CIVIL WAR TRIVIA

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What personal tragedy struck President Jefferson Davis and his wife Varina on April 30, 1864? Their 5 year old son Joe Davis was killed in a fall from the high veranda at the Confederate White House in Richmond, VA.
How old would Abraham Lincoln have been this Feb 12th? Abraham Lincoln was born in 1809 and would have been 191 years old.
Which General had the longest last name? U.S. Brig. General Alexander Schimmelfennig had the longest name (14 letters)
We all know Lt. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson's nickname was "Stonewall", but his cousin, Major Gen. William L. Jackson also had a nickname… what was it? Major Gen. William L. Jackson's nickname was "Mudwall"
Companies within Regiments were given letters. Ten letters were used beginning with "A".  Which letter did they skip? They skipped the letter "J" because when written, it looked too much like an "S" or an "I"
How many men died as a result of the Civil War? 627,000 men died....  more died from sickness than from the battle.
What happened on Feb 9th 1861? Jefferson Davis was elected President of the Confederate States on Feb 9th, 1861.
What Civil War soldier held commissions in both the USA and CSA armies simultaneously? Alfred Thomas Archmedes Torbert held commissions in both USA and CSA armies simultaneously.
What was the Union Army called at the First Battle of Bull Run?  and the Confederate Army? At the First Battle of Bull Run the Union army was known as The Army of Northern Virginia and the Confederate army was known as The Army of the Potomac.
What Union Regiment had the highest number of officers killed in the Civil War? The 1st Maine Heavy Artillery had 32 officers killed.
What military command was given U. S. Grant at the start of the Civil War? Colonel of the 21st Illinois Infantry
Which Amendment to the Constitution provided for the abolition of slavery? The 13th Amendment
Who was the first person to direct artillery fire for an army via aerial reconnaissance ? Balloonist Thaddeus Lowe, U.S.A. on September 24, 1861.
What was Lt. Gen Richard S. Ewell's nickname? "Baldy Dick"
Where did the largest cavalry battle of the war take place ? The largest cavalry battle took place at Brandy Station Virginia, June 9, 1863.
What primary Confederate General was killed at the Battle of Shiloh? Albert Sidney Johnston.
Approximately how far did the three-inch iron rifled ordnance gun throw its shell when elevated five degrees ? When elevated five degrees, the three-inch rifled ordnance gun can throw its shell accurately up to 2,000 yards.
What was the average height and weight of Union Soldiers? The average height was 5 ft. 8-1/4 inches and the average weight was 143-1/2 pounds.
What Northern general was accused by northern press as being insane? William T. Sherman
How many cannon in a Union Battery?  A Confederate Battery? 6 cannon in Union Battery and 4 cannon in Confederate Battery.
The melody of the popular Civil War ballad " Aura Lee" by George R. Poulton and W.W. Fosdick was later used for what twentieth century hit song? The melody of the popular Civil War ballad "Aura Lee" was later used for Elvis Presley's "Love me Tender".
What Southern General was mortally wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia ? Thomas J. Jackson
Who took over "Stonewall" Jackson's division after Jackson's death at Chancellorsville? Maj. Gen Edward Johnson
Which Union Infantry Regiment had the most Battle Deaths? The 5th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment had 195 Battle Deaths.
What physician-inventor devised a weapon for the Union army, which used only twelve of them, that was the prototype of the machine gun? Dr. Richard J. Gatling (The Gatling gun)
What two Federal generals were in command of troops at the battle of Iuka, Mississippi? U. S. Grant and W. S. Rosecrans.
What South Carolina aristocrat kept a journal that was later published as  "A Diary from Dixie"? Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut.
Who was the only Jewish member of the group that functioned as a cabinet for Confederate president Jefferson Davis? Judah P. Benjamin, Secretary of War.
Who was the only civilian killed at Gettysburg? Jennie Wade
What raiders, captured by Confederates, were treated as civilian spies because they were out of uniform? The 24 army volunteers who followed civilian James J. Andrews. (Andrews Raid became known as the  Great Locomotive Chase.)
Where did T. J. "Stonewall" Jackson die? Guiney Station, Virginia
How many men were in a Company? How many Companies in a Regiment? 100 men in a Company and 10 Companies in a Regiment.
Who were the two commanding generals at the siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi? U. S. Grant and John C. Pemberton
Who were the two commanding officers at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania? George G. Meade and Robert E. Lee
He was a teacher at VMI before the war..  name him. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson
Many battles had more than one name, ie.: Antietam/Sharpsburg, or First Bull Run/First Manassas...  there was a battle on the 30th of Jun 1862 in VA with seven names, what was it? It was  White Oak Swamp/Frayser's Farm/Glendale/Charles City Cross Roads/Nelson's Farm/Turkey Bend/New Market Cross Roads.
What general frequently strolled about camp handing out Sunday school leaflets? Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson
Who spent his first 13 months in Confederate uniform without coming under fire or taking part in a general engagement? Robert E. Lee
What was the name of the play President Lincoln attended at Ford's Theater on April 14, 1865? Our American Cousin.
What young South Carolina sergeant took water to wounded enemies and became known as the " Angel of Marye's Heights"? Richard Rowland Kirkland
Who was the Union General killed leading his men into the Battle of Gettysburg? General John F. Reynolds
Who commanded the two armies at the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee? George Thomas and John B. Hood.
What was the name of General Meade's horse? Old Baldy.
How long was Andersonville in use as a prison site? 14 months.
Who was the Hero of Little Round Top? General Grover K. Warren
What two events happened July 4th, 1863 that, to many, doomed the Confederacy? The last day of the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and the surrender of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
What was the nickname of Major General John Magruder? "Prince John".
What was the name of the man that was hanged after the war for his activity at Andersonville Prison? Henry Wirz
Artillery used different rounds against attacking troops.  One was the Canister and the other was Case shot....  What is the difference? The Canister was a shell made with about 96 iron balls held together by a tin cover, the Case shot was a shell with a timed fuse that would burst over the attacking troops' heads.  Sending pieces of it in to them
What War did Confederate General Robert E. Lee's father fight in? Revolutionary War.
The artillery used round shot, where did they aim when they fired it at the attacking troops? The round shot was aimed in front of the attacking troops so that it would skip along the ground, (something like skimming a stone across water causing great havoc.
What is an "abatis"? An "abatis" is an obstacle formed of trees felled toward the enemy.
What was the name of General Longstreet's horse's? Hero
What Kentucky battle also has, as part of its landscape, a Bull Run? Perryville
What was Brig. General William E. Jones nickname? it was Grumble, because apparently he did a lot of it  
Where did the battle between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia take place? Hampton Roads VA.
What was the CSS Virginia before it became a Confederate Iron Clad? the Merrimack
Who spent his first 13 months in Confederate uniform without coming under fire or taking part in a general engagement? Robert E. Lee
What Kentucky battle also has, as part of its landscape, a Bull Run? Perryville
What Commander of the Army of the Potomac lost 2 nephews to the Confederate Cause? General George Gordon Meade
What Union Regiment was recruited by Herman Berdan?  What Color Uniform did they wear? The Berdan Sharpshooters, their uniforms were green.
What was the popular name for the US Rifle, Model 1855, a shorter version of the Rifle Musket of the same year. The Harpers Ferry Rifle
At First Bull Run, what fellow brigadier general coined the nickname "Stonewall" for Thomas J. Jackson? Barnard Bee (Look men, there stands Jackson and his Virginian's like a Stonewall)
When Robert E. Lee's youngest son entered the army, what was his rank and duty? Private, cannoneer  (Robert E. Lee Jr. age 18)
Who refused to use pepper on his food saying it gave him pains in his left leg? Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson
How many companies made up a regiment? 10  (100 Men to a company, 10 companies in a regiment)
What Confederate Major General, a nephew of Robert E. Lee, later served as a Major General in the U. S. Army during the Spanish American War? Fitzhugh Lee
What was the  "official" name for Andersonville Prison? Camp Sumter
Why was Camp Sumter named "Camp Sumter"? Because it was in Sumter County, Georgia
What Virginia born artillerist named four of his cannons Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John? Brig. Gen. William Nelson Pendleton an ordained Episcopal Rector.
Who was known as "Little Napoleon"? Gen George B. McClellan
What Ohio native entered the army in the Civil war as a lieutenant colonel and died as commander in chief? James A. Garfield, assassinated while serving as twentieth president of the United States.
What was Virginian Wilmer McLean's unusual distinction during the Civil War? the first battle of the Civil War began on his land and the war was ended on his land on two different farms in Virginia.
What lawyer went to war as a major of the 23rd Ohio, attained the rank of brevet major general and later said that those years were the "best years" of his life Rutherford B. Hayes, nineteenth president of the United States.
What was the highest rank Robert E. Lee achieved in the U.S. army? Colonel
Who was the last surviving full rank Civil War General ? Albert Ames B. Maine, 1835 D. Florida 1933
What was the "Alligator"? It was an experimental Union submarine, which was declared useless.
What name was given to the Thirteenth Pennsylvania Reserves when the men began wearing tails of dear on their hats? The Pennsylvania Bucktails.
There are 13 stars in the Confederate battle flag.  How many states were in the Confederacy? 11...   the other 2 stars were for the secession governments of KY an MO
Who commanded the famous Irish Brigade, made up of immigrants and first generation Americans? Thomas Francis Meagher
Where is the "Bloody Angle"?  The "Bloody Lane"? There are two landmarks called the Bloody Angle, one at Gettysburg, and one at Spotsylvania.  Bloody Lane is a landmark at Anti
Who was Vice-president of the Confederate States of America? Alexander Stevens
What is Panada? Panada is a hot gruel made of corn meal, army crackers mashed in boiling water, ginger or bully soup.
On what date did South Carolina vote to dissolve the Union? 12/20/1860
Who was known as "Crazy Bet" or "Miss Lizzie"? Elizabeth Van Lew,  from a prominent family in Richmond but very loyal to the Union.  She became one of it's most dependable sp
On what date were the first shots fired on the Federal vessel STAR OF THE WEST in Charleston Harbor? 01/09/1861
Who or what was Daniel Webster? one of Gen. George McClellan's favorite horses.
On 2/11/1861 what did both Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln do? Left their homes to become president.
On what date was Jefferson Davis inaugurated President of the Confederate States of America? 02/18/1861
Who or what was Fire-Eater? Gen. A. S. Johnson's horse.
What was the first capitol of the Confederate States of America? Montgomery, Alabama
What disease did President Lincoln contract right after the Gettysburg Address? small pox.
Who was the General of the Army at the outbreak of the Civil War? General Winfield Scott
Which battlefield besides Gettysburg contains an Irish Brigade Monument? Antietam
What was the Motto of the Irish Brigade? and the translation of that Motto??? Faugh A Ballaugh, Clear the way
From which 3 states did Irish Volunteers serve in the Irish Brigade? New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts
Who was the first President of Notre Dame University? Father William Corby Chaplain of the 88th NY.
In what state was the song "I Wish I Was In Dixie's Land," composed? New York City, NY.
What term refers to CSA soldiers that deserted the Confederate cause, and joined Union Army to fight Indians? Galvanized Yankees
What was the name of the CSA Submarine to sink the first enemy vessel in combat? H. L. Hunley
What does General "Jeb" Stuart's nickname "Jeb an abbreviation for? His first 3 initials. J. E. B. (James Ewell Brown)
President Abraham Lincoln was narrowly elected in 1860 and he didn't even carry his home county. True or False? True
How many days did Confederate President Jefferson Davis spend at Fort Monroe prison? 720 Days... and no visitors for 6 months; his wife barred for one year!
Rear Adm. David D. Porter, commanding the Mississippi Naval Squadron, had an oddity concerning horses. What was it? He loved to gallop from shore and leap onto his vessel via the gang plank
Stand Watie was the highest ranking native American Indian to serve in the Civil War and was among the last to surrender his men and arms after the peace accord was signed by Gen. Robert E. Lee.  In fact, coupled with is Indian name and its meaning is an oddity of the war.  What does Stand Watie mean in Indian? Stand Firm... His first name is from a tribal title from the Cherokee Nation
You would say I was a famous spy if you know anything about Gettysburg. I was an actor before the war, touring with the infamous Edwin Booth at times.  I even committed espionage while performing as an actor.  They say I disappeared after the war but this is not true.  I spent my last remaining days in Louisville, living off the actors fund.  Who am I? James Harrison...  Some believe he just vanished but this is not true. He aided Lee by telling him Hooker had crossed the Potomac and Meade was made commander.
I was the son of a farmer with a famous Civil War past. I graduated from West Point with Grant, Halleck, McDowell, Sherman and others made famous by the war but I went my way - to the Confederate side.  They said I often delayed orders when I could not agree but I cared about my men and their slaughter.  I did not consider myself a visionary but it was easy to fortell disaster simply because of the way things were developing.  Some say Gettysburg was lost because of me.  I spent the rest of my life trying to defend that position.  Who am I?  James Longstreet, Lee's "Old Warhorse."
Where was General Lee born? Stratford, Westmoreland County, VA... the property of "Light Horse Harry" Lee, a hero in the Revolutionary war.
What famous battle, April 6 & 7, 1862 in Tennessee was named after a Methodist Church? Shiloh
What were the 3 New York Regiments of the Irish Brigade? 63RD NY, 69TH NY AND 88TH NY
What were the 2 other Regiments of the Irish Brigade ? 28th Mass and 116 Penn.
Where did the University of Notre Dame football team get its Name "The Fighting Irish"? from the Irish Brigade
What was a "fireball" in the South during the war? With the shortage of coal to heat their homes, Southerners mixed coal dust, sawdust, sand and wet clay into hardened lumps for burning and heat.
What Northern state first called for the enlistment of Black troops in the Civil War? Rhode Island
Who was in command of the Irish Brigade at Gettysburg? Colonel Patrick Kelly
Why did the Irish Brigade carry their Green Flag instead of their state Colors? In 1860 the Prince of Wales came to NY the Gov ordered the 69th NY to march in a parade in his honor they refused so he took away their state colors.  The men and the Irish people raised funds to buy the green Flag which they carried into battle and still do to this very day.  It's still called the Prince William flag
What was the nickname of the Irish Brigade? The Sons of Erin.
Pittsburg Landing, TN is also know by what other name? Shiloh
Name the only woman to have completed a fully documented Union Army enlistment. Jennie Hodges aka Albert D. J. Cashier, 95th Infantry ILL Vols.
What Union General's Headquarters were described as "Bar room and Brothel"? Major Gen. Joseph Hooker.
What or who is a Dragoon? A mounted infantryman, that is, a soldier who uses the horse for transportation to the battlefield, or for mobility on the battlefield but who dismounts to fight
Who was the other orator at the Gettysburg Cemetery on the day Lincoln delivered his famous address? Edward Everett.  He spoke two hours, Lincoln spoke 2 minutes
Who was the famous "Unknown father" who was killed at Gettysburg and died while staring at a photograph of his three children? Amos Humiston of the 154th New York
Who were Moscow, Decatur and Bayard? They were Gen. Philip Kearny's horses.  Moscow, a high-spirited white horse.  Decatur, a light bay, was killed at Seven Pines.  When Kearny was killed at Chantilly he was riding Bayard, a light brown horse
He was relieved of command after the deadly Crater explosion at Petersburg.  After the war he served as governor of Rhode Island from 1866-1869 and then U.S. Senator from 1875-1881.  Who is he? Ambrose Everett Burnside
In what Civil War battle did the first African American win the Congressional Medal of Honor? Sergeant William H. Carney won the medal for his courage in the charge of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteers on Fort Wagner in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina, in July 1863.  The black regiment was led by white officer Robert Gould Shaw, killed with many others in fighting. 
What was the "Swamp Angel" in the Civil War? A 200-pounder (8-inch) PARROTT Gun which blew up firing the 36th round.
She served as a Union nurse until he fell ill with typhoid.  In 1863, released under her name a collection of war time letters, published at "Hospital Sketches".  Who is she? Louisa May Alcott
What did Abraham Lincoln do on the day of his intended wedding - Jan. 1, 1841? He failed to show up!  But did marry on Nov. 4, 1842
The first and second battle of Manassas was also called? Bull Run
What famous Confederate general, trying to rally his fleeing troops at Shiloh, had some of his own men shooting at him? William J. Hardee
He was a hero at Gettysburg.  He received the Congressional Medal of Honor.  He returned to Maine where he served as Governor of the state, and as president of Bowdoin College.  Who is he? Joshua L. Chamberlain
Baker's Creek was another name for a battle.  What was it? The battle of Champion's Hill during the Vicksburg Campaign
What was the first major Confederate city to be permanently occupied by Union Troops? Nashville, TN
What famous general once had a newspaper man run out of camp, sitting backwards on a mule and wearing a sign? George G. Meade, commanding general of Union at Gettysburg.
What are "Rifle Pits"? The Civil War equivalent of "foxholes"
To realize what war is, one should follow our tracks.  Who said that on what occasion? General Sherman as he neared Atlanta on his march through Georgia in 1864.
Frederick Douglass, aka Frederick Bailey, an escaped slave, has been said to be the "Father of the Civil Rights movement," who later held high posts in the U.S. government, had an oddity. What was it? His mistress taught him to read and write.  Additionally, he traded lessons from street people for scraps of food for lessons.
What basic right did Abraham Lincoln suspend without congressional approval? Writ of Habeas Corpus
At what battle did the Cadets of V.M.I. fight? New Market, Virginia
What famous general owned a slave, and while needing cash, chose not to sell him but, gave the slave his freedom? General U.S. Grant
Who killed General "Bull" Nelson USA? General Jefferson Davis  USA
Due to fears of retaliation, the Confederate government was last forced to operate out of railroad cars. Yes True, at Greensboro, N.C. anyway!
What was President Lincoln's Christmas Gift from the field in 1864? The "city of Savannah - with 150 heavy guns and 25,000 bales of cotton" from General Sherman and his Georgia campaigners.
The South had many disadvantages in its fight with the North. What was the one distinct advantage it did have? Its officer corps...  young, aggressive, not old and dispirited as in the North.
What was another name for Drewry's Bluff near Richmond, Virginia? Fort Darling
What role did past President John Quincy Adams play in the American Civil War? None directly, but his son, Charles Francis Adams, U.S. minister to Great Britain, helped to prevent Britain from entering the war on the side of the Confederacy.
What burned on 2/17/1865? Columbia, South Carolina
Who was the first general to be killed in the war? CS Gen Robert Selden Garnett, killed July 13, 1861 at Carrick's Ford
Name Capt. Farragut's Flagship in battle of New Orleans? USS Hartford
After the war, Confederate General Forrest faced treason charges for the massacre of blacks troops at Fort Pillow. What was the outcome of the trial? The trial never came to pass.
Who or what was THE CHILD OF THE STORM ? West Virginia
What role did Revolutionary War hero Paul Revere have in the Civil War? None directly - but it is noteworthy, his grandson, Colonel Paul Joseph Revere, 20th Mass., was mortally wounded at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Where was the last land battle of the war? Palmetto Ranch, Brownsville, Texas
What was the most unpopular duty in the Civil War? Picket Duty, first to fall upon enemy advance
Who cried those famous words: "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!" At what famous naval battle? Union Adm. David Farragut in reference to Confederate mines as he entered Mobile Bay to lay siege to Fort Morgan, Ala.
The war saw the replacement of the paper cartridge with a new metallic cartridge used in repeating rifles. Besides rapid fire, what other advantage did this give the North? Unlike the old paper cartridge, it was unaffected by moisture.
What happened 5/26/1863 that aided the Federal government's finances? Gold was discovered in Montana Territory.
Who was the press official referring to when he told a general he was "In very great danger of being President of the United States?" General George G. Meade - Union commander at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
What happened 04 May 1865? Lincoln was buried in Springfield, Illinois
What was the ninth article of war in the Civil War? Violence towards officer punishable by death, but it didn't always prevents such acts!
Who were Virginia and Highfly? They were J. E. B. Stuart's horses
Where was the BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC written? Willard's Hotel - Washington D.C.
What Battle was farthest west in the Civil War? Picacho Pass    North of Tucson AZ
What was the most deadly field artillery piece in the Civil War? Model 1857 Gun Howitzer firing four types of ammo
Who held 3 C.S.A. cabinet posts? Judah P. Benjamin
Who made up the regiment of 1st South Carolina Volunteers? Freed African Americans, 800 in number to fight for the North
What General wrote the novel Ben Hur? U.S. General Lewis Wallace
What Southern Government leader Escaped to England? Secretary of State  Judah Benjamin
Who was William Mumford? Gambler hanged in New Orleans for lowering the US flag.
Who was Laura Keene? She was the actress starring in the play "Our American Cousin" at the Ford Theater when Lincoln was assassinated.
Who was Lincoln's 1st vice president? Hannibal Hamlin
JEB Stuart's famous first ride around McClellan' s forces occurred where? North Anna River to Chickahominy June 12-16, 1862
What was the first capital of the Confederacy? Montgomery, Ala.
What famous Confederate ironclad took on 30 Union warships at once suffering destruction but only by its own crew? The Arkansas... they set it on fire after engine failure.
Where was the battle of Olustee? Florida
How much was an enlisted man paid for providing his own horse in the war? Fifty cents per day.
What tradition started 4/22/1864? IN GOD WE TRUST on U. S. coins.
Confederate Captain Shade Wooten of the Twenty-seventh North Carolina regiment used the most primitive weapon in the Civil War on three occasions. What was it? He threw dirt in the face of a would be assailant!
Harriet Ross Tubman, famous abolitionist and slave, escaped her master's plantation and made her way into Pennsylvania where she is credited for helping many slaves access the Underground Railway. What was the oddity about her? Plantation overseers had a $40,000 price on her head
Who was the first "Southern Fire-eater" to push for Southern nationalism? Gen. Louis Trezevant Wigfall  CSA
How old was John Wilkes Booth when he killed Lincoln? 24
Years before the war, Jesse Grant, father of U.S. Grant, worked for Owen Brown. Who was Owen Brown? The father of John Brown - notorious abolitionist.
The Bermuda Hundred was strategically important to the South. Where was it? Between the James and Appomattox Rivers, 15 mi. South of Richmond.
What is the story of the "Jinx Horse?" Three members of the Guillet family were killed riding a horse, then three officers of the Ohio Ninety-Eight regiment were killed, then a fourth so seriously wounded in the arm, he would suffer for life - all while riding the same horse.
Who was the youngest General? Galusha Pennypacker Born Jun 1, 1844, he was 20 years old
Who said, "If I had Stonewall Jackson at Gettysburg, I would have won the fight?" Gen. Robert E. Lee and he mentioned Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia as well.
Name the war's most striking victory in consideration of lost resources? The Confederate victory at Sabine Pass, Texas. Capt. Richard W. Dowling, defending with 43 men and six cannon, drove off a Federal force of 15,000 men attempting to land. Capt. Dowling never lost a man!
The trial of the eight people accused of trying to assassinate Lincoln took place in Washington, D.C. at what type of a hearing? Military Tribunal
What battle had these landmarks? Fraley Field, Bloody Pond, Peach Orchard Shiloh
What general would change soiled shirts, even during battle? Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock - Union
What was the largest city in the Confederacy as the beginning of the war? New Orleans, Louisiana
Who once said, "He looks so cold and quiet and grand." Name the speaker and the subject? Diarist, Mary Boykin Chestnut, speaking of General Robert E. Lee.
By what affectionate nickname did Nathan Bedford Forrest, CSA, refer to his cavalry units? Critter Companies
Who, among all the Union generals first gave orders to raid civilian supplies, punish citizens for guerrilla attacks and had all male noncombatants arrested? Gen John Pope
A War of 1812 American Patriot's grandson was arrested during the Baltimore riots at the beginning of the Civil War.  Who was he? Francis Scott Key
As the peace treaty was being signed inside at Appomattox, what tune was the Brass Band playing outside? Auld Lang Syne
Two powerful ram type ships were built by the British for the Confederacy. What were their names? North Carolina and Mississippi, but seized and served the British Navy. Neither one saw CSS service.
What was the name of the "world's largest hospital" in Richmond, containing 50 buildings? Chimborazo, for the Chimboraz Heights
Who are the only father-son winners of the Congressional Medal of Honor? Arthur MacArthur, Jr., Lookout Mountain and his son, Douglas MacArthur, W.W.II fame
What was the only major Civil War battle fought in Florida? The Battle of Olustee in a virgin pine forest near Lake City in 1864, an offensive by the Union to cut supplies going northward to the Rebs and to induce eastern Florida to form a loyal state government.
Dixie was the South's unofficial Confederate anthem. What was the next popular song during the war? The Bonnie Blue Flag
On Dec. 8, President Lincoln offered an unusual Christmas gift to the military men of the South. What was it? Amnesty if they took the Oath of Allegiance
What battle had these landmarks? Mule Shoe - Bloody Angle Spottsylvania Court House
Stonewall Jackson felt his only major defeat at Kernstown was the result of withdrawal by his subordinate, Richard B. Garnett and what other reason? Fighting on Sunday
Who or what was Rienzi? One of Sheridan's horses.  His name was changed to Winchester after Sheridan made his famous ride in October 1864.
What famous person in the war said, "War means fightin and fightin means killin?" Nathan Bedford Forrest, a most feared leader in the Confederacy.
What battle had these landmarks?  Doctor's Creek, Turpin Hill, Bull Run Perryville
What famous Union general while at West Point as a cadet said he preferred Southerners to Northerners? George Brinton McClellan
What nickname was given to Confederate bills af small denominations? Shinplasters
President Jefferson Davis was rumored to be dressed as a woman during his capture by Union armies on May 10, 1865. This untrue legend was probably started how? After his capture, a warm shawl was placed around his shoulders during an unseasonably cold chill and from there, this is believed to be the legend as it grew.
What battle had these landmarks? Hell's Half Acre, Slaughter Pen Stones River
What Medal of Honor recipient died a prisoner and is buried at Andersonville National Cemetery? James Wiley of the 59th NY Inf., Company B, 28 years old. Died 07 Feb 1865.  He was awarded the Medal of Honor for capturing the flag of the 48th Georgia regiment on the third day of fighting at Gettysburg.  He captured the flag within musket range of "The Angle" in Pickett's Charge
Moss Neck, Jackson's winter grounds was near where? Fredericksburg on the Rappahannock River
What was the first indian tribe to declare for the Confederacy? The Choctaws in Feb 1861
How many commissioned vessels did the U.S. Navy have at the start of the war. How many cannons were aboard, total? 42 ships, 555 guns
What battle had these landmarks? Read's Bridge, Widow Glen House, Kelly Field Chickamauga
Who was the worst dressed officer in the conflict? Brig. Gen. William E. Jones, Confederacy.  He dressed in jeans, hickory shirt, and homespun coat.
What was the name of the 800-acre plantation on the Mississippi River owned by Jefferson Davis? Briarwood
Said to be the bloodiest single day of the Civil War, this battle began at dawn when two Union corps pushed across a creek to attack Confederate forces. It was McClellan against Lee. What was the name of this famous battle? Antietam - aka, Sharpsburg which happened in Maryland on Sept.17, 1862
Who was killed on Pine Mountain? General Leonidas Polk, C.S.A.
Dr. (or Col.)  J. A. F. LeMat is best known in the war for what? A U.S. patent on .44 cal. 9 shot revolver, one carried by JEB Stuart
What was the Dictator, aka the "Petersburg Express? A 13-inch seacoast mortar, mounted on a reinforced railroad car, and used by the Federals in the siege of Petersburg.
Gen. Ewell, CSA, posted his 5,000 men on a ridge with several hundred acres of open fields to his front, woods protecting both flanks. In the center, he had 4 batteries. They were attacked by Gen. John C. Fremont's Union army. It was the third engagement of Stonewall's Valley Campaign. The Confederate side won this battle called? Battle of Cross Keys, VA - June 8, 1862
Near the Hornet's Nest and the Bloody Pond was the Peach Orchard whose blossoms, cut by bullets, fell like pink snow onto what battle site? Shiloh
When did the South first begin to organize volunteer military companies? After the John Brown Raid at Harper's Ferry, it caused an emotional uproar in the South!
Through what state was Grierson's Raid ? Mississippi
Below the Mason-Dixon, certain persons aroused feelings in the Southern people, caused fear of the future and told misconceptions of "the Yankees" which further caused a divide between the North and South populace. What were these people called? Fire-eaters, for their inflammatory rhetoric and promotionalism of separation
What geographical entity split from a Confederate state and entered the Union on June 20, 1963? West Virginia
Gen. Lee pondered heavily as he knew Joe Hooker had circled Lee's army with 75,000 men. Lee had the choice to strike or retreat. Across the Rappahannock river, were another 40,000 Union troops poised to strike.. Lee, with only 60,000 men chose to engage. This famous battle which lasted nearly three days was won by the South and called? Battle of Chancellorsville, VA - May 1-4, 1863
If someone was talking about "fresh fish", what were they referring to? Raw recruits
Where was General Nathaniel Lyon killed? Wilson's Creek, Missouri
The capture of Forts Henry and Donnellson in Tennessee opened middle Tennessee for invasion. Grant traveled from Cairo, Illinois. Don Buell was ordered from Nashville. Sherman was already with Grant. America would soon know this war was for real. What was the name of this early famous battle which has a name meaning place of peace? Shiloh - Albert S. Johnston and P. G. T. Beauregard against Grant and Sherman. April 6-7, 1862
After the firing on Fort Sumter, a Union general surrendered 19 Federal posts to Texas troops without a struggle. What was his name? General David E. Twiggs, a native of Georgia and called a traitor for his actions by some in the North
They called it the greatest land battle in the U.S. It brought Meade and Lee together for a tough three day battle. The sounds of cannon fire could be heard as far away as Pittsburgh, PA, some 140 miles distant.. Nearly 50,000 men would become casualties. It was America's greatest Civil War battle. Name this famous place visited today by thousands? Battle of Gettysburg - a name recognized even by many who have no Civil War interests! July 1-3, 1863
Who was the father-in-law of CS Gen James Ewell Brown 'Jeb' Stuart and father of CS Gen. John Rogers Cooke? U.S. Gen Philip St. George Cooke
Hood faced Sherman. Despite a defeat at Peachtree Creek, Hood proposed a bold and daring second attack. Lt. Gen. Stewart would keep Union forces tied down while Hood's generals, Hardee and Cheatham would strike the Unions most vulnerable point. When it was over, Hood lost nearly 8,000 men and the Union lost 3,700. What was the name of this battle? Battle of Atlanta - May 1-2, 1864
Where were the 1st black troops used in battle? Island Mount, Missouri -- 10/29/1862
What Southern state favored allowing the new Republican administration a trial run and if it committed no act violating Southern rights, they would support the Union? North Carolina, their press bitterly attack South Carolina for its aggressiveness
Who were the two opposing commanding generals who fought each other so fiercely in the bloody battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, and by what names were their forces officially known? Union Gen. William Rosecrans who began with 60.0000 troops of the Army of the Cumberland and Gen. Braxton Bragg with  45,000 men in the Army of Tennessee. Before the fall of 1863 was over, Union forces had been augmented by Gen. Joseph Hooker, Gen. William T. Sherman  and Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, who assumed command, and the Rebels had been saved from early defeat by Gen. James Longstreet.
Gen. John Pope, Union, bragged he was going to "bag" Stonewall Jackson. Meanwhile Stonewall and troops marched around Pope putting his supplies to the torch. When the big fight came, Pope threw his troops piecemeal against Jackson. Jackson put up a great defense and Longstreet had a timely attack. Pope's army suffered 16,000 casualties against 9,000 for CSA forces. Name this battle? Second Battle of Bull Run - Aug. 29-30, 1862
Where did General T. J. Jackson die? Guenia Station, Virginia
Baltimore and its influential newspaper, "The Baltimore Sun," was pro Southern or pro Union? Pro Southern, Maryland was a divided state
Who were the Knights of the Golden Circle? A secret order in the North of Southern Sympathizers
What city did Pennsylvania born John Pemberton attempt to defend? Vicksburg, Mississippi
Gen. Robert E. Lee, said to be the greatest tactician in the war, lost an early battle in Western Virginia. Captured Federals convinced Southern officers they were outnumbered 2-to-1 and Lee ordered a retreat. Actually, the CSA had numerical advantage. Soon after, Lee was being dubbed "Granny Lee" by Southern newspapers - a mistake they would regret later. What was this battle called? Battle of Cheat Mountain - Sept. 11-13, 1861
Who introduced U.S. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant to his wife Julia Dent? Her cousin, CS Gen. James Longstreet
The first stamp of the Confederacy, a five cent denomination, green in color and made in London, displayed a picture of? President Jefferson Davis, the first shipment was two million stamps
Where were Grant and Sherman last together in battle? Missionary Ridge
Bold, abrasive and a hard fighter, Jubal Early marched his many barefooted men into Maryland to cut communications and liberate 18,000 prisoners of war in Baltimore. Along the way he exacted ransom from the cities of Hagerstown and Frederick. Early then confronted Maj. Gen. Lewis Wallace (later author of "Ben Hur") in a short but important battle, some believed saved Washington.  It was called? Battle of Monocacy - July 9, 1864
What famous Union general was known as the Rock of Chickamauga for his courageous stand against repeated Rebel attacks? Gen. George H. Thomas, who took command of the remaining Union t troops after a mistaken order opened up a gap in the Union ranks. His men stood firm at Snodgrass Hill.
Its Indian name meant "River of Death." A battle here would pit Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans vs Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg. Bragg had strength and advantage yet slow pursuit and inaction which allowed Rosecrans to escape and reach the safety of Chattanooga. What was this two day battle called? Battle of Chickamauga - Sept. 19-20, 1863
What civilian was killed at 1st Manassas? Mrs. Judith Henry
Who wrote the "Battle Hymn of the Republic"? Julia Ward Howe in 1862
I was a Confederate and graduate of West Point. They said I kept the Confederacy's hopes alive after Vicksburg and Gettysburg. Before the war, I taught at West Point, Georgetown, KY and Nashville. I was badly wounded at Shiloh. The high point of my career was at Chickamauga. I was finally paroled at Appomattox and spent the rest of my days as a farmer near Macoupin City, and Brighton, Illinois. Who am I? Bushrod Rust Johnson - Becoming an semi-invalid at the very end due to war hardships. Died 9/12/1880
Who was John Huff of the 5th Michigan Cavalry? The man that shot General J.E.B. Stuart
Who was the first general to die at Gettysburg? U.S. General John Fulton Reynolds.  Killed July 1, 1863
I was a Confederate, born in Virginia and received an education at home. I died early in battle leading a rearguard action near Harrisonburg, Va. Because of my death, many said I never realized my potential. Stonewall said of me, "As a partisan officer, I never knew his superior." My remains lie in Stonewall Cemetery in Winchester, Va. I was never married, and wrote very few letters. Many cannot recall anything I had said. Perhaps I never avenged my brother's death by a Union patrol but I did give my life for my state. I was a cavalry man and colonel for the 7th Virginia. Who am I? Ashby Turner - He "spoke best with his sword," according to one historian.
Where was Richard Kirkland, the Angel of Maryes Heights, killed? Snodgrass Hill, Chickamauga
Who claimed to have killed fifty Confederates with fifty shots from a special rifle? James Butler Hickock, aka, "Wild Bill" Hickock
When Marion Rangers organized in 1861, a famous author joined as a lieutenant but left this MO Company before it was mustered into Confederate service having fired only one hostile shot during the war.  Who was he? Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
I was a Unionist but ironically, the son of a South Carolinian slaveowner. My father freed his slaves and we moved to Indiana. At 19, I went to West Point and graduated 18th in 1847. My military duty saw garrison duty in the Mexican War, then along the U.S. frontier. I patented a breech loading rifle, eventually selling 55,000 of them along with much ammo. Yet, I always doubted my ability as a commander. I resigned my commission, became governor and a senator. Who am I? Ambrose Everett Burnside
Who said "You volunteered to be killed for love of country, and now you can be." General C.F. Smith USA - at Fort Donelson
What order did Union Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock give at Fredericksburg which was believed to save many lives? Stay off your horses
What is "green-apple quickstep"? diarrhea
What Confederate general, believed by many to be the greatest strategist in the Confederacy, died as a result of pneumonia after standing bareheaded in the rain for the funeral procession of Gen. Wm. T. Sherman, whom he had fiercely opposed in bloody battles?  Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, hero of First Manassas, commander of the Army of Northern Virginia until he was wounded and replaced by Gen. Robert E. Lee and an important commander at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. After the war, Johnston and Sherman had become good friends.
How did most youths slip into the military service on both sides by being so young? They signed on as musicians, then became soldiers.
What was Cavalry General Ben Grierson's profession? music teacher
I was naturalized in the U.S. and adopted Arkansas as my home state. Being from Ireland, I was proud my father was a physician and I wanted to be like him but I failed the exams. I did study law in the U.S. and became partners in a drug store. When the war started, I enlisted and eventually went all the way to brigadier general but I was killed in battle at Franklin, Tennessee. Some called me the "Stonewall of the West." Who am I? Patrick Ronayne Cleburne - Pres. Davis said his vacancy "will never be filled."
What was so unique about the 39th New York Garibaldi Guard? Its colonel was Hungarian; its Lt. Col. Italian; its surgeon, German. The ranks were filled with Bavarians, Cossacks, Germans, Algerian Zouaves of the French Foreign Legion and most all had European war experience.
What general captured three different armies? U. S. Grant (Ft. Donelson - Vicksburg - Appomattox)
I was a famous Episcopal Bishop but traded my robes in for the war. I attended Theological Seminary, West Point, was a friend of Jeff Davis and laid the cornerstone for the famous college in the South - Sewanee. My life was cut short while inspecting troops atop Pine Mountain when an artillery shell struck our position. Sherman regretted it.  Who am I? Leonidas Polk - often at odds with Bragg, CSA commander.
During the Siege of Vicksburg, there were 39 regiments from Missouri.  How many were Union and how many were Confederate? 22 Union and 17 Confederate
Who was the press official referring to when he told a general he was "In very great danger of being President of the United States? General George G. Meade - Union commander at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
What Union General was nicknamed "Curly", "Fanny" and "Autie"? George Armstrong Custer
Who was troubled with the governments harsh treatment of Indians before and after the American Civil War? Christopher "Kit" Carson, famous Indian agent.
Who was the last C.S.A. general to die? Felix Robertson
How did CSA lieutenant general Richard Taylor manage to sleep while traveling cross country? He slept in an ambulance pulled by trained mules
Who was the C.S.A. highest ranking general? Samuel Cooper
Who fired the shot which mortally wounded CS Gen JEB Stuart? Pvt. John Huff, 5th MI Cavalry, May 11, 1864 at Yellow Tavern, VA
Of the nations of the world, who shunned the Confederacy more due to their freedom loving and wanted no part of slavery? The Germans
What distinction did the 69th North Carolina (C.S.A.) have? Two companies of Cherokee Indians
What was a "Jonah"? Soldier with a constant run of luck.
What device used in the Civil War destroyed the Pony Express? The Telegraph
What were President Lincoln's family ties to the fighting forces of the Confederacy? His wife, Mary Todd, came from a large family of Southern sympathizers in Kentucky. Four of Lincoln's brothers in law fought with the South, and three of his sisters in law ere married to Rebel officers.
Besides being one of the South's best Civil War fighters, Nathan Bedford Forrest had another unusual oddity about him. What was it? He was a millionaire
What was a "beat"? A soldier who would always find a way out of a detail
Why was C.S.A. officer Champ Furgeson hanged by Federal authority? For executing wounded black soldiers at Saltville, Virginia
Union capture of what city is credited with making the greatest contribution to Abraham Lincoln's reelection in 1864? Atlanta, GA
What is the only spot in the nation where both blue and gray soldiers are buried in a mass grave? Woodlawn National Cemetery at Elmira, New York
What general was first in charge of Andersonville Prison?  John H. Winder
What was a "housewife"? A sewing kit furnished by a mother, sister, sweetheart or the Soldier's Aid Society
Who was the last Confederate soldier to be executed bye the Union? Robert Cobb Kennedy, was hanged on March 25, 1865 for his part in the Nov 25, 1864 attempt to burn New York City
Southern slain young Confederate men were most always found white-faced and lean on the battlefield. Northern slain young Federals were most often found black and bloated. What caused this? Diet - the Northern troops were always better fed with a higher fat content.
Who was Lieutenant Harry Buford C.S.A.? Loretta Janeta Velaques - female
How much "bounty" was paid during the Civil War for deserters? An average of $30 per soldier
What was the "black list" and what was it used for? A list of offenders in a unit.  It was always referred to for assigning soldiers to disagreeable details.
What was established by the Federal Government 8/02/1861? Income Tax
What was a "barrel shirt"? A common form of punishment wherein the culprit wore a barrel with his crime labeled on it
When did the last men who fought in the Civil War die? Albert Woodson, Union veteran, died in 1958. The last Confederate veteran, Walter Williams, died in 1959 at the age of 117.
What was the signal, transmitted by drum or bugle, by which a commander ordered scattered froces to regroup? "Rally"
Who dubbed the title, "War Between the States?" Alexander Stephens, Confederate vice president, is believed to have coined the phrase..
What was the shortest time required for a letter from San Antonio, Texas to reach Washington? Ten days
What was a "bounty jumper"? Someone who enlisted for the bounty or monetary bonus, and then deserted at the first opportunity
Who was Private Albert D. J. Cashiere, 95th Illinois Infantry? Jennie Hodgers - female
Who took over the Orphan Brigade at Chickamauga, fought in the Atlanta campaign, and did not surrender until May 6, 1865? Brig. Gen. Joseph Horace Lewis (b. Kentucky)
What famous artist painted an eyewitness picture of one of the few naval skirmishes fought by opposing U.S. forces n foreign waters? The young artist who watched the USS Kearsarge sink the CSS Alabama in an hour-long engagement in the English Channel off Cherbourg, France, in June, 1864, was Edouard Manet. The work now hangs in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
What was a "havelock"? A piece of linen that hangs from the back of a cap over one's neck to protect it from the sun
The snow was deep and the temperature raw as Stonewall Jackson's troops woke to the early dawn. This particular morning, the men had little respect for their famous general due to their situation. A man, sleeping under a nearby tree, awoke and shook the snow from his blanket. Who was this person that had ridden into the camp at night? Gen. Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson
Why is Lincoln's photograph taken 8/02/1864, famous? It is on the $5.00 bill.
Where was the famous CSS Alabama constructed? Liverpool, England
What general would change soiled shirts, even during battle? Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock - Union
For diarrhea or malaria, what was the rebel field cure? Tea made from the bark of either slippery elm, sweet gum or dogwood
What famous Union commander and his Union army lost every battle, every campaign and every engagement they fought? Benjamin F. Butler, Lincoln's political appointee in charge of  the Army of the James
Name the war's most striking victory in consideration of lost resources. The Confederacy victory at Savine Pass, Texas.  Capt. Richard W. Dowling, defending with 43 men and six cannon, drove off a Federal force of 15.000 men attempting to land.  Capt. Dowling never lost a man!
What was the most common disease among southern soldiers?  The Measles
Of what state were most of the soldiers of the 2nd WV Cavalry Regiment (Federal) residents? Ohio
Confederate Captain Shade Wooten of the Twenty-seventh North Carolina regiment used the most primitive weapon in the Civil War on three occasions.  What was it? He threw dirt in the face of a would be assailant!
What was the most commonly used medication during the war Alcohol in the form of whiskey or brandy.  While its value as a medication is questionable, it did reliever pain and it's doubtful that the soldiers complained of its use
Union Troopers assaulted and climbed a 1100 foot high mountain to attack a strong position being held by Confederates.  This battle was dubbed the "Battle above the Clouds."  Rain, mist, fog and chilling winds hampered Union forces but they persisted and eventually were able to plant the U. S. flag.  What was the official name for this battle? Battle of Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, TN, Nov 24, 1863
I was a self taught map maker for the Confederacy.  They said my talent enabled Stonewall Jackson to march with accuracy and aided him in stunning victories.  After Stonewall's untimely death, I continued to help others with map making, offering advice on land features and reconnoitering.  Who am I? Jedediah Hotchkiss - also writing several Civil War books.
What was, "Salt Horse?" Army issued beef - so saturated with salt, troops had to soak it for days
During the Civil War, gonorrhea was treated with what? Ink
President Lincoln rarely slept in the White House during the hot season.  Where did he stay? The Soldier's Home, a respite in Washington, DC
General Sherman was once asked which battle of all the battles he had fought, was the bloodiest and most sanguinary of the Civil War.  What did he reply? "Shiloh"
There were 425 Confederate generals.  How many were graduates of West Point? 146
What Union General was obese, suffered from gout and therefore, was unable to ride a horse for any length of time? General Winfield Scott - "Old Fuss and Feathers."
How many members of an Ohio family, the McCook's served during the war? Fourteen - 7 sons and 7 cousins
One Union General is buried at Annapolis.  Who is he? U.S. Brig. Gen. Henry H. Lockwood.  Before and after the Civil War he as an instructor in mathematics at the Naval Academy.
A U.S. Gen killed Oct 8, 1862 at Perryville and his brother, a CS Gen killed May 30, 1864 at Bethesda Church were supposedly buried bye their father in a common grave.  The tombstone reads:  "Here lie my two sons.  Only God knows which was right"  Who were they? U.S. Gen William Rufus Terrill and CS Gen James Barbour Terrill
Years before the war, Jesse Grant, father of U.S. Grant, worked for Owen Brown.  Who was Owen Brown? The father of John Brown - notorius abolitionist.
Who once said, "He looks so cold and quiet and grand."  Name the speaker and the subject. Diarist, Mary Boykin Chestnut, speaking of General Robert E. Lee
Name 5 women who were spies during the Civil War.  1.  Bell Boyd - for the Confederacy
2.  Pauline Cushman - for the Union
3.  Rose O'Neal Greenhow - for the Confederacy
4.  Elizabeth Van Lew - for the Union
5.  Mary Bowser - for the Union
They say I was the best war governor during the Civil War.  I promptly answered Lincoln's call for volunteers - sending 150,000 men from Indiana.  I didn't need to draft my state's troops - they mainly volunteered.  But I didn't like excessive military arrests and I opposed freeing Southern slaves until the Emancipation Proclamation.  Yet, I led the movement to pass the 14th Amendment for black suffrage.  Who am I? Oliver Hazard Pery Throck Morton
Where was the first Federal Battlefield victory? Many analysts believe it occurred at Mill Spring, Kentucky
One state had 39 Regiments - 22 Union and 17 Confederate at the battle of Vicksburg.  What state was it? Missouri
Seven former U.S. Presidents served in the Civil War.  Who were they? 1.  Andrew Johnson - May 4, 1862 - Mar 3, 1865 Army, Militarygovernor of Tennessee: raised 25 regiments for Union. 
2.  Ulysses S. Grant - Jun 6, 1861 -1865, Army,  7th Regt (21st Illinois Volunteers
3.  Rutherford B. Hayes - Jun 27, 1861 - Jun 8, 1865, Army, 23rd Ohio Volunteers
4.  James A. Garfield - Aug 14, 1861 - Dec 1863, Army, 42nd Ohio Volunteers
5.  Chester A. Arthur - Jul 10 - Dec 31, 1862, Militia, Served six months as quartermaster general of New York state troops
6.  Benjamin Harrison - Jul 14, 1862 - Jun 8, 1865, Army, 70th Indiana Regt.
7.  William McKinley - Jun 11, 1861 - Jul 26, 1865, Army, 23rd Ohio Volunteers
What state was James Longstreet, CSA born in? South Carolina
At the battle of First Bull Run, Confederate General Joseph E, Johnston allowed Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard to be in command, even though Johnston outranked him. Why? Because Beauregard was more familiar with the terrain.
Southerners had a distorted view of President-elect Lincoln in 1860, fearing him to be a figurehead, controlled by Seward. Seward was said to be a member of the radical antislavery wing of his party. Further, Vice President-elect Hannibal Hamlin was rumored to be a ? Mulatto
Grant's ancestry begins in New England around the year 1630. Generations of Grants were mostly? Tanners
Name the only Civil War Confederate soldier to be pictured on Confederate currency? Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson
General Robert E. Lee's ancestry can be traced back to where? England
Phoebe Yates Levy Pember was a Confederate Hospital matron placed in charge of housekeeping and patient diet at Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond. This hospital would administer to nearly 76,000 wounded Confederates. What was the oddity about Pember? The job had always been was given to males
Most everyone seems to agree the greatest battle in the war was fought where? Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (but that depends on who you talk to).
What were "Gallinippers" Insects, mosquitoes
What famous ridge was Gen. Longstreet ordered to attack at Gettysburg in which he delayed? Cemetery Ridge
Who, among all the Union Generals first gave orders to raid civilian supplies, punish citizens for guerrilla attacks and had all male noncombatants arrested? General John Pope
Six states of the lower South dissolved their tie to the Union and sent delegates to Montgomery on Feb. 4, 1861. The upper states of the South waited until what event occurred? The firing on Fort Sumter
Grant detested business but loved anything to do with what? Horses
Stonewall was a great tactician who used these two specific methods for his many victories. What were they? Surprise and envelopment
Robert E. Lee received how many demerits at West Point and graduated in what position in his 1825 class 0 demerits, 2nd in class
At the outset, Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio, named after Salmon Chase, Secretary of Treasury, had an oddity concerning Confederate prisoners. What was it? Prisoners were allowed to wander through the city, register in hotels and some attended the state senate during its sessions.
Both sides had many prisoners and many died during their imprisonment. True or False? TRUE
What was known as "Bragg's Body Guard"? Body Lice
Gen Longstreet settled in what city in Georgia, dying there in Jan of 1904 Gainesville
What were the populations of the Union and the Confederacy? Union - 20,700,000  Confederacy - 9,100,000
General Henry Wise, the ex-governor of Virginia and Confederate had an oddity about him.  What was it? He was married to Union Gen. George Meade's sister
After the firing on the "Star of the West" vessel by Southern forts, the last Southerner remaining in the cabinet resigned. Who was he? Jacob Thompson
What is Hayfoot Strawfoot Command used to teach raw recruits the difference between left and right (respectively).
What did Grant want to be following graduation from the point and leaving the military? A college professor at a respectful college
Longstreet, although considered a superior corps leader, was said to lack prowess in strategy or independent command. True or False? TRUE
Stonewall had great faith in religious beliefs. It therefore follows he surrounded himself with? Aides with like beliefs
Where would the Army place Lee for his first duty after graduation? Hampton Roads
Frederick Douglass, aka Frederick Bailey, an escaped slave, has been said to be the "Father of the Civil Rights movement," who later held high posts in the U.S. government, had an oddity. What was it? His mistress taught him to read and write
The war saw 10,000 battles, skirmishes (brief encounters) and forays (raids). True or False? TRUE
What or who were "Yellow Hammers"? A good natured term for Alabama troops
What is an Arkansas toothpick? A knife
In what Civil War battle did the first African American win the Congressional Medal of Honor? Battle at Fort Wagner.  He won the medal for his courage in the charge of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer of Fort Wagner
What is a carte de visite?  A photograph on a small card.
What role did West Virginia take during the Civil War? West Virginia became a state due to the slave dispute.  Forty counties from the west part of Virginia seceded and formed their own state, and joined the union when Virginia seceded.

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