Union Flag Carrier LEVEL THREE
CIVIL WAR QUIZ #3
Confederate Flag Carrier




1 - "The 11th Connecticut, under Colonel Henry W. Kingsbury, had the unenviable task of feeling out the enemy strength across the [Creek]. After a brief artillery bombardment, Kingsbury got his men down to the creek, using the cover of the Rohrbach lane. The Connecticut boys managed to form a skirmish line well spread out along the bank, but the Rebels had them in easy range and losses mounted rapidly. Captain John Griswold led his company in an attempt to wade the creek below the bridge, but one man after another, including the captain, were shot down in the water. Then Colonel Kingsbury was hit four times in quick succession and the enemy fire became too much to stand any longer and the regiment fell back, a third of its men dead or wounded. Kingsbury was carried back to the Rohrbach farmhouse, where presently he died."

What Battle is being described?

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2 - In Robert E. Lee's Council of War on June 23, 1862, he explained the eight conclusions he had reached regarding the current situation:

  • 1. ...

  • 2. It was necessary to assume the offensive.

  • 3. The offensive could not take the form of a direct assault because the troops were inexperienced, the positions strong, and the Union artillery too powerful.

  • 4. If there could be no direct assault, there must be a turning movement.

  • 5. This was invited by the fact that McClellan was astride the Chickahominy, with his forces divided by that stream.

  • 6. McClellan's right wing, north of the Chickahominy, could be more readily attacked than his left wing south of that stream.

  • 7. A successful attack north of the river would threaten McClellan's communications. The Federal commander would then be forced to call his whole army north of the Chickahominy to defend his base or would have to seek a new base on James River.

  • 8. To overwhelm the Union right, north of the Chickahominy, it would be necessary to concentrate very heavily there.

Lee's first conclusion is often cited in reference to a later situation in the war.

Briefly, what was Lee's first conclusion?

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3 - What battle is often called "The battle that saved Washington?"

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4 - Many locations were unknown to the public before the Civil War. Afterwards, they became well known.

The following columns list locations (1 through 10) and battles (A through J). Please associate the locations with the battle that made them famous. Your answer will consist of the ten location numbers combined with the related battle letters separated by commas. (i.e. "1A, 2F, 3D, etc.").

1 - Marye Heights
2 - Carnton Plantation
3 - Dunker Church
4 - City Point
5 - Bloody Angle
6 - Hornet's Nest
7 - Brotherton Cabin
8 - Lutheran Theological Seminary
9 - Stone House
10 - Watt House
A - Antietam
B - Petersburg
C - Chickamauga
D - Franklin
E - Fredericksburg
F - Gaines' Mill
G - Gettysburg
H - Manassas
I - Spotsylvania
J - Shiloh


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5 - Colonel Nathan Bedford Forest said, "I then stated that I had not come out for the purpose of surrendering my command, and would not do it if they would follow me out; that I intended to go out if I saved but one man."

On February 16, 1862, General U. S. Grant stated, "No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted."

What was the name of the battle addressed in these two statements?

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6 - The map below is a current map with March 1865 troop dispositions.



What battle does this map represent? (Note that the Beaver Dam Creek on this map is not associated with the Beaver Dam Creek battlefield located in the Richmond Virginia.)

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7 - This National Cemetery, the nation's smallest military cemetery, was established in December 1865 as the burial place of 54 Union casualties of the battle.



What is the name of the National Cemetery?

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8 - What was Chimborazo and where was it located?

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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. This monument erected in 1863 by supporters of [...]'s brigade is arguably the nation's oldest intact Civil War memorial.


What is the name of this monument?

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10 - The following image shows the three official Confederate flags and the Confederate Battle Flag




Using the numbers at each flag, list the flags chronologically (i.e. 1,2,3,4).

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