Civil War Quiz – What Do You Know About Life of the Everyday Soldier?
Q#1 – At the beginning of the Civil War, what was the “fancy idea” that most volunteers for the army harbored regarding what would be their principal occupation as a soldier?
Q#2 – On the eve of the Civil War, what was the total number of enlisted men in the United States Army?
Q#3 – What was the main reason men fought in the Civil War? From the North? From the South?
Q#4 – At the start of the Civil War, what was the name of the tent that was most frequently used by both North and South?
Q#5 – At full strength, how many companies of about 100 men each made up an infantry regiment?
Q#6 – What was the main reason why the election of company officers was abolished and replaced with a board examination process?
Q#7 – Which military rank in a company dominated a soldier’s everyday life and existence?
Q#8 – What was the most frequent activity performed when soldiers were in camp?
Q#9 – For doctors who served in the Civil War, what were the requirements for them to enter medical school?
Q#10 – How did doctors during the Civil War view infection and the festering of a wound, known as laudable pus?
Q#11 – What was the most contagious disease that recruits contracted when they joined the army?
Q#12 – In some portions of the Confederate Army, the names “The Virginia Quickstep” and “The Tennessee Trots” were associated with what medical malady?
Q#13 – Quality of the food was a major problem for both sides. What was the most frequent problem with Hardtack? With Corn bread?
Q#14 – What were the two main reasons prisoner exchanges were formally discontinued in 1864?
Q#15 – By the end of the Civil War, counting both sides, how many prisons were created and how many men were imprisoned?