How Much Do You Know About the American Civil War?

 The American Civil War was the bloodiest war America was ever involved in, with more American military deaths than both World War I and World War II combined. With a seemingly endless list of brave heroes, dastardly villains and intense battles, do you think you have what it takes to ace our American Civil War trivia quiz?
Mount Rushmore
 
 
Who was president of the United States during the Civil War?
Abraham Lincoln
Ulysses S. Grant
James A. Garfield
Thomas Jefferson
Confederate flag
 
 
Who commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War?
Robert E. Lee
Stonewall Jackson
George Pickett
Nathan B. Forrest
Confederate army
 
 
How many states were part of the Confederacy?
11
8
15
21
Confederate flag and cannon
 
 
Which State was the first to secede from the Union?
South Carolina
Mississippi
Georgia
Texas
cannon on hill
 
 
What was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War?
The Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle of Chickamauga
The Battle of Antietnam
The Second Battle of Bull Run
March to the Sea
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Which Union general found fame through his 'March to the Sea'?
William T. Sherman
Ulysses S. Grant
George Custer
Ambrose Burnside
shotguns
 
 
What was the most widely used rifle of the Civil War?
Springfield Model 1861
Colt Revolving Rifle
M1841 Mississippi Rifle
Sharps & Hankins Carbine
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The poem 'Sheridan's Ride' was written in celebration of Philip Sheridan's role in which battle?
Battle of Cedar Creek
Battle of Opequon
Battle of Five Forks
Battle of Honey Hill
10-pounder Parrot rifled cannon
 
 
What range did a 10-pounder Parrot rifled cannon have?
A mile and a half.
Half a mile.
One mile.
Two miles.
American civil war artwork
 
 
How many Medals of Honor were issued to Union soldiers throughout the Civil War?
1522
759
2145
4581
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How much would a white Union private earn each month?
$13
$7
$18
$22
portraits from American Civil War
 
 
Approximately how many soldiers died in the Civil War?
620,000
405,000
1,080,000
115,000
Battle of Hampton Roads
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Which 2 ironclad warships engaged in combat against each other at the Battle of Hampton Roads?
CSS Virginia and USS Monitor
CSS Albemarle and USS Roanoke
CSS Tennessee and USS Merrimack
CSS Manassas and USS Atlanta
Native Americans on horseback
 
 
Which of these Confederate generals was actually Native American?
Stand Watie
Stonewall Jackson
A. P. Hill
Jubal Early
black Union soldiers
 
 
What was the Union cannon used to bombard Charleston, South Carolina nicknamed?
Swamp Angel
Grim Reaper
Big Ben
The Hunchback
foggy forest
It's All a Blur to You
Oh dear, your results aren't quite up to Abraham Lincoln's expectations. However, we're sure that with a little more care and attention you'll be able to get much better results on your next attempt. While many people find it easy to disregard what happened in the past, wise men know that there's much to be learned from it. As Robert E. Lee once said, "The march of Providence is so slow, and our desires so impatient; the work of progress is so immense and our means of aiding it so feeble; the life of humanity is so long, that of the individual so brief, that we often see only the ebb of the advancing wave and are thus discouraged. It is history that teaches us to hope."
toy Union soldiers
Keen History Enthusiast
Give yourself a pat on the back, as your results show that you know your civil war facts pretty well. While you didn't get a perfect score, you show enough enthusiasm for the subject matter to be considered an amateur historian, and with further study you could quite easily become an expert. It's important to keep history alive within our hearts, so that no more innocent people have to suffer at the merciless hands of evil. In the words of Abraham Lincoln, "Stand with anybody that stands right. Stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong."
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Legendary American Historian
Congratulations, your results are impeccable, and show that you know the American Civil War from the inside-out, both from the Union's perspective, as well as from the Confederate's. Remembering names, dates and figures is what you do best, which is why you'd make an absolutely superb historian. Without people like you, we'd be cursed to keep repeating the same historical mistakes over and over again. In the words of Ulysses S. Grant, "This war was a fearful lesson, and should teach us the necessity of avoiding wars in the future."
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