Peninsular Campaign in 1862: History & Summary


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Which of the following best explains why George McClellan wanted to transport his army along the Atlantic Coast to advance on Richmond?

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1. What was the name of the army that McClellan built starting in 1861?

2. Which general led Confederate forces at the start of the Peninsula Campaign?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet will determine your knowledge of the Peninsular Campaign in 1862. Be prepared for questions on significant individuals, such as General George McClellan and Robert E. Lee.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • George McClellan's army
  • Leader of the Confederate Army at the beginning of the Peninsula Campaign
  • The battle where Confederate General Joseph Johnston was wounded
  • Robert E. Lee's strategy

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Peninsular Campaign
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the Seven Days' Battles
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about McClellan's influence in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about this significant turning point in the American Civil War, review the lesson titled Peninsular Campaign in 1862: History & Summary. You can expect to learn about the following topics in the lesson:

  • McClellan's promotion to general-in-chief and commander of all Union forces
  • Seven Days' Battles
  • Army of Northern Virginia
  • The Confederate Army's battle strategies