Answer to Teaser from last time: 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 was Washington Tevis, Class of 1849. He survived his adventures, dying in Paris in 1900.
Teaser for next time:This Jewish graduate was commissioned in the Infantry and fought
America's frontier wars for several years before resigning to join a foreign
army seeking to overthrow that country's central government. His commander
(Also a graduate) was killed, but his force succeeded in capturing the
provincial capitel. At that point America got involved in a major war, for
which he returned to the United States and sought another commission, but was
refused. Undaunted, he enlisted in the volunteers. He
eventually became and remained for a time West Point's oldest living
This concludes Trivia Test No. 11. Thanks for participating.
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