The Wilderness Campaign: Summary & Significance


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Why did General Grant take his troops to the Wilderness in the spring of 1864?

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1. How did fighting in the Wilderness affect the battle between the Union and Confederate?

2. How did Confederate soldiers from Alabama affect the outcome of the battle?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of the Wilderness Campaign. Some of the topics you'll be quizzed on include a description of the area of land known as ''the Wilderness'' as well as Ulysses S. Grant's actions following the Battle of the Wilderness.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Ulysses S. Grant's goal in the spring of 1864
  • Description of the Wilderness
  • The Battle of the Wilderness results
  • Battle of the Wilderness general wounded in the fight
  • Grant's actions following the Battle of the Wilderness

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 related lesson on the Wilderness Campaign
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the Battle of the Wilderness and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Ulysses S. Grant

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Civil War, review the accompanying lesson The Wilderness Campaign: Summary & Significance. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know Ulysses S. Grant's role in the Civil War in general, and the Wilderness Campaign specifically
  • Describe the area of land known as ''the Wilderness''
  • Identify James Longstreet's role in the Battle of the Wilderness
  • Relate a brief description of the Battle of the Wilderness and its outcome