The Battle of Stones River: Summary & Outcome


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What was the primary reason behind the Confederate push into Kentucky?

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

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet will display your knowledge of the Battle of Stones River. Throughout the quiz, topics such as Confederate and Union Army generals will be featured.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • General of the Confederate Army of Tennessee
  • General of the Union Army of the Cumberland
  • Casualties at Stones River

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Battle of Stones River
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the generals
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about casualties caused by the battle in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about the battle, review the accompanying lesson called The Battle of Stones River: Summary and Outcome. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details the strategy of the Confederate Army
  • Explains the battle plan of the Union Army
  • Covers the impact of Union General Philip Sheridan
  • Explores the battles that took place on December 31, 1862 and January 2, 1863