Special Sub-Topic: Gray Warriors
|What Confederate officer ordered the town Chambersburg, PA to be burned on July 30, 1864?|
Jubal Early. On July 30, 1864, Confederate General Jubal Early ordered the residents of Chambersburg to pay a half-million dollars in ransom or have their town burned in retaliation for Federal destruction of civilian property in Virginia.
|What Confederate officer at one time challenged Stonewall Jackson to a duel?|
General James Walker. As a student at VMI, General James Walker tried to fight a duel with his instructor Thomas J. Jackson after discipline by Jackson resulted in Walker's explusion.
|What was Company Q in the Confederate Army?|
the sick list. The sick list was known as Company Q in the Confederate Army.
|What prominent Confederate general was related to an American Revolutionary hero?|
Robert E. Lee. Robert E. Lee's father was Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee. Henry was a skilled horseman making him an excellent cavalryman. He was commissioned as captain in the fifth group of Virginia Light Dragoons and sent north to join the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Because of his bravery and daring acts, he caught the attention of George Washington and was rapidly promoted in the Continental Army. After the war, he served three, one year terms as governor of Virginia.
|What Confederate general wrote a infantry manual, published in 1855, that was used by both sides in the Civil War?|
William Joseph Hardee. In 1855 "Hardee's Tactics" was published. It was a definitive infantry manual that was used by both the Union and Confederate Armies.
|What Tennessee born lawyer commanded a brigade known as "... Mississippi's Brigade?"|
William Barksdale. Born in Tennessee, Barksdale commanded a brigade in McLaw's division of James Longstreet's Corps; the brigade saw particularly heavy fighting and became known as Barksdale's Mississippi Brigade. General Barksdale died from wounds received on the second day of fighting at Gettysburg.
|Who were "wagon dogs?"|
Confederates who pretended to be ill. Confederates who pretended to to be ill and dropped back to the wagon trains to avoid battle were called "Wagon Dogs."
|Who was Lee's "Old War Horse?"|
James "Pete" Longstreet. Longstreet received the name "Old War Horse" from Lee, as he proved to be one of the General's most reliable commanders.
|What Confederate general had a recurring ailment that often made him so ill he could not command his troops during battle?|
A.P. Hill. Ambrose Powell Hill suffered from a perplexing illness most of his adult life. Although valiant and courageous when well, his ailment would often overtake him causing the general to take to his bed for several days at a time.
|What Confederate general led a group called the "Swamp Rats?"|
Meriwether Thompson. Mayor of St. Joseph, Mo. when the war broke out, Thompson orgainzied a Confederate battalion in 1861 known as the "Swamp Rats." His brashness, clever maneuvering and boastful proclamations in the first year of the war earned him the nickname the "Swamp Fox."
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