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Antietam: Lee Moves North

1) On September 3, 1862, just two days after a battle, Lee writes to President Davis that he has decided to cross into Maryland unless the president objected.
What was the September 1, 1862 battle?

  1. Battle of Chantilly

  2. Battle of Lace

  3. Battle of Hogestown

  4. Battle of Willow Grove

2) On September 3, 1862, Lee begins shifting his army north and west towards what town?

  1. Norfolk, Virginia

  2. Leesburg, Virginia

  3. Clarksburg, West Virginia

  4. Huntingdon, West Virginia

3) On September 4, advance elements of the Army of Northern Virginia crosses into Maryland from Loudoun County.
What river does Lee’s army cross?

  1. Shenandoah River

  2. West Fork River

  3. Potomac River

  4. Ohio River

4) What town does the main body of the Lee’s army advances into on September 7, 1862?

  1. Hampton, Virginia

  2. Sutton, Virginia

  3. Trenton, New Jersey

  4. Frederick, Maryland

5) The 55,000-man army has been reinforced by troops who have been defending Richmond—the divisions of Maj. Gens. D.H. Hill and Lafayette McLaws and two brigades under Brig. Gen. John G. Walker—but they merely make up for the 9,000 men lost at Bull Run and Chantilly.

  • True or False?

6) Lee's invasion coincided with another strategic offensive by the Confederacy. Generals Braxton Bragg and Edmund Kirby Smith have simultaneously launched invasions of Louisiana Kentucky.

  • True or False?

7) Lee divides his army into four parts as it moves into Maryland. After receiving intelligence of militia activity in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, who does Lee send to Boonsboro and then to Hagerstown.

  1. Maj. Gen. James Longstreet

  2. Maj. Gen. A. P. Hill

  3. Maj. Gen. James Winston

  4. Maj. Gen. Mark Reynolds

8) The intelligence overstated the threat since only a limited number of militiamen are in Chambersburg at the time.
How many militiamen are in Chambersburg?

  1. 10 militiamen

  2. 20 militiamen

  3. 300 militiamen

  4. 4,000 militiamen

9) Who does Lee order to seize the Union arsenal at Harpers Ferry with three separate columns?

  1. Maj. Gen. Thomas Hart

  2. Maj. Gen. Robert Thomas

  3. Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson

  4. Maj. Gen. Kyle Linden

10) He moves the Union army out of Washington starting on September 7, 1862 with his 87,000-man army in a lethargic pursuit. He is a naturally cautious general and assumes he will be facing over 120,000 Confederates.
Who is the Union general?

  1. Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker

  2. Brig. Gen. Rufus King

  3. Brig, Gen. George G. Meade

  4. Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan

Antietam: Lee Moves North

1) A. 2) B. 3) C. 4) D. 5) True 6) False. It is the invasions of Kentucky. 7) A. 8) B. 9) C. 10) D.


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