Shenandoah Valley Campaigns: Summary, Timeline & Significance


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Why was the Shenandoah Valley important to both the Confederacy and the Union?

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1. How did Confederate generals compare between the 1862 and 1864 Valley Campaigns?

2. What is the benefit of a scorched Earth policy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Two campaigns were fought for the Shenandoah Valley in the Civil War, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of them. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of historic battles and figures.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on your understanding of the following:

  • Importance of the Shenandoah Valley to the Confederacy
  • Confederate general in charge of the 1862 campaign
  • Result of the 1862 Valley Campaign
  • Devastation of the 1864 'Burning'

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Shenandoah Valley Campaigns
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the result of the 1864 Valley Campaign

Additional Learning

To learn more about history, review the accompanying lesson titled Shenandoah Valley Campaigns: Summary, Timeline & Significance. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the strategic importance of the Shenandoah Valley Campaigns
  • Identify the role of Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson
  • Recall the events and significance of New Market