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CLEP U.S. History - Civil War

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

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

3. Shortly after Antietam - Lincoln issued this.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. Grant faced this Confederate general at Shiloh.

14. His support prevented Grant from losing his command.

15. An engineer - one of Lee's nicknames among his soldiers was the...

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

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

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

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

20. He failed three times to take Vicksburg.

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

22. Grant's boss - he was jealous and wanted to fire Grant.

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

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

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

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

27. He failed to take Richmond in 1862.

28. July of 1863 saw this major battle.

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

30. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

37. Both Lee and Grant graduated from this school.

38. A huge failure at Gettysburg

39. He had a revulsion to blood.

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

41. He finished high in his graduating class.

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

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

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

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

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

47. His relationship with his boss was so bad that he considered resigning from his command during the Civil War.

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

49. Lee surrendered to Grant at...

50. The victorious side in the Battle of Gettysburg.