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Trivia Question 3-3-17 Who Did That? & Bonus

Discussion in 'War Between the States Trivia Game' started by Trivia Master, Mar 3, 2017.

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  1. sarladaise

    sarladaise First Sergeant Trivia Game Winner

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    Hilary Abner Herbert, commanded 8th Alabama Infantry, he was the 33rd US Secretary of the Navy

    Bonus: Leonidas Polk
     

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    Stony 1st Lieutenant Trivia Game Winner

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    Hilary Abner Herbert (March 12, 1834 – March 6, 1919) was Secretary of the Navy in the second administration of President Grover Cleveland. He commanded the 8th Regiment Alabama Infantry.

    Bonus- A guess- Leonidas Polk?
     
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    Credit for Question.

    BONUS: Episcopal Bishop and Confederate General Leonidas Polk? Although the explosion of the "Lady Polk" did not kill the entire crew and I am unable to locate a source stating that General Polk was 10 feet away. Most sources state that he was "close by." Also, the shot that killed Polk was directed fire, not a stray round. Maybe the Q is referencing someone else? Ill stick with Polk though as I can't find anyone else who seems to fit the criteria better. :thumbsup:
     
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    Hilary A. Herbert, Eighth Regiment, Alabama Infantry.

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    Leonidas Polk
     
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    Okay, I wished I found clearer evidence for my answer and some details don't seem to fit... maybe I just fell in a well placed trap but my guess is the Fighting Bishop, Leonidas Polk.

    In 1861 he was present when one of his biggest guns, named in honor of his wife "Lady Polk" exploded, killing her crew. Polk himself had his uniform blown off, but survived. What does not fit exactly is that he seems to have received more than only minor burns, Polk needed some weeks to recover...

    Then three years later he was killed at Pine mountain, although I don't think it was a stray shot and I have found that the distance was more like 600 yards.

    But hey, how many generals can have lived to see one of their cannons explode in 1861 and were killed three years later? So with all due caution and well aware that I might have taken the easy road, my answer still is Leonidas Polk

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    Main question: Hilary Herbert, who commanded the 8th Alabama Infantry

    Bonus: Leonidas Polk
     
  8. GELongstreet

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    That was Hilary A. Herbert, Colonel of the 8th Alabama Infantry Regiment.

    Bonus comes later.
     
  9. bixby272

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    Hilary Abner Herbert / 8th Regiment Alabama Volunteer Infantry
    Leonidas Polk
     
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    LIFE continues to consume my spare time, so I'll pass on both.
     
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    Hilary Abner Herbert commanded Eighth Regiment Alabama Infantry
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    Edit - No answer given for bonus question.

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    Bonus: I believe the answer is Lt. General Leonidas Polk CSA.
     
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    Friday Question- William Henry Hunt. He held the rank of Lt. Col. in the 4th Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, LA Militia.
    Source - William Henry Hunt

    Bonus: General Leonidas Polk, CSA
     
  14. GELongstreet

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    As for the bonus I´m short of time to verify the details now so I guess it to be Leonidas Polk with his bad-tempered lady.
     
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    Hilary Abner Herbert,
    who had served as Colonel of the 8th Alabama Infantry during the Civil War, was appointed Secretary of the Navy on March 7, 1893 by President Grover Cleveland and served until March 4, 1897. He died March 6, 1919 in Tampa FL and was buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Montgomery, AL.

    bonus: Answer: General Leonidas Polk on Pine Mt. , May14,1864

    Edit - Sources have been presented to confirm that William Henry Hunt, who served as colonel in command of the 4th Louisiana during the Civil War, is also a correct answer to the main question.

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