The Last 100 Days of the Civil War: Goals & Actions


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Why was Petersburg, Virginia held under siege by Union troops at the beginning of 1865?

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1. Why did Lee feel his army was 'dissolving'?

2. Which battle marked the Confederates' last stand on April 9?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What were the major battles that led to the surrender of the Confederate forces and marked the end of the Civil War? This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge about these details.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The last major Confederate offensive of the Civil War
  • The battle between Union General Sheridan and Confederate General Pickett
  • Where General Lee surrendered
  • The city held by Union troops early in 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 from the related lesson detailing events about the locations and outcomes of the last battles of the Civil War
  • Information recall: access the knowledge you've gained regarding battle sites and key figures at the end of the war
  • Knowledge application: use your knowledge to answer questions about the actions of specific generals and the battles that led to the defeat of the Confederate Army

Additional Learning

To learn more about how the Civil War ended, review the accompanying lesson called The Last 100 Days of the Civil War: Goals & Actions. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details the fall of cities in the South, such as Columbia, SC, and Wilmington, NC
  • Explains the strategy of the Union forces in the last battles of the Civil War
  • Identifies important Union and Confederate generals, including Ulysses S. Grant, William Sherman and Robert E. Lee
  • Relates the surrender of Lee to Grant