Caption This! Week 36

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photo credit: @Gettmore

★★★  Gause, Lucien Coatsworth - Forgotten Officer Friday

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Lucien Coatsworth Gause

Born: December 25, 1836
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina
Samuel Sidney Gause 1804 – 1867
Mother: Elizabeth Ann Martha Sweet 1812 – 1843
Wife: Virginia Ann “Jennie” Page 1837 – 1884


Percy Page Gause 1867 – 1869​
(Buried: Patterson Minor Cemetery, Diaz, Arkansas)​
Bertha Page Gause Woodard 1870 – 1961​
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Springfield, Tennessee)​
Started attempting cleaning this saber - did I destroy the value?
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I started attempting to clean the brass guard. I didn't use any sort of abrasive or heavy pressure, using a brass polish. I pretty quickly stopped when it looked like this. Is this repairable? The photos make it look worse than it is in-person, there aren't any scratches. What can I do?



Trivia  9-24-21

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During the summer of 1863 a Federal Cavalry expedition was dispatched into mountainous Confederate territory with 3 objectives to accomplish. The first was to drive off a Confederate cavalry command in the area of operation and destroy their base of operations. The second objective was the destruction of saltpeter works in the area. The third and final object might seem rather unusual a military objective. The Federals achieved their first two objectives, but were defeated in battle by Confederate troops and forced to retreat without accomplishing the third. The Confederates were commanded by a man who's grandson and namesake achieved fame in a later war.

1) Who was the...

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 ★ ★   Reynolds, John F.

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John Fulton Reynolds


Born: September 20, 1820

Birthplace: Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Father: John Reynolds 1787 – 1853
(Buried: Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, Pennsylvania)​

Mother: Lydia Moore Reynolds 1782 – 1857
(Buried: Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, Pennsylvania)​

Fiancé: Catherine Mary “Kate” Hewitt 1836 – 1876
(Buried: Pfordt Family Plot, Saint Agnes Cemetery, Menands, New...​

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Who was the best general on the offensive?

  • B. Bragg = Munfordville, Perryville, Stones River, Chickamauga & Wyse Fork

    Votes: 1 1.4%
  • J.A. Early = Monocacy, Ft Stevens, 2nd Kernstown & Cedar Creek

    Votes: 7 10.0%
  • U.S. Grant = Belmont, Ft Donelson, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Overland & Petersburg

    Votes: 17 24.3%
  • T.J. Jackson = Shenandoah Valley

    Votes: 37 52.9%
  • A.S. Johnston = Shiloh (1st day)

    Votes: 5 7.1%
  • R.E. Lee = West Virginia, Seven Days, Gettysburg

    Votes: 15 21.4%
  • G.B. McClellan = West Virginia, Yorktown, Williamsburg, South Mt & Antietam

    Votes: 1 1.4%
  • W.S. Rosecrans = West Virginia, Iuka & Tullahoma

    Votes: 2 2.9%
  • P.H. Sheridan = Opequon Creek & Fisher's Hill

    Votes: 2 2.9%
  • W.T. Sherman = Chickasaw Bayou, Jackson, Meridian, Atlanta & Carolinas

    Votes: 9 12.9%
  • R. Taylor = Mansfield & Pleasant Hill

    Votes: 5 7.1%
  • G.H. Thomas = Nashville

    Votes: 12 17.1%