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139211.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter looks at the adherence to the fundamental democratic principles of supremacy of civilian control over commanders of powerful military forces as conveyed in the antagonistic relationship ... More


“And David was wise in all his ways and the Lord was with David”

Timothy K. Nenninger and Charles Pelot Summerall

in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country: The Memoir of General Charles Pelot Summerall

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126180
eISBN:
9780813135649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126180.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

The text of the one of the sermons at West Point was “And David was wise in all his ways and the Lord was with David”. Charles Summerall took it to heart and hoped and prayed that he might be wise ... More


The Beginning 0f the End: The Old Army on the Precipice

Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh

in West Pointers and the Civil War: The Old Army in War and Peace

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832783
eISBN:
9781469605081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898567_hsieh.9
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the sectional crisis of the 1850s, which threatened the existence of the old army. The sectional crisis eroded an important part of the old army's fiber—its ethic of national ... More


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