West Point records, military history now online for free viewing

More than 100,000 pieces of military history from West Point can now be found online.

Ancestry.com has posted application documents dating back to the early years of the West Point Military Academy for the first time online.

The documents from the 19th century include application letters from past West Point graduates and Civil War icons like George Armstrong Custer and Thomas Jackson.

The information is being offered for free from now until Sunday.

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