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Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson:
Mid-1862 to May 1863

What do you know about Stonewall Jackson? Charge with this US Civil War History Made Easy Trivia quiz? "Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

Trivia powered by Prof. Walter1) What battle is fought from August 28 to 30, 1862?

  • Battle of Richmond
  • Second Battle of Bull Run
  • Battle of Leesburg

2) When Lee decides to invade the North in the Maryland Campaign, Jackson takes Martinsburg, Pennsylvania.

  • True or False

3) The battle opens at dawn (about 5:30 a.m.) on September 17 with an attack down the Hagerstown Turnpike by the Union I Corps under Joseph Hooker.  Hooker's objective is the plateau on which the Dunker Church sat, a modest whitewashed building belonging to a local sect of German Baptists. Hooker has approximately 8,600 men, little more than the 7,700 defenders under Stonewall Jackson, and this slight disparity is more than offset by the Confederates' strong defensive positions. How many men does Jackson command?

  • 7,700 men
  • 8,700 men
  • 9,700 men

4) At the Battle of Antietam, who is NOT a division commander in Jackson's Second Corps?

  • Maj. Gen. A.P. Hill
  • Maj. Gen. D.H. Hill
  • Maj. Gen. John "Jack" Hill

5) Jackson is promoted to lieutenant general.

  • True or False?

6) Before the armies camp for winter, Jackson's Second Corps holds off a strong Union assault against the right flank of the Confederate line at the Battle of Fredericksburg, in what becomes a decisive Confederate victory.  Just before the battle, Jackson is delighted to receive a letter about the birth of his daughter on November 23. What is his daughter's name?

  • Mary Margaret Jackson
  • Julia Laura Jackson
  • Jane Spring Jackson

7) Who does Robert E. Lee face at the Battle of Fredericksburg?

  • Ulysses Grant
  • James K. Polk
  • Ambrose Burnside

8) At the Battle of Chancellorsville, the Army of Northern Virginia faces with a serious threat by the Army of the Potomac and its new commanding general, Major General Joseph Hooker.  General Lee decides to employ a risky tactic to take the initiative and offensive away from Hooker's new southern thrust, he decides to divide his forces. Jackson and his entire corps is sent on an aggressive flanking maneuver to the right of the Union lines. This flanking movement will be one of the most successful and dramatic of the war.

  • True or False

9) Jackson employs cavalry to provide for better reconnaissance in regards to the exact location of the Union right and rear. The results are far better than even Jackson could have hoped.  Who commands the cavalry?

  • Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee
  • Maj. Gen. Mark Reynolds
  • Maj. Gen. Grant Stuart

10) As Jackson and his staff were return to camp on May 2, they are mistaken for a Union cavalry force by a Confederate North Carolina regiment who shouts, "Halt, who goes there?," but fired before evaluating the reply.  He is thought to be out of harm's way, but unknown to the doctors, he already has classic symptoms of pneumonia, complaining of a sore chest. This soreness is mistakenly thought to be the result of his rough handling in the battlefield evacuation.

  • True or False?

11) Where is Stonewall Jackson buried?

  • Grafton National Cemetery, Grafton, West Virginia
  • Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
  • Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, Lexington, Virginia

12) Where is Stonewall Jackson's arm buried?

  • Ellwood Family Cemetery, Spotsylvania, Virginia
  • Lee Family Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
  • Richmond National Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia

Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson: Mid-1862 to May 1863 [Answers]

  1. Second Battle of Bull Run
  2. False. Jackson took Harper's Ferry.
  3. 7,700
  4. Maj. Gen. John "Jack" Hill
  5. True
  6. Julia Laura Jackson
  7. Ambrose Burnside
  8. True
  9. Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee
  10. True
  11. Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, Lexington, Virginia
    Plot: Under General Jackson Statue
  12. Ellwood Family Cemetery, Spotsylvania, Virginia

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