Answer to Teaser from last time: The future Superintendent of West Point who, as a lieutenant in the midst of battle, met a senior officer who later became President of the United States was Lieutenant Albert Mills (1879). He won the Medal of Honor in Cuba and lost the sight of one eye (and temporary sight of both). While convalescing, he was appointed Superintendent although still a First Lieutenant. The senior officer who was disoriented and confused by the din of battle was Teddy Roosevelt. Mills found Roosevelt a horse and advised him to mount up, wave his sword in the air, and tell the milling mass of soldiers to rally and follow him. Roosevelt did so and the battle of Santiago (which included the attack on San Juan Hill) was won.
Teaser for next time:
Name the graduate who became known as ``Nessim Bey``, achieved the ranks
of Bimbashi and later Caimacan of the Bashi Bazouks of the Turkish Army;
distinguished himself in combat in Russia; was breveted Brigadier General
in the U. S. Army for dashing cavalry actions (but was discharged for disciplinary
reasons); became a Papal Count and Secret Chamberlain of the Cloak and
Sword for the Pope; became a French General of Brigade, winning the Legion
of Honor; then became Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Army; and finally
served in the Turkish and Bulgarian Armies?
This concludes Trivia Test No. 10. Thanks for participating.