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Trivia Question 3-8-17 You Can't Handle the truth

Discussion in 'War Between the States Trivia Game' started by Trivia Master, Mar 8, 2017.

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  1. JOHN42768

    JOHN42768 2nd Lieutenant Trivia Game Winner

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    Please disregard my original posted answer of Edward Stanton . I wish to change it to William H. Seward later to be Secretary of State
     
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  3. 57th Indiana Infantry

    57th Indiana Infantry Corporal Trivia Game Winner

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    Abraham Lincoln himself (Issac Wyant case)
     
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    Schwallanscher 1st Lieutenant Trivia Game Winner

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    to call abraham lincoln a key-figure of his own government sound a bit strange to me

    source

    Edit - Since you didn't name anybody else, I assume that Abraham Lincoln is your answer - and that's correct.

    Hoosier
     
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    Schwallanscher 1st Lieutenant Trivia Game Winner

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    my first link didn't work - 2nd attempt, there's also an s missing - why can't we edit in trivia-threads?

    Edit - Other players have complained about this in the past.

    As assistant host, I'm allowed to edit my own posts as well as anybody else's posts on this forum.

    I can understand why we wouldn't want players to edit other players' posts. If it were up to me, I would think players ought to be allowed to edit their own posts, but I don't have the authorization to make it so.

    Hoosier
     
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    Answer: Abraham Lincoln
    " One of the more controversial murder cases was that of Isaac Wyant, who attacked his neighbor Ason Rusk with a knife. In self-defense, Rusk shot his assailant in the arm, which was subsequently amputated. In 1855, thirsting for revenge, Wyant shot Rusk to death in cold blood. Lincoln helped prosecute the case. (He substituted as prosecutor sometimes when the state's attorney was absent; at other times he was hired by interested parties to assist the prosecutor, who was often young and inexperienced.) Leonard Swett defended Wyant with the novel insanity plea and won despite Lincoln's best efforts. Later,
    when informed by authorities at the state insane asylum that Wyant was truly deranged, Lincoln expressed regret for having prosecuted him so vigorously.
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    Michael Burlingame – Abraham Lincoln: A Life – Vol. 1, Chapter 9, pg. 341 Online pdf copy pg. 92

    People vs Wyant Trial Transcript
     
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