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CLEP U.S. History - Civil War

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1. Grant faced this Confederate general at Shiloh.

2. After Shiloh - Grant was ___ by the Northern newspapers.

3. He had a revulsion to blood.

4. His support prevented Grant from losing his command.

5. Shortly after Antietam - Lincoln issued this.

6. He finished high in his graduating class.

7. He tried to recruit Lee as the leader of the Union Army.

8. A general - he snuck into an enemy's tent and stole his secret papers and dress uniform.

9. Grant's command of Union forces at Fort Donelson might be described as...

10. 'It was called ''The Gibraltar of the West'' because both sides saw it as an impregnable fortress. '

11. He failed three times to take Vicksburg.

12. 'The Hebrew word for ''place of peace.'''

13. After the siege of Vicksburg the civilians reacted with...

14. Lee's true loyalty was to...

15. His secret orders - wrapped around three cigars - were dropped by a messenger and found by an enemy soldier. Some see this as a major blow to his side during the Civil War.

16. Despite an early misconception - he was an aggressive - risk-taking general.

17. Which had no major victories in the Civil War by February 3 - 1862?

18. Confederate forces in the Battle of Gettysburg could be described as lacking...

19. Two of his sons were major generals in the Civil War.

20. After a brilliant and daring attack on General Hooker's forces - he was accidentally short and mortally wounded by his own soldiers.

21. Lincoln made him the leader of the Union forces after Vicksburg.

22. Lee surrendered to Grant at...

23. Lee won this battle - but saw it as an empty - costly victory.

24. Lincoln replaced General Burnside with General... His command was marked by hesitation and retreat.

25. Which of the following cost the most American lives?

26. Grant's first victory was at...

27. Lee's response to Gettysburg was to take full

28. A cavalry officer - he destroyed much of Grant's supplies at Holly Springs - Mississippi. He forced Grant to retreat for lack of food.

29. His hesitation to attack cost him his command. He was not seen as aggressive enough by his civilian superiors.

30. 'He told Halleck to ''put up or shut up.'''

31. The victorious side in the Battle of Gettysburg.

32. 'He was a descendant of two signers of the Declaration of Independence.

33. Grant's command at Fort Donelson resulted in his...

34. He had a reputation as an alcoholic; at one point he left the military because of his heavy drinking.

35. He took advantage of a flood resulting from a breached levy to get warships near to the defenses of Vicksburg.

36. He failed to take Richmond in 1862.

37. A military blockade intended to wear down the defenders. Vicksburg was an example.

38. Grant's true loyalty was to...

39. July of 1863 saw this major battle.

40. The western front of the Civil War centered on the...

41. The bloodiest single day in American military history.

42. Both Lee and Grant graduated from this school.

43. 'Despite his struggle with depression and reputation as ''crazy -'' he was an effective Union commander and friend of Grant. '

44. The first shot of the Civil War was fired at...

45. 'The Confederate commander at Vicksburg - he surrendered for lack of food.

46. The Civil War began in this month of 1861.

47. He made the error of attacking Lee's artillery at Fredericksburg - Maryland from the bottom of a hill.

48. A huge failure at Gettysburg

49. What percentage of the U.S. population died in the Civil War?

50. Lincoln fired Hooker and replaced him with...