American Civil War

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Test your knowledge of the bloodiest conflict in American History

  • 1
    What were the first and last state to secede from the Union?
  • 2
    Who said, “There is Jackson standing like a stonewall! Rally behind the Virginians!” (and thereby giving General Jackson his famous nickname.)?
  • 3
    In what battle was Stonewall Jackson accidentally shot by his own men?

  • 4
    What Union general was called “Little Napoleon”?
  • 5
    Who presided over the surrender ceremony at Appomattox?
  • 6
    Who commanded the Army of Northern Virginia from 1862 to the end of the war?

  • 7
    Who said, “Come on boys! Give them the cold steel! Who will follow me?”
  • 8
    On what date was West Virginia admitted into the Union?
  • 9
    Who was the President of the Confederacy?
  • 10
    What was the nickname of the General Winfield Scott’s plan to defeat the Confederacy?

  • 11
    What Union Cavalry general was key in holding the initial Union position at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863?
  • 12
    After Stonewall Jackson’s death in May 1863, his II Corp was divided into two corps, with James Longstreet retaining command of the I Corp. What two generals were given command of the new II and III Corps?
  • 13
    What Virginian town changed hands 73 times during the war?
  • 14
    Who commanded the Army of the Potomac during the Battle of Fredericksburg in December 1862?
  • 15
    Referring to the ill fated Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg, what Confederate General said, “If the men I had the honor of commanding that day could not take that position, all hell couldn’t take it.”
  • 16
    The city of Vicksburg fell to Union forces on what day?

  • 17
    Who commanded Confederate forces that attacked Fort Sumter?
  • 18
    Who led Union forces on the “March to the Sea “ through Georgia?
  • 19
    What was the single bloodiest day of the War?
  • 20
    Who assassinated Abraham Lincoln?

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