Major American Civil War Battles: Timeline & Sites

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Which was the deadliest battle of the Civil War?

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1. Which was the first battle of the Civil War?

2. Which battle involved a clash of iron-clad ships?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Civil War was arguably the most significant--and bloodiest--event in American history. In order to understand the overall timeline of the war, it's essential that you understand the war's major battles. If you would like to see how much you know about the biggest battles of the Civil War, their commanders and their importance within the war, you can answer the questions found within this online quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these questions to see how much you know about:

  • The war's deadliest battle
  • The first battle of the war
  • Civil War naval battles
  • Notable Civil War generals
  • Major land battles

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use these assessment questions to ensure that you recall some of the most important battles of the Civil War
  • Reading comprehension - see how well you have understood the timelines, locations and relevant figures of each particular battle
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the Civil War to identify specific battles or figures based on information provided in these assessment questions

Additional Learning

You can learn even more about this subject by reading the associated lesson called Major American Civil War Battles: Timeline & Sites. This lessons contains facts about:

  • The beginnings of the war
  • The Battle of Fort Sumter
  • The Battle of Gettysburg
  • The end of the war
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