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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Postby Ironmachine on 14 Jan 2012 21:18

I'm sorry, pb, but no.
Some hints:
1) Not a Mexican.
2) Not a Colonel.
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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Postby Ironmachine on 16 Jan 2012 08:09

New hint: During his military career, he participated in two wars, one in Europe and one in America. But he is not remembered for his military record.
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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Postby von thoma on 16 Jan 2012 19:21

Is Santiago Ramón y Cajal as Medical Captain in Cuban War of Independence 1874. Regards.
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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Postby Ironmachine on 16 Jan 2012 20:16

Yes, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1906.
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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Postby von thoma on 17 Jan 2012 19:42

Thanks,I pass the turn.
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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Postby Ironmachine on 18 Jan 2012 08:04

Any volunteers?
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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Postby Galahad on 11 Apr 2012 07:13

--Let's toss a fairly simple one out and see if anyone bites.

--What unusual achievement do Alexander the Great, Scipio Africanus, the Duke of Marlborough and Major General George H. Thomas have in common?
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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Postby Polar bear on 25 Apr 2012 08:52

hi, Galahad,

two weeks later ... a little hint ?

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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Postby Galahad on 25 Apr 2012 18:34

--A hint. The answer is something that they each did, which puts them among the very few commanders to ever achieve this distinction.
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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Postby Galahad on 01 May 2012 23:33

--After three weeks with no one even venturing a guess, I suppose it's time to give the answer, which same I thought would be obvious to those with a good knowledge of the subject of Military History.

--None of the commanders mentioned ever lost a battle.

--The floor is open to whomever wishes to pose a question.
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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Postby Graham Clayton on 02 May 2012 05:40

I'll post a US Civil War question to get the quiz moving.

Which Confederate captain was captured by the Union, then joined the Union forces as a private, before regaining his former rank as a Union cavalry officer?
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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Postby Polar bear on 02 May 2012 21:50

hi,

Galahad wrote:--the answer, which same I thought would be obvious to those with a good knowledge of the subject of Military History.


apparently not ... :milwink: :lol:

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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Postby Marcus Wendel on 04 Nov 2012 10:26

Graham Clayton wrote:I'll post a US Civil War question to get the quiz moving.

Which Confederate captain was captured by the Union, then joined the Union forces as a private, before regaining his former rank as a Union cavalry officer?


I think we need a hint.

If no hint is posted within the next few days, the quiz is open for anyone to post a new question.

/Marcus
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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Postby Graham Clayton on 05 Nov 2012 03:28

Marcus Wendel wrote:
Graham Clayton wrote:I'll post a US Civil War question to get the quiz moving.

Which Confederate captain was captured by the Union, then joined the Union forces as a private, before regaining his former rank as a Union cavalry officer?


I think we need a hint.

If no hint is posted within the next few days, the quiz is open for anyone to post a new question.

/Marcus


Marcus,
Open the board to another question - I have forgotten and/or misplaced the answer to the question!
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Re: The official AHF other eras quiz thread

Postby Graham Clayton on 31 Dec 2012 09:45

Here is another US Civil War question (and this time I have kept the answer!)

Who were the only brothers to die in the war who were generals on both the Union and Confederate sides?
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