The incident remains me of that British tv series Wooster and Jeeves, did you ever watch it?
I loved that show Martin. You are right about Jefferson Davis exploits at West Point He would end 1826 under arrest again for his part in the eggnog riot of 1826, notorious at West Point. Twenty-one other cadets were under arrest, seventy others, one-third of the corps was implicated. West Point realized they could not charge that many students, the institution probably could not survive the shock.
It was finally determined that nineteen cadets would go before a court-martial, FIFTY-THREE others would receive lesser punishments. All nineteen cadets were convicted and sentenced to be dismissed. Seven however were saved by recommendations of clemency. Thus one dozen involuntarily left the academy.
Davis amazingly escaped punishment though two cadets testified he was drunk and another swore he had offered him a drink. However Captain Hitchcock had ordered Davis to his room earlier and whether or not intoxicated, Davis had sense enough not to venture out when the riot broke. Boys just want to have fun...lol.