How much do you know about the American Civil War?

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Annette

5 Min Quiz

How many battle deaths occurred in the Civil War?

Doesn't seem like a lot, but it truly was.

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Where did the South surrender?

Appomattox, Virginia was where it all went down. 1865 was the year.

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The North had more of what?

The North had more of everything (other than slaves and cotton)! That helped them to win the war.

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What did the Civil War end?

With the end of the Civil War came the end of slavery. About friggin' time.

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Which of these statements is true about the Civil War?

It was the deadliest war in American history. And one of the few on our own soil.

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What was unique about generals in the Civil War?

They actually led their soldiers into battle, which means that about 50% of generals were killed.

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What was the bloodiest battle in the Civil War?

The Battle at Gettysburg was by far the bloodiest of the war. This took place in Pennsylvania.

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Who said: "War at the best, is terrible, and this war of ours, in its magnitude and in its duration, is one of the most terrible"?

This was said by Abraham Lincoln in one of his speeches at Philadelphia.

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The Civil War was fought between which groups?

It was the North vs. the South. The North prevailed, and the South returned to the union.

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Who killed Abraham Lincoln?

Booth was an actor. He killed Lincoln at Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865. The president died the next day, and Booth was killed after a 12-day manhunt.

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Who was president during the Civil War?

It was Lincoln, and it cost him his life. He was one of the greatest presidents in history.

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Abe Lincoln spent his earliest years in a log cabin where?

He grew up in a log cabin in Kentucky and later was a shopkeeper. Humble beginnings, to say the least.

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What great political change took place after the Civil War?

Only African-American men were given the vote, but that was still a huge improvement.

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Who was the "Angel of the Battlefield" that founded the American Red Cross?

Clara Barton was a dedicated nurse for the Union troops. She went on to found the American Red Cross in 1881.

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What was the most common medical procedure performed during the war?

The war involved a lot of amputation, and doctors were referred to as "sawbones."

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How old was the youngest soldier in the Civil War?

There was an actual 8-year-old boy, Edward Black, that fought. That's no longer legal!

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Which state saw the most fighting?

Virginia saw the most fighting by far. That's why there are so many reenactments there!

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How many Union troops were engaged in total?

There were more than two million Union soldiers engaged in combat. Their ranks included African Americans and Native Americans.

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Which of these​ was NOT a state that seceded from the Union?

There were 11 states in total that seceded, but Delaware was not one of them.

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Approximately how many African-American soldiers fought​ for the Union army?

They actually made up close to 10% of the Union army!

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What fort did the Southerners bombard, thus beginning the Civil War?​

This was in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. The first shots of the war were fired at Fort Sumter.

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Which is true about the ratio of Union to Confederate soldiers?

Is that why they won the war? Seems like quite the advantage.

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What is true about uniforms in the war?

At first, no one knew who was who! That was confusing.

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Which is true about Union troops?

The Southerners already knew, because they were skilled at hunting.

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The Civil War was also known as what?

This was probably referring to the age of the soldiers. Although, the oldest soldier in the war was 80!

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Who were carpetbaggers?

This was a pejorative term referring to Yankees that moved down south. Some were out for only profit, while others considered themselves to be reformers.

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Which of the following were Confederate states?

There were eleven Confederate states and five so-called border states. The border states were Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, West Virginia and Missouri.

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Arlington National Cemetery was originally what?

After his wife fled the estate, the government turned the grounds into a cemetery.

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Who was a nurse in the Civil War?

Poet Walt Whitman was actually a nurse in the war. He later wrote the poetry collection "Leaves of Grass."

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Which of these countries stayed in the Union, even though they still permitted​ slavery?

They all remained, even though they still had slaves. That ended after the war.

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Which of these states had more slaves than free people before the war?

They actually had more slaves than non-slaves. Terrifying.

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What percentage of Civil War​ casualties were from a bayonet wound?

Let's just say that bayonets didn't put a huge dent in the war.

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Aside from fighting about slavery, what were the North and South fighting for?

It was largely about states' rights, and freedom from the federal government.

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Who did the Confederates​ name as president?

The Confederates named Jefferson Davis as their president. That never panned out.

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Approximately what percentage of Southern males of fighting​ age died in the war?

That's a lot of dead soldiers. Sad, no matter how you look at it.

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About This Quiz

It was one of the bloodiest wars in American history and one of the most important. But how much do you know about the Civil War? In this quiz, we're going to test your knowledge of this pivotal war. So strap on your bayonet, because we're hitting the front lines.

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