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The Civil War

written by: Sailor
 
Tests your knowledge of personalities and events of the U.S. Civil War. Enjoy!

Question 1:


Which nickname did Thomas Jonathan Jackson earn after managing to hold off the Union forces back at Henry House Hill?
Old Blue Light
Tom Fool
None of these
Stonewall

Question 2:


General Grant said that the final charge at Cold Harbor was the only action he regretted taking during the war.
False
True

Question 3:


Federal Armies were named after this geographical feature.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 4:


The Civil War produced a number of technical innovations. One of the following was not used in this war.
Submarine
Tanks
Mines
Observation Balloons

Question 5:


Name the Federal locomotive involved in a railroad chase, later made into two movies.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 6:


This Union general earned the nickname "The Rock of Chickamauga."
Rosecrans
Sherman
Thomas
Smith

Question 7:


Name the General-in-Chief of the Union Armies during the American Civil War.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 8:


Did the opposing armies often fraternize and call each other Johnny Reb and Billy Yank?
Yes
No

Question 9:


"Dixie" was composed in 1859 by this man.
Daniel Decatur Emmett
Joel Chandler Harris
Jeff Davis
Scott Joplin

Question 10:


He was in command at the critical point in the Battle of Gettysburg?
Winfield Scott Hancock
Joshua Chamberlain
Dan Sickles
John Reynolds

 


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