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Answers to Trivia from the Archives

October 2010

Q.  In October 1861, who became the only sitting U.S. Senator to be killed during the Civil War?

A.  E. D. Baker, at the Battle of Ball's Bluff.

See E. D. Baker's Memorial Pictorial Envelope

Q.  In October 1862, defeat at this battle effectively ended Southern hopes of drawing slave-holding Kentucky into the Confederacy.

A.  The Battle of Perryville.

Read recollections of the Battle of Perryville from Sam Watkins' 'Co. Aytch'

 

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