Eggnog Riot

Eggnog Riot

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Eggnog Riot, sometimes known as the Grog Mutiny, was a riot that took place at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, on 24-25 December 1826. It was caused by the smuggling of whiskey, two days prior to the incident, to make eggnog for a Christmas Day party in the North Barracks of the Academy. The riot would eventually involve more than one-third of the cadets by the time it ceased on Christmas morning. A subsequent investigation by Academy officials resulted in the implication of seventy cadets and the court-martialing of nineteen of them and one enlisted soldier. Among the participants in the riot-though he was not court-martialed-was Jefferson Davis. George Washington drank eggnog that contained not only rum, but also significant amounts of sherry, brandy, and whiskey. A large number of small dairy farms in Colonial America made milk, cream, and eggnog more accessible to the American publicshow more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 613665654X
  • 9786136656540