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Trivia Question 3-14-17

Discussion in 'War Between the States Trivia Game' started by Trivia Master, Mar 14, 2017.

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  1. Trivia Master

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    These two unusually close brothers (you might say they had a special bond) were strong supporters of the Confederacy, although they couldn't leave one another to join the army. Their family name, as well as their sentiments, was revolutionary. Their eldest sons did fight in the War, however, and both joined the same cavalry battalion. Coming from the far East (but not Siam) in 1829, the brothers settled in the east and their sons served there. They died on the same day in 1874.

    Who are they?
    What cavalry troop did their sons serve in?
    Wwhat were their names?"

    credit: @amweiner
     
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    Chang and Eng Bunker 1811-1874. Thai-American conjoined twins.

    Cavalry troop: 37th Battalion Virginia Cavalry CSA

    Chang's son was Christopher

    Eng's son was Stephen.
     
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    They are the conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker. Chang's son Stephen, and Eng's son Christopher, both served with the 37th Battalion, Virginia Calvary.
     
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    Who. They are the Bunker Brothers, Chang and Eng. They were conjoined twins Chang Bunker and Eng Bunker.

    What Cavalry units. 37 th Virginia Cavalry. Christopher, born to Chang and Adelaide, enlisted in Company I of the
    Thirty-seventh Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, on April 1, 1863. Stephen joined the same company on July 2, 1864.

    Names. Chang and Eng Bunker Cavalry sons were Christopher Wren Bunker and Stephen Decatur Bunker.

    I hope I interpreted the question correctly. Screwed up one question interpretation earlier this month.
     
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    Who Are They: I think this must be for the co-joined fathers - Chang and Eng Bunker.
    What cavalry troops did their sons serve in: Christopher enlisted in Company 1 of the 37th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry on April 1, 1863 - his cousin Stephen would enlist in the same cavalry battalion on July 2, 1864.
    What were their names: I assume this is for their sons - Chang’s son is Christopher and Eng’s son is Stephen.
    http://civilwarsaga.com/how-the-civil-war-broke-chang-and-eng-bunker/
    http://history-sites.com/cgi-bin/bbs62x/vacwmb/webbbs_config.pl?md=read;id=7732
     
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    Chang & Eng Bunker
    37th Virginia Cavalry Battalion
    Stephen Decatur Bunker & Christopher Wren Bunker
     
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    Per wikipedia article, "Chang and Eng Bunker""
    Conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker.
    "During the American Civil War, Chang's son Christopher and Eng's son Stephen both served in the Confederate army."

    Per http://www.knowsouthernhistory.net/Articles/Minorities/siamese.html:
    ". . .each had a son that served with the 15th Virginia Cavalry and both of these sons received wounds during their service."

    Edit - Although there was unanimous agreement among all the other players who answered the question that Christopher and Stephen Bunker served in the 37th Virginia Cavalry, the source you provided supports your answer that they were in the 15th, so you will get credit for a correct answer.

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    The original Siamese twins, Chang and Eng Bunker. Chang's son, Christopher Bunker, and Eng's son, Stephen Bunker, both served in the 37th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry.
     
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    Eng and Chang Bunker
    Sons, Christopher Wren and Stephen Decatur Bunker served in the 37th Va. Cavalry
     
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    Siamese twins Chang and Eng Bunker
    Chang's son Christopher Wren and Eng's son Stephen Decatur both served in
    Co. I, 37th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry
     
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    Chang and Eng Bunker
    Co. I, 37th Battalion, Virginia Calvary, (Dunn’s Battalion, Partisan Rangers)
    Christopher Wren Bunker, Stephen Decatur Bunker
     
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    sons of Chang and Eng Bunker. from Thailand from A. C. W. forums
    Christopher And Stephen Bunker
    37 battalion Virginia cavalry .


    They also raised their children to be staunch supporters of the Confederacy, and the eldest sons of each enlisted as soon as they were of age to serve. Chang's son, Christopher, fought in Company I of the 37th Battalion of the Virginia Cavalry under BG McCausland. In July 1864 he was wounded and captured at Moorefield, WV, and served time in Camp Chase until he was released to his family in April 1865. His cousin Stephen had a similar experience, having enlisted in the same cavalry battalion in July 1864. He escaped the ambush at Moorefield but went on to be captured and wounded near Winchester, VA. The two cousins settled down after the war and became farmers as their fathers had done
     
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    Chang and Eng Bunker who were Thai-American conjoined twins.
    37th Battalion Virginia Cavalry
    Christopher
    and Stephen Bunker
     
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    They were the original Siamese twins, Chang and Eng Bunker

    The cavalry unit their sons served in was the 37th Virginia Cavalry

    Chang's son was Christopher Wren Bunker, Eng's son was Stephen Decatur Bunker

    "Chang’s eldest son, Christopher Wren Bunker — just 16 years old at the outbreak of war — is a slender, confident young man with a shock of dark hair combed back from his forehead and a rakish, neatly trimmed moustache. His features are a handsome blend of Chinese and European: a strong nose and chin below steady, intelligent eyes
    As soon as Christopher turns 18, he slips across the nearby state line and enlists in the 37th Virginia Cavalry. He is joined by his cousin Stephen Decatur Bunker — Eng’s eldest son — smaller in stature, with a rounder face and a plain, friendly countenance. Both are accomplished riders after long practice roaming the rural hinterland of Surry County"

    https://www.ourstate.com/chang-and-eng-bunker/
     
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    Siamese twins, Chang and Eng.
    Company I of the
    Thirty-seventh Battalion, Virginia Cavalry
    Christopher Wren Bunker and Stephen Decatur Bunker
     
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    Cheng and Eng Bunker

    Edit - The question also asked for the names of the Bunkers' sons who served in the Civil War and the identity of the cavalry troop in which they served.

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    They were Siamese twins

    Their sons served in the Thirty-seventh Battalion, Virginia Cavalry,

    They were Chang and Eng Bunker

    Edit - The question also asked for the names of the two sons who served in the 37th Battalion.

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    Chang and Eng Bunker
    37th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Dunn's Battalion, Partisan Rangers)
    Christopher Bunker and Stephen Bunker
     
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    Conjoined twins Chang and Ed Bunker. Chang's son Christopher and Eng's son Stephen both served in the 37th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry.
     

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