- Jan 21, 2002Dear Group,
I need some last minute help so I will turn this into a trivia scavengr
hunt. See bottom for the prizes. If anyone can provide any of the
following information I would be most grateful. For all of these I need not
only the information, but full bibliographic info on where you find it.
Warning: most of this is very obscure!
1. I need a mini biography, birth & death dates, residence, occupation, etc.
Lt. John Meighan, 2nd South Carolina Cav.
E. G. Kilbourn, Speaker of the House of Delegates, MD 1861
Julius A. Dargan, member of Secession COnvention in South Carolina
Reuben H. Walworth, New York politician, spoke at Albany convention
James S. Thayer, from Hoosick Falls, NY. Delegate to Dem. Nat'l. Conven.
G.F.R. Henderson, Jackson's British biogrpaher, might be in reprint into?
Lord Lyons, British ambassador to US during the war
W. D. Kelly, Congressman from PA(?) during the war, wrote a book about
Lincoln & Stanton
Wm. H. Powell, author of Fifth Army Corps, again might be in intro to the
2. Also need complete text of A.H. Stephens "cornerstone" speech, on-line and
searchable would be great.
Source for boast by Robert Toombs early in the war that he would "call the
role of my slaves at the base of the Bunker Hill monument"
Source for a letter from Napoleon III to Gen. (O.S.) Ferry, July 3, 1862.
(Not in OR or Naval OR)
Source for a quotation from Napoleon Bonaparte: When King Jossph wrote to
Napoleon that he could not ascertain the position and strength of the enemy
army, Napoleon replied "Why don't you attack him and find out?"
First person to get all these to me wins a copy of my dissertation, second
place is two copies!!!
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