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CLEP U.S. History - Civil War

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1. Lee surrendered to Grant at...

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

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

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

5. A huge failure at Gettysburg

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

7. He had a revulsion to blood.

8. The bloodiest single day in American military history.

9. July of 1863 saw this major battle.

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

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

12. Grant faced this Confederate general at Shiloh.

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

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

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

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

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

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

19. 'He said ''It is good that war is so terrible else we should grow too fond of it'' at Fredericksburg. '

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

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

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

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

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

25. Shortly after Antietam - Lincoln issued this.

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

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

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

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

30. He failed three times to take Vicksburg.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

38. He failed to take Richmond in 1862.

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

40. He finished high in his graduating class.

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

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

43. Both Lee and Grant graduated from this school.

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

45. The victorious side in the Battle of Gettysburg.

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

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

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

49. His support prevented Grant from losing his command.

50. 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.