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Trivia Question 3-13-17 Who Said That?

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    "As in 1865 one wicked hand retarded our unification by the murder of Lincoln, so in 1898 another assassin, equally as wicked and equally stupid by the blowing up of the Maine, has given us a common cause and made us at last and indeed a nation..."

    Question: Who said this, when, where, and on what occasion was it said?

    credit: @1stMN
     
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    Gen. E. Porter Alexander Delivered on Alumni Day, West Point Military Academy Centennial, June 9, 1902
     
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    Gen. E. Porter Alexander's speech on June 9, 1902, Alumni Day at West Point Military Academy which was celebrating its Centennial.
     
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    Gen. E. Porter Alexander Delivered on Alumni Day, West Point Military Academy Centennial, June 9, 1902
     
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    I'm much relieved. After two consecutive failures finally something even I am able to reply to!!

    Who: E. Porter Alexander
    When: June 9th, 1902
    Where: United States Military Academy West Point
    Occasion: Alumni Day, Centennial of the Academy

    https://archive.org/details/confederateveter01alex
     
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    1- Edward Porter Alexander (May 26, 1835 – April 28, 1910).
    2- Alexander was selected to give the Confederate veteran's speech on Alumni Day during the centennial celebration at the United States Military Academy on June 9, 1902.
    3- The United States Military Academy (USMA) in West Point, New York in Orange County, USA.
    4- Alexander was selected to give the Confederate veteran's speech on Alumni Day during the centennial celebration at the United States Military Academy on June 9, 1902.
    source-https://archive.org/stream/confederateveter00alex#page/8/mode/2up
     
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    E. Porter Alexander gave the speech at West Point on June 9, 1902, (Alumni Day) as part of the West Point Centennial Ceremony.
     
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    Address of Gen. E. Porter Alexander. Delivered on Alumni Day, West Point Military Academy. Centennial, June 9, 1902.

    “There resulted many years of bitterness and estrangement between the sections, retarding the growth of national spirit and yielding but slowly, even to the great daily object-lesson of the development of our country. But at last, in the fullness of time, the stars in their courses have taken up the work. As in 1865 one wicked hand retarded our unification by the murder of Lincoln, so in 1898 another assassin, equally wicked and equally stupid, by the blowing up of the Maine, has given us a common cause and made us at last and indeed a nation, in the front rank of the world’s work of civilization, with its greatest problems committed to our care.”

    http://cwmemory.com/2007/03/03/remembering-the-war-at-the-turn-of-the-twentieth-century/
     
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    Edward Porter Alexander
    It is part of an address he delivered June 9, 1902 at the US Military Academy, West Point on the occasion of Alumni Day during the West Point Centennial celebration.
     
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    Who said this: Former Confederate General General Edward Porter Alexander (1835-1910)
    When: June 9, 1902
    Where: West Point Military Academy (Town of Highlands in Orange County, NY)
    Occasion was It Said: The Centennial Celebration at the United States Military Academy
    This was the 1st time that that Confederate Army had been officially recognized at West Point emphasizing the phase that we are “at last and indeed a nation”.
    Source: Daughter of American Revolutionary Magazine
    (Pages 606-612)
     
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    Address of Gen. E. P. Alexander, on Alumni Day,
    West Point Centennial, June 9, 1902
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    General E. Porter Alexander on Alumni Day, West Point Military Academy Centennial, June 9, 1902.
     
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    Address of Gen. E. Porter Alexander Delivered on Alumni Day, West Point Military Academy Centennial, June 9, 1902.
     
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    ADDRESS OF GEN. E. P. ALEXANDER, ON ALUMNI
    DAY, WEST POINT CENTENNIAL, JUNE 9, 1902
     
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    Edward Porter Alexander, 06/09/1902, West Point, Alumni Day on the centennial anniversary.
     
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    Gen. E. Porter Alexander (Address on Alumni Day, West Point Centennial, 1902).

    General Alexander was chief of artillery on Longstreet's corp and directed the Confederate fire in the famous artillery dual at Gettysburg.

    Edit - Since the "when" part of the question did not specify it was asking for month, day, and year, I will accept "1902" as an answer to that part of the question.

    Hoosier
     
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    E. Porter Alexander
    June 9, 1902
    USMA West Point
    West Point Centennial (& Alumni Day)

    The speech in full is available here on archive.org.

    And just for the records, if I remember correctly most investigations and studies came to the conclusion that the USS Maine sunk by accident (coal fire and explosion).
     

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