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Battle of Rich Mountain: July 11, 1861

What do you know about the The Battle of Rich Mountain (July 11, 1861)?

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) Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan assumed command of Union forces in western Virginia in June 1861. His first personal command in battle was at Rich Mountain.

  • True or False?

2) On June 27, he moved his divisions south against Confederates at Rich Mountain.
Where did McClellan march his troops from?

  • Clarksburg
  • Morgantown
  • Parkersburg

3) Who was NOT a brigade commander under McClellan?

  • Thomas A. Morris
  • William S. Rosecrans
  • Charles W. White

4) Who command Confederate forces at Laurel Hill?

  • Brig. Gen. Robert S. Baker
  • Brig. Gen. Robert S. Garnett
  • Brig. Gen. Robert S. Hope

5) Who commanded the Confederate forces at Rich Mountain?

  • Lt Col Edgar Buckhannon
  • Lt Col Earl Montgomery
  • Lt Col John Pegram

Battle of Rich Mountain (July 11, 1861) - Trivia powered by ABE6) On July 10-11, a reinforced Union brigade travel by a mountain path to seize the turnpike in Confederates rear.
What is the turnpike?

  • Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike
  • Richmond-Clarksburg Turnpike
  • Winchester-Wheeling Turnpike

7) A sharp two-hour fight ensued in which the Confederates were split in two.
Where did the Confederate forces retreat to?

  • Blue Ridge
  • Beverly
  • Hope

8) When did the Confederate commander and the others (including the "Sydney Boys", a regiment formed from the students of Hampden-Sydney College) surrender?

  • July 13
  • August 13
  • September

9) In the Union attack on Rich Mountain, what is NOT a Union Regiment in the battle?

  • 8th Indiana
  • 13th Indiana
  • 19th Indiana

10) In the Confederate defense on Rich Mountain, what is NOT a Confederate Regiment in the battle?

  • 10th Virginia
  • 20th Virginia
  • 25th Virginia

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