Someone wrote in [personal profile] dee_burris 2012-06-22 07:50 am (UTC)

Poo, DW is not letting me post this as OpenID again

Trawling through the NARA site is like reading a foreign language at times, so I don't know how helpful the following will be.
There's also this, if someone is near a NARA location (I'm not sure if this is all in MD or not):

24.6.5 Records of the Naval Academy Division

History: Bureau of Navigation, upon its establishment in 1862, assumed supervision of the U.S. Naval Academy from the Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography. Responsibility delegated to Naval Academy Division, or Naval Academy Section, at an undetermined date.

Textual Records: General correspondence of the Academy Superintendent, 1851-58. Appointment letters, 1894-1940. Personnel files (jackets) of naval cadets, principally those who failed to graduate, 1862-1910. Registers of midshipmen, 1869-96.

Related Records: Records of the U.S. Naval Academy, RG 405.

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