General McClellan, the Army of Potomac & the Peninsula Campaign Video


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Why was McClellan promoted to General-in-Chief of the Union army?

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1. General McClellan sailed down the Chesapeake River to:

2. Which statement correctly analyzes President Lincoln's relationship with General McClellan?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To pass this quiz, make sure you know about Civil War battles, McClellan's career history and campaigns, and Lee's counter-strategies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz/worksheet combo will help you assess you understanding of:

  • When George McClellan was called to Washington to take command of Union troops
  • McClellan's background prior to becoming commander of Union forces
  • The target of McClellan's move southward in early 1862
  • What happened to the Confederates after the Battle of Seven Pines
  • Robert E. Lee's strategy for protecting Richmond
  • Results of the Peninsula Campaign

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on General McClellan, the Army of the Potomac and the Peninsula Campaign
  • Making connections - understand how the outcome of the Peninsula Campaign impacted McClellans' military career
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Civil War battles

Additional Learning

For more information about prominent figures and battles of the American Civil War, review the corresponding lesson called General McClellan, the Army of the Potomac and the Peninsula Campaign. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The term General-in-Chief
  • How McClellan formed the Army of the Potomac
  • The movements of the Peninsula Campaign
  • Joseph Johnston and the Army of Northern Virginia
  • Lincoln and McClellan's relationship
  • Major General Henry Halleck
  • Robert E. Lee
  • The Battle of Antietam