Civil War Quiz: Facts Regarding the Army of the Potomac
Q#1 – What was the initial name of the Army of the Potomac when it was formed in 1861?
Q#2 – Who was the very first commander of the Army of the Potomac before it was assigned that name?
Q#3 – It is a popular, but mistaken, belief that John Pope commanded the Army of the Potomac after McClellan’s unsuccessful Peninsula Campaign. What Union Army did Pope command at that time?
Q#4 – The Army of the Potomac underwent many structural changes during its existence. In November 1862, how did Ambrose Burnside structure the Army?
Q#5 – True or False: The Confederates also had an army named the Army of the Potomac.
Q#6 – Who was responsible for establishing the corps structure in the Army of the Potomac?
Q#7 – Once corps were established, what was the criteria for appointing corps commanders?
Q#8 – Why were the I and III Corps disbanded in 1863?
Q#9 – Who took over command of the Army of the Potomac after George Gordon Meade?
Q#10 – After taking command, what structural action did General Joseph Hooker implement regarding the cavalry?
Q#11 – In late 1863, two corps was sent west. Name them.
Q#12 – After Major General George G. Meade became Commander of the Army of the Potomac, who took brief temporary command during Meade’s absences on four occasions?
Q#13 – The “Fighting 69th” New York Infantry was part of which brigade?
Q#14 – Due to attrition and transfers, the army was reorganized in March 1864 with only four corps. Name these corps.
Q#15 – After the end of the war, what was the disposition of the Army of the Potomac?