Civil War Quiz: What Happened During the Month of October 1861–1865?
Q#1 – In October 1862, who was appointed as Union commander of the Army of the Cumberland?
Q#2 – What action did Governor Thomas More of Alabama take in 1861 that he hoped would pressure the governments of France and Great Britain to recognize the Confederate government?
Q#3 – What legal action did President Lincoln take reluctantly, that was necessary for the war effort?
Q#4 – In 1862, which Union general replaced Major General Don Carlos Buell as commander of Army of the Ohio?
Q#5 – Who won the Second Battle of Corinth, Mississippi, which was fought October 3–4, 1862?
Q#6 – On October 8, 1862, what was the name of the largest battle fought on Kentucky soil?
Q#7 – In October 1862, this Union general was given command of the Department of the Tennessee – who was he?
Q#8 – In October 1863, what event did President Lincoln designate as a national holiday at the end of November?
Q#9 – In October 1863, General Grant approved the plan of “Baldy” Smith to supply Union troops in Chattanooga – what was this supply line called?
Q#10 – Who won the Battle of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, fought on October 25, 1863?
Q#11 – In October 1863, Ulysses S. Grant traveled to Louisville, Kentucky, to meet with Secretary of War Edwin Stanton for what purpose?
Q#12 – In October 1864, which border state abolished slavery in their new constitution?
Q#13 – What was the name of the battle in October 1864 where Union General Philip Sheridan made his famous ride to rally his retreating troops?
Q#14 – In October 1864, which territory did the Republican-controlled Congress rush into statehood in order to assist in the re-election of President Lincoln?
Q#15 – In October 1865, which former Confederate political official was released from military prison in Boston, Massachusetts?