The Battle of Ball's Bluff: Summary & Political Ramifications


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Why did General McCllelan want Union soldiers to make a disturbance on the North side of the Potomac?

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1. Which of the following was a mistake made by the Union army during the Battle of Ball's Bluff?

2. Which of the following was NOT a challenge for the Union army during the Battle of Ball's Bluff?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will show your knowledge of the Battle of Ball's Bluff. Subjects that will be featured include Union officers and generals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • The general who ordered inexperienced scouts to cross the Potomac
  • Union officer who led his men to Ball's Bluff
  • Body that Republicans created in 1861

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the battle
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about scouts who crossed the Potomac
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the Republicans in a different light

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about the battle, read the lesson called the Battle of Ball's Bluff: Summary & Political Ramifications. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • A description of Ball's Bluff
  • General George B. McClellan
  • General Winfield Scott
  • How Leesburg, Virginia, could have been useful to the Union