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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. GELongstreet

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    I´d say that those were the Siamese twins (both Siamese and Siamese [as they were born in Siam and and lived in Siam which IMHO makes them, despite Chinese roots, indeed Siamese]) Chang and Eng Bunker. Their eldest sons, Christopher Wren and Stephen Decatur Bunker, both enlisted in the 37th Virginia Cavalry Battalion (Co. I).
     

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  3. JohnW.

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    The unusually close brothers were Chang and Eng, conjoined twins.

    Their sons were (not conjoined twins):
    Chang's son Christopher Wren Bunker and Eng's son Stephen Decatur Bunker

    Christopher and Stephen Bunker both served in Company I of the 36th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry.


    Edit - Since you knew which company they served in, I will give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that "36th" was a typo and you intended to type "37th."

    Hoosier
     
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    Siamese twins
    37th Battalion of the Virginia Calvary, CSA
    Chang and Eng Bunker
    or
    Christopher W. Bunker and Stephen Decatur Bunker.

    Knew of them as a youngster (Guinness World Records), but have never thought of them in regards to the Civil War.
    Thanks for the question.
     
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    The "unusually close brothers" were Chang and Eng Bunker - Thai-American conjoined twins whose condition and birthplace led to popularization of the term "Siamese twins."
    The sons served as privates in the 37th Battalion Virginia Calvary, (Dunn’s Battalion Partisan Rangers)
    Their names were Christopher Wren Bunker (son of Chang) and Stephen Decatur Bunker (son of Eng)
    http://bluegraychinese.blogspot.com/2014/09/christopher-wren-bunker.html
    http://bluegraychinese.blogspot.com/2014/09/stephen-decatur-bunker.html
    https://sites.google.com/site/accsacw/Home/confederate-1
     
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    The unusually close brothers were Siamese twins Chang and Eng Bunker.

    Their sons, Christopher and Stephen Bunker, served in the 37th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry.

    And as far as I know, none of them had anything to do with the origination of Pi Day. :geek:
     
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