The United States Military Academy on the Eve of the Civil War
(Photographs courtesy of the West Point Library, Special Collections Department) 

The Academy viewed from the west


The Academy viewed from the southwest


Perhaps the Earliest Photograph of the Corps of Cadets in Formation
(Circa 1860-61)

The Academy (academic building)

The Cadet Chapel



The Cadet Messhall


The Post Headquarters and Library


The West Point Hotel