Civil War Quiz: What Happened in the Month of August During the Civil War?
Q#1 – What significant event did the citizens of the State of Tennessee vote for on August 1, 1861?
Q#2 – On August 3, 1861, a Union naval officer performed what act for the first time from a ship stationed off Hampton Roads, VA?
Q#3 – What was the name of the first significant battle of the Civil War fought in the western theater, on August 10, 1861?
Q#4 – What was the name of the Union General who led the successful amphibious landing that captured Cape Hatteras, NC?
Q#5 – To fund the Civil War, what significant action did the U. S. Congress perform on August 2, 1862?
Q#6 – On August 14, 1862, what order did Union General-in-Chief Henry Halleck give to Union General George McClellan?
Q#7 – On August 17, 1862, Confederate General Robert E Lee took what action with JEB Stuart?
Q#8 – Union General Benjamin Butler on August 22, 1862, took what action regarding the recruitment of soldiers into the Army?
Q#9 – In the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg, on August 8, 1863, what action did Robert E. Lee perform regarding his role in the Army of Northern Virginia?
Q#10 – What action began in Minnesota on August 18, 1863, that diverted Union military resources away from the Civil War?
Q#11 – On August 21, 1863, what event was performed by William Quantrill’s Raiders?
Q#12 – What was the military engagement that occurred on August 5, 1864, where Union Admiral David Farragut is quoted as giving the following orders: “Damn the torpedoes, go ahead”?
Q#13 – On August 21, 1864, 2,000 Confederates led by Nathan Bedford Forrest occupied what city in Tennessee for a few hours during the day, nearly capturing Major Generals Stephen Hurlbut and C. C. Washburn? (The answer was included in Tom Roza’s April, 2017 Presentation on Forrest.)
Q#14 – What critical battle was fought on August 31, 1864, that led to the Confederates abandoning Atlanta, GA, a few days later?
Q#15 – What legislative action did the State of Mississippi perform on August 14, 1865?