West Point

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West Point
 
n
the US Army installation in New York State that houses the US Military Academy

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West Point definition


A village in New York.

Note: Location of the United States Military Academy, which is often referred to as West Point.
Note: Benedict Arnold was given command of the fort at West Point during the Revolutionary War. Arnold arranged to betray the fort, which controlled the Hudson River, in exchange for a British commission and a sum of money.
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west point

city, seat (1874) of Clay county, eastern Mississippi, U.S., 47 miles (76 km) south of Tupelo. With Columbus and Starkville it forms the Golden Triangle industrial region. It was developed on land known as "the Granary of Dixie," which was sold to James Robertson (1844) by two Native Americans. A minor battle was fought there (February 1864) during the American Civil War.

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