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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. JohnW.

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    The question is way too mystical for a correct answer, but a shot in the dark, I have no clue answer would be John Aaron Rawlins.
     
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  3. MaryDee

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    Friday: Have to give up on this one. I'll be visiting today and traveling tomorrow, so out of time. Have some ideas but can't find them online and am away from home. Some I got. The wizard is of course Forrest and the war horse is of course Longstreet. I believe they were in one place only at Chickamauga (Forrest left Bragg right afterwards and Longstreet was sent to Knoxville). Our person died in 1869 (although technically the 4 years after the end of the war would be April 1869 through March 1870). The great ape is Lincoln (that's what McClellan called him).
     
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    Oops, strange computer, hit wrong key! I looked up a bunch of names on both sides who were at Chickamauga, but the death dates are wrong, except Gen. Thomas, who doesn't fit most of the other criteria. Well, I tried!

    Friday answer is therefore :banghead:. I'll be interested to see who this person is and who got enough of the riddle to find out!
     
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    Bonus: Thomas Morris Chester
     
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    Friday question - I have no idea

    Bonus - Thomas Morris Chester
     
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    No idea

    Thomas Morris Chester
     
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  8. William G Hendry

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    The Great Ape was from the Cornerstone Speech ,
    possibly flag ofTtexas or possibly flag of Virginia.

    Edit - The Cornerstone Speech was given by Alexander Stephens in March of 1861. Not sure whether it contains a reference to a great ape, but it doesn't fit the rest of the clues.

    Hoosier
     
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  9. William G Hendry

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    hit wrong button....to add to my last post, Just a confused Canadian on that one.
     
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    Brigadier General James G. Spears.
    Bonus: Thomas Morris Chester.
     
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    James G. Spears (very good question).


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    Thomas Morris Chester
     
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    Brig. Gen. James Gallant Spears

    Spears (1816-1869) was a farmer and politician from Bledsoe County in East Tennessee. He was a delegate and vice president to the 1861 East Tennesse Convention; and when the (Confederate) authorities wanted to arrest him he went to Kentucky. He left his kids, among those James Jr., John Brown and Napoleon Bonaparte, and became Lt. Colonel of the 1st (Union) Tennessee Infantry Regiment. Spears was made a Brigadier General in March 1862 and commanded a brigade in the Army of the Ohio and later in the Army of the Cumberland. In 1863, seen as incompetent, tyrannic and cruel to both his men and civilians, he lost his command and went before a court-martial but was aquitted. After his return he threatened to arrest every officer who tried to resign - resulting in 27 of them petitioning Rosecrans for his removal again (the petition is available in the ORs). However the course of war forced this to rest. His brigade guarded Lookout Mountain against Forrest's cavalry after Chickamauga and was a part of the relief expedition to Knoxville when it was besieged by Longstreet. When Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation Spears was strongly against it - being a slaveowner himself. Speaking out publicly about his feelings towards it he was accused of disloyalty. He was court-martialed, refused to resign and accordingly was dismissed on August 30, 1864. He returned to his farm near Pikeville in Bledsoe County and died there in 1869, being interred in the city cemetery.


    bonus Answer: Thomas Morris Chester. In 1864 the Philadelphia Press hired Thomas Morris Chester, son of an ex-slave, to report on black troops on the Virginia front. The only black correspondent for a major daily during the Civil War, Chester reported from Richmond the final year of the war. He provided readers with first-hand experiences of black soldiers. Chester described the responses of Confederate troops and civilians to encounters with black soldiers, as he joined the black troops of the 25th Army Corps as they led the victorious Union forces into Richmond.
     
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