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Civil War Trust

Answers to Trivia

August 2011

Q.  In August, 1861, at the Battle of Wilson's Creek in Missouri, he became the first Union general to be killed in the Civil War.

A.  Brig. Gen. Nathaniel Lyon

Read Lyon's biography »

Q.  In August, 1864, Admiral David Farragut famously declared, "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!" in the heat of this battle.

A.  The Battle of Mobile Bay

Read Craig Symonds' account of the battle »

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