1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 4, 2020 2:25 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking US Military Academy Cadet Applications


      Are the U. S. Military Academy Cadet Applications, 1805 - 1866, available online?

        • Re: Seeking US Military Academy Cadet Applications
          Jason Atkinson Guide

          Dear Mr. Cortez,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Application Papers of Cadets, 1814 - 1866 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762 - 1984 (Record Group 94). This series was microfilmed as National Archives Microfilm Publication M688 - U.S. Military Academy Cadet Application Papers, 1805-1866.  Please review the descriptive pamphlet for more information about these records. For access to M688, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at archives1reference@nara.gov.


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