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Trivia Question 3-9-17 Which Battle

Discussion in 'War Between the States Trivia Game' started by Trivia Master, Mar 9, 2017.

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  1. FarawayFriend

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    I have researched countless timelines for battles and skirmishes and could not come up with the answer. I suspect it might have something to do with Quantrill, but nothing deserves the name "battle" ... and even the skirmishes I found involved more than 25 soldiers.

    Or it could be a Navy battle and the "combatants" were not soldiers but ships? No idea.

    Pass.
     

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  3. Schwallanscher

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    i would hardly call it a battle but i think it's the great locomotive chase (12 april 1862) involving 22 combatants

    if it's something else i'm simply too stupid to find it
     
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    Battle of Picacho Pass April 15, 1862
    "But on April 15, 1862, three Union soldiers were killed at Picacho Pass after an advance detachment of Union forces from California attacked a Confederate scouting party. Although only 24 soldiers were involved and the fight itself lasted just 1
    1/2 hours, it was the most significant Civil War battle in Arizona." http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/ge...cle_7432dea0-2b16-518e-bea1-b38d20d62ca2.html

    Note: Wikipedia article claims there were 25 combatants - 13 Union cavalry commanded by James Barrett + 10 Confederate cavalry commanded by Henry Holmes
    wiki/Battle_of_Picacho_Pass
     
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    A real biggie, eh?

    Haven't come up with an answer yet. Not sure I'm likely to.
     
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    The Battle of Picacho Pass, northwest of Tucson, Arizona.
     
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    The only "battle" with less than 25 combatants that comes to mind is "Andrews Raid" aka
    the "Great Locomotive Chase"
     
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    Answer: Battle of Picacho Pass

    Edit - A number of players gave Andrews' Raid (or the Great Locomotive Chase) as their answer, though many of those who did so weren't sure it qualified as a "battle."

    While the event did take place during the April 1862 time frame, I am ruling that answer incorrect. I think if it is to be counted as a "battle," you have to count the number of participants on both sides. According to the source presented by Schwallanscher ( http://www.aboutnorthgeorgia.com/ang/Names_from_The_Great_Locomotive_Chase), there were 22 raiders included in Andrews' group. If you count the crew members of the General and the Texas who participated in the chase, you get a total of more than 25 participants, even without counting the Confederate forces who eventually tracked the raiders down.

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