Key Civil War Battles in 1862: Monitor and Merrimac, Antietam, New Orleans & Shiloh


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1. What tactic was employed by the Confederate forces in the Battle of Shiloh?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet for this lesson have been created to help you recall key information on the people, places, and events from the Civil War battles that occurred during the tumultuous year of 1862.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Battle names and specific dates during 1862
  • Leaders of the Union and Confederacy
  • Events occurring during these battles

Skills Practiced

These tools will assess your skills of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related US history lesson
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned to answer questions about events during the battles of 1862
  • Information recall - access your knowledge of the bloodiest battle in American history

Additional Learning

Be sure to review the lesson titled Key Civil War Battles in 1862: Monitor and Merrimac, New Orleans & Shiloh to fully grasp the information on these events. This lesson focuses on these objectives:

  • Differentiate each battle
  • Identify leaders from each side
  • Follow a timeline of events
  • Understand the effect of these battles on the greater Civil War