Answers to Trivia from the Archives
Q. In June 1861, Confederate soldier James E. Hanger -- founder of Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics, which is still the U.S. market leader in the manufacture of artificial limbs -- became the first documented amputee of the Civil War when he lost his leg at this battle.
A. The Battle of Philippi (June 3, 1861)
Read "On A Mountain" by Ambrose Bierce, who fought at Philippi for the Union.
Q. In June, 1864 the U.S.S. Kearsarge and the C.S.S. Alabama dueled off the coast of this European port city.
A. Cherbourg, France