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Author:  Blake [ Sat May 21, 2011 4:19 am ]
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Random Question:

What is the most pointless thing you know about the Civil War?

I realized today, writing an email about Gettysburg, that I can spell Krzyzanowski from memory. I am sure my brain has expelled some valuable piece of legitimate information in order to store the correct spelling of that. I can't remember how to find the circumference of a circle but I know how to spell Krzyzanowski. Sadly, I doubt my kids will ever need help spelling Krzyzanowski and will then look at me like a dope when I can't help them with their math homework.

Like I said, random question. Hopefully we get some equally random and amusing answers. :D

Author:  simovitch [ Sat May 21, 2011 10:46 am ]
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I know who's buried in Grant's tomb, and the name of the President on the Lincoln Penny....

Author:  Dwight McBride [ Sun May 22, 2011 1:08 pm ]
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My favorite Civil War trivia question is: With so many hundreds of thousands of bullets fired during the battle at Gettysburg, why don't any of the monuments have any bullet holes in them?

Author:  Blake [ Sun May 22, 2011 3:35 pm ]
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I can top that... I was touring Shiloh with an ex-girlfriend of mine back in 2004 when she commented, "What an odd place for such a large cemetery." :shock:

Author:  Neal Hebert [ Sun May 22, 2011 7:52 pm ]
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Was she blonde?

Author:  Ernie Sands [ Sun May 22, 2011 11:48 pm ]
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The Civil War was not civil.

Author:  Blake [ Mon May 23, 2011 4:56 am ]
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Neal Hebert wrote:
Was she blonde?


Actually, a brunette....

Author:  Cruces [ Mon May 23, 2011 1:38 pm ]
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I know what General Custer's standing was in his graduating class of West Point. Same for George Pickett

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Author:  Ernie Sands [ Tue May 24, 2011 12:18 am ]
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I know when Custers LAST standing was.

Author:  Blake [ Tue May 24, 2011 12:40 am ]
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Ernie Sands wrote:
I know when Custers LAST standing was.


Cha-Cha-Ching!

That joke was so bad it was good!

Author:  Mark Oakford [ Thu May 26, 2011 8:59 am ]
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A civil war = a tautology. Just like army intelligence!

and: "No one can shoot me at this dist..."

and, Blake, it's "pies are squared"! :-)

Author:  Ernie Sands [ Fri May 27, 2011 1:03 am ]
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"They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist..." General John Sedgwick (Slight variation)

"Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees."

Author:  Mark Oakford [ Fri May 27, 2011 8:46 am ]
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You have the right of it, Ernie. I dips me lid in appreciation...

Your point is made well. Them miserable Rebs did snipe our best. Being human, sometimes they missed, too.

Author:  Blake [ Fri May 27, 2011 3:46 pm ]
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Speaking of pointless trivia I impressed a nurse by telling her that horse hair was boiled to make it softer for use on patients during the Civil War. They unknowingly discovered sterilization in the process.

Okay, maybe it wasnt completely pointless since I did get her phone number out of the whole thing! :D But I like to think I had more to do with that than the pointless trivia did.

Author:  nelmsm [ Fri May 27, 2011 3:53 pm ]
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Target1221 wrote:
Speaking of pointless trivia I impressed a nurse by telling her that horse hair was boiled to make it softer for use on patients during the Civil War. They unknowingly discovered sterilization in the process.

Okay, maybe it wasnt completely pointless since I did get her phone number out of the whole thing! :D But I like to think I had more to do with that than the pointless trivia did.


I'm pretty sure it was the trivia. :lol:

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