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Trivia Question 2-23-17 Better Call Sol

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  1. Trivia Master

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    What Civil War General had a nickname of "Long Sol"?

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    Should be Solomon Meredith.
     
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    Solomon Meredith (May 29, 1810 – October 2, 1875). He was nicknamed "Long Sol" for his towering 6' 7" body.
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    Hey, I have submitted a nearly identical question! Easy one for me, then...

    At 6' 7" general Solomon Meredith had earned that nickname.

    (Won't give my source, as my question asks for a bit more than just his nickname, and maybe we will see my question here also in a few days ...)
    Wikipedia says it, too...
    https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Solomon_Meredith&oldid=750081769
     
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    The Iron Brigade's 6' 7" inch tall Solomon Meredith.
     
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    Meredith Avenue is one of my favorite places on the Gettysburg Battlefield. Solomon Meredith was 6'7" tall thus earning his nickname.
     
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    Solomon Meredith who was 6'7" tall. In October 1861 the regimental surgeon reported to Governor Morton, "You would be startled to hear how the officers and soldiers talk about 'Old Sol.' It seems that he is about being promoted to a Brigadier. If he is not, there will soon be a petition signed by the whole Regt. for him to resign." Another man wrote that Meredith was "notoriously unfit to command." There was a conspiracy among the men of the regiment to help Meredith get promoted to brigadier general so he would be taken away. In January 1862 an inspection of Meredith's regiment showed muskets "indifferently cleaned," accouterments in "bad condition," and the regiment generally the least well disciplined in the brigade. http://www.rocemabra.com/~roger/tagg/generals/general04.html
     
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    Brigadier General Solomon Meredith
     
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    Solomon Meredith.
     
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    Solomon Meredith.
     
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    Solomon Meredith
     
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    Solomon Meredith
     
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    Sol Meredith [ Long Tall Sol]

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    Happy 204th Birthday to “Long Tall Sol” Meredith
    by Phil Spaugy
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    Brigadier General of Volunteers Solomon Meredith.

    Today is the 204th birthday of Brevet Major General Solomon Meredith, the first colonel of the 19th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry and later commander of the famed “Iron Brigade of the West.” Nicknamed “Long Tall Sol” due to his 6′ 7 ” height, Meredith commanded the 19th Indiana from its formation in May of 1861 until November of 1862 when due largely to his political connections he was promoted to the command of the Iron Brigade. It was no secret that “Sol” was held in low esteem by the brigades former commander, Brigadier General John Gibbon, who felt that Meredith in addition to being example of the typical political appointee volunteer general, was also far to lax in matters of discipline and drill when it came keeping the “Swamp Hogs” of the 19th Indiana up to the regular army standard set by Gibbon. This feeling of dislike hit a high point, when in Gibbons view, Meredith, using a slight wound suffered at the Battle of South Mountain as an excuse, missed the Battle of Antietam to go to Washington and start campaigning for a promotion to brigadier general
     
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    Solomon Meredith of Indiana
     
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