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Congressional Commission to examine the methods of training at West Point meets for the first time

United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, circa 1861
07/17/1860
The Commission appointed to examine the working and methods of the U.S. Military Academy and make recommendations for improvements met for the first time on July 17, 1860 at West Point, New York.  Its members included Senators Jefferson Davis and Solomon Foote, Congressman Henry Winter Davis and two Army officer, Major Robert Anderson and Captain A.A. Humphreys.  The Commission heard testimony from a vast set of sources familiar with the academy and its report was printed December 13, 1860.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Edward S. Holden, "Training of Cadets for the U.S. Army," Journal of the Military Service Institution of the United States 34 (1904): 420-421. 

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