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Trivia Question 3-13-17 Who Said That?

Discussion in 'War Between the States Trivia Game' started by Trivia Master, Mar 13, 2017.

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  1. sarladaise

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    Gen. E. Porter Alexander, June 9, 1902, at the Alumni Day of the West Point Military Academy Centennial
     

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    It was said by Edward Porter Alexander on June 9, 1902 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. It was Alumni Day/Centennial Day. The USMA was celebrating it's 100th birthday.

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    I'll guess William McKinley in asking for a declaration of war against Spain in 1898.

    Edit - William McKinley came to the minds of more than one of us, but he's not the one who said these words.

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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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    Edward Porter Alexander said it on June 9, 1902 at West Point, NY.

    The sources I found refer to the occasion both as "Alumni Day" and as "the West Point centennial celebration." I plan to accept either one of these as a correct answer to the final part of the question.
     
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    General E. P. Alexander in a Centennial Address at West Point on Alumni Day in a Tribute to Confederate Veterans
    Source "Confederate Veteran" https://books.google.com/books?id=m...dq=has+given+us+a+common+cause+and+made+us+at

    Edit - This does not answer the question of when Alexander spoke these words. A "Centennial Address" could have been given in 1876 as easily as in 1902, and I would guess that the U. S. Military Academy has had more than one Alumni Day.

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    Answer: Edward Porter Alexander, June 9th, 1902, West Point for the West Point Centennial celebration.

    Source: https://archive.org/details/confederateveter00alex

    Edit - Many players gave answers such as "Edward Porter Alexander, June 9, 1902, at the West Point Military Academy Centennial on Alumni Day."

    I will accept "West Point Military Academy Centennial" as an answer to the question "where," as long as "Alumni Day" also appears in the response as an answer to the question "on what occasion."

    Note to question submitters - if you ask when an event took place and you want a correct answer to include month, day, and year, please be sure to make this clear in your question.

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