TITLE

Mr. Lincoln's Secret Visit to West Point: The Sesquicentennial of a Military Mission

AUTHOR(S)
Czarnecki, Anthony J.
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
New York History;Winter2012, Vol. 93 Issue 1, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a secret visit by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln to the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York State in 1862, during the U.S. Civil War. It examines several motivating factors behind the visit, including Lincoln's desire to talk about military strategy with retired General-in-Chief Winfield Scott, to learn about West Point's military regimen and curriculum, and to meet with cadets. The author also comments on press coverage of the trip, Lincoln's stay at the nearby Cozzens Hotel, and his visit to the West Point Foundry in Cold Spring, New York.
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82590010

 

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