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Trivia Question 3-2-17 Who Am I?

Discussion in 'War Between the States Trivia Game' started by Trivia Master, Mar 2, 2017.

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  1. Trivia Master

    Trivia Master The Keeper of Knowledge Forum Host

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    When the Civil War started, I left law school at the University of Virginia to enlist in an artillery battery. Before the war was over, I had risen through the ranks from private to colonel of artillery in the Confederate Army. My older brother was a West Point graduate and he ultimately became a general. However, before he became a general, he had the unhappy distinction of being the first former U. S. Army officer to be captured while he was serving the Confederacy.

    What was my name? (Answers must state both first and last name to be counted as correct.)

    credit: @hoosier
     
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    William "Willy" Ransom Johnson Pegram

     
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    No clue....George Washington Carver????

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    Hoosier
     
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    William Ransom Johnson Pegram, also known as "Willie"
     
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    William Ransom Johnson Pegram.
     
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    Colonel William Ransom Johnson Pegram.
     
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    John Pegram (January 24, 1832 – February 6, 1865) was a career soldier from Virginia who served as an officer in the United States Army and then as a brigadier general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. He became the first former U.S. Army officer to be captured in Confederate service in 1861 and was killed in action near the end of the war. Younger brother was William Ransom Johnson Pegram.
    source-wiki

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    My name was William Ransom Johnson Pegram. My brother was John Pegram.
     
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    He was William Ransom Johnson Pegram. Otherwise known as Willy.

    His older brother was John Pegram.

    Cool read on Willy on his Wikipedia page.
     
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    {William Rasom Pegram}


    William Ransom Johnson Pegram, known as "Willie" or "Willy", was an important young artillery officer in Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War. He was mortally wounded in the Battle of Five Forks. Wikipedia
     
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    You are William Ransom Johnson Pegram
    https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=William_Pegram&oldid=761165674

    (and many thanks for the hint to General John Pegram! At first I had the youngest son of Robert E. Lee in mind, Rob Lee <Jr.>, who also had studied at the University of Virginia and enlisted in the Rockbridge artillery as a private. Plus his older brother Custis was a West Point graduate and became a general. But he was not the first officer captured. That "honor" belongs to John Pegram.)
     
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    Willy Pegram (brother John)
     
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    Remington Pembroke Hampton-Smythe of the 4th Consolidated Brigade Regiment of Flying Artillery
     
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    Just to clarify my answer is: William Ransom Johnson Pegram
    To much info on his brother John came up in the Wiki.
     

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