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Trivia Question 1-11-17 Mountain Man

Discussion in 'War Between the States Trivia Game' started by Trivia Master, Jan 11, 2017.

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  1. Trivia Master

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    Which North Carolina Civil War General has a mountain peak named after him?
    Name the General And the mountain peak.

    credit: @sarladaise
     
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    Thomas Lanier Clingman
    Clingmans Dome
     
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    Thomas L. Clingman and Clingman's Dome.
     
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    Thomas Lanier Clingman
    Clingman's Dome
     
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    Suppose this is Thomas L. Clingman, namesake of Clingman's Dome.
     
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    General Thomas Lanier Clingman. He became Brigadier General in Aug. 1862 in CSA. He served in North Carolina and Virginia. He took part in the Battle of Cold Harbor.

    Clingman's Dome, in N.C. part of Great Smoky Mys. is named after him.
     
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    Thomas Clingman

    Edit - Clingman was the general, but you also needed to give the name of the mountain peak.

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    Thomas Lanier Clingman - Clingmans Peak or Dome.
    source-http://www.ncpedia.org/biography/clingman-thomas-lanier

    Edit - While it is a mountain peak, the name of it is Clingmans Dome, not Clingmans Peak. Neither the source you cited nor any other source I can find calls it Clingmans Peak.

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    my first idea was d.h. hill - the black hills (each of them), but i guess hoosier wouldn't like that

    so i'll go with thomas lanier clingman and clingman's dome in the great smokey mountains



     
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    Clingman's Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains is named after Thomas Lanier Clingman.
     
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    The general has to be Thomas Lanier Clingman.

    Clingmans Dome is the mountain peak sitting at 6,643' above sea level.

    Clingman was a general in the CSA and after the civil war he explored and measured mountains in the Appalachian range.
     
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    Thomas Lanier Clingman
    Clingman's Dome
     
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    Thomas Clingman
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    For some reason, most of the Clingman's Dome sites (including the NPS) either don't mention who is honored by the name or merely say he was a Senator. (I don't include Wiki as a source even though it does give the correct info).

    Fortunately, North Carolina is able to use the dirty word "Confederate" without shame

    This is what used to cover Clingman's Dome:
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    Clingman, Thomas Lanier
    by H. Thomas Kearney, Jr., 1979
    27 July 1812–3 Nov. 1897
    Thomas Lanier Clingman, antebellum political leader, Civil War general, and propagandist for Western North Carolina development, was born at Huntsville in Surry (now Yadkin) County...... After the war, Clingman was prohibited from returning to politics by the amnesty provisions. Consequently, he turned to a career as a propagandist for Western North Carolina development. He lectured and wrote extensively about the mountain region and continued scientific studies of the area begun before the war. In the 1850s he had engaged in a running dispute with Dr. Elisha Mitchell of The University of North Carolina about the location of the highest peak in the Black Mountain range. Ultimately, Mitchell's name was given to the highest mountain in the range and Clingman's was given to another peak on the same ridge. The highest peak in the Great Smoky Mountains was also named for him (Clingman's Dome).

    http://www.ncpedia.org/biography/clingman-thomas-lanier

    NCpedia highlights North Carolina's unique resources, people, and culture to enrich, educate and inform.It is coordinated and managed by the North Carolina Government & Heritage Library at the State Library of North Carolina, a part of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
     
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    Brigadier General Thomas Lanier Clingman CSA

    The peak is Clingman's Dome, At 6,643 feet, Clingmans Dome is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is the highest point in Tennessee, and the third highest mountain east of the Mississippi. Only Mt. Mitchell (6,684 feet) and Mt. Craig (6,647), both located in Mt. Mitchell State Park in western North Carolina, rise higher. The observation tower on the summit of Clingmans Dome offers spectacular 360° views of the Smokies and beyond for visitors willing to climb the steep half-mile walk to the tower at the top.
     
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    The No. Carolina General--
    Clingman, Thomas Lanier
    Clingman's Dome
    in Tenn.
     
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    General Thomas Clingman, Clingman's Dome
     
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    Per http://www.ncpedia.org/biography/clingman-thomas-lanier:
    Thomas Lanier Clingman
    "Though he had no military experience, he was commissioned in September 1861 as colonel and head of the Twenty-fifth North Carolina Regiment; in August 1862 he was made a brigadier general. He served without special distinction in Eastern North Carolina and Virginia, taking part in the Battle of Cold Harbor in Virginia near the end of the war."

    "The highest peak in the Great Smoky Mountains was also named for him (Clingman's Dome)."
     
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