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    Has anyone been able to input the correct answer for

    Question ID: TCW1003 - The name of the longest battle that took place in July of 1863?

    Don't reveal the answer, just tell whether you've gotten the site to accept an answer.

    I can't think what I haven't tried that might work. Maybe misspelling?

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    Sorry Puma Lion. I haven't been able to get that one either. And these three "simple" ones have me stumped as well. Here are the questions and what I have input as answers. My answers are incorrect! I have tried several versions as well, and still can't seem to get them. If I find the answer to the one you need, I will PM you. It would make sense for us to help one another because answering more questions will open more hunts.

    Cause of death of the first wife of CSA's president.
    Double Pneumonia

    The name of the first official flag of the Confederacy.
    Stars and Bars

    The name of the battle that took place furthest west of any other Civil War battle.
    Battle of Picacho Pass

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    Genetic Blend, I had a different answer for the cause of death.

    Also, this hunt is annoyingly particular about having every word capitialized.

    That being said, the answers I found for 1002, 1003, 1004, including the one you show, do not work for me. I have tried adding The to no avail. Im at my wits end as these seem simple.

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    Also, I am a bit mystified about the scoring. I have 635 with 90 points of questions unanswered (4 questions in the theme hunt) yet the leader has 885. I did not do the riddled hunt, so am 100 low from that, so my maximum would be 825 I think. How does someone else have 60 more of my max possible? I did do the sequential already.

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    Genetic Blend - the cause of death and fartherst battle are different - I got stuck on the last one forever before receiving a hint that pushed me in the right direction. For that battle, find a map that shows battle sites and you will see the one (tiny dot) they refer to. And don't forget to capitalize all words, including words like And, Of, The. (and yes, that is irritating!).

    F14Rainman - I am at my wits end as well for the longest battle. I've tried land, naval, longest within July, longest that overlaps July, longest in one day....I've tried Seiges and Battles and Skirmishes, even Campaigns. Nada.

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    Hi themusicman. I would send you a message, but your inbox is full. (Happens to me quite often, too!)

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    Thanks for letting me know! I have cleared out some of them, so it should be okay now.

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    Actually, I think I'll just share with everyone the same info I already shared with themusicman and another searcher on the Civil War / "Brownlow rebel spy" arrest question. In the November Internet Hunt on HH, the Library of Congress' "Chronicling America" website was heavily used to produce substance for all kinds of questions. To search the content of newspaper articles, click on the "search pages" tab (under the National Endowment for the Humanities logo at upper left). Plug in the date range (if known) and some key words from the HH question you seek to answer.

    You might want to add the link to your list of favorites. It can be hard to find the newspaper search site because the Library of Congress website is so vast. As I say, this was a very useful tool in the previous HH hunt. Good luck!

    Search U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present - Chronicling America (The Library of Congress)

    Shameless political plug: See, government funding for the Humanities is not just for fans of Sesame Street! Now that you know this site is here, think of the exploring you can do to find out how your family or community lived a hundred years ago . . .

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    The HH site now posted reasons for why they want things capitalized. It makes sense from their point of view, and to be consistent as well.

    I have seveal suggestions that I think would be helpful on the site, and wonder if anyone else here feels the same. #1. I think it would be nice if they posted the total amount of points that were possible at any given time. And #2. I think it would also be nice if we could see more than just the top three leaders. If they don't want to post the names, then perhaps the point values for those who are in maybe the top 4-10 positions.

    What do you think? I know the owners of HH come here and read our comments, so if you feel strongly about anything, post your opinions.

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    Question ID: TUS1027

    Point Value: 30

    The two reference names of the $10 Legal Tender Note - Series of 1869 (Format hint: Xxxxx or Xxxxx).

    I have a question about the above....is the "O" in or to be capitalized? Or should we keep it in lower case as the hint suggests? I keep trying different things, and that is just one more attempt I have to make to go back and change the O.

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