Union Flag Carrier LEVEL TWO
CIVIL WAR QUIZ #1
Confederate Flag Carrier




1) Alpheus Williams of the Twelfth Corps was (as he put it) "a disbeliever in the retreat." On his own account he sent several experienced scouts from his command all the way across to the army's right to see what they could find. By the simple expedient of climbing the tallest tree in the area they sighted Rebel troops massing... Williams passed on their report to his corps commander..."who, I believe, reported the facts to [the General commanding]." Williams heard nothing further of the matter.
In what battle did this occur?

2) After the retreat, and when resting on the south banks of the Rapidan, reading of the progress of the march of General Rosecrans's army towards Georgia, it seemed sinful to lie there idle while our comrades in the West were in so need of assistance, and I wrote the Secretary of War suggesting that a detachment should be sent West from the idle army. General Lee objected, but the suggestion was ordered to be executed.
Who wrote that?

3) Three times Stuart ordered [him] to withdraw. Not until he was out of ammunition did the youthful officer limber his gun and gallop back... "It is glorious to see courage in one so young," Lee said admiringly.
Who was Lee admiring?

4) When Johnson and Stanton proposed to arrest all Confederate colonels and generals, including those who surrendered at Appomattox, [he] declared, "You will have to whip me and my army before one hair of one head of the men whom we captured, and to whom we promised protection, shall perish."
Who said that?

5) McLaw's topographical description in his report, ... "So long as Maryland Heights was occupied by the enemy, [the town] could never be occupied by us. If we gained possession of the heights, the town was no longer tenable to them."
To what town is he referring?

6) Tying a soldier's hands together at the wrists and slipping them down over his knees, and then running a stick through under the knees and over the arms, was called what?

7) Who said "Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees" and what occurred after he said it?

8) Irwinville, Georgia had a role in Civil War history. What occurred North of Irwinville, Georgia on May 10, 1865?

9) On June 8, 1862, Union General McClellan wrote his wife. "Well, whom do you think the letter came from?" McClellan quipped. "From no one else than ... major-general commanding the Light Division."
Who was the Major-General commanding the Light Division?

10) "191" This number has special significance in the Civil War. To provide any more information about it would be to give the answer away.
What was 191? What battle was involved? and what was its impact?



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