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CLEP U.S. History - Civil War

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

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

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

4. July of 1863 saw this major battle.

5. Lee surrendered to Grant at...

6. The bloodiest single day in American military history.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. Grant faced this Confederate general at Shiloh.

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

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

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

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

20. Shortly after Antietam - Lincoln issued this.

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

22. He failed three times to take Vicksburg.

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

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

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

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

27. He failed to take Richmond in 1862.

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

29. He finished high in his graduating class.

30. His relationship with his boss was so bad that he considered resigning from his command 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. Grant's boss - he was jealous and wanted to fire Grant.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

42. The victorious side in the Battle of Gettysburg.

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

44. A huge failure at Gettysburg

45. He had a revulsion to blood.

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

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

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

49. Both Lee and Grant graduated from this school.

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