General William Tecumseh Sherman: Facts & History


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At which battle did Sherman first lead troops into combat during the Civil War?

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1. At which battle did Sherman begin to revive his career after his breakdown in late 1861?

2. At which of these battles was Sherman defeated after ordering a frontal attack against fortified Confederate positions?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to assess what you know about Sherman's early life and military career. You will need to be familiar with well-known battles fought by Sherman as well as his Civil War victories in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Battle in which Sherman first led troops in the Civil War
  • Battle that helped Sherman revive his career following a nervous breakdown in 1861
  • Sherman's defeat after ordering a frontal attack on Confederate positions
  • City Sherman entered on December 21, 1864
  • Name of the Confederate general who surrendered to Sherman in April 1865

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding Sherman's personal and professional lives
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Sherman's innovative war style
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about major battles in which Sherman participated

Additional Learning

To learn more about this Civil War figure, review the accompanying lesson called General William Tecumseh Sherman: Facts & History. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Relate facts about Sherman's early years
  • Describe Sherman's entry into the military at the start of the Civil War
  • Note Sherman's nervous breakdown and removal from command in 1861
  • Discuss Sherman's return to fighting in 1862
  • Identify major battles in which Sherman fought
  • Detail Sherman's successful march through Georgia and the Carolinas
  • Provide a map of Sherman's route through Georgia
  • Reveal information about Sherman's post-war life and death