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Re: The War Between the States-The "Civil War"
« Reply #255 on: June 15, 2017, 08:28:15 PM »
no online searches

a famous explorer served during the civil war.  Actually served with the confederacy and the Union.

what no guesses?

He was Welsh   and spent some time on the African continent.

I'll take a stab at it though my decades are probably off. Was it Ralph Livingston?
no   but you're on the right track

It was Stanley, the man that uttered the phrase "dr. Livingstone I presume"
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Re: The War Between the States-The "Civil War"
« Reply #256 on: June 15, 2017, 08:31:33 PM »
Again no internet search
we know about general Davis.
What about one of his altercations  on a personal level.  almost landed him in Jail?

He and another officer had an altercation, He was slapped.
He got a gun and shot him.......dead
« Last Edit: June 16, 2017, 09:38:57 AM by DD4lifeusmc »
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Re: The War Between the States-The "Civil War"
« Reply #257 on: June 16, 2017, 11:54:02 AM »
I sure did enjoy that movie with Spencer Tracy. Always wished someone would do a remake. Maybe Costner as Stanley and Shaun Connery as Livingston????
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Re: The War Between the States-The "Civil War"
« Reply #258 on: June 16, 2017, 12:07:04 PM »
Don't remember the movie   enlighten me  got CRS  disease
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Re: The War Between the States-The "Civil War"
« Reply #259 on: June 16, 2017, 09:02:51 PM »
Belieave  it was just called just "Stanley and Livingston" from the late 1930s.
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Re: The War Between the States-The "Civil War"
« Reply #260 on: June 17, 2017, 07:46:53 AM »
hmmm  will have to look it up.  Just don't remember the movie. Remember Abbot and Costello  doing a comedy skit on it.

again no internet searches,  go to the library   

this person helped found a famous hospital    and a medical society
But his most famous patient died on him

Who?

Yes this was during the civil war
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Re: The War Between the States-The "Civil War"
« Reply #261 on: June 18, 2017, 01:17:20 AM »
Hmmmmm, Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross, is my guess, but I don't know of anyone famous dying in her care.

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« Reply #262 on: June 18, 2017, 07:23:56 AM »
Hmmmmm, Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross, is my guess, but I don't know of anyone famous dying in her care.

nice try  BPJ  but no.

Dr Holmes, St Lukes hospital          who was the patient?
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Re: The War Between the States-The "Civil War"
« Reply #263 on: June 18, 2017, 12:18:25 PM »
I know Stonewall Jackson's surgeon's name was Hunter Holmes McGuire...so that is my second guess.

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Re: The War Between the States-The "Civil War"
« Reply #264 on: June 18, 2017, 12:51:07 PM »
good guess
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Re: The War Between the States-The "Civil War"
« Reply #265 on: June 18, 2017, 05:06:56 PM »
Okay, I have one for you. A famous American once enlisted in the Confederate militia, then deserted two weeks later. He eventually wound up in the Nevada territory where his brother was the territorial governor. It was there where he created some of his most famous classics. As usual, no cheating by googling or other dastardly method.  I won't tell you what his occupation was, cuz that would be too big of a clue.

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« Reply #266 on: June 18, 2017, 05:15:48 PM »
I do know this one.  But I don't think he was a brother to the governor
His brother worked for him IIRC

Let's see if anybody else will chime in
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Re: The War Between the States-The "Civil War"
« Reply #267 on: June 18, 2017, 05:22:29 PM »
I do know this one.  But I don't think he was a brother to the governor
His brother worked for him IIRC

Let's see if anybody else will chime in

His brother acted as a temporary territorial governor, but his full time job was secretary of the territory. It was during his term as temporary governor that Nevada became a state, ensuring the Union that all that silver would go to help pay the war effort and not be commandeered by the cash starved South.

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Re: The War Between the States-The "Civil War"
« Reply #268 on: June 18, 2017, 05:48:05 PM »
Okay, one little hint. Our mystery man was at first a friend of author Bret Harte, but then they became bitter enemies. Our mystery man had this to say about Mr. Harte:

"Harte, in a mild and colorless way, was that kind of man -- that is to say, he was a man without a country; no, not man -- man is too strong a term; he was an invertebrate without a country. He hadn't any more passion for his country than an oyster has for its bed; in fact not so much and I apologize to the oyster."


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Re: The War Between the States-The "Civil War"
« Reply #269 on: June 18, 2017, 05:48:42 PM »
I do know this one.  But I don't think he was a brother to the governor
His brother worked for him IIRC

Let's see if anybody else will chime in

His brother acted as a temporary territorial governor, but his full time job was secretary of the territory. It was during his term as temporary governor that Nevada became a state, ensuring the Union that all that silver would go to help pay the war effort and not be commandeered by the cash starved South.

Mark Twain. I have visited his old newspaper office in Virginia City several times.