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Old 01-22-2018, 09:33 PM
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What was the name of the person who lost 5 sons during the civil war and where was she from?
Better drop a hint or two.
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Old 01-22-2018, 09:45 PM
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This Brigade Commander was the first of his kind to die in the war, killed in action in Va leading his boys, the 7th and 8th Ga.
He has a County in Ga named for him. This County was formerly named for a fella who turned out to have yankee leanings and therefore the County name was changed to this Rebs name.
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Old 01-22-2018, 10:37 PM
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This Brigade Commander was the first of his kind to die in the war, killed in action in Va leading his boys, the 7th and 8th Ga.
He has a County in Ga named for him. This County was formerly named for a fella who turned out to have yankee leanings and therefore the County name was changed to this Rebs name.
Well I don’t live as close as you do to the place. I don’t know the two fellas first names but I think you are talking about Bartow County that was called Cass before.
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:26 AM
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That's it Milk.
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Old 01-23-2018, 09:57 AM
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What was the name of the person who lost 5 sons during the civil war and where was she from?
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Better drop a hint or two.
Glad to be able to stump the panel.

The answer is: Lydia Bixby - Boston, MA
A little controversy involved.
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Old 01-27-2018, 08:17 PM
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What was the nickname of Maj. Gen. William L. Jackson?
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Old 01-29-2018, 08:40 PM
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Mudwall?

Who shot the yank Col. Elmer Ellsworth early in the war?
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Old 01-31-2018, 09:55 PM
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While we wait on Bass to confirm above here's another nickname question...why was CSA Brig William Smith of Va called "extra Billy"?
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Old 01-31-2018, 09:57 PM
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One more...what CSA general was known as "Seminole"?
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:22 AM
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Mudwall? Correct

Who shot the yank Col. Elmer Ellsworth early in the war?
James Jackson (1st Confederate Flag controversy?)
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:30 AM
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While we wait on Bass to confirm above here's another nickname question...why was CSA Brig William Smith of Va called "extra Billy"?
Known nationally as “Extra Billy” because of his prewar penchant for finding loopholes in government postal contracts to gain extra money for his stagecoach lines.
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:50 AM
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One more...what CSA general was known as "Seminole"?
This was easy since I'm from the area he was born.
Kirby Smith
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:52 AM
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Time to let others pitch in!
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Old 02-01-2018, 06:56 PM
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James Jackson (1st Confederate Flag controversy?)
No I was thinking of the good reb inkeeper who did not appreciate some yank storming his inn to tear down his reb flag early in the war.
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Old 02-01-2018, 06:56 PM
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This was easy since I'm from the area he was born.
Kirby Smith
Edmund K Smith, that’s it.
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Old 02-01-2018, 06:58 PM
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Known nationally as “Extra Billy” because of his prewar penchant for finding loopholes in government postal contracts to gain extra money for his stagecoach lines.
That’s him and late war he proved to be incredibly thorough in every detail from what I have read about him.
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Old 02-01-2018, 07:02 PM
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Known nationally as “Extra Billy” because of his prewar penchant for finding loopholes in government postal contracts to gain extra money for his stagecoach lines.
Yep and he started a daily mail route from DC to Milledgeville,the then Capital of Ga.
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Old 02-01-2018, 07:04 PM
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What was RE Lee’s early nickname given by some, King of what?
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Old 02-01-2018, 07:41 PM
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What was RE Lee’s early nickname given by some, King of what?
King of spades. His engineering background led him to have the men dig trenches.
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No I was thinking of the good reb inkeeper who did not appreciate some yank storming his inn to tear down his reb flag early in the war.
James W Jackson was the innkeeper
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Old 02-06-2018, 12:14 PM
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Where was the last land battle of the war?
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Where was the last land battle of the war?
Arizona I think
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Old 02-06-2018, 06:26 PM
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Arizona I think
wrong state
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Old 02-09-2018, 05:11 PM
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Arizona I think
Picacho Pass, AZ was the farthest west battle.

The last land battle was Palmetto Ranch, Brownsville, Texas
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Old 03-08-2018, 07:43 PM
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This Gent with Ga. ties wore his slippers late in this battle and basically saved the ANV with his actions.
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