January 2003 Answers

1 - Who wrote "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War"? Union Gen. Henry J. Hunt.

2 - What was the average cost of a Civil War musket? $13

3 - Who named the "Monitor" ironclad? Its designer, John Ericsson.

4 - What outfit did Kit Carson command? The 1st New Mexico Volunteers (Union).

5 - Name the only three Confederates who held the rank of general in the U. S. Army after the war. Matthew C. Butler, Fitzhugh Lee and Joseph Wheeler.

6 - John Wilkes Booth broke his __________ when he jumped to the stage after shooting Lincoln. Leg.

7 - What was the name of Robert E. Lee's Southern plantation? Arlington, now the site of the national cemetery.

8 - The rebel general who defeated Grant at Belmont was __________. Gen. Leonidas Polk.

9 - The most famous terrorist attack of the South upon the North was __________? The attack on three banks in St. Albans, Vt., on October 19, 1864.

10 - Before Antietam, what was the largest and bloodiest battle ever fought on the American continent? The battle of Shiloh.

11 - The fathers of two future U. S. presidents hired substitutes. Name the presidents. Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft.

12 - What was the Williams gun? A Confederate rapid firing light artillery piece.

13 - Who said, "If nominated, I will not run, if elected, I will not serve"? Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, in 1884, when annoyed at persistent pressure to run for president.

14 - What did the slang term "to see the elephant" mean to both Union and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War? To experience combat for the first time. (It had also been used during the Gold Rush and probably at other times as well.)

15 - The road running through Pickett's Charge was: Emmettsburg Road.

16 - Who ordered the ill-conceived Confederate frontal assault at Malvern Hill? Robert E. Lee.

17 - The Red Cross was founded by who? Clara Barton.

18 - Confederate Gen. Felix Zollicoffer wore what curious outfit at the Battle of Mill's Springs? A white raincoat.

19 - This month's really hard question: What was unusual about the Confederacy's "Thomas's Legion"? It was primarily composed of Cherokee Indians.

20 - This month's Impossible question: At what occupations was Union Brig. Gen Louis Blenker trained before the war? As a jeweler's apprentice and as a winemaker.

February 2003 Quiz

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