Union Flag Carrier LEVEL TWO
CIVIL WAR QUIZ #9
Confederate Flag Carrier




1) On May 29, 1890, as 80,000 people looked on, General Joseph E. Johnston pulled the drapes from the statue, which faces South. It was the first statue, in the United States, of a figure on horseback without a hat. The 12 ton statue is located in Richmond Virginia on the famous Monument Avenue. Of the statues on Monument Avenue, which Confederate leader does this one honor?

2) The firing on Fort Sumter is said to have started the Civil War. Only one soldier was killed during that engagement and it was by accident. How did the soldier die, for which side did he fight and what was his name and rank?

3) In what cemetery is Jefferson Davis and some of his family buried? Give the Cemetery name and the city and state in which it is located.

4) On April 21, 1865, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston remained in position while he removed his wounded. Skirmishing heated up along the entire front. In the afternoon, Maj. Gen. Joseph Mower led his Union division along a narrow trace that carried it across Mill Creek into Johnston's rear. Confederate counterattacks stopped Mower's advance, saving the army's only line of communication and retreat. Mower withdrew, ending fighting for the day.
    During the night, Johnston retreated. Union forces pursued at first light, driving back the Confederate rearguard and saving the bridge. Federal pursuit was halted at Hannah's Creek after a severe skirmish. Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, after regrouping at Goldsborough, pursued Johnston toward Raleigh. On April 18, Johnston signed an armistice with Sherman and on April 26, formally surrendered his army.
    What is the common name for the battle that concluded on April 21, 1865 and led to the eventual surrender of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Confederate army?

5) What are considered the starting and ending dates of the Seven Days?

6) The landscape known as the Wilderness of Spotsylvania and characterized by dense scrub woods, offered few opportunities for the use of artillery. Shortly after the Union fell back, Confederate cannon were placed on the large open field known as Hazel Grove. In what battle did this occur?

7) In the battle of New Market, 257 Virginia Military Institute (VMI) Cadets were involved. How many VMI cadets were killed as a result of the New Market battle?

8) At Round Forest, the only Union position to hold throughout the first day of the battle, the first Confederate attack came at 10 a.m. and was broken up by Union artillery. An hour later another attack carried within 150 yards of the Union line before being stopped. A monument, called Hazen's Monument, was erected in 1863 by supporters of Hazen's brigade and is arguably the nation's oldest intact Civil War memorial. What battle does this monument address and what was Hazen's rank at that time?

9) He was one of the first Confederate leaders who wanted to invade Maryland. Jefferson Davis turned down his request and wondered whether he was out of control. Who was he?

10) U.S. Lt. Colonel Robert E. Lee ordered what U.S. Army Lieutenant to assault the armory building at Harpers Ferry in 1859?




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