Civil War Quiz: What Do You Know About Unusual or Unique Battles and Engagements of the Civil War?
Q#1 — This is considered to be the northernmost land action of the civil war. Name the town and state where it occurred.
Q#2 — What is unique about the Battle of Athens that occurred on Aug. 5, 1861?
Q#3 — What was the last battle of the Civil War?
Q#4 — This is considered to be the westernmost battle of the Civil War. Name it.
Q#5 — This famous frontiersman commanded Union troops at the 1864 Battle of Canyon de Chelly, the only Civil War battle fought against the Navajo. Name him.
Q#6 — This battle, part of Morgan’s raid, was the largest battle in Ohio during the Civil War. Name it.
Q#7 — Cavalry raids were common in the Civil War. Union Colonel Abel Streight’s raid depended on an animal other than a horse. What was the animal?
Q#8 — What battle had the most one day casualties in the Civil War and what was he number of casualties?
Q#9 — What battle had the most total casualties in the Civil War and what was the number of casualties?
Q#10 — The siege of Petersburg saw the first use of Gatling guns in combat. How were these weapons obtained?
Q#11 — This engagement was unique in the fact that white soldiers were the minority in both fighting forces. Native Americans made up a significant portion of each of the opposing armies and the Union force contained African-American units. Name the battle.
Q#12 — This battle is considered to be the first organized land action of the war, though generally viewed as a skirmish rather than a battle. Name it.
Q#13 — This battle prominently featured an acoustic shadow which prevented a Union attack. Name it.
Q#14 — This battle saw the only lancer charge of the Civil War. Name it and described the outcome.
Q#15 — This battle saw an attack on entrenched Confederate lines by a Union Navy “boarding party” of 1,600 sailors and 400 marines armed with revolvers and cutlasses. Name it.