Special Sub-Topic: Warriors in Blue
|Who was the last surviving Union general?|
General Adelbert Ames. The last surviving Federal general was General Adelben Ames of Maine, who died in Ormand, Florida, on April 13, 1931, at age 98.
|Who raised the first U. S. flag over Richmond when the Confederate capital was captured by Federal forces on Monday, April 3, 1865?|
Colonel Johnston L. de Peyster. On this morning, Federal calvary units entered Richmond, Virginia, and Colonel Johnston L. de Peyster raised the Union flag over the Virginia statehouse, where the Confederate congress had met.
|What was 'bully soup'?|
Hot cereal. 'Bully soup,' also called 'panada,' was a hot cereal served with great frequency to Federal troops. It consisted of cornmeal and crushed hardtack boiled in water, wine, and ginger.
|Who was the commander of Camp Douglas, the notorious Union prison for 10,000 captured Confederate near Chicago?|
Colonel Benjamin J. Sweet. For most of the way, Camp Douglas was commanded by Colonel Benjamin J. Sweet, a commander of Wisconsin troops, who had been wounded at the battle of Perryville.
|Name the female Union spy who was captured by General Braxton Bragg's Confederates in Kentucky and was sentenced to be hanged.|
Pauline Cushman. Pauline Cushman, a professional actress, supplied Major General William Rosecrans' Union army with information about Confederate forces in Kentucky, was caught sentenced to death by the Confederates, but was saved by a Confederate retreat.
|Who were "Sherman's Gorillas"?|
Soldiers from the Midwest. Soldiers from the Midwest in William T. Sherman's command referred to themselves with this name.
|How old was 'Johnny Shiloh' (also known as the 'Drummer Boy') when he enlisted?|
11. He was John L. Chem who left home at age 10 and became a drummer in the Union Army. His drum was destroyed by an artillery round at Shiloh. At age 12, he shot a Confederate officer at Chickamauga, later suffered two battle wounds, remained in the army after the war, and retired from the service on the eve of World War I as a major general.
|How much was a black solider, in the Union army, payed per month?|
$10. During the Civil War 166 black regiments were organized in the U. S. army and, according to official reports, enrolled 178,975 black troops. The pay for most of the war was $10 a month regardless of rank, significantly less then the pay of a white private.
|What rank did officer Robert Anderson, who surrendered Fort Sumter, attain?|
General. Anderson, who was promoted from major to general following the surrender of Fort Sumter, saw no signifcant action afterwards and was relieved from duty in October, 1861, his health seriously damaged by the ordeal at Fort Sumter.
|Which Civil War battle claimed the life of the grandson of Revolutionary War hero Paul Revere?|
Gettysburg. Colonel Paul Joseph Revere, an officer in the 20th Massachusetts and a grandson of Paul Revere, was mortally wounded at Gettysburg.
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