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Trivial Trivia - taking trivia to new levels
Yesterday, 05:42 AM (This post was last modified: Yesterday 05:45 AM by AussieMick.)
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RE: Trivial Trivia - taking trivia to new levels
I read the General Order and thought it very well typed. But then I read that James Pleasants was to be "hung".
Oh well , ar least he wasnt hanged ..... nor "hung".
https://writingexplained.org/hanged-vs-hung-difference

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Yesterday, 09:23 AM (This post was last modified: Yesterday 09:31 AM by David Lockmiller.)
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RE: Trivial Trivia - taking trivia to new levels
(04-08-2021 11:11 PM)Steve Wrote:  Since Mick and Roger have already given the correct answers, I'm posting a link to images of the General Order referred to by David for everybody to look over for themselves:

https://collections.nlm.nih.gov/bookview...1/mode/1up

Thanks for the information, Steve. It looks like Roger and AussieMick each get 50 percent of the credit for the correct answer. Each of you wins an all-expense paid vacation to Decatur, Illinois for one day. (One day is the longest anyone has ever stayed in Decatur on a vacation. Just kidding.)

Did anyone else notice that the vote of the military panel was 2 -1? Apparently, a member of the panel thought like President Lincoln regarding the severity of the punishment.

(Yesterday 05:42 AM)AussieMick Wrote:  I read the General Order and thought it very well typed. But then I read that James Pleasants was to be "hung".
Oh well , ar least he wasnt hanged ..... nor "hung".
https://writingexplained.org/hanged-vs-hung-difference

To add by way of explanation:

Hanged is the past tense and past participle of hang only when used in the sense of “put to death by hanging.”

For example,

The traitor was hanged for treason. [A somewhat appropriate example in this case.]

"So very difficult a matter is it to trace and find out the truth of anything by history." -- Plutarch
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