1841 Roster Of Officers & Cadets USMA- Signed by Two Officers – SOLD

A small booklet 23 pages with roster of officers, cadets, staff, and more information signed by Joseph Hooker.

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OFFICIAL REGISTER OF THE OFFICERS AND CADETS OF THE U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY, WEST POINT, NEW-YORK.   June, 1841.  Soft covers, 23 pages.  Back page; By order of Major Delafield,(signed in manuscript) “J. Hooker,” 1st Lieut. 1st Artillery, Adjutant Mil. Acad’y.  Head Quarters Military Academy,  West Point, N.Y., June 30th, 1841;  J.P. Wright, Printer, 19 New-street, New York.

Printed for graduation (“the Examination), and contains a list of honored invitees, academic staff including Richard Delafield, superintendent and commandant. list of cadets, first through fourth classes. Also contained is the conduct roll listing all the demerits accrued in 1841. (Horatio G. Wright, later Civil War General had none and was first on the list and Don Carlos Buell came in last with 193. There is also a two page chart of the synopsis of the course of study for that year.

Joseph Hooker of Civil War fame, who graduated from the Point in 1837, signs the back page as adjutant.

The front cover was signed by another officer, Joseph Delafield, who was an army officer during the War of 1812; a captain in the 2nd New York Volunteers, a major in the 46th U.S. Infantry in 1814, and honorably discharged in 1815. He was not only a soldier but a lawyer and diplomat.  His son Richard, as stated, was the Superintendent there.

A good many of these four classes became officers of note during the Mexican and Civil Wars.  See Photos.

Condition is very good, some separation along lower edge at spine fold, repaired with acid free tape.  Complete.

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Weight .5 lbs