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Collection Reference Number GLC05707.07
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1838 
Title Chemical Notes, on Gunpowder and its Materials
Date 1838
Author Bailey, J.W. (fl. 1838)  
Document Type Pamphlet
Content Description Bailey is listed on title page as Acting Professor of Chemistry. Lithography by George Aspinwall at the U.S. Military Academy Press. Owned by Henry W. Halleck while a cadet at West Point. Bound together in a book with GLC05707.01-.06.
Subjects Military History  West Point (US Military Academy)  Education  Ammunition  Science and Technology  
People Bailey, J. W. (fl. 1838)  Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wager) (1815-1872)  
Place written West Point, New York
Theme Education; Science, Technology, Invention; Industry
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Halleck was graduated from West Point in 1839. He was active in the military and politics in California. After resigning from the Army in 1854, he headed the law firm of Halleck, Peachy & Billings in California. At the beginning of the Civil War, he was appointed major general. He served as Commander in Chief July 1862 to March 1864. Though he excelled in administrative duties, he was generally considered a failure in the field and was succeeded by his subordinate Ulysses S. Grant.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859