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Army-Navy Football

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 …

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The Civil War - Daniel D. T. Nestell Papers

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 …

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The Civil War - Daniel D. T. Nestell Papers

The Civil War - Francis A. Osbourn Papers

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.

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The Civil War - Francis A. Osbourn Papers

The Civil War - John E. Hart Letters

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.

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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

Eighty-eight combat prints, depicting engagements at Truk, Kwajalein, Eniwetok, Saipan, and Guam, are added to the Combat Photograph collection. 04-17-15

 

USNA Photographs - Midshipmen, consisting of 335 photographs of the various academic activities, athletics and sporting events, training exercises (both on the Yard and at sea), Commissioning Week activities, midshipman parades, drills, extracurricular activities, special events, and other aspects of midshipman life, is unveiled. 04-03-15

 

USNA Photographs - Buildings and Grounds, consisting of 483 photographs of the Academy's current and past buildings, grounds, momuments, memorials, historical architectural plans, and aerial views of the Yard, is unveiled. 02-20-15

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