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S0 To what degree Janes' recollections of these years involved a telescoping of later tragic deaths, including those of his sister Martha in 1854 and his mysterious first wife, Nellie, in the mid-1860s, is difficult to determine. The Ginevra theme of the beautiful bride who disappears on the night of her marriage feast would certainly indicate an association with later events and suggests once more the care with which one needs to treat 24 · BOYHOOD IN THE OHIO HILLS these early years. As is the case with most adults, Janes could not free himself from the tendency to confuse time sequences and to read into portions of his childhood events that, though emotionally running in similar channels, were separated by considerable gaps in time.
Two years later, in 1834, the family was more fortunate with the birth of a son, William Warner, who lived to maturity. There may also have been problems with William, however, for he is rarely mentioned in the family records, a curious silence that runs counter to the normal expectations for the eldest son in a property-conscious family. A year after William's birth, a second daughter, Delia Ann, was added to the family, but she BOYHOOD IN THE OHIO HILLS · 19 lived only a year and a half. The birth of Leroy Lansing in 1837 therefore represented the fourth child, but only the second to survive.
From their castellated towers cadets looking north on one of the region's crisp, cold winter days could see the distant town of Newburgh as it rose above the river and sparkled in the early morning sunlight. To the east they faced Constitution Island, the cedar-bedecked jut of land from which Washington's troops had once tried to impede British access to the upper Hudson with a chain across the river. Unlike most nineteenth-century colleges and universities, as Janes soon discovered to his satisfaction, West Point had left behind the prevalent pattern of Greek and Latin studies, moral philosophy, and Christian apologetics—the "too much ism" side of his critical evaluation of Al bany—for the expanding fields of physics, chemistry, astronomy, geog raphy, and geology.