On November 28, 1890 the cadets of the United States Military Academy and the midshipmen of the United States Naval Academy met at West Point to play the first Army-Navy football game. The next day, the following bulletin appeared in The New York Times:
Annapolis, Md., Nov. 29 -- "WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY."
"Twenty-four great guns, three …
The Daniel D. T. Nestell Papers, spanning from 1852 to 1911, focus primarily on service and experiences of Nestell as an Assistant Surgeon in the United States Navy during the Civil War. The papers describe naval career of Daniel Nestell, from his initial appointment through his retirement and subsequent pension claims, including …
The Francis Osbourn Papers, comprising .5 inches of documentation, primarily span the career of Francis Osbourn in the Twentieth Regiment Indiana Volunteers and the Sixth Regiment U.S. Colored Troops, from 1862 to 1866. The papers, mostly letters, focus on duties, experiences and observations, and requests for items from home by Osbourn.
The John E. Hart Letters, consisting of 1.5 linear inches of documents, span the period from 1861 to 1863. The letters focus on the time spent by Hart aboard U.S.S. Vincennes and U.S.S. Albatross, both of the West Gulf Blockading Squadron.
The collection consists of ten handwritten letters, some incomplete, as well as several photocopies.
“We have met the enemy and they are ours.” Those historic words, written by Oliver Hazard Perry to General William Henry Harrison, announced the American victory over the British at the Battle of Lake Erie on September 10, 1813. For the rest of the War of 1812, the Americans retained control of Lake Erie, leading to victories at the …
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News & Updates
49 combat prints, depicting Allied raids on Mili in the Marshall Islands and the negotiation of the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact, are added to the World War II Combat Photograph Collection. 07-02-15
USNA Digital Collections unveils the World War II Battle Reports and Analyses Collection, composed initially of the Battle Experience series of information bulletins, covering such operations as the Solomon Islands Campaign, the bombardment of Iwo Jima, the battle for Attu and Kiska, the invasion of Northern France, and actions in the Marshalls, Marianas, and Gilberts. 06-24-15
50 combat prints, depicting the sinking of the battleship Yamato, negotiation of the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact, operations off the Japanese home islands, VJ Day celebration, and operations in Greenland, are added to the World War II Combat Photograph Collection. 06-22-15
98 combat prints, depicting aerial operations off Japan, allied landings on Kiska, raids on Marcus Island, the loss of U.S.S. Pittsburgh's bow in a typhoon, and the rescuing of downed Navy pilots, are added to the World War II combat Photograph Collection. 05-11-15
136 combat prints, depicting the sinking of U.S.S. Lexington at the Battle of Coral Sea, the invasion of Leyte, the air battle in the Sulu Sea, the landings at Sansapor, and the rebuilding of Cherbourg, are added to the World War II Combat Photograph Collection. 04-28-15.