Civil War Quiz: Little Known Facts About the Civil War
Q#1 – Approximately what percent of the soldiers who fought for the Union Army were immigrants?
Q#2 – When black soldiers began signing up with the Union Army in early 1863, why did they refuse their salaries for 18 months?
Q#3 – True or False: Was there more than one attempt to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln?
Q#4 – Both before and during the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln advocated a policy called colonization – what was this policy all about?
Q#5 – In 1863, what justification did the United States Government use to confiscate Robert E. Lee’s Virginia estate and turn it into a cemetery?
Q#6 – During the Civil War, there were two prominent individuals named Jefferson Davis. One was the president of the Confederate States of America. Who was the other?
Q#7 – Stonewall Jackson was a well known hypochondriac. Often, Jackson thought himself “out of balance.” What physical action did Jackson perform, even under fire, to counteract this perceived medical malady?
Q#8 – Stonewall Jackson also suffered from poor eyesight. What action did he perform to attempt to improve his vision?
Q#9 – After President Abraham Lincoln died on April 15, 1865, what unusual item was found in his leather wallet??
Q#10 – Daniel Emmett, a loyal Unionist who in the 1850s was the composer of the song “Dixie,” became disgusted by the song’s popularity in the South after the Civil War began. How did President Abraham Lincoln characterize the song “Dixie”?
Q#11 – What was the original name of the holiday that is now known as Memorial Day?
Q#12 – What were the names of the seven future U.S. presidents who served in the Civil War?
Q#13 – At the Battle of Gettysburg, which Confederate unit suffered the worst regimental losses in a single battle: 708 of 800 killed, wounded, or missing?
Q#14 – Horses and other draft animals had about a 7-month life expectancy during the Civil War. Approximately how many horses died during the war?
Q#15 – What happened to President Lincoln’s personal copy of the Emancipation Proclamation?