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Old 09-28-2015, 02:02 PM
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Well, looks like we reached our capacity on the last one. How bout a new one? Make it easy on the first. Who is this guy?
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Old 09-28-2015, 02:07 PM
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General Kershaw did his State proud for sure.

Speaking of CSA Generals, name 2 of the 3 or all 3 Generals of Artillery and where they were from. I can't name all 3 btw.




Mr. Cobb. General Pendelton, General Stephen Lee and ? Am I anywhere near close? What Confederate Armys?
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Old 09-29-2015, 05:50 PM
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Who became the first person / signal officer / engineer to transmit a message using a flag during combat over long distances? he was a Georgian / CSA General.

At the first Bull Run he sent a message via flags to Shanks Evans alerting him his position was turned.
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Old 09-29-2015, 05:59 PM
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Who became the first person / signal officer / engineer to transmit a message using a flag during combat over long distances? he was a Georgian / CSA General.

At the first Bull Run he sent a message via flags to Shanks Evans alerting him his position was turned.
E.P. Alexander.
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:23 PM
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E.P. Alexander.
You are correct Resic. Edward Porter Alexander was also one of the three CSA Generals of Artillery. He was nearly captured by Union Cav. coming down from a hot air balloon at Gaines Mill observing the enemy,too.
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What SEC power house school did the Sherman work at before the war? Rumor has it he helped them develop a solid ground attack with serious firepower.
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Old 10-03-2015, 10:36 AM
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Old 10-04-2015, 08:32 AM
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correct and you are up Resic.
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Old 10-05-2015, 07:33 PM
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Who is this fellow?
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:14 AM
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I liked "Old Baldy"
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Who was the oldest Officer of the Old Army who took up arms vs United States at wars outbreak?

Hint, he was a Georgian and has a County in middle Ga named for him.

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Old 10-09-2015, 01:10 PM
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Who was the oldest Officer of the Old Army who took up arms vs United States at wars outbreak?

Hint, he was a Georgian and has a County in middle Ga named for him.
Are you kidding? There are so many little counties in GA you can't stir them with a stick. Virtually all of them are named after some personage or other.
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Old 10-10-2015, 08:11 AM
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You are correct Robert, there are 159 Counties. Should have mentioned he was a General Officer and was born in the late 1700's. General Twiggs it is.
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Found it
I'm in
I'm about 10 miles from the home of R Toombs, EP Alexander, and A Stephens at deer camp this morning. Sitting on the porch watching it rain. Where am I ??
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Deer camp?
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Found it
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I'm about 10 miles from the home of R Toombs, EP Alexander, and A Stephens at deer camp this morning. Sitting on the porch watching it rain. Where am I ??
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Deer camp?
Well that is correct. But, I was in northern Taliaferro county just east of Washington Ga and north of Crawfordville Ga. The 3 men I listed lived in those cities.
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What was Tampa's role in the WFSR? Hint: Tampa is a port.

There were two battles/engagements there. Can you name them?
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Battle of Tampa in '62 and Battle of Fort Brooke in '63 or '64. Neither would be thought of as "battles" had they taken place up in the major theaters of the war.
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Battle of Tampa in '62 and Battle of Fort Brooke in '63 or '64. Neither would be thought of as "battles" had they taken place up in the major theaters of the war.
Correct and that is why I put in engagements. You win a cigar. A Hav-A-Tampa. Next question over to you.



Tampa was a major trading center and harbor for blockade runners. Cigar production came much later after the war around 1887 as far as I know.

Figured you would rather have a cigar than a kewpie doll.

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I don't know much about Fla's Civil War engagements. Think the biggest battle was either Oulustee(sp) or natural bridge?
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I don't know much about Fla's Civil War engagements. Think the biggest battle was either Oulustee(sp) or natural bridge?
Olustee was the big battle in FL. Most of the others were minor engagements. Jacksonville was held by the Federals for most of the war after a FL artillery unit was overrun by large Federal units. South FL was also held by the Federals for most of the war coming up from Key West. They established Ft. Myers late in the war. A Federal fort put there with a garrison to burn and pillage local ranches that supplied the Army of Tennessee with beef cattle. Efforts to remove the Federals and its sympathizers from the fort late in the war was thwarted and not what I would call an organized and concerted effort. Olustee was about keeping open that supply line of beef cattle from the Ft. Myers area. The Federals sent a large force from Jacksonville with the intent to cut the rail line and march on Tallahassee. Their efforts failed as Beauregard and Milton sent in more than enough troops and artillery to deal with the Jacksonville Federals. After defeating the Federals, not many prisoners were taken. There was bayoneting of wounded Federals in the field including black troops. Bad blood was the reason and the Fort Pillow Tennessee incident where Forrest's Southern POWs were executed by the Federal officers and black troops of the fort. Some of the infantry claimed to have some kin that were executed at Fort Pillow. Olustee after action reports of officers that tried to stop but could not control the infantry troops. It was a black eye on an otherwise clear cut strategic victory.
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interesting.
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Where was Forrest when he told his men to fight the dyanks on "both fronts"


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Cutting his way out at Ft Donaldson?
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interesting.
That's the word for it.

My word about Fort Pillow. Nobody knows for sure what happened at Fort Pillow Tennessee regardless of the so called testimonies. There are Confederate accounts and Federal accounts. I do know this. The 13th or 14th US Federal Cavalry of the fort was already notoriously known for war crimes against West Tennessee citizens. Second, when the fort was taken by Forrest's troops the flag did not come down in surrender nor did the fort surrender. Third, fleeing Federal troops were shooting back on the run and had not surrendered their arms. Fourth, I believe that Forrest had lost control of his troops and was not there to gain control until later. The engagement has been portrayed as a massacre in the North but the evidence does not support a massacre and the war crime Federals of the fort a seething anger of bad blood in the South. Both sides calling for war crimes trials. Lastly I know that one atrocity gives rise to other atrocities on both sides no matter who started it.
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