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    WEST POINT MILITARY ACADEMY YEARBOOK ca. 1870. This large United States Military Academy at West Point, New York for the Class of 1870 album contains 136 tipped albumen print photographs including 14 of the administration and professors, 70 cadets, and 52 various views including summer camp scenes, interiors, parades, formations, buildings, and bugler cadet Betz. Photographs measure 8.5"x5.5", cadets 4"x 5" mounted on 12.5"x 10" pages.

    Cadet images include, (2) Congressional Medal of Honor winners and (2) killed in Indian Wars action. One at Custer's Little Bighorn. (Winfield S. Edgerly)

    John Brown Kerr. Medal of Honor recipient, at the "White Rivers" Indian Wars, South Dakota. 1891.

    William E. Birkhimer. Medal of Honor recipient, at the "Philippines Insurrection" 1899.

    Robert G. Carter. Medal of Honor recipient, at "Indian Wars Texas" 1871.

    Edward John McClernand. Medal of Honor recipient, at the "Bear Paw Mountain", Montana Indian Wars 1877.

    Robert Weir. Killed in Action against Ute Indians Oct. 1879.

    Winfield Scott Edgerly (1846-1927). Born in New Hampshire in 1846 he was appointed to West Point, graduating in 1870. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant, and assigned to Company "D" of 7th Cavalry, and joined the regiment at Fort Riley, Kansas. He was with the 7th Cavalry at Little Bighorn, assigned to Weir's Company "D". He was with Benteen's command when the fight broke out, and survived the Hilltop fight.

    Cover and spine exhibit damage and separation with some loss. Interior photographs in good condition, some have light contrast, light foxing, last 10 pages have insect holes.


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