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    Which American Civil War general had the highest casualty rate in his army?
    "So little pains do the vulgar take in the investigation of truth, accepting readily the first story that comes to hand." Thucydides 1.20.3

  • #2
    Lee?

    edit:

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

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Tarek Morgen View Post
      Lee?

      edit:

      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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      • #4
        Originally posted by Tarek Morgen View Post
        Lee?

        edit:

        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.
        "So little pains do the vulgar take in the investigation of truth, accepting readily the first story that comes to hand." Thucydides 1.20.3

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        • #5
          What was the (unused) plan suggested to the Confederate authorities to get rid of the Unionist in St. Louis?

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          • #6
            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?
            “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
            Mark Twain

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            • #7
              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.
              Brigadier General M. Jeff Thompson

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              • #8
                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!
                "So little pains do the vulgar take in the investigation of truth, accepting readily the first story that comes to hand." Thucydides 1.20.3

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                • #9
                  Well back then they still made at least actual beer.

                  Albany Rifles has the next question.

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                  • #10
                    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!!!
                    “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
                    Mark Twain

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                    • #11
                      What ACW battle had the participants mostly composed of Native Americans, Affricans and only a few white units involved?
                      Last edited by Albany Rifles; 04 Nov 09,, 01:09.
                      “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
                      Mark Twain

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                      • #12
                        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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                        • #13
                          Tech,

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

                          Your question!
                          “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”
                          Mark Twain

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                          • #14
                            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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                            • #15
                              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).
                              My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.

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