CIVIL WAR TRIVIA QUIZ

CIVIL WAR TRIVIA QUIZ

June 2021

1. In the midst of the Civil War the U.S. Congress passed, and President Lincoln signed, legislation that led to the creation of many educational institutions, one of which we now know as the University of Maine. What was this important piece of legislation called?  (ANSWER)

2. A mainstay of Civil War artillery was the bronze, M1857, 12-pounder. This formidable artillery piece was commonly known as what?  (ANSWER)

3. A future President of the United States led Indiana Infantry against a strong Confederate position during the first major battle of Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign on May 15, 1864 (the Battle of Resaca, Georgia). Who was he?  (ANSWER)

4. To which Union general did Richmond Mayor Joseph C. Mayo surrender the city on April 3, 1865?  (ANSWER)

5. Students of the Civil War are familiar with Union Army uniform chevrons signifying corporals and sergeants, but the half chevron depicted below was a specialized rank. What specialized rank did this half chevron denote?

(ANSWER)

WHO SAID THAT?

“The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.”  (ANSWER)

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