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?
Who was president of the United States during the Civil War?
Who commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War?
How many states were part of the Confederacy?
Which State was the first to secede from the Union?
What was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War?
The Battle of Chickamauga
The Second Battle of Bull Run
Which Union general found fame through his 'March to the Sea'?
What was the most widely used rifle of the Civil War?
The poem 'Sheridan's Ride' was written in celebration of Philip Sheridan's role in which battle?
What range did a 10-pounder Parrot rifled cannon have?
How many Medals of Honor were issued to Union soldiers throughout the Civil War?
How much would a white Union private earn each month?
Approximately how many soldiers died in the Civil War?
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
Which of these Confederate generals was actually Native American?
What was the Union cannon used to bombard Charleston, South Carolina nicknamed?
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."
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."
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."