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How much do you know about the American Civil War?

Between 1861 and 1865 the United States of America fought a civil war over the issue of whether or not the southern states could secede from the Union. Despite the relatively low level of technology compared to today, the American Civil War was exceedingly costly. Casualties among Union soldiers amounted to 853,838 while the Confederacy lost 914,660.

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding the war. How much do you know about it?

  • All of the states in the Confederacy were slave states and all of the Union states forbade slavery.

    • True
    • False
  • During the war President Abraham Lincoln suspended some constitutional rights.

    • True
    • False
  • The Union army defeated the Confederacy at Gettysburg but at great cost. Roughly how many people died during this battle (both sides)?

    • 5,000
    • 10,000
    • 25,000
    • 50,000
  • Prostitutes are known as “hookers” because General Hooker brought them along to keep the troops entertained between battles.

    • True
    • False
  • Before the southern states seceded, how many states were there in the USA?

    • 28
    • 34
    • 37
    • 39
  • Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation freed all of the slaves in both the northern and southern states.

    • True
    • False
  • Who served as president of the Confederacy during the Civil War?

    • Robert E. Lee
    • Ulysses S. Grant
    • Andrew Johnson
    • Jefferson Davis
  • Slavery was illegal in the Union states and territories during the Civil War.

    • True
    • False
  • The Mason-Dixon Line divided the Union states and territories from the Confederacy.

    • True
    • False
  • Freed slaves fought in the Confederate army alongside white soldiers. Black Union soldiers fought in segregated units.

    • True
    • False

What do you think?

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Written by Gary J Sibio

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