Union Flag Carrier LEVEL TWO
CIVIL WAR QUIZ #2
Confederate Flag Carrier




1) In his book “Fighting for the Confederacy”, C.S.A. General Edward Porter Alexander says that one major mistake in a particular battle was that they did not use the cannons to enfilade the enemy's lines, rather they fired directly at the lines making cannon accuracy more critical in causing any damage. What battle, in which the C.S.A. had both firing options, was he addressing?

2) James I. Robertson, Jr., author of “Stonewall Jackson” is peeved at writers who repeatedly describe a particular unusual characteristic of Stonewall Jackson, that he, Robertson, has found to be untrue. In the Valley there were all types of fruit trees, but few of this type (if it is, indeed, a fruit). Robertson contends that Jackson enjoyed all types of fruit and he did not have a passion for what?

3) Lee's order 191 for troop assignments during the Sharpsburg campaign was found by Union soldiers and gave McClellan advance knowledge of Lee's plans. What was the order being used for when it was found by the Union troops?

4) U.S. General McClellan sent this telegram to General Halleck, “We are in the most terrible battle of the war---perhaps of history. Thus far it looks well, but I have great odds against me. Hurry up all the troops possible. Our loss has been terrific, but we have gained much ground. I have thrown the mass of the army on the left flank. Burnside is now attacking the right ... It will either be a great defeat or a most glorious victory.” What battle is he talking about?

5) Of whom was it said, “The Civil War started in his front yard and ended in his living room"?

6) Since the Civil War, many streets, towns, bridges, etc., have been named after Robert E. Lee. During the war, what was the ship “Robert E. Lee” used for?

7) One of the more famous C.S.A. Officers was nicknamed “Sally” when he was at West Point. Who was he?

8) Name two Vice Presidents who were on the side of the C.S.A. at the end of the war. One had formerly been the U.S. Vice President, under the President before Lincoln, and later was a General in the C.S.A., and the other was the sitting C.S.A. Vice President.

9) John Singleton Mosby gained fame as a guerrilla fighter in Northern Virginia. What was the name---which included his name---given to the area in which he fought?

10) "Colonel Nelson A. Miles' brigade was stalled in the Brock Road, behind the artillery and Colonel Paul Frank's brigade remained at Todd's Tavern to cover the left flank near the Catharpin Road intersection. An unfinished railroad bed slashed through the woods, south of Miles' left flank, about seven hundred yards north of the Furnace Road intersection. This left a dangerous gap between Miles and Frank which the Confederates could readily exploit." What battle is being described?



 

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