Table of Contents

(indicates the number of individuals memorialized in each chapter)

 

 Too Many Brave Souls............An essay from Time Magazine, Nov. 1997 (7)

 The West Point Cemetery.......High above the Hudson River lie 9000 souls

 Cemetery Maps.....................Graves of the prominent & locating graves

 Medal of Honor Recipients......Sixteen are interred in this cemetery

 The Cadet Chapel..................Historic building at the cemetery entrance

                 

                     Struggles in North America

 Early Graves..........................From the Revolutionary War to 1840 (5)

 Mexican-American War...........A major test of West Point training (3)

 The Civil War........................26 Union generals here, no Confederates (17)

 The Indian Wars....................From 1819 to 1890, Florida to Pacific Northwest (11)

 Mexican Border Campaign......Unrest in the Southwest 1910 - 1919 (2)

 

                    Reaching Overseas

 Spanish-American War..........A 75 day war in the Caribbean and far Pacific (8)

 Philippine Insurrection..........The perils of assuming colonial power (2)

 World War I.........................Unready for war, but victorious Over There (4)

 World War II........................Global warfare & the high cost of aerial combat (31)

 

                     Land Wars in Asia      

 Korean War..........................Confronting Communist aggression in Asia (10)

 Viet Nam..............................Asian land war with new technologies & tactics (23)

 Operation Desert Storm.........Responding to aggression in oil-rich lands (1)  

 Operation Iraqi Freedom.......Seeking WMD, but encountering IEDs  (15)

 Afghanistan..........................Front line in the Global War on Terror (7)

 

                   It's Not All About War

 Faculty, Staff, & Authors.......Prominent academics and notable writers (15)

 Army Sports and Spirit.........On Brave Old Army Team (10)

 Other Eminent Graduates.....Engineers, technologists, nation builders (8)

 Cadets...............................Those who died before graduating (5)

 Superintendents..................Twenty-five former "Supes" are buried here (24)                  

 

                  Burial at West Point

 Buried Elsewhere.................Prominent graduates not buried at West Point

 Burial at West Point.............Graduates yes, some service members may qualify

 Visting the Cemetery...........Access to the military post via Thayer Gate