American Civil War

What do you know about the bloodiest conflict in US history that killed almost 620,000 soldier in four years?
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1. How many Southern states broke away to form the independent country of the Confederate States of America?
2. What state was the first to break away from the Union in December 1860?
North Carolina
South Carolina
3. What Act allowed territories to decide for themselves whether to allow slavery?
Tennessee-Alabama Act
Kansas-Nebraska Act
Ohio-Iowa Act
Georgia-Florida Act
4. What is the name of the antislavery novel sold in 300,000 copies that brought some of the harsh realities of slavery to a wider mainly white audience?
Cousin Vinnie's Yard
Sister June's Room
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Aunt Mary's House
5. Who was a "conductor" in a secret network of antislavers called the "Underground Railroad"?
Mary Edwards Walker
Harriet Tubman
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Mary Darling
6. Who was the Confederacy's only president?
John Brown
Frederick Douglass
David Walker
Jefferson Davis
7. What was the capital of the Confederacy?
8. What event marked the start of the Civil War?
The Attack on Fort Sumter
The Siege of Petersburg
The Savannah Campaign
The First Battle of Bull Run
9. In which state the First Battle of Bull Run took place in 1861?
North Carolina
10. Which general of the Confederate forces was nicknamed "Stonewall"?
Thomas J. Jackson
Henry Hill
David Farragut
Irwin McDowell
11. What was the name of the Union Army strategy for suppressing the Confederacy at the beginning of the war?
Mamba Plan
Anaconda Plan
Cobra Plan
Python Plan
12. What was the universal color of Union uniforms?
Dark blue
13. Which Union general-in-chief served two terms as president after the war?
Winfield Scott
Ulysses S. Grant
Andrew Johnson
George Henry Thomas
14. Who was a nurse in Union Army who wrote a novel Little Women?
Louisa May Alcott
Susan B. Anthony
Susie King Taylor
Mary Edwards Walker
15. Who issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862?
George McClellan
Abraham Lincoln
Thomas Jefferson
Jefferson Davis
16. What was the bloodiest of all Civil War battles?
The Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle of Fredericksburg
The Siege of Vicksburg
The Siege of Petersburg
17. Who revolutionized the Union's Army medical service and created encampments of tents near the battlefield?
Antonia Ford
Lafayette C. Baker
Allan Pinkerton
Jonathan Letterman
18. In gratitude for the victory at Gettysburg, what holiday was proclaimed by President Lincoln?
Veterans Day
Independence Day
Memorial Day
19. Who led the "March to the Sea" that tore apart the Confederacy and helped the Union win the war?
Jourdon Anderson
George Meade
William T. Sherman
David Farragut
20. What Amendment became a law in 1865, when the slavery was finally abolished?
16th Amendment
14th Amendment
15th Amendment
13th Amendment
21. Who signed the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Court House, Virginia in 1865?
Robert E. Lee
James Longstreet
Thomas Jackson
J.E.B. Stuart
22. Who assassinated Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre just a few days after Confederate surrender?
J. Edward Sanders
Lee Harvey Oswald
John Wilkes Booth
John Fitzgerald
23. When a soldier died, what happened to their body?
They were buried where they died
They were sent back home
The bodies were burned
They were taken to hospitals
24. Who was the most famous medical worker of the Civil War who founded the American Red Cross?
Clara Barton
Addie Ballou
Dorethea Dix
Harriet Patience Dame
25. When did the Civil War actually end?
When the last of the active soldiers were killed
When all the slaved had been freed
When President Andrew Johnson ended the war
When Confederate general surrendered
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