The Civil War was a West Point War

West Point

One of the things I had to memorize as a plebe at West Point, besides esoteric stuff such as ‘How’s the Cow’ was an interesting piece of not-so-trivia: In sixty of the major battles of the Civil War, West Pointers commanded both sides. In the other five, they commanded one side.

I always found that tidbit troublesome for a number of reasons.

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