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
When did Robert E. Lee assume command
of the Army of Northern Virginia?
May 1, 1862
June 1, 1862
July 1, 1862
August 1, 1862
2) Who did Lee defeat at the
Second Battle of Bull Run (Second Manassas)?
George B. McClellan
Robert J. Baker
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.
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.
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.
6) In returning
George McLennan to active command, who admitted that it was
like "curing the bite with the hair of the dog"?
7) Who was
NOT a division commander in the Confederate’s The
First Corps, under Maj. Gen. James Longstreet?
Maj. Gen. Lafayette McLaws
Maj. Gen. Richard H. Anderson
Brig. Gen. John Bell Hood
Brig. Gen. William H. French
8) Who was
division commander in the Confederate’s The Second Corps,
under Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson?
Brig. Gen. Alexander R. Lawton
Maj. Gen. A.P. Hill (the Light
Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart
Brig. Gen. John R. Jones
9) Who was
Corp commander in Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of
Maj. Gen. D.H. Hill.
Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker
Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter
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
What was Maj. Gen. George B.
McClellan's Army of the Potomac troop strength?
about 54,000 men
about 64,000 men
about 74,000 men
about 84,000 men