April 25, 2005

Confederate Memorial Day

The Acidman has a post about Confederate memorial Day. The Civil War is one of my favorite subjects. For many years I read only "Civil War" books, and was once a reenactor for a time. I did a Western Federal Army interpretation in one of the best reenactment groups at that time: The Mudsills. We represented the 5th Ky.

"What?" you ask, "Kentucky troops in Federal Service"? Yes, little is it known , but Kentucky voted overwhelmingly (4-1? my memory fails and I am too lazy to look it up) to remain in the Union.

I have a few trivia questions for you:

What was the major dispute between the Confederate States and the Union?

T or F most Northerners wanted to free the slaves?

Was BobbyLee a traitor to his country?

Was Jefferson Davis?

Who is my favorite General from the Civil War and What did he do?


Can you answer these five questions?

1 comment:

Alli said...

What was the major dispute between the Confederate States and the Union? Federal involvement in what should have been a states rights issue. They stepped in to slavery in the territories and states. (I think)

T or F most Northerners wanted to free the slaves?
False

Was BobbyLee a traitor to his country?
WEll, that depends. Do you think of the Confederacy as a legitmate country? If so, then no because he was loyal to what he thought was his home.
Was Jefferson Davis?
In the eyes of history, yes. Although, you'd have to ask the same questions as Lee.

Who is my favorite General from the Civil War and What did he do? Going out on a limb... Grant. general-in-chief of the union army. force that held the forces together even when it looked bleakest.

Let me know how I did.

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