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.
1) 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.
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
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.
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
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