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CLEP U.S. History - Civil War

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

2. His support prevented Grant from losing his command.

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

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

5. A huge failure at Gettysburg

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. 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.

13. He failed to take Richmond in 1862.

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

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

16. Both Lee and Grant graduated from this school.

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

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

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

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

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

22. The victorious side in the Battle of Gettysburg.

23. Lee surrendered to Grant at...

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

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

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

27. July of 1863 saw this major battle.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

39. Grant faced this Confederate general at Shiloh.

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

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

42. He failed three times to take Vicksburg.

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

44. Shortly after Antietam - Lincoln issued this.

45. The bloodiest single day in American military history.

46. He finished high in his graduating class.

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

48. He had a revulsion to blood.

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

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