General Stonewall Jackson in the Civil War: Facts & Battles


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Which school did Jackson teach at before the Civil War?

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1. At which battle did Jackson receive his famous nickname of 'Stonewall'?

2. In the spring and early summer of 1862, Jackson achieved great fame leading an independent command in Virginia. Which part of the state was he in at this time?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the famous general, Stonewall Jackson. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include Jackson's life prior to the Civil War.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Where Jackson taught before the Civil War
  • Jackson gaining prominence in the early summer of 1862
  • When Jackson forced surrender in September 1862

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on General Stonewall Jackson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how Jackson earned his nickname
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Jackson's injuries at Chancellorsville

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson General Stonewall Jackson in the Civil War: Facts & Battles. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the key dates and events of Jackson's early years
  • Understand the story behind Jackson's nickname
  • Know Jackson's role in the Civil War
  • Recognize Jackson's continued legacy