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The U.S. Civil War

written by: GrampyFubar
 
Come and enjoy a quiz about the War Between the States. I've tried to include a lot of information that will appeal to experts or novices alike.

Question 1:


What was the first major land battle of the Civil War that took place on July 21, 1861?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Fredericksburg
Manassas I
Shiloh
Manassas Gap

Question 2:


On November 19th, 1863 the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery took place. As an afterthought President Lincoln was asked to be one of the speakers. What famous orator of the time was scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the dedication?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Edwin Stanton
Frederick Douglas
Edward Everett
Stephen Douglas

Question 3:


What was the first Civil War Battle that Ulysses S. Grant took part in?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Battle of Shiloh
1st Manassas
Battle of Belmont
The Wilderness

Question 4:


Ulysses S. Grant's wife, Julia Dent Grant, had a cousin who was a CSA General. What was his name?
James Longstreet
Nathan Bedford Forrest
P.G.T. Beauregard
Braxton Bragg

Question 5:


Who gave the sermon at President Lincoln's funeral?
Dr. John W. Cunningham
Rev. J.C. Harrison
Dr. Phineas D. Gurley
Bishop Cavenaugh

Question 6:


The commander of the Union's 24th Massachusetts Colored Infantry was Colonel Robert Gould Shaw.
True
False

Question 7:


On April 14th, 1865, President Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theatre. What was the name of the play Lincoln went to see?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 8:


How long did the Battle of Gettysburg last?
4 days
2 days
7 days
3 days

Question 9:


How many civilians were killed in the Battle of Gettysburg?
2
4
3
1

Question 10:


What state has the most soldiers buried at the Gettysburg National Cemetery?
Massachusetts
New York
Pennsylvania
Michigan

 


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