How Much Do You Know About the Civil War?

How Much Do You Know About the Civil War?
Many countries have experienced civil wars, but the American Civil War is one of the most famous conflicts in world history, which changed the lives of millions of people. Let's see how well you know its history!

Who won the Civil War?

The Union North

The Confederate South

The Wild West

The United States

Which famous poet was a nurse during the Civil War?

Langston Hughes

Walt Whitman

Edgar Allen Poe

Herman Melville

What did the Emancipation Proclamation declare?

The separation of southern states

The end of the Civil War

The end of slavery

The right to own slaves

When was the Emancipation Proclamation signed?

November 6, 1860

April 14, 1865

January 1, 1866

January 1, 1863

Which future US president did not serve in the military during the Civil War?

Benjamin Harrison

None of the above

Teddy Roosevelt

Ulysses S. Grant

What cities served as the capital of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War?

Macon, Georgia and Houston, Texas

New Orleans, Louisiana and Raleigh, North Carolina

Richmond, Virginia and Montgomery, Alabama

Jackson, Mississippi and Orlando, Florida

What year was Ulysses S. Grant elected president?





Who shot the famous Stonewall Jackson after the Battle of Chacellorsville?

General Ulysses S. Grant


His own men

A local civilian walking upon the campsite

What was the most deadly disease for soldiers during the Civil War?




Typhoid Fever

What Northern city had riots because of the Union-issued draft?

New York City

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Hartford, Connecticut

Boston, Massachusetts

Which of the following was not an exemption from serving for the Union in the Civil War?

Men could give the government the labors of their fields

Men could purchase an exemption for $300

Men could find someone to serve in their place

Men could be exempt on the basis of insanity

Which constitutional amendment of the constitution freed slaves after the Civil War?

25th amendment

4th amendment

13th amendment

7th amendment

President Lincoln was elected November 6, 1860, but what date did South Carolina secede from the Union?

November 7, 1860

January 1, 1861

December 20, 1860

April 12, 1861

How did Stonewall Jackson get his nickname during the Civil War?

He threw rocks at the Union soldiers who got in his way.

He stood like a stone wall in the face of Union troops at the Battle of Bull Run.

He never changed his facial expression or smiled.

He built a wall to protect the confederate fort at the Battle of Bull Run.

Who became the President of the United States after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated?

Andrew Johnson

William Henry Harrison

Andrew Jackson

James K. Polk

How many months was the Civil War?





What two states had more slaves in their populations than free people in 1860?

Alabama and Louisiana

South Carolina and Mississippi

Tennessee and Georgia

Texas and Florida

Who declined the invitation from President Lincoln to accompany him to the play on the night of his assassination?

Ulysses S. Grant

Robert E. Lee

Jefferson Davis

William Tecumseh Sherman

What was General Ulysses S. Grant's nickname during the Civil War?

The Equalizer

The Butcher

The Punisher

The Negotiator

How did the Union Army deal with venereal disease among soldiers during the Civil War?

Require all troops to take an oath of abstinence

They did nothing to combat with venereal disease

Allow government-sanctioned prostitution

Enlist men only

Which US state had the most fighting during the Civil War?





What event led to the formation of the Secret Service in the United States?

The Civil War as a whole

The assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Confederate spies found in the North

Widespread counterfeiting of US money

What was the name of the group of Southern operatives that tried to burn down New York City during the final stages of the Civil War?

Liberty Lads

Southern United States

The Confederate Army of Manhattan

The Confederacy Reborn

Who fought during the Battle of the Ironclads?

General Robert E. Lee and General Ulysses S. Grant

The CSS Virginia and the USS Monitor

Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth

The Constitution and the Emancipation Proclamation

Who was not an abolitionist during the Civil War?

John Brown

Stephen Douglas

Frederick Douglas

Harriet Beecher Stowe

What did the Southern states officially name their part of the country?

The Confederacy of America

Southern Confederated Union

Free Confederated States

Confederate States of America

How many states originally seceded from the North to make the confederacy?





Which abolitionist encouraged slaves to rise up against their masters after launching a raid in Harpers Ferry?

John Brown

Rose Parks

Harriet Tubman

Sojourner Truth

What city did General William Tecumseh Sherman burn down during his March to the Sea?



New Orleans

Washington D.C.

Where did the confederate general Robert E. Lee surrender to union general Ulysses S. Grant?

Appomattox Courthouse

The Battle of Bull Run

Ford's Theater

The Battle of Gettysburg

How many soldiers were killed during the Civil War?





Who was the president of the Confederate States during the Civil War?

Abraham Lincoln

Franklin Pierce

Nathan Bedford Forrest

Jefferson Davis

What was playing at the theater the day Abraham Lincoln was assassinated?

Yankee Doddle Dandy

The Star-Spangled Banner

The Purple Heart

Our American Cousin

What date marks the last death as a result of the Civil War?

May 13, 1865

December 12, 1867

September 11, 1865

July 4, 1865

What was the name of the first paper currency, which was issued in 1862 by Congress?

Dollar Bills

Freedom Bills



Which Civil War battle had the most causalities?

The Battle of Chickamauga

The Battle of Shiloh

The Battle of Antietam

The Battle of Gettysburg

How much did the average Union soldier earn during the Civil War?

$100 per month

$30 per month

$13 per month

$4 per month

What was the first Civil War battle?

Battle of Wilson's Creek

Battle of Bull Run

Battle of Philippi

Battle of Fort Sumter

Which US state was the first to secede from the Union?

South Carolina




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