Answers to Trivia from the Archives

January 2012

Q.  Which three prominent Confederate Generals of the Eastern Theater (each commanded at least a Corps) were born in the month of January (1807, 1821, 1824)?

A.  Robert E. Lee (January 19, 1807); James Longstreet (January 8, 1821); Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson (January 21, 1824)


Q.  On January 15, 1865, this fort, the last remaining Confederate stronghold on the Atlantic Coast, fell to Union forces.

A.  Fort Fisher, near Wilmington, N.C.

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