Cadet Life at West Point By an Officer of the United States Army. With a Descriptive Sketch of West Point, by Benson J. Lossing.
Boston: T. O. H. P. Burnham, 1862. Hardcover. A Civil War description of West Point, published anonymously, but attributed to George Crockett Strong (1832 - 1863), who graduated from West Point in 1857.
In the Civil War, Strong served on the staff of General McDowell at the First Battle of Bull Run. He later served on the staffs of Generals George B. McClellan and Benjamin Butler.
In 1863 Strong was seriously wounded while leading the attack on Fort Wagner on Morris Island, South Carolina. Strong succumbed to tetanus in New York City, and posthumously received a commission as major general. Strong is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.
8vo, frontispiece, xvii, 367pp, 3pp advertisements. Original dark brown gilt cloth, faded. Spine ends slightly rubbed. Owner's signature S. G. Wheeler, 1862, on front end paper. Some water staining, otherwise a very nice copy of a description of the United States army at the beginning of the Civil War. OCLC: 51687217 records 3 copies, at the NY Historical Society, West Point and Rutgers. Very good overall. Item #23603