Civil War Quiz: What Do You Know About The 54th Massachusetts Regiment?
Q#1 – What Federal government action authorized the general recruitment of African Americans for service in the Union Army?
Q#2 – Who was the Federal government official that instructed the Governor of Massachusetts, John A. Andrew, to begin raising regiments including “persons of African descent” on January 26, 1863?
Q#3 – We all know that Robert Gould Shaw was selected to be the regiment’s colonel. What was the name of the person who was selected to be the regiment’s lieutenant colonel?
Q#4 – Like What was Robert Gould Shaw’s rank in the Union Army before he was appointed to lead the 54th Massachusetts Regiment?
Q#5 – Who were the two prominent black abolitionists that actively recruited African Americans to join the 54th?
Q#6 – Where did the 54th Massachusetts Regiment perform their training?
Q#7 –When news reached the South that the Union was going to recruit African Americans into the Union Amy, what action did Confederate President Jefferson Davis initiate?
Q#8 – The enlisted men of the 54th were recruited on the promise of pay and allowances equal to their white counterparts. This was supposed to amount to subsistence and $13 a month. What happened when the 54th arrived in South Carolina?
Q#9 – When the 54th arrived in Beaufort, South Carolina what military unit were they joined with and who was in charge of that unit?
Q#10 – On July 16, 1863, where did the 54th first real military engagement take place?
Q#11 – What geographic and terrain conditions made the assault on Fort Wagnor so difficult and caused a significant number of 54th casualties before they even reached the fort?
Q#12 – The 54th’s Regimental Commander, Robert Gould Shaw was killed in the attack on Fort Wagner. Who took over command of the regiment?
Q#13 – After Fort Wagner, what was the 54th’s next military action and where did that take place?
Q#14 – At the November 1864 Battle of Honey Hill that the 54th was participated in, what was the outcome of that battle?
Q#15 – In mid-April 1865, the 54th fought in what proved to be one of the last engagements of the war; what was that engagement and were did it occur?