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Antietam Campaign Begins

1) The year 1862 started out well for Union forces in the Eastern Theater. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac had invaded the Virginia Peninsula during the Peninsula Campaign and by June stood only a few miles outside the Confederate capital at Richmond.
When did Robert E. Lee assume command of the Army of Northern Virginia?Trivia powered by Prof. Walter

  1. May 1, 1862

  2. June 1, 1862

  3. July 1, 1862

  4. August 1, 1862

2) Who did Lee defeat at the Second Battle of Bull Run (Second Manassas)?

  1. George B. McClellan

  2. Mark Reynolds

  3. Robert J. Baker

  4. John Pope

3) Several motives led to Lee's decision to launch an invasion. First, he needed to supply his army and knew the farms of the North had been untouched by war, unlike those in Virginia. Moving the war northward would relieve pressure on Virginia.

  • True or False?

4) Second was the issue of Northern morale. Lee knew the Confederacy did not have to win the war by defeating the North militarily; it merely needed to make the Northern populace and government unwilling to continue the fight.

  • True or False?

5) The Confederate invasion might be able to incite an uprising in New York, especially given that it was a slave-holding state and many of its citizens held a sympathetic stance toward the South.

  • True or False?

6) In returning George McLennan to active command, who admitted that it was like "curing the bite with the hair of the dog"?

  1. George McClellan

  2. Ira Hayes

  3. President Lincoln

  4. Jefferson Davis

7) Who was NOT a division commander in the Confederate’s The First Corps, under Maj. Gen. James Longstreet?

  1. Maj. Gen. Lafayette McLaws

  2. Maj. Gen. Richard H. Anderson

  3. Brig. Gen. John Bell Hood

  4. Brig. Gen. William H. French

8) Who was NOT a division commander in the Confederate’s The Second Corps, under Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson?

  1. Brig. Gen. Alexander R. Lawton

  2. Maj. Gen. A.P. Hill (the Light Division)

  3. Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart

  4. Brig. Gen. John R. Jones

9) Who was NOT a Corp commander in Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac?

  1. Maj. Gen. D.H. Hill.

  2. Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker

  3. Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter

  4. Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside

10) General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia was organized into two large infantry corps, about 55,000 effectives at the beginning of September.
What was Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac troop strength?

  1. about 54,000 men

  2. about 64,000 men

  3. about 74,000 men

  4. about 84,000 men

Antietam Campaign Begins

1) B. 2) D. 3) True 4) True 5) False. It was Maryland. 6) C. 7) D. 8) C. 9) A. 10) D.


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