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Some photos from the 1930s.

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Rabble Looks Back

By Bill Giunco – billgiunco@optonline.net
Rabble looks back on Army football yester-year

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Rabble

By Bill Giunco
Bill Giunco. billgiunco@optonline.net C 732-859-0218 …

Rabble looks back on Army football yester-year

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1890 – 1909 Army Navy Football

Navy 24, Army 0 Nov. 29, 1890 – West Point, N.Y.

Veteran Red Emerich scored 20 of Navy’s 24 points in its series-opening shutout of the host Cadets. Moulton Johnson added the other touchdown (touchdowns were worth four points), as the Mids served as Army’s first college football opponent.
Navy 24, Army 0 Nov. 29, 1890 - West Point, N.Y.

Army 32, Navy 16 Nov. 28, 1891 – Annapolis, Md.

Army avenged its series-opening loss to Navy by doubling up the Midshipmen, 32-16, in Annapolis. The Cadets overpowered the Midshipmen on the ground, scoring three first-half touchdowns to take an 18-6 lead at intermission. Elmer Clark scored on two touchdown runs, while plebe Fine Smith blocked Worth Bagley’s punt and returned it for a touchdown. Navy was not to be embarrassed on its home field and answered with touchdowns from C.F. Maclin and Henry Pearson to open the second half. Nonetheless, the Cadets padded their lead with two more touchdowns to provide the 16-point difference.

MILITARY CADETS VERSUS NAVAL CADETS. ANNAPOLIS November 20, 1891,
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Navy 12, Army 4 Nov. 26, 1892 – West Point, N.Y.

Worth Bagley proved to be quite valuable to Navy, accounting for eight of the team’s 12 points in a 12-4 win over Army. All of the scoring came in the second half. Walter Izard had Navy’s first touchdown run, and Bagley added the conversion. Army’s Thomas Carson answered with a touchdown for the Cadets, but Bagley put the game away with six more points late in the half.

Navy 6, Army 4 Dec. 2, 1893 – Annapolis, Md.

Henry Kimball’s one-yard touchdown run and two-point conversion was all Navy needed in a 6-4 victory over Army. The Cadets’ Thomas Carson responded with his second touchdown in as many years against Navy, but the two-point conversion was unsuccessful.

Army 17, Navy 5 Dec. 2, 1899 – Philadelphia, Pa.

In the first Army-Navy game held at Franklin Field, Army’s Verne Rockwell and Bob Jackson combined to score three touchdowns in the Cadets’ 17-5 victory. Considering Navy had shut out its previous three opponents – North Carolina, Trinity and Lehigh – by a combined 71-0 score, this game was termed an upset of sorts. After Jackson started the scoring in the first half with a short run, Navy drove to the Army nine-yard line before time ran out in the half. Rockwell and Jackson tallied second-half scores, as the Cadets took a commanding 17-0 lead. The Midshipmen avoided a shutout when Ward Wortman scored with just seconds left in the game.
Cadets Against Middies
Army and Navy Meet Today My And Navy Meet Today Philadelphia
Boston Evening Transcript – Dec 2, 1899
The State, War and Navy departments were almost deserted today as a result of the West Point- Annapolis football game in Philadelphia…
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=tbg-AAAAIBAJ&sjid=xVkMAAAAIBAJ&dq=football%20philadelphia&pg=5659%2C3775721
CADETS AT FOOTBALL TO-DAY; Rival Teams – New York Times
West Point Defeats Annapolis
Boston Evening Transcript – Dec 4, 1899
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ARMY WHIPS NAVY – Boston Daily Globe
Navy’s Battered Team.
Baltimore American – Dec 4, 1899
It could not lose this game and, have any reputation at football. They had been preparing for it for six years…Philadelphia
Naval Academy, 5; West Point, 17
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Navy 11, Army 7 Dec. 1, 1900 – Philadelphia, Pa.

Navy’s Bryon Long may have hit the game-tying field goal in the first half, but his recovery of a blocked punt in the end zone proved more valuable in the Midshipmen’s 11-7 win over Army. Emory Land’s touchdown run early in the second half snapped a 5-5 tie and made the score 11-5 after Orie Fowler’s extra point. Then, with 10 seconds left in the game, the Cadets’ Quinn Gray blocked Charles Belknap’s punt into the Navy end zone. If Gray recovers the punt, it’s an Army touchdown. But if Long recovers it, it’s a safety. Fortunately for the Midshipmen, Long pounced on the ball in the end zone, and Navy had itself an 11-7 triumph.

Army 11, Navy 5 Nov. 30, 1901 – Philadelphia, Pa.

Vice President Theodore Roosevelt, who was sworn in as chief executive right after William McKinley was assassinated, became the first president to watch an Army-Navy game. He saw Army quarterback Charles Daly turn in a fine individual performance, leading the Cadets past Navy, 11-5. Daly opened the scoring with a first-half field goal, only to have Navy’s Newton Nichols tie the score with a touchdown just before intermission. The multi-talented Daly then took the wind out of Navy’s sails with a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to open the second half and clinch the 11-5 victory.

Army 22, Navy 8 Nov. 29, 1902 – Philadelphia, Pa.

Offense, defense and special teams each had a hand in Army’s 22-8 victory over Navy. Paul Bunker and quarterback Charles Daly each had rushing touchdowns for the Cadets, while Navy’s Ralph Strassburger tackled Daly in the end zone for a safety. Navy cut Army’s lead to 10-8 just before halftime when Strassburger returned a punt 55 yards for a touchdown. The Cadets held off the furious Navy comeback with a pair of second-half touchdowns. Bunker reached the end zone for the second time that afternoon, while Daly scored a touchdown and added the extra point.
ARMY AND NAVY FOOTBALL; Cadets and Midshipmen WEST POINT PICKED TO WIN Both Teams Did Their Final Practicing on Franklin Field — Annapolis Prepared to Make a Stiff Fight. New York Times – Nov 29, 1902
… the Army and Navy elevens will wind up the college football season of 19O2… University of Pennsvlvania. in Philadelphia, was offered and accepted,…
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ARMY 22, NAVY 8 – Boston Daily Globe
ARMY DEFEATED NAVY AT FOOTBALL; West Point and Annapolis in Their Annual Gridiron Struggle Annapolis Cadets Scored Eight Points to the Winners’ Twenty-two — Prominent Government Officials Present. – New York Times – Nov 29, 1902
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F40D17FD3B5A16738DDDA90B94D9415B828CF1D3

Army 40, Navy 5 Nov. 28, 1903 – Philadelphia, Pa.

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Army used two Navy fumbles and a blocked field goal attempt to overcome a five-point deficit and overwhelm the Midshipmen, 40-5. Navy took a 5-0 lead on an H.L. Chambers field goal in the first half, but that was the extent of the Mids’ offensive output. They mustered just three first downs the rest of the day. Army, on the other hand, boasted a balanced scoring attack. Fred Prince had 15 points, Ray Hill added 10, Tom Doe seven, Russell Davis five, while Ernest Graves, Charles Davis and Horatio Hackett had one point each.

ARMY AND NAVY FOOTBALL; West Point and…- New York Times – Nov 27, 1903
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Army Versus Navy Football At Philadelphia
Newburgh Daily Journal – Nov 28, 1903
… looked upon as a football society function rather than as a spectacular gridiron, battle, and ‘or that reason the demand for tickets has been enormous…
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Army Against Navy Rival Cadets Meet…- Boston Evening Transcript – Nov 28, 1903
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New York Times – Nov 28, 1903
SOCIETY AT ARMY-NAVY GAME.; Great Exodus to Philadelphia…- New York Times – Nov 28, 1903
The Secretary of War and Miss Root will go to Philadelphia to-morrow to see the West Point-Annapolis football game. The trip will be by special car…
West Point Defeats Middies…- Sunday Morning Star – Nov 29, 1903
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Army 11, Navy 0 Nov. 26, 1904 – Philadelphia, Pa.

Midway through the first half, Navy lined up to accept Army’s punt at the 50-yard line. The ball apparently touched Navy’s Homer Norton, and the Cadets’ Art Tipton, racing down the field, kicked the ball ahead of him. The game had suddenly transformed into a modern day soccer match, with Tipton kicking the ball once again toward the Navy goal line. When the ball reached the end zone, Tipton fell on top of it for Army’s first touchdown. Despite the controversy surrounding this incident, it was ruled a touchdown and set the tone for Army’s 11-0 triumph. This was the Cadets’ fourth win in a row over Navy and Army’s first shutout in series history.
Army Vs. Navy Big Game To-day – Meriden Daily Journal – Nov 26, 1904
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Ready to do or die, the navy football players left Annapolis yesterday for Philadelphia. The players wero given a rousing send-off when they left the acdemy grounds…
ARMY 11, NAVY 0 – Boston Daily Globe
Tipton’s Kicking Great Football – Meriden Daily Journal – Nov 27, 1904

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Army Beats Navy – Sunday Morning Star – Nov 27, 1904
In Hard Fought Game Won Annual Football Match
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Navy 6, Army 6 Dec. 2, 1905 – Princeton, N.J.

Princeton President Woodrow Wilson convinced West Point and Annapolis officials to play the 1905 Army-Navy game at Princeton, where the two service academies battled to a 6-6 tie. It was immediately obvious that Princeton was ill-equipped to handle the large crowd in attendance, as a huge traffic jam made both teams late for kickoff. As a result, the game was suspended with four minutes left due to darkness. Henry Torney scored Navy’s touchdown early in the first half, while Archibald Douglas tallied Army’s touchdown.

Navy 10, Army 0 Dec. 1, 1906 – Philadelphia, Pa.

“Anchors Aweigh” made its debut at the 1906 Army-Navy game, and the Midshipmen took the song to heart in defeating the Cadets, 10-0. The win over Army was Navy’s first since 1900. The 1906 football season was memorable nationwide, as it marked the debut of the forward pass. Navy coach Paul Dashiell added a twist to this new rule to help his team to victory. Thanks to a long field goal by Percy Northcroft, Navy led 4-0 in the second half. On the Mids’ next possession, Navy’s Homer Norton dropped back in punt formation. Yet, when the ball was snapped, he threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Jonas Ingram to give Navy the 10-0 victory.

Navy 6, Army 0 Nov. 7, 1907 – Philadelphia, Pa.
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Navy combined an early Army turnover with a solid defensive outing to turn back the Cadets, 6-0. The Midshipmen’s Percy Wright recovered Frederick Montiford’s punt at the Army 25-yard line. It took Navy six plays to score, as Archibald Douglas plowed through from the one-yard line to give Navy all of the points it would need in its second-straight shutout over Army.

Army 6, Navy 4 Nov. 28, 1908 – Philadelphia, Pa.

Ed Lange’s fumble on the opening kickoff proved costly to Navy, as Army’s Henry Chamberlain retrieved the loose ball and raced all the way to the Navy one-yard line. From there, Bill Dean crossed the goal line for the touchdown (worth five points). He kicked the extra point himself to account for all six points in the 6-4 Army win. Lange somewhat redeemed himself by kicking a second-half field goal (worth four points), but it wasn’t enough to upend the Cadets.

Rivals Leave For Big Game – West Point Cadets and Annapolis Middies Depart for Battle Field.
Youngstown Vindicator – Nov 25, 1908
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ARMY AND NAVY IN FOOTBALL BATTLE; West Point and Annapolis Cadets Clash at Philadelphia To-day. TEAMS FIT AND CONFIDENT Battalions of Both Academies to See Conflict — Social and Official Throngs as Spectators. – New York Times – Nov 28, 1908
The football season for 1908 will close this afternoon when the rival … To-day is a general reunion day in Philadelphia…
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30,000 PERSONS SEE ARMY TEAM DEFEAT NAVY ON FRANKLIN FIELD; Grizzled Veterans of Uncle Sam’s Service Mingle with Youth and Beauty, While Embryo Generals and Admirals Contest for Football Supremacy. ARMY VANQUISHES NAVY ON GRIDIRON – New York Times – November 29, 1908,
PHILADELPHIA, Penn., Nov 28 — The thirteen engagement in the perennial strife of football between West Point and Annapolis went into history this afternoon with a score of “Army, 6, and Navy, 4,” to be emblazoned in Army archives, and to be recorded on the other side of the ledger at Annapolis.
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F70D14F83A5A15738DDDA00A94D9415B888CF1D3

Army Vanquishes The Navy – Lewiston Morning Tribune – Nov 29, 1908
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Ring Melt

Dear Classmates,

On Monday 7 March, I was privileged and honored to attend the 11th annual West Point Ring Memorial Program, often called the Ring Melt as your representative and as a donor. The Program is one of the services that the West Point Association of Graduates, WPAOG, provides to the graduates and their families. To learn more about this program you can visit the AOG web site, http://www.westpointaog.org

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R Day 1862

Dear reader, today we have a guest Gray Matter, written by Brian McEnany ’62, describing what approximated R Day for a member of the Class of 1862.

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President Kennedy’s Graduation Address to the Class of 1962

Most college graduates when asked who gave their graduation address and what did they say do not have any recollection. Well, for some unknown reason, I have a copy of the White House press release of President Kennedy’s remarks to us. Each time I read them they become more timeless. Inasmuch as we just passed the 36th anniversary of our graduation, I’m sending JFK’s remarks in their entirety. I have no idea how this came into my possession, but I thought you all might like a copy of it.

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1907 Team

1907 6-2-1
1907/11/30 Army 0 – Navy 6 L

Coach: Henry C. Smither
1906-1907
7-2-1

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Howitzer 1908
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CADETS SURPRISED YALE AT FOOTBALL; West Point Holds Eli Safe in Fierce Game with Final Score 0 — 0.

FUMBLES AND MISPLAYS New Haven Eleven Lacks Variety in Plays and is Unable to Score — Erwin Wins First Honors.

Special to The New York Times. October 20, 1907
WEST POINT, N.Y., Oct. 19. — West Point, by brilliant work to-day played Yale to a standstill in the annual football game, which resulted in a tie, neither team crossing the others goal line. Before a crowd numbering nearly 10,000 persons the two teams taught desperately and struggled determinedly to gain the mastery, but when the referee’s whistle announced the cessation of hostilities honors were even, and the score 0 to 0.
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http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F30A11FF345A17738DDDA90A94D8415B878CF1D3


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Also see Vinegar Joe Stilwell – Class of “1904” who worked on the rules

New York Times – Oct 21, 1907

The Army Cadets have an, exceptionally lively lot of men who were last year the equal of most any team on the field. This year practically the same team is at hand, though Pullen’s absence and the talk of Week’s injuries had led many to suppose tyhat the Army would not be ready for Yale. The aggressiveness of the Cadet forwards, however, made, yale’s uniformed attack erratic, and penalties and uncertain forward passing did the rest.

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F30A11FF345A17738DDDA90A94D8415B878CF1D3

Army-Navy Football Great Contest To-day.

The Meriden Daily Journal – Nov 30, 1907

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=3_tIAAAAIBAJ&sjid=jwINAAAAIBAJ&dq=army%20football&pg=1616%2C5358590

NAVY TRIUMPHS OVER ARMY, 6 — 0; CROWNING OF FOOTBALL SEASON;

30,000 Enthusiastic Persons See the Sturdy Naval and Military Youngsters Fight Their Annual Football Battle at Philadelphia.

NAVY TRIUMPHS OVER ARMY, 6 TO 0

Special to The New York Times. December 01, 1907

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 30. — Eleven Navy bulldogs ripped and tore at eleven Army mastiffs on Franklin Field to-day. The beauty and the brains, the wealth and the position of the country looked on. In the first few minutes of play the Navy dogs forced the ball over the line. The kick which followed sent the pigskin directly between the goal posts.

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F00A11F73B5A15738DDDA80894DA415B878CF1D3

Daily True American – Dec 2, 1907
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=rXVFAAAAIBAJ&sjid=rbwMAAAAIBAJ&dq=army%20football&pg=4666%2C4858392

 

1906 Team

1906 3-5-1
1906/12/01 Army 0 – Navy 10 L

1906 Coach: Ernest Graves (1-0), Henry Smither (2-5-1)

Coach: Henry C. Smither
1906-1907
7-2-1

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Howitzer 1907
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Big Game On For To-day Army And Navy Football Teams
Philadelphia Record – Dec 1, 1906
Captain Hill – Army
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=lWhYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=qzkNAAAAIBAJ&dq=army%20football&pg=6823%2C2155358

NAVY’S CLEVER PLAY BEATS ARMY, 10-0; Vast Crowd at Franklin Field Sees Last Game of Year.
FIELD GOAL TURNS TIDE Brilliant Run by Johnson Offset by Technicality — Forward Pass Completes Army Rout.
Special to The New York Times.December 02, 1906
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=FA0F12F63C5A12738DDDAB0894DA415B868CF1D3

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1917 Football Team

1917 7-1
Did not play Navy
Coach: Geoffrey Keyes (7-1)

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from Howitzer 1920 – November 1918 – graduated early

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Howitzer 1919

http://digital-library.usma.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/howitzers/id/11570/rec/12

Howitzer 1920 – November 18 class “Orioles” returned from WWI
http://digital-library.usma.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/howitzers/id/1360/rec/17

FIRST EAST WEST FRAY OF SEASON, CADETS VS. NOTRE DAME, ON WEST POINT GRIDIRON TODAY; WEST WILL INVADE ARMY FIELD TODAY
Football Interest Centres in the Clash on Plains Between Notre Dame and Cadets.
The football enthusiasts who journey to West Point today to see the Army eleven battle with Notre Dame may see a repetition of the spectacular intersectional game of 1913, when the Westerners invaded the plains and gave the East a much needed lesson in the use of the forward pass.
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F50A15FA3A5E11738DDDAA0894D9415B878DF1D3

LEADING ELEVENS ROUNDING INTO FORM FOR CLASHES WHICH WILL DETERMINE FINAL STATUS;
GRIM GAME OF WAR TRIPS ARMY TEAM Defeat by Notre Dame Proves Football Only Secondary at West Point.
…Notre Dame Checks Oliphant.
The effect of the grim game of war on the game of football was evident at West Point Saturday when the Army team bowed in defeat before Notre Dame.
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F00716FB395B11738DDDAC0894D9415B878DF1D3

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1912 Football Team

1912 5-3
1912/11/30 Army 0 – Navy 6 L

Coach: Ernest Graves
5-3

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For more on the Carlisle Game – and the great Jim Thorpe – go to:

https://forwhattheygave.com/2010/07/05/1912-football-team-2/

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Howitzer 1913
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DEAD FROM INJURIES IN YALE-ARMY GAME; York, Blues’ Right Guard, Succumbs to Pneumonia Following the Breaking of Two Ribs.
Special to The New York Times. October 31, 1912
NEW HAVEN, Oct. 30. — The death of Theodore Woodbine York, the Yale football guard, occurred at the college infirmary about 10 o’clock to-night. York was the best guard of the football squad in the university. His death was caused by double pneumonia, contracted after the West Point game, according to a statement signed by the attending physicians, Drs. Blumer, Verdi, and Arnold.
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F70B10F73D5417738DDDA80B94D8415B828DF1D3

THORPE’S INDIANS CRUSH WEST POINT; Brilliancy of Carlisle Redskins’ Play Amazes Cadets and Spectators.
Special to The New York Times. November 10, 1912
WEST POINT, Nov. 9. — Jim Thorpe and his redoubtable band of Carlisle Indian gridiron stars invaded the plains this afternoon to match their prowess against the moleskin gladiators of Uncle Sam’s Military Academy, and when the two teams crossed the parade ground in the semi-darkness of late afternoon the Cadets had been shown up as no other West Point team has been in many years.
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F50E12F8385813738DDDA90994D9415B828DF1D3

HARD GAME FOR CADETS.; West Point Defeats Tufts After Being Outplayed in Early Stage.
WEST POINT, N.Y., Nov. 16. — The Army had a harder time winning from Tufts to-day than the score indicates. The Cadets were returned the winners by a 15 to 6 score, but in the first two periods were outplayed by the Tufts team. Devore had his hands full with O’Donnell, who got through several times and spoiled Army plays behind the soldiers’ line.
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F50E12FF355E13738DDDAE0994D9415B828DF1D3

KEYES STAR FOR ARMY.; West Point Full Back Scores 17 of His Team’s Points Against Syracuse.
WEST POINT, N.Y., Nov. 23. — The Army defeated Syracuse here to-day in easy fashion, winning by a score of 23 to 7. The soldiers played the best football theiy have yet shown, and hut for Lanphier’s muff of Castle’s long punt in the last minute of play Syracuse would not have scored. The ball rolled over the Army goal line and Farber fell on it, Castle kicked the goal.
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F50B10FC355E13738DDDAD0A94D9415B828DF1D3


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NAVY DOWNS ARMY FOR THIRD TIME; Brown Kicks Two Goals for Annapolis Near the Close of the Game.
Special to The New York Times. December 01, 1912
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 30. — Long after John Brown, the towering giant guard of the Navy team, has passed from Annapolis to sail the high seas for Uncle Sam, the memory of his two great kicks which beat West Point’s football team on Franklin Field on this fair November day, will live on and on. Player – Game pictures
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F60914F7345813738DDDA80894DA415B828DF1D3

1911 Football Team

1911 6-1-1
1911/11/24 Army 0 – Navy 3 L

Coach: Joseph Beacham
6-1-1

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Howitzer 1912
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FOOTBALL EYES ON YALE AND WEST POINT;
Big Demand for Tickets to Annual Clash on Cadets’ Field To-morrow.
Although the football season has about reached the half-way mark, the real tests for the big college elevens are yet to begin. To-morrow will mark the beginning of that one month of real football wherein the important battles of the year will be fought, the class of the various elevens fully established and finally the championship of 1911 decided.
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F60A10F73A5517738DDDA90A94D8415B818DF1D3

WEST POINT PLOWS THROUGH MUD AND WATER TO VICTORY;

Yale Humbled Soon After Game Starts by a Touchdown and Goal Scored by Full Back Dean — Field Covered with Water.
Special to The New York Times. October 22, 1911
WEST POINT, Oct. 21. — Not since Harvard and Yale fought their memorable battle in the rain and in the mud at New Haven in 1898, have two big elevens been called on to rush and boot a football over such a field as that on which Yale and the Army played to-day.
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=FA081FFC3E5D16738DDDAB0A94D8415B818DF1D3

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YALE OFFERS NO EXCUSE.; Eli’s Defeat at West Point Clean-Cut Victory for the Army.
Special to The New York Times. October 23, 1911
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 22. — None of the Yale football coaches or players gave any excuse to-night for yesterday’s defeat at West Point. Everybody accorded the Army a clean-cut victory, yet every one was sorry that Capt. Howe could not have played, and that the game had to be fought on a field of mud.
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F60914FE395517738DDDAA0A94D8415B818DF1D3

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WEST POINT’S CLEAN SLATE IS BROKEN; Colgate Scores Six Points, but Army Wins from Up-State Collegians.
Special to The New York Times. November 19, 1911
WEST POINT, N.Y., Nov. 18. — The clean football slate that the Army had hopes of carrying through this season was spoiled to-day by the fleet little backs of the Colgate team, who tore around the Army flanks for long gains and finally went sailing across the Army goal line for the first touchdown that has been made against the Army team.
http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F70A10FF395E13738DDDA00994D9415B818DF1D3

Army-Navy Expected To Draw Throng – The Gazette Times – Nov 25, 1911
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DALTON KICKS GOAL FOR NAVY VICTORY; Annapolis Captain Again Defeats Army by Sending Ball Over Cross Bars.
Special to The New York Times. November 26, 1911
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 25. — Beating back every invasion the Army attempted, and fighting so desperately from beginning to end and forcing their opponents to retreat within their own territory during most of the battle, the Navy football eleven triumphed over West Point this afternoon on Franklin Field by a score of 3 to 0.
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F30811FD355517738DDDAF0A94D9415B818DF1D3

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1910 Football Team

1910 6-2
1910/11/26 Army 0 – Navy 3 L
Coach: Harry Nelly 1908-1910
15-5-2

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http://digital-library.usma.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/howitzers/id/10777/rec/9

Ban Lifted At West Point
Boston Evening Transcript – Oct 4, 1910
West Point N.Y. Oct 4 – The official inquiry into the causes which led four hundred cadets to “silence” Captain Rufus E. Longan, in Grant Mess hall on Saturday night a week ago, was completed yesterday afternoon.
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=e_xbAAAAIBAJ&sjid=mFQNAAAAIBAJ&dq=west%20point%20army%20football&pg=962%2C3889761

WEST POINT VANQUISHES YALE; ELIS BLANKED UNTIL NEAR END; Captain Daly Averts a Complete Rout for His Team by Kicking a Field Goal — Large Crowd Sees Contest on Reservation.
Special lo The New York Times.October 16, 1910
WEST POINT, Oct. 15. — On the smooth, lawnlike parade ground on the military reservation this afternoon the swift and sturdy Army football team crushed the Yale eleven, in the moat humiliating defeat the Blue has suffered in many a year. Outplayed from start to finish by eleven husky, strapping cadets, the proud spirit of a mighty name on the gridiron was broken by a score of 9 to 3.
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F40713FB345D16738DDDAF0994D8415B808DF1D3

ARMY AND NAVY WELL BALANCED FOR GAME; Best Fight of Academy Teams Likely to be Seen on Franklin Field
Saturday.
Special to The New York Times. November 20, 1910

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F20D11FF385D11738DDDA90A94D9415B808DF1D3

Army 0 – Navy 3
Easton Free Press – Nov 26, 1910
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Hu9XAAAAIBAJ&sjid=_UQNAAAAIBAJ&dq=west%20point%20army%20football&pg=2223%2C4597079


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DALTON’S KICK WINS FOR NAVY; Middies Defeat Army in Annual Football Game in Close Battle by Score of 3 –0.
Special to The New York Times. November 27, 1910
PHILADELPHIA, Penn., Nov. 26. — By the narrow margin of three points the annual football game between the Army and Navy was decided here to-day. Thus do two words and two numerals tell the story of one of the greatest gridiron contests ever played between the representatives of the United States Naval Academy and the United States Military Academy.
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http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F00616FE3E5F12738DDDAE0A94D9415B808DF1D3

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Seventh Effort Results in Goal; Navy Defeats Old Rivals, the Army, In Clean Game of Football by Score of 3 to 0.
Herald-Journal – Nov 27, 1910
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=akwsAAAAIBAJ&sjid=z8kEAAAAIBAJ&dq=west%20point%20army%20football&pg=5830%2C7228095

NELLY’S ALL-EASTERN TEAM.; West Point Coach Says His Pick of Players Could Beat Any Other Eleven.
Lieut. H.M. Nelly, the coach of the West Point football team, who has looked over all the Eastern teams pretty thoroughly during the past season, makes the following choice of players for an All-Eastern team: Ends, Kilpatrick, Yale, and L.D. Smith, Harvard; tackles, McKay, Harvard, and Sherwin, Dartmouth; guards, Wier, Army, and Fisher, Harvard; centre, Arnold, Army; quarter back, Sprackling, Brown; half backs, Ramsdell, Pennsylvania, and Corbett, Harvard; full back, Hart, Princeton.
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F00A12FC3D5C16738DDDAD0894DA415B808DF1D3

1909 Football Team

1909 3-2
Coach: Harry Nelly 1908-1910
15-5-2

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http://digital-library.usma.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/howitzers/id/1133/rec/11

Cadet Hurt on Gridiron Dies – Byrne, Crushed During Harvard Game, Fails to Survive – Gettysburg Times – Nov 1, 1909
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=MKslAAAAIBAJ&sjid=OPwFAAAAIBAJ&dq=west%20point%20army%20football&pg=4135%2C2966027

Scene In Fatal Army Harvard Football – Taken a Few Seconds Before Cadet Byrne Was Mortally Hurt – The Day – Nov 2, 1909
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=OtlGAAAAIBAJ&sjid=EfgMAAAAIBAJ&pg=5256%2C201961

Death Ends All Games
Toledo Blade – Nov 4, 1909
…means the cancellation of the annual struggle between the Army and Navy … tho end of football at West Point and Annapolis is predicted by many
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=juoTAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ov8DAAAAIBAJ&dq=west%20point%20army%20football&pg=6917%2C2035686

CADET BYRNE’S BODY IS PLACED IN GRAVE; Classmates at West Point Bear Coffin to Cemetery and Taps Sounded.
MONUMENT TO BE ERECTED
Representatives from Army, Navy, Annapolis, and Harvard Unite in Paying Last Honor to Dead Athlete.
Special to The New York Times. November 03, 1909
WEST POINT, N.Y., Nov. 2. — The body of Cadet Eugene Alexis Byrne of Buffalo, the West Point football tackle, who died on Sunday as a result of injuries received in the Harvard game last Saturday, was buried at noon to-day in the little cemetery here, overlooking the Hudson. The body was borne from the little Roman Catholic chapel in the Academy reservation on an artillery caisson drawn by seven field artillery horses.
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=FA0C15FD3D5412738DDDAA0894D9415B898CF1D3


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Army To Play Next Season – But Football Rules Must Be Reformed In Meantime West Point Says.
New York Times. November 27, 1909

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F30C14FC395D12738DDDAE0A94D9415B898CF1D3

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1st Regiment Wing in 1958 – not sure if same here


New Cadets Reporting in by Train


Learning ton do it right


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Central Area as it once stood



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Charles Jarvis

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Class of 1969

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