Newburgh, NY: Uriah C. Lewis, 1819. The published response by Cadet Thomas Ragland to his court martial and dismissal from West-Point in front of a Court of Inquiry, plus a Memorial to Congress. Ragland was accused of a mutiny or revolt against Sylvanus Thayer [1785 - 1872], the new Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy.
Ragland and a small core of other cadets protested against the harsh treatment of a cadet by an officer. Their protest was squelched and Thayer's discipline was sustained as written by the William Wirt, Attorney General of the United States. Thayer's new rules for discipline, high academic standards, and military curriculum transformed the school into the institution that we know of today.
8x5", unbound, 24pp; 9pp, varies from OCLC: 38692125 (at 10 libraries) by 24pp, then 3-9p. Item #27268