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THIS IS THE FINAL QUESTION FOR GAME #16

Scores will be calculated tonight and again in the morning after the final scoring is complete.

I'll likely be posting tomorrow's question early, sometime this morning, but it will be locked and you won't be able answer the question until tomorrow morning at 9AM.

Yesterday's Question: How much was the reward offered by the U.S. War Department for the capture of Jefferson Davis at the war's end? One hundred thousand dollars in gold.

Here is Today's Question, Worth One Point:

What is the larger than baseball-bat-sized stick that's used in the trail of a cannon to help the gunner in aiming called?

Expect the next trivia question to be posted tomorrow at about 9AM. Please post your answers to this question before that time. Thank you!

Our Trivia Prize for Game #16:
http://civilwartalk.com/bbs/messages/2/7184.html

Current Scores for Game #16:
http://civilwartalk.com/bbs/messages/2/7182.html

How to Play The Game:
http://civilwartalk.com/bbs/messages/2/6517.html

PS: This trivia game is open to new players, you may join at any time. To register to play, please click the "Profile" link at the top of the page, and then choose "Registration". Follow the prompts and when you finish you will be able to post your answer in the "Add a Message" box below. Thanks!

GOOD LUCK!
 

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civilwartalk

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Hello everyone, and welcome to Game #17 of the War Between the States Trivia Game. New players are welcome to join the game at any time!

Congratulations to LorrieRivette for Earning the High Score in Game #16: 32 points, very good!

Congratulations to Chaimberlain20me for earning the second highest score & winning our random drawing for a Civil War Mini-Print by Mort Kunstler, "The Glorious Fourth".

Yesterday's Question: What is the larger than baseball-bat-sized stick that's used in the trail of a cannon to help the gunner in aiming called? A Handspike.

Here is Today's Question, Worth One Point:

What happened to Robert E. Lee's headquarters records?

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Expect the next trivia question to be posted tomorrow at about 9AM EDT. Please post your answers to this question before that time. Thank you!

Our Trivia Prize for Game #17:
Hardcover Book: The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant
http://www.civilwartalk.com/bbs/messages/2/7414.html

Final Scores for Game #16:
http://civilwartalk.com/bbs/messages/2/7182.html

How to Play The Game:
http://civilwartalk.com/bbs/messages/2/6517.html

PS: This trivia game is open to new players, you may join at any time. To register to play, please click the "Profile" link at the top of the page, and then choose "Registration". Follow the prompts and when you finish you will be able to post your answer in the "Add a Message" box below. Thanks!

GOOD LUCK!


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HANDSPIKE: Metal or wooden poles of various sizes inserted in the trail of cannon and used for maneuvering cannon to the left or right. On field pieces, the trail handspike was 53-inches in length. The maneuvering handspike was used for garrison and seacoast carriages and gins and was 66-inches long, while that used for siege and other heavy work was 84-inches in length. The shod handspike was used for mortars and their casemate and barbette carriages. The truck and roller handspikes were wrought iron and used for casemate carriages.
 

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Here is the great trivia prize we are offering for Game #17:

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The Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
by Ulysses S. Grant

Hardcover: 672 pages

Grant was sick and broke when he began work on his Memoirs. Driven by financial worries and a desire to provide for his wife, he wrote diligently during a year of deteriorating health. He vowed he would finish the work before he died. One week after its completion, he lay dead at the age of 63.

Publication of the Memoirs came at a time when the public was being treated to a spate of wartime reminiscences, many of them defensive in nature, seeking to refight battles or attack old enemies. Grant's penetrating and stately work reveals a nobility of spirit and an innate grasp of the important fact, which he rarely displayed in private life. He writes in his preface that he took up the task "with a sincere desire to avoid doing injustice to anyone, whether on the National or the Confederate side."
 
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In Robert E. Lee's Own Words:"All my records, reports, returns, etc., etc., with the headquarters of the army, were needlessly destroyed by the clerks having them in charge on the retreat from Petersburg, and such as had been forwarded to the War Department in Richmond were either destroyed in the conflagration or captured at the South in the attempt to save them." - in a letter to the Honourable W. B. Reid, of Philadelphia.
 

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As posted yesterday: I'm proposing a new trivia bonus, if you write a book review for CivilWarTalk, I'll give you two bonus points, limit two bonus points per game. Does that sound fair? Visit the Campfire Chat board and let your opinion be heard!

Yesterday's Question: What happened to Robert E. Lee's headquarters records? In Robert E. Lee's Own Words: "All my records, reports, returns, etc., etc., with the headquarters of the army, were needlessly destroyed by the clerks having them in charge on the retreat from Petersburg, and such as had been forwarded to the War Department in Richmond were either destroyed in the conflagration or captured at the South in the attempt to save them." - in a letter to the Honourable W. B. Reid, of Philadelphia.

Here is Today's Question, Worth One Point:

In what Tennessee town did residents guide Nathan Bedford Forrest toward the Union hideout by silently waving their handkerchiefs?

Expect the next trivia question to be posted tomorrow at about 7AM EDT. Please post your answers to this question before that time. Thank you!

Our Trivia Prize for Game #17:
Hardcover Book: The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant
http://www.civilwartalk.com/bbs/messages/2/7414.html

Final Scores for Game #16:
http://civilwartalk.com/bbs/messages/2/7182.html

How to Play The Game:
http://civilwartalk.com/bbs/messages/2/6517.html

PS: This trivia game is open to new players, you may join at any time. To register to play, please click the "Profile" link at the top of the page, and then choose "Registration". Follow the prompts and when you finish you will be able to post your answer in the "Add a Message" box below. Thanks!

GOOD LUCK!
 


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