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    American Civil War Quiz

    Which American Civil War general had the highest casualty rate in his army?
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    Lee?

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    ah and how is "highest rate" defined? Highest number of total casulties or in percantage of men under his command?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarek Morgen View Post
    Lee?

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    ah and how is "highest rate" defined? Highest number of total casulties or in percantage of men under his command?
    I think it's percentage under his command. I'm pretty sure it's Lee as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarek Morgen View Post
    Lee?

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    ah and how is "highest rate" defined? Highest number of total casulties or in percantage of men under his command?
    Rate is percentage, and Lee was the general (at the army level or higher) in the Civil War with the highest casualty rate. Your turn.
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    What was the (unused) plan suggested to the Confederate authorities to get rid of the Unionist in St. Louis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarek Morgen View Post
    What was the (unused) plan suggested to the Confederate authorities to get rid of the Unionist in St. Louis?
    The request by Governor Jackson of Jefferson Davis for siege guns to destroy the ST Louis Arsenal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albany Rifles View Post
    The request by Governor Jackson of Jefferson Davis for siege guns to destroy the ST Louis Arsenal?
    um not the one I had in mind but I guess it still counts.

    What I though of was:
    A Missouri man had once written the Confederate authorities that all they had to do to get rid of the Saint Louis Unionists was destroy the local breweries and seize all the beer: "... By this means the Germans will all die in a week and the Yankees will then run from this State.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarek Morgen View Post
    um not the one I had in mind but I guess it still counts.

    What I though of was:


    Brigadier General M. Jeff Thompson
    Destroy Anheuser Busch? Heretics all!
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    Well back then they still made at least actual beer.

    Albany Rifles has the next question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarek Morgen View Post
    um not the one I had in mind but I guess it still counts.

    What I though of was:


    Brigadier General M. Jeff Thompson
    That would have made what happened in the borderland of Kansas and Missouri seem like a tiff.

    Bleeding Kansas? Hell, how about Burning Missouri!

    Should have known a German would have beer in the equation!!!
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    What ACW battle had the participants mostly composed of Native Americans, Affricans and only a few white units involved?
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    Only one I could think of was Honey Springs in Oklahoma, July of 1863. Close?



    And hopefully this isn't considered necro-posting.

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    Tech,

    You got it...and no, you are within the statute of limitation to keep the zombies at bay!

    Your question!
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    Dang it! I even had my shotgun ready for the zombies this time.

    Sorry, too much Left 4 Dead of late.

    What Confederate blockade runner never entered a Southern port?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech View Post
    What Confederate blockade runner never entered a Southern port?
    I would say CSS Alabama, except she wasn't a blockade runner (nor a privateer, for that matter).
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