Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson: 1861
What 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.
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?
5) Who did Jackson defeated at Cross Keys during
the Valley Campaign?
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
7) Stonewall Jackson's reputation for moving his
troops so rapidly earned them a nickname. What were they known
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.
9) He arrived late for several battles in the
Seven Days Battles. What was NOT a battle
he arrived late?
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