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Battle of Hoke's Run: July 13, 1861


What do you know about the The Battle of Hoke's Run  (July 2, 1861)?

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1
) What Virginia (now West Virginia) county was the Battle of Hoke's Run, also known as the Battle of Falling Waters or Hainesville, took place on July 2, 1861 as part of the Manassas Campaign of the American Civil War?

  • Berkeley County
  • Harrison County
  • Morgan County

2) On July 2, Maj. Gen. Robert Patterson's division crossed the Potomac River near Williamsport, Maryland and marched on the main road to Martinsburg.
Where did they cross the Potomac River?

  • Hancock, Maryland
  • Sleepy Creek
  • Williamsport, Maryland

3) Near Hoke's Run, the Union brigades of Cols. John J. Abercrombie and George H. Thomas encountered Confederate regiments.
Who was the Confederate commander of the brigade of these regiments?

  • Thomas J. Jackson
  • Robert E. Lee
  • James Longstreet

4) The Union troops drove the Confederate troops back slowly

  • True or False?

5) The Confederate commander was ordered to stop the Federal advance, which he did, stopping before Patterson's larger force arrived.

  • True or False?

6) On July 3, Patterson occupied a Virginia (now West Virginia) town, but made no further aggressive moves for 12 days.
What was the town?

  • Bedington
  • Martinsburg
  • Shepherdstown

7) On July 15, where did Patterson and his troops march too?

  • Bunker Hill
  • Glengary
  • Unger

8) Instead on heading to Winchester, Virginia, where did Patterson withdraw his men too?

  • Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia)
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Washington, DC

9) Patterson's retrograde movement took pressure off Confederate forces in the Shenandoah Valley and allowed Brig. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of the Shenandoah to march to support Brig. Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard at Manassas Junction.

  • True or False?

10) Patterson's inactivity contributed to the Union defeat at the First Battle of (Manassas) Bull Run on July 21.
When did he received an honorable discharge and was mustered out of the Army?

  • late July 1861
  • March 6, 1862
  • February 6, 1863

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