\mˈɪlɪtəɹi ɐkˈadəmi], \mˈɪlɪtəɹi ɐkˈadəmi], \m_ˈɪ_l_ɪ_t_ə_ɹ_i_ ɐ_k_ˈa_d_ə_m_i]\
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This academy was established at West Point, in New York State, in 1802, and is connected with and under the supervision of the National War Department. At first provision was made for only ten cadets, but in 1812 Congress authorized provision for 250. The present corps of cadets consists of one from each Congressional district, one from each territory, one from the District of Columbia and ten from the United States at large. Most of the leading generals of the Civil War, on both sides, were graduates of West Point.
By John Franklin Jameson