1. Welcome to the CivilWarTalk, a forum for questions and discussions about the American Civil War! Become a member today for full access to all of our resources, it's fast, simple, and absolutely free!
Dismiss Notice
Join and Become a Patron at CivilWarTalk!
Support this site with a monthly or yearly subscription! Active Patrons get to browse the site Ad free!
START BY JOINING NOW!

Trivia Question 10-11-18 Stretching a buck

Discussion in 'War Between the States Trivia Game' started by Trivia Master, Oct 11, 2018.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Trivia Master

    Trivia Master The Keeper of Knowledge Forum Host

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2012
    Messages:
    1,711
    Which church received only 500 dollars to replace all the blood damaged pews, floors and materials used?

    credit: @JPK Huson 1863
     
    mofederal likes this.

  2. (Membership has it privileges! To remove this ad: Register NOW!)
  3. skirmisher

    skirmisher Private

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2018
    Messages:
    39
    Zella, mofederal, Mike Serpa and 12 others like this.
  4. BlueNGrey

    BlueNGrey Corporal Trivia Game Winner

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2017
    Messages:
    391
    Location:
    Bountiful
    This trivia question leads to an interesting conundrum. On May 24, 2017, in a thread entitled
    Northerners Mourn Confederate Losses; Humanity In The Shambles Of War
    Discussion in 'Battle of Gettysburg' started by JPK Huson 1863, post # 3, JPK Huson writes that "Churches in Gettysburg split a total of $500 bucks, from the government, for damages- blood soaked pews and floors- they were hospitals".
    My conundrum is due to a missing "s". Today's trivia question refers to a church, not churches. Is this question referring to a single church or to numerous churches? I find it hard to believe that the question of today is not referencing the post of May 24, 2017. The wording is almost exactly the same.

    My answer to this question must be "Gettysburg Churches" which is in the plural, not singular.

    civilwartalk.com/threads/northerners-mourn-confederate-losses-humanity-in-the-shambles-of-war.134888/
     
    Zella, SWMODave, mofederal and 13 others like this.
  5. Stony

    Stony Captain Trivia Game Winner

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2013
    Messages:
    5,350
    Location:
    Eastern NC
    Zella, SWMODave, mofederal and 13 others like this.
  6. captaindrew

    captaindrew 2nd Lieutenant Trivia Game Winner

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2017
    Messages:
    3,471
    Location:
    West Palm Beach Florida
    Trinity United Church of Christ, Gettysburg
     
    Zella, SWMODave, mofederal and 13 others like this.
  7. MC44

    MC44 Corporal

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2016
    Messages:
    435
    Location:
    Vermont
    St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Fredericksburg, VA.
     
  8. Jimklag

    Jimklag Lt. Colonel Forum Host Silver Patron Trivia Game Winner

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2017
    Messages:
    10,361
    Location:
    Chicagoland
    In the 1907 case St. Francis Xavier Parish v. The United States, St. Francis Xavier Parish in Gettysburg and Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church (and others) were awarded about $500 each for damages incurred while being used as hospitals in 1863.
     
    Zella, mofederal, Mike Serpa and 13 others like this.
  9. lelliott19

    lelliott19 1st Lieutenant Forum Host Silver Patron Trivia Game Winner

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2013
    Messages:
    4,162
    Zella, SWMODave, mofederal and 13 others like this.
  10. Gladys Hodge Sherrer

    Gladys Hodge Sherrer Sergeant Major

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2017
    Messages:
    1,795
    I'm guessing... Dunker Church in Antietam, because it was so bloody. Actually, if this $500 was given immediately postwar, that would have been a hefty sum, given the fact a entire church could be built for less than $2000 in mid-late 19th Century..
     
    Zella, mofederal, Mike Serpa and 13 others like this.
  11. Brenal

    Brenal First Sergeant Trivia Game Winner

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    1,535
    Location:
    UK
    Don't know, I'll have a guess at either Shiloh or Dunker Church, Antietam.
    Dunker Church, Antietam.
     
    Zella, SWMODave, mofederal and 13 others like this.
  12. christian soldier

    christian soldier First Sergeant

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2015
    Messages:
    1,558
    I guess the First Baptist Church of Darlington, South Carolina. David.
     
    Zella, mofederal, Mike Serpa and 12 others like this.
  13. Mike Serpa

    Mike Serpa Major

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2013
    Messages:
    7,623
    Circular Church, Charleston???
     
    Zella, SWMODave, mofederal and 13 others like this.
  14. FarawayFriend

    FarawayFriend Major Silver Patron Trivia Game Winner

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2013
    Messages:
    8,154
    Location:
    Hannover, Germany
    Is this maybe a tricky one?
    Annie in these threads you said yourself that all Gettysburg churches had to share these 500 Dollars to replace all the damage that came from using them as hospitals...

    "Read other churches in town had a lot ruined by blood, all the poor wounded brought there. And that the churches all split a very small payment- 500 dollars, to renew what was lost"
    https://civilwartalk.com/threads/mr...rse-of-company-g-and-a-tough-old-bird.143187/

    "All the churches in town for instance, ruined beyond easy repair caring for wounded, received 500 dollars to split among them."
    https://civilwartalk.com/threads/ju...f-after-for-gettysburg-citizens.122683/page-6

    "Getting losses covered was a joke- government failed badly. 500 bucks to share among alllll the churches, for instance"
    https://civilwartalk.com/threads/dr-j-w-c-oneal-gettysburgs-virginian.149230/#post-1881533

    "All the churches together received only 500- to split"
    https://civilwartalk.com/threads/ex...ad-union-and-confederate.142082/#post-1733254

    "So what if finally the government paid up on losses , post battle? All the churches combined were given 500 bucks to split, that's it. They'd been hospitals, wounded from North and South were carried there. Those losses were shattering- blood soaked pews, floors carpets, broken windows- the 500 bucks may have replaced paper for weekly bulletins."
    https://civilwartalk.com/threads/ci...-on-baltimore-pike.123580/page-3#post-1655529

    "All the churches in Gettysburg combined had to share 500 bucks, for instance, a tiny fraction given replacing bloodstained pews alone from use as hospitals"
    https://civilwartalk.com/threads/civil-war-battlefield-tourism-the-early-years.126262/#post-1371238

    "Bliss, along with most farmers was never to receive compensation for the massive losses sustained, all the churches together in Gettysburg, having opened their doors to wounded, blood soaked, shot riddled, begrimed and stripped, received 500 dollars, to be split among all."
    https://civilwartalk.com/threads/ju...ettysburg-citizens.122683/page-5#post-1415494

    .... and some more.

    So my answer is: not one church, ALL Gettysburg churches had to share that money.
     
    Zella, SWMODave, mofederal and 13 others like this.
  15. Zella

    Zella Sergeant Trivia Game Winner

    Joined:
    May 23, 2018
    Messages:
    938
  16. Eleanor Rose

    Eleanor Rose 1st Lieutenant

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2016
    Messages:
    4,148
    Location:
    central NC
    This one has me stumped because a lot of churches were used as Civil War hospitals. I'm guessing Saint George's Episcopal Church in Fredericksburg, VA because I took a tour there last summer and I remember the docent speaking of the bloodstained pews and other damage.
     
    Zella, SWMODave, mofederal and 13 others like this.
  17. connecticut yankee

    connecticut yankee Sergeant

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2017
    Messages:
    602
    Zella, SWMODave, mofederal and 13 others like this.
  18. MRB1863

    MRB1863 Captain Forum Host

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2014
    Messages:
    7,396
    Location:
    Lemoyne, PA (35 miles N. of Gettysburg)
    Off the top of my head.....Christ Lutheran Church, Gettysburg
     
    Zella, SWMODave, mofederal and 12 others like this.
  19. MaryDee

    MaryDee 2nd Lieutenant Trivia Game Winner

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2014
    Messages:
    2,969
    Location:
    Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
    So many churches were used as field hospitals during the CW, and searching (or at least up to my 15 minute limit) didn't turn up one that was reimbursed $500 (or any other amount). :banghead:
     
  20. Polloco

    Polloco Private

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2018
    Messages:
    95
    There were several damaged churches. I am having a senior moment about the names of the others. So let's go with the Dunker at Antietem
     
    Zella, mofederal, Mike Serpa and 12 others like this.
  21. JOHN42768

    JOHN42768 Captain Trivia Game Winner

    Joined:
    May 1, 2015
    Messages:
    5,931
    Location:
    Upstate N.Y.
    Zella, SWMODave, mofederal and 12 others like this.

(Membership has it privileges! To remove this ad: Register NOW!)
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page


(Membership has it privileges! To remove this ad: Register NOW!)