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 Post subject: Re: Pointless Civil War Trivia
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 5:39 am 
nelmsm wrote:
I'm pretty sure it was the trivia. :lol:


Ouch... :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Pointless Civil War Trivia
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 9:17 am 
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Well after general firing had erupted, and one side was advancing on the other with the intent of driving those opponents from their position . . . A regularly scheduled train emerged on tracks that ran across the path of the advancing troops. This happened during an actual 1862 Civil War battle. Which one?

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 Post subject: Re: Pointless Civil War Trivia
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 4:24 pm 
I'm going to guess something in the Valley Campaign.


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 Post subject: Re: Pointless Civil War Trivia
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 6:47 pm 
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No no no . . . This isn't "Twenty Questions" . . . No more hints . . .

Any one out there know this one?

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 Post subject: Re: Pointless Civil War Trivia
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 3:51 pm 
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2nd Battle of Bull Run. Manassas Junction was a railroad crossroads. :?: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Pointless Civil War Trivia
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 4:15 pm 
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Very good guess, but no.

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 Post subject: Re: Pointless Civil War Trivia
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 4:25 pm 
I thought 2nd Manassas as well. I remember a story where the Rebs captured a bunch of supply trains during the campaign as Jackson's men got behind Pope and his line of supplies.

Stones River occurred on a rail line but I dont recall any such story there. Shiloh is definately not the answer.

Maybe around Corinth?


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 Post subject: Re: Pointless Civil War Trivia
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 4:32 pm 
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You're right as far as you go; there were trains at Manassas which were captured by enemy troops marauding behind lines. My question, however, deals with a train which entered an active field of battle, between the forces, while one side was advancing on another.

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 Post subject: Re: Pointless Civil War Trivia
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 2:52 am 
This reminds me of a trick question Professor Jackson asked his class. Something like "why can't you send a telegraph from Strasburg to Lynchburg?" After all the students guessed incorrectly Jackson revealed it was because there was no telegraph wire between the two places. Thats what passed for a joke in Jackson's mind. Clever though.

Talk about pointless trivia... how do I know that!!!??? I must have read it in Robertson's Stonewall Bio.

If this is one of those trick questions though.... :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Pointless Civil War Trivia
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 9:53 pm 
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I have some pointless civil war trivia - a large number of the particpants were from America :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Pointless Civil War Trivia
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 10:11 pm 
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LG Stickler . . .

Not a trick question.

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 Post subject: Re: Pointless Civil War Trivia
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 11:57 pm 
I give up. Whats the answer? :?:


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 Post subject: Re: Pointless Civil War Trivia
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I do not know the answer, off hand, about the train. So, I tried to find a reference to an action that involved a train during the actual battle. I could not find anything.

So, my guess would be Franklin or Corinth.

An interesting result of my searches: http://www.gatewaynmra.org/articles/civil-war1.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Pointless Civil War Trivia
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A train entered the battlefield during the Battle of Front Royal, Virginia.

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 Post subject: Re: Pointless Civil War Trivia
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:00 am 
I got the Campaign right. That should be worth half a point :D


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