The Nation: Phantom of the Point

About the last place one would expect to find a ghost is that most earth-bound of educational institutes, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Nonetheless, several cadets swear that they have recently seen visions of a 5 ft. 3 in. soldier in full Jackson-era regimentals, complete with shako and musket. The thought of spectral shenanigans on hallowed military ground has officials of the Point scratching their well-clipped heads in perplexity.

It all began on Oct. 21 in Room 4714 of the 47th Division barracks. One of two plebes who occupy the room said...

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