End of the Civil War: General Grant Begins the March Toward Richmond


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Why was General Grant known as 'the Butcher'?

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1. How did General Grant finally break the stalemate with the Confederacy at Petersburg ?

2. Why did President Lincoln's support for General Grant and his aggressive stance on pursuing the war hurt him politically?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will test your knowledge of Union General Ulysses S. Grant and the end of the Civil War.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • The meaning behind the terms 'the Butcher' and 'the Dictator'
  • Grant's rise to General-in-Chief of Union forces
  • Victory in the Battle in the Wilderness

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding General Grant
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about his unique military strategies
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the Civil War in a different light

Additional Learning

To understand more about this subject, review the accompanying lesson titled End of the Civil War: General Grant Begins the March Toward Richmond. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details General Grant taking control of the Union Army in 1863
  • Explains the Overland Campaign
  • Covers the Anaconda Plan
  • Explores the Battle of Cold Harbor