Trivia Question 9-3-19 Two Men

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These 2 West Point Cadets, both future Union Generals, were involved in a fist fight after one threatened to use a bayonet on the other after being upset at the tone of an order issued.

Name these 2 men.

credit: @Ole Miss
 
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Philip H. Sheridan and William Terrill

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Edit - Seems as though attacking a fellow cadet with a bayonet wasn't enough to get Sheridan suspended, but punching him without first addressing him as "sir" was unforgivable. :wink:

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William Ludlow and Peter M Ryerson ( although I cannot find any evidence that Ryerson made General rank)

 
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I believe Phil Sheridan and William Terrill are your men; Sheridan was held back for a year and had to graduate with the class following his. Both fought in the battle of Perryville, Kentucky where Terrill was killed, but they had made amends before that.
 

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These 2 West Point Cadets, both future Union Generals, were involved in a fist fight after one threatened to use a bayonet on the other after being upset at the tone of an order issued.

Name these 2 men.

credit: @Ole Miss
Philip H. Sheridan (1831-1888) and William R. Terrill (1834-1862).While at West Point, Sheridan threatened to run Terrill through with a bayonet because he thought Terrill had insulted his religion and ethnicity on the parade ground the previous day.
Both men graduated in the Class of 1853.
 
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