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Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson: 1861 to Mid-1862

Trivia powered by Prof. WalterWhat do you know about Stonewall Jackson? Try this Civil War Trivia quiz. You'll find the answers at the end of the page.

What do you know about Stonewall Jackson? Try this Civil War Trivia quiz. You'll find the answers at the end of the page.

1) On April 27, 1861, Virginia Governor John Letcher ordered Colonel Jackson to take command at Harpers Ferry, where he would assemble and command the famous "Stonewall Brigade", consisting of the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 27th, and 33rd Virginia Infantry regiments. All of these units were from what region of Virginia.

  • Western Virginia

  • Shenandoah Valley

  • Blue Ridge Mountains

2) Following what raid, Stonewall was promoted to brigadier general on June 17?

  • Great Train Raid of 1861

  • John Brown's Raid

  • Harper's Ferry Siege

3) Jackson rose to prominence and earned his most famous nickname at the First Battle of Bull Run (First Manassas) in July 1861. Jackson's brigade stopped the Union assault and suffered more casualties than any other Southern brigade that day. Because of their action, when was Stonewall promoted to major general?

  • October 7, 1861

  • October 17, 1861

  • October 27, 1861

4) Jackson was ordered by Richmond to operate in the Valley to defeat Banks' threat and prevent McDowell's troops from reinforcing McClellan. The campaign started with a tactical defeat on March 23, 1862. Where was the battle?

  • Morgantown

  • Charleston

  • Kernstown

5) Who did Jackson defeated at Cross Keys during the Valley Campaign?

  • Maj. Gen. John C. Fr�mont

  • Maj. Gen. John Claymoore

  • Maj. Gen. Frank J. Baker

6) The Valley Campaign was a classic military campaign of surprise and maneuver. Jackson pressed his army to travel 646 miles in 48 days of marching and won five significant victories with a force of about 17,000 against a combined force of 60,000.

  • True or False?

7) Stonewall Jackson's reputation for moving his troops so rapidly earned them a nickname. What were they known as?

  • "horse soldiers"

  • "foot cavalry"

  • "rapid movers"

8) By utilizing a railroad tunnel under the Blue Ridge Mountains and then transporting troops to Hanover County on the Virginia Central Railroad, Jackson and his forces made a surprise appearance in front of McClellan at Mechanicsville.

  • True or False?

9) He arrived late for several battles in the Seven Days Battles. What was NOT a battle he arrived late?

  • Gaines' Mill

  • Savage's Station

  • Grants Siege

10) The reasons for Jackson's sluggish and poorly coordinated actions during the Seven Days are disputed, although a severe lack of sleep after the grueling march and railroad trip from the Shenandoah Valley was probably a significant factor. Both Jackson and his troops were completely exhausted.

  • True or False?

Where is Stonewall Jackson buried?


Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson: 1861 to Mid-1862 Answers

  1. Shenandoah Valley
  2. Great Train Raid of 1861
  3. October 7, 1861
  4. Kernstown
  5. Maj. Gen. John C. Fr�mont
  6. True
  7. "foot cavalry"
  8. True
  9. Grants Siege
  10. True

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