Civil War Quiz – What Happened During the Month of May, 1861-1865?
Q#1 – The Battle of Seven Pines was fought on what dates?
Q#2 – What are the primary dates for when the Battle of Chancellorsville was fought?
Q#3 – Stonewall Jackson died on May 10, 1863, from his wounds. What were his last words?
Q#4 – Two major battles were fought in May of 1864 at the start of what was called the Union’s Overland Campaign. What are their names and the dates they were fought?
Q#5 – On May 4, 1865, a significant event regarding President Lincoln occurred. What was that event?
Q#6 – On May 20, 1861, what major political decision was made by the Confederate government?
Q#7 – On May 20, 1862, what important legislation did President Lincoln sign into law? Hint: It was not a military related act
Q#8 – On May 16, 1863, General U.S. Grant fought and won what battle as part of his Vicksburg Campaign?
Q#9 – On May 11, 1864, the Battle of Yellow Tavern, Virginia was fought. What important commander was mortally wounded in that battle?
Q#10 – On May 15, 1864, a battle was fought where the entire cadet corps from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) made up a portion of the Confederate forces. What was the name of that battle?
Q#11 – On May 2, 1865, the United States Government issued a monetary reward for the arrest of Jefferson Davis. How much was that award?
Q#12 – On May 10, 1865, Confederate President Jefferson Davis was captured by U.S. troops. What is the name of the location where Davis was captured?
Q#13 – On May 29, 1865, then President Andrew Johnson took what action regarding most ex-Confederates?
Q#14 – What major event occurred in Washington, DC, on May 23-24, 1865?
Q#15 – On May 12, 1865, the last land engagement of the Civil War was fought. Where did this action occur?