USNA Digital Collections
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 …
The USNA Digital Collections provide access to digital surrogates of the unique, rare, and/or historically significant holdings of the Special Collections & Archives Department, and of Nimitz Library as a whole.
News & Updates
Seventy-three combat prints, depicting the kamikaze attacks on U.S.S. Ticonderoga and U.S.S. Franklin, the Battle of Manila, and shore bombardments, are added to the Combat Photograph collection. 11-14-14
The Edwin Jesse De Haven Papers, which focus on the Grinnell Arctic Expedition of 1850 and the search for Sir John Franklin, are added to the Nimitz Library Digital Collections. 12-12-13
Eight images from the 1963 Army-Navy Game are added to the Army-Navy Football collection. 10-16-13
Digital copies of the Lucky Bag yearbook, the Annual Register of the United States Naval Academy, and the Official Register of the Officers and Acting Midshipmen of the United States Naval Academy join the Nimitz Library Digital Collections. 4-30-13