American Civil War Trivia - Page 2




 
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Boots
 
June 29th, 2005  
bulldogg
 
 
Jager nails it, nicely done.

Alright for another 25 milbuck payoff (and don't forget the entry of 1 milbuck), this is for the cavalry...

Who was the first General to use cavalry fighting in a dismounted formation, when and where?
June 29th, 2005  
ghost457
 
 
this is probably wrong, but General Buford at Gettysburg on July 1st, 1863.


to me, that seems like way too late in the war to be the first time, but iv never heard of another time before that.


and then somebodys gonna get it right, and im gonna feel like a moron cuz i knew it
June 29th, 2005  
bulldogg
 
 
Damn, Ghost, nice pull...

Another one for the cavalry, for 50 milbucks...

What was the name of the mare Jeb Stuart gave to General Lee?
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Boots
June 29th, 2005  
Jäger
 
 
The nice name 'Lucy Long'
July 1st, 2005  
bulldogg
 
 
Correct again... now for 100 milbucks, one for the King of Battle...

What Confederate unit from Louisiana during the course of the war suffered the following total losses;
43 killed in battle
1 killed in an accident
and 6 died from disease.
July 2nd, 2005  
greenarmy1980
 
 
5th Company, Washington Battalion Volunteer Artillery

Organization: Organized for 90 days in Lafayette Square, New Orleans on March 6, 1862. It was armed with two 6-lb. Smoothbores, two 6-lb. Rifles, and two 12-lb. Howitzers on April 6-7, 1862. It was armed with two 6-lb. Smoothbores and two 12-lb. Howitzers on March 29, 1864. Surrendered by Lieutenant [General] Richard Taylor, commanding the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, at Citronelle, Alabama on May 4, 1865.
July 4th, 2005  
bulldogg
 
 
We have a winner, nice shot GreenArmy1980.

Next Question for 50 milbucks...

Name the Confederate Artillery Officer who at the battle of Bull Run demonstrated the accuracy of their cannon by shooting the Union general on horseback on an opposing ridge.
July 5th, 2005  
greenarmy1980
 
 
E. P. Alexander
July 7th, 2005  
bulldogg
 
 
Greenarmy again with Edward Porter Alexander.

Alright how about one for the spin-doctors for 50 milbucks.

What are the two explanations historians give for Gen. Bee's comment about General Jackson "standing there like a stone-wall"?
July 7th, 2005  
greenarmy1980
 
 
At the first battle of Bull Run General Bee said that he and his men were standing there 'like a stone wall.' Whether this was a compliment or a complaint is not known for sure.

One would be that his men were not moving forward to route the enemy. The other being that his men were not budging from an enemy offensive. That he was holding on. The most logical would be the latter as his men held their ground and did not budge at all even with a barrage of artillery fire.