Civil War Quiz: What Do You Know About Civil War Battlefield Preservation and National Cemeteries?
Q#1 – When did the U.S. Congress authorize the creation of military burial places during the Civil War?
Q#2 – What were the first three efforts at Civil War memorialization during the war itself?
Q#3 – What battlefield and cemetery that were established in 1862, but title to the land was not transferred to the War Department until 1877?
Q#4 – Who began erecting markers on battlefields beginning with the First Battle of Bull Run in July 1861?
Q#5 – What is the oldest surviving monument Civil War monument and where is it located?
Q#6 – In the 1890s, the United States government established five Civil War battlefield parks under the jurisdiction of the War Department. Two were: Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland and Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania; what were the other three?
Q#7 – The modern Civil War battlefield preservation movement began in 1987 with the founding of what organization?
Q#8 – In 1991, the original Civil War Trust organization was initially created in the mold of what other organization?
Q#9 – From 1987 through late 2017, the Civil Trust and its predecessor organizations saved more than 40,000 acres at how many Civil War battlefields and sites in 21 states?
Q#10 – The American Civil War was the defining event in our nation’s history. Between 1861 and 1865 approximately how many battles and engagements were fought across the continent from Vermont to the New Mexico Territory, and beyond?
Q#11 – Starting in 1991, what event caused interest in the Civil War to soar and led to major donations to various preservation battlefield organizations?
Q#12 – Whose efforts 25 years after the Civil War resulted in the creation of these national military parks: Gettysburg, Shiloh, Antietam, Vicksburg, Chickamauga?
13 – In the mid-1890s, what planned action led to a Supreme Court decision that established the government’s right to acquire and condemn land in the interest of historic preservation?
Q#14 – What was the “Antietam Plan” that was developed in the second half of the 19th Century related to how battlefield preservation specifications were defined?
Q#15 – What is thought to be the first monument to be erected on a Civil War battlefield?