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Roland
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently learned about this book, which tells the story of General Lee from the point of view of his horse, Traveller.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Traveller it is. Of course that came back in the day horses were needed and the no horse playing rule wasn’t in effect. Nowadays if you aren’t picked to win the Kentucky derby and have a outrageous sounding name then being a horse isn’t the best way to becoming famous.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be sure to watch the movies "Gettysburg" and "Gods and Generals". Both were produced by Ted Turner and are the best Civil War movies I've ever seen. They are GREAT!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Topic: American Civil War

During the major battle of Chancellorsville, both Army of Northern Virginia Second Corps commander Lt. Gen Stonewall Jackson and senior division commander A.P. Hill were wounded. Jackson would die of complications and never return to duty. Who was the very unlikely officer that stepped into Jackson's boots for the remainder of the battle, and did so well that he remained as interim commander until the Army of N. V. could be re-organized into three corps prior to the battle of Gettysburg? [/b]
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rusty Edge wrote:
Topic: American Civil War

During the major battle of Chancellorsville, both Army of Northern Virginia Second Corps commander Lt. Gen Stonewall Jackson and senior division commander A.P. Hill were wounded. Jackson would die of complications and never return to duty. Who was the very unlikely officer that stepped into Jackson's boots for the remainder of the battle, and did so well that he remained as interim commander until the Army of N. V. could be re-organized into three corps prior to the battle of Gettysburg? [/b]


Was it General John Bell Hood?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fleetp wrote:
Rusty Edge wrote:
Topic: American Civil War

During the major battle of Chancellorsville, both Army of Northern Virginia Second Corps commander Lt. Gen Stonewall Jackson and senior division commander A.P. Hill were wounded. Jackson would die of complications and never return to duty. Who was the very unlikely officer that stepped into Jackson's boots for the remainder of the battle, and did so well that he remained as interim commander until the Army of N. V. could be re-organized into three corps prior to the battle of Gettysburg? [/b]


Was it General John Bell Hood?



No, but it was another general famous enough to have a fort or weapon named after him. One from Virginia.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rusty Edge wrote:
Topic: American Civil War

During the major battle of Chancellorsville, both Army of Northern Virginia Second Corps commander Lt. Gen Stonewall Jackson and senior division commander A.P. Hill were wounded. Jackson would die of complications and never return to duty. Who was the very unlikely officer that stepped into Jackson's boots for the remainder of the battle, and did so well that he remained as interim commander until the Army of N. V. could be re-organized into three corps prior to the battle of Gettysburg? [/b]


Was it Jubal Early?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was it General Gordon?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fleetp wrote:
Rusty Edge wrote:
Topic: American Civil War

During the major battle of Chancellorsville, both Army of Northern Virginia Second Corps commander Lt. Gen Stonewall Jackson and senior division commander A.P. Hill were wounded. Jackson would die of complications and never return to duty. Who was the very unlikely officer that stepped into Jackson's boots for the remainder of the battle, and did so well that he remained as interim commander until the Army of N. V. could be re-organized into three corps prior to the battle of Gettysburg? [/b]


Was it Jubal Early?



" Old Jubilee", a personal favorite of mine. No. It wasn't him or General Gordon.

HINT- The choice was unlikely because he wasn't an infantry officer. This officer was a personal friend of Jackson despite differences in age and style, and the only one who could make Jackson laugh. He felt the loss as keenly as Jackson's men, so there was a rapport between them. He was able to motivate them with a what would Stonewall do or say approach. Lee knew what he was doing. Also, this officer had a lot of depth in his own officers, so his absence wasn't felt among his own troops.


HINT- The thing named for him was a tank.



Who was he ? If you can't guess Google it Sunday afternoon.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rusty Edge wrote:
Topic: American Civil War

During the major battle of Chancellorsville, both Army of Northern Virginia Second Corps commander Lt. Gen Stonewall Jackson and senior division commander A.P. Hill were wounded. Jackson would die of complications and never return to duty. Who was the very unlikely officer that stepped into Jackson's boots for the remainder of the battle, and did so well that he remained as interim commander until the Army of N. V. could be re-organized into three corps prior to the battle of Gettysburg? [/b]


I'm guessing again. Was it Longstreet?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. Longstreet was in charge of the 1st Corps, and was in southeastern VA at the time with Hood and Pickett's divisions. So Lee had more or less direct command of the 1st Corp divisions/brigades present. Also, I see that Early was put in charge of a rear guard action while Jackson maneuvered the rest of the II Corps.


HINT- The mystery general was nicknamed by his initials, rather than known by his first name, James.


Google is open.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like it must be Jeb Stuart.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sounds like it must be Jeb Stuart.



I had trouble logging in.

Major General James Ewell Brown Stuart is CORRECT! Your turn Pirate.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gettysburg was the second time the South under General Lee invaded the North. What battle was the first. Either the Confederate name or Yankee name will work.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first invasion ended in the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest single day of the Civil War - 25,000+ casualties in ONE DAY! The South called this the battle of Sharpsburg, MD.
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