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The Way of Duty, Honor, CountryThe Memoir of General Charles Pelot Summerall$
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Charles Pelot Summerall and Timothy K. Nenninger

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813126180

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813126180.001.0001

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To West Point

To West Point

(p.82) Chapter 12 To West Point
The Way of Duty, Honor, Country

Timothy K. Nenninger

Charles Pelot Summerall

University Press of Kentucky

During the summer of 1905, Charles Summerall was ordered to duty as senior instructor of artillery tactics at West Point. This began the most difficult and disagreeable part of his service. His duties involved the personal instruction of cadets in field artillery and supervising all instruction in coast artillery. The training was practical with the guns, horses, and instruments but theoretical in the classrooms. The equipment consisted of material and horses for a mobile battery, a battery of field guns for standing gun drill, mules and guns for a mountain battery, and some obsolete coast artillery guns in a seacoast battery at Trophy Point. All material, harness, and horses were in poor condition. His duties occupied him intensely during the day, and he generally went to the battery office at night. He only had little time for his family, which he enjoyed by teaching his little son how to ride a bicycle.

Keywords:   West Point, artillery tactics, field artillery, coast artillery, instructor, training, Charles Summerall

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