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Trivia Question 2-24-17 The wrong man on the right side at the wrong place to the wrong time

Discussion in 'War Between the States Trivia Game' started by Trivia Master, Feb 24, 2017.

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  1. Trivia Master

    Trivia Master The Keeper of Knowledge Forum Host

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    I came from that states where the rift was in every direction - me coming from the east, personally being closer to the south while actively leaning to the north. I tried to stay out of the war but I couldn´t so I left my many children; among those the eponymous, the controversial and the greatest. I organized some of the First of those who did the same and when the next year rose my star did, too. Stern hot-head that I am I made enemies among those that shouldn´t be and in the next year I lost my command. I was able to return to it and 27 of them promptly tried to get rid of me again ... however wizards and war horses kept us busy for now. When the great ape spoke I was not amused and not shy to say so either - so in the next year my enemies asked me to walk and finally walked me out. I returned to my home and died four years after the war, now staying there for eternity. Who am I?

    credit: @GELongstreet

    Bonus: Who was the first black war correspondent?

    credit: @JohnW.
     
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    Question submission credit; and sorry for the typos. That request of the 27 officers who wanted to get rid of Spears is online right here.

    Bonus could be Thomas Morris Chester.
     
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    Such a beautifully worded question, and I know the answer is familiar to many, as I know parts of this story; unfortunately, lack of time prevents me from giving it further research. Thanks, GELongstreet.

    Bonus: Thomas Morris Chester
     
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    Main to follow later.

    Bonus: Thomas Morris Chester
    Source:
     
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    He was James Gallant Spears.

    Wow, lots of little hidden clues in that question.

    Wikipedia has most of the clues in his piece.

    In September, twenty-seven officers under his command signed a petition to Rosecrans demanding Spears's removal.

    He staunchly opposed Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.


    Bonus.

    He was Thomas Morris Chester.

    http://blog.pennlive.com/gettysburg-150/2013/06/harrisburg_native_was_first_bl.html
     
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    Friday: Love the title; great riddle; have figured out some of the hints, but I suspect I'll be working on this one through
    Monday night! Answer hopefully coming later!

    BONUS: Per https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/08/a-black-correspondent-at-the-front/: Thomas Morris Chester "The only black correspondent for a major daily paper during the war. . . "
    Per http://blackinhistory.tumblr.com/post/62115496452/thomas-morris-chester#.WLBcjmVeJsY, he was the first black war correspondent, which neither the first source nor wikipedia states, although I guess "the only" is basically the same.
     
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    James Gallant Spears
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    Main question - I can understand a Civil War figure being busy with war horses, but wizards and a talking great ape? :confused:
    I've got no answer for this one.

    Bonus - T. Morris Chester
     
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    Main question. So many clues, I just know I'll be kicking myself when I see the answer, but I haven't a clue.

    Bonus. Thomas Morris Chester
     
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    This a tough one, I'm going to give it a guess and go with Franklin Pierce, as for the bonus: Thomas Morris Chester.

    Edit - Franklin Pierce is not the correct answer to the main question, but it can't hurt to take a guess. Your answer to the bonus question is correct.

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    Main "Question??" No offense , but I have not seen such a jumbled question as this one. The state appears to be Virginia. No Generals died in 1869 (four years after CW) other the John Ellis Wood. He is out of the running. Two possibles in my thinking. George Henry Thomas and R.E. Lee both died in 1870 (five years after CW) Thomas had no children and Lee did. A plus for Lee. Lee lost a command and Thomas did not.A plus for Lee. Neither returned to their home. Thomas is buried in Troy, N.Y. and Lee in Lexington , Virginia. Neither were hot-heads. They both would have involvement in one way or the other with Forrest (Wizard) and Longstreet (War Horse). Reference to the Great Ape must be Lincoln. A plus for Lee.
    I'm going to guess Robert E. Lee

    Source for dates of death: http://www.civilwarhome.com/generals.html
     
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    “I tried to stay out of the war but I couldn´t so I left my many children; among those the emponymous, the controversial and the greatest”: Cassius M. Clay
    http://www.biography.com/people/cassius-marcellus-clay-9250370#synopsis http://www.thekentuckycivilwarbugle.com/2010-3Qpages/clay.html

    Edit - 20th century boxer Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali fits the eponymous, controversial, and, by his own admission, "greatest" clues, but 19th century abolitionist Cassius Clay doesn't fit the rest of the clues.

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