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American Civil War Battles in 1862 Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT true about the Second Battle of Bull Run?

Question 2 2. Why did the Union win the Battle of Shiloh?

Question 3 3. What was the primary reason behind the Confederate push into Kentucky?

Question 4 4. Why did Breckenridge disagree with Bragg's order of January 2, 1863?

Question 5 5. Which army did John Pope command at the Second Battle at Bull Run?

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Question 6 6. Why did General Grant want to make use of rivers?

Question 7 7. What was the primary importance of the Battle of Fredericksburg?

Question 8 8. Why was the territory west of the Mississippi River so important to the Civil War?

Question 9 9. Why was the fighting in Missouri particularly fierce?

Question 10 10. What was Ulysses S. Grant's role in the fighting on the Mississippi River in 1862?

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Question 11 11. Why was New Orleans such a valuable military target for the Union?

Question 12 12. What grisly distinction does Antietam hold in American history?

Question 13 13. Which of the following generals WAS NOT involved in the Battle of Shiloh?

Question 14 14. What did Northerners fear after the Second Battle of Bull Run?

Question 15 15. Analyze the following statements and indicate which one best describes Union efforts along the Mississippi River in 1862.

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Question 16 16. Which Union victory opened the Mississippi River up to Union forces as far south as Vicksburg and virtually ended the use of Confederate gunboats on the waterway?

Question 17 17. What was the significance of the Battle of Hampton Roads?

Question 18 18. Which Union general commanded troops at New Madrid and Island Number Ten?

Question 19 19. Why did the Confederacy want to build ironclads?

Question 20 20. What battle was fought just days before Antietam?

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Question 21 21. What was the fatal flaw in the Confederate attack on the Union troops at Murfreesboro?

Question 22 22. Why was General McClellan relieved of his command?

Question 23 23. How did the First Battle of Bull Run compare to the Second Battle of Bull Run?

Question 24 24. Who commanded Union troops at the Battle of Antietam?

Question 25 25. What role did the Rappahannock River play in the Battle of Fredericksburg?

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Question 26 26. Why is the CSS Virginia sometimes called the CSS Merrimack?

Question 27 27. Which of the following are the two major results of fighting in the Trans-Mississippi area?

Question 28 28. What major event occurred five days after Antietam as a direct result of the Union victory on September 17, 1862?

Question 29 29. What was the importance of Battle of Glorieta Pass during the Civil War?

Question 30 30. Which general was in command of the Union Army of the Cumberland at the Battle of Stones River?

American Civil War Battles in 1862 Chapter Exam Instructions

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