No American Has Aced This Civil War Era Quiz On Their First Try. Can You?

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Are you a Civil War buff?

How well do you know the players, battles and political strategies behind the Civil War. Take this quiz to find out!

 Apr 10, 2018

1 of 20Pick your answer!

What battle caused the most casualties?
Shiloh
Antietam
Gettysburg

2 of 20Pick your answer!

What were the Monitor and the Merrimack?
Ironclad warships
Generals
Battles

3 of 20Pick your answer!

What was the first state to secede from the Union?
South Carolina
Georgia
Alabama

4 of 20Pick your answer!

What was the era after the Civil War called?
The Gilded Age
The Industrial Age
The Reconstruction

5 of 20Pick your answer!

Who was the President of the Confederate States of America?
Stonewall Jackson
Robert E. Lee
Jefferson Davis

6 of 20Pick your answer!

How many southern states were in the Confederacy?
9
11
17

7 of 20Pick your answer!

Which killed the most men during the Civil War?
Starvation
Guns
Disease

8 of 20Pick your answer!

Who won the 1860 presidential election?
Jefferson Davis
Abraham Lincoln
John Breckinridge

9 of 20Pick your answer!

Where were the first shots of the Civil War fired?
Fort Sumter
Gettysburg
Shiloh

10 of 20Pick your answer!

Which of these is not a movie about the Civil War?
Gone With The Wind
Saving Private Ryan
Cold Mountain

11 of 20Pick your answer!

Which of these famous nurses treated men on Civil War battlefields?
Mary Breckinridge
Florence Nightengale
Clara Barton

12 of 20Pick your answer!

What state experienced the most fighting during the Civil War?
Georgia
Virginia
Tennessee

13 of 20Pick your answer!

What was the nickname for the opportunistic Northerners who moved to the South during Reconstruction?
Carpetbaggers
Swindlers
Grifters

14 of 20Pick your answer!

What was the first major battle of the Civil War?
Antietam
The Battle of Bull Run
Shiloh

15 of 20Pick your answer!

The small group of Democrats in Congress who protested the war were known as what?
Copperheads
Whigs
Federalists

16 of 20Pick your answer!

The Emancipation Proclamation was issued what year?
1863
1865
1867

17 of 20Pick your answer!

Where was the treaty for the end of the war signed?
McLean House
Appomattox Courthouse
Fort Sumter

18 of 20Pick your answer!

Who did Robert E. Lee surrender to?
Abraham Lincoln
Ulysses S. Grant
Jefferson Davis

19 of 20Pick your answer!

Who killed Abraham Lincoln?
John Wilkes Booth
James Buchanan
William Sherman

20 of 20Pick your answer!

Which of these women helped slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad?
Harriet Tubman
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Harriet Ann Jacobs
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