Civil War Quiz: What Do You Know About William Tecumseh Sherman That’s Not Associated with the Civil War?
Q#1 – What was William Tecumseh Sherman’s birth date?
Q#2 – What town and state was Sherman born in?
Q#3 – What explanation did Sherman provide for how he was given his middle name of Tecumseh?
Q#4 – What famous American Founding Father was Sherman distantly related to?
Q#5 – Sherman’s father, Charles Robert Sherman, died unexpectedly in 1829. At the time, what legal position in did Sherman’s father hold?
Q#6 – When Sherman entered West Point in 1836, what future famous Union Civil War general was his roommate?
Q#7 – After graduating from West Point in 1840, in what conflict did Sherman experience his first military action?
Q#8 – Did Sherman see any combat action in the Mexican–American War of 1846-48?
Q#9 – In 1850, Sherman married Eleanor Boyle (“Ellen”) Ewing. How many children did they have?
Q#10 – In 1853, Sherman resigned his captaincy in the United States Army. What position did he assume in the private sector?
Q#11 – In 1859, what important administrative position in the academic sector was Sherman appointed to?
Q#12 – In June 1865, Sherman received his first post Civil War command. What was that command?
Q#13 – In 1875, Sherman published a two-volume book of his memoirs. What was the title of the memoirs?
Q#14 – In retirement, Sherman was much in demand as a colorful speaker at dinners and banquets. What famous playwright was Sherman fond of quoting?
Q#15 – In 1891, what famous Confederate general served as a pallbearer at Sherman’s funeral and died one month later of pneumonia?