West Point in the Making of America







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For Section II,
The Antebellum Army

For Section III,
Civil War & Reconstruction

For Section IV,
An Army for the Nation

For Section V,
America In the Great War

Reference Works

Engineering books

American National Biography. Ed. John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes. 24 vols. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Boyer, Paul S., ed. The Oxford Companion to United States History. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Chambers, John Whiteclay II, ed. The Oxford Companion to American Military History. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Cullum, George W. Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Cambridge, Ma: Riverside Press, 1900, and later editions.

Dupuy, R. Ernest, and Trevor N. Dupuy. The Encyclopedia of Military History, from 3500 B.C. to the Present. New York and Evanston: Harper & Row, 1970.

Esposito, Vincent J., ed. The West Point Atlas of American Wars. 2 vols. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1959.

Goetzmann, William H., and Glyndwr Williams. The Atlas of North American Exploration, from the Norse Voyages to the Race to the Pole. New York: Prentice Hall General Reference, 1992.

Heitman, Francis B. Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, from Its Organization, September 29, 1789, to March 2, 1903. 2 vols. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1903.

Higham, Robin, and Donald J. Mrozek, eds. A Guide to the Sources of United States Military History and Supplements I, II, III, IV. Hamden Conn.: Archon Books, 1975–1998.

Jessup, John E., and Louise B. Ketz, eds. Encyclopedia of the American Military: Studies of the History, Traditions, Policies, Institutions, and Roles of the Armed Forces in War and Peace. 3 vols. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1994.

Kuehne, Richard E., and Michael J. McAfee. The West Point Museum: A Guide to the Collections. Ed. Robert A. Doughty. West Point N.Y.: Associate of Graduates, Class of 1932; United States Military Academy, 1987.

Lee, Antoinette, and Harold Skramstad. A Biographical Dictionary of American Civil Engineers. New York: American Society of Civil Engineers, 1972.

Purcell, L. Edward, and Sarah J. Purcell. Encyclopedia of Battles in North America, 1517–1916. New York: Checkmark Books, 2000.

Roysden, Christine, and Linda A. Khatri. American Engineers of the Nineteenth Century: A Biographical Index. New York and London: Garland, 1978.

Shrader, Charles Reginald, ed. Reference Guide to United States Military History. 5 vols. New York: Facts On File, 1993.

———. U.S. Military Logistics, 1607–1991: A Research Guide. New York: Greenwood Press, 1992.

Spiller, Roger J., Joseph G. Dawson III, and T. Harry Williams, eds. Dictionary of American Military Biography. 3 vols. Westport, Conn., and London: Greenwood Press, 1984.

Webster’s American Military Biographies. Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1978.

Who Was Who in American History—Science and Technology. Chicago: Marquis Who’s Who, 1975.

Who Was Who in American History—The Military. Chicago: Marquis Who’s Who, 1975.

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