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JEB Stuart: Civil War 1863 - 1864

Trivia powered by Prof. WalterWhat do you know about JEB Stuart?  Charge with this US Civil War History Made Easy Trivia quiz? "Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

1) At the Battle of Chancellorsville, Stuart accompanies Stonewall Jackson on his famous flanking march of May 2, 1863, and starts to pursue the retreating soldiers of the Union XI Corps when he receives word that both Jackson and his senior division commander, Maj. Gen. A.P. Hill, have been wounded. Hill, bypassing the next most senior infantry general in the corps, Brig. Gen. Robert E. Rodes, sends a message ordering Stuart to take command of the Second Corps.

  • True or False?

2) Although Stuart claims a victory because the Confederates held the field, the battle is considered a tactical draw, and both sides came up short. Maj. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton is not able to disable Stuart's force at the start of an important campaign and he withdraws before finding the location of Lee's infantry nearby . However, the fact that the Southern cavalry has not detected the movement of two large columns of Union cavalry, and that they fall victim to a surprise attack, is an embarrassment that prompts serious criticism from fellow generals and the Southern press. The fight also reveals the increased competency of the Union cavalry, and foreshadows the decline of the formerly invincible Southern mounted arm. What is the June 9, 1863 battle?

  • Winter Pass
  • Mount Shenandoah
  • Wine Station
  • Brandy Station

3) For the Gettysburg Campaign, Stuart chooses to reach Ewell's flank by taking his three best brigades between the Union army and Washington, moving north through Rockville to Westminster and on into Pennsylvania, hoping to capture supplies along the way and cause havoc near the enemy capital. Stuart and his three brigades depart Salem Depot at 1 a.m. on June 25. Who is NOT a brigade commander?

  • John Garth
  • Wade Hampton
  • Fitzhugh Lee
  • John R. Chambliss

4) The Battle of Hanover takes place on June 30, 1863, in Hanover in southwestern York County, Pennsylvania, as part of the Gettysburg Campaign of the American Civil War. Stuart's Confederate cavalry, which is riding north to get around the Union Army of the Potomac, attacks a Federal cavalry regiment, driving it through the streets of Hanover. Brig. Gen. Elon Farnsworth's brigade arrives and counterattacks, routing the Confederate vanguard and nearly capturing Stuart himself. Stuart soon counterattacks. Reinforced by Brig. Gen. George A. Custer's Michigan Brigade, Farnsworth holds his ground, and a stalemate ensues.

  • True or False?

5) It is a minor cavalry engagement in Adams County, Pennsylvania, on July 2, 1863, during the Gettysburg Campaign of the Civil War. In recent years, the engagement has been referred as the North Cavalry Field of the Battle of Gettysburg, although the historical context has been to place this as an independent fight. What is the battle known as?

  • Battle of Williamsburg
  • Battle of Harper Valley
  • Battle of Hunterstown
  • Battle of Daulphin

6) The Gettysburg Campaign is the most controversial of Stuart's career. He becomes one of the scapegoats (along with James Longstreet) blamed for Lee's loss at Gettysburg by proponents of the postbellum Lost Cause movement, such as Jubal Early.

  • True or False?

7) Stuart is assigned to lead a broad turning movement in an attempt to get into the enemy's rear, but General Meade skillfully withdraws his army without leaving opportunities to take advantage. What is the campaign?

  • Collins Campaign
  • New York Campaign
  • Pittsburgh Campaign
  • Bristoe Campaign

8) Judson Kilpatrick's Union cavalry pursues Stuart's cavalry along the Warrenton Turnpike but is lured into an ambush near Chestnut Hill and routed. The Federal troopers are scattered and chased five miles in an affair that comes to be known as the "Camptown Races". The Southern press begins to mute its criticism of Stuart's following his successful performance during the fall campaign.

  • True or False?

9) The Overland Campaign, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's offensive against Lee in the spring of 1864, begins at the Battle of the Wilderness, where Stuart aggressively pushes Thomas L. Rosser's Laurel Brigade into a fight against George Custer's better-armed Michigan Brigade, resulting in significant losses.  What is the battle known as?

  • Battle of the Wilderness
  • Battle of the Kyser
  • Battle of the Cotton Fields
  • Battle of the Potomac

10) What battle occurs May 11, at an abandoned inn located six miles north of Richmond.

  • The Battle of Yellow Tavern
  • The Battle of Yellow Inn
  • The Battle of Lee�s Tavern
  • The Battle of Stagecoach Tavern

11) As the 5th Michigan Cavalry streams in retreat past Stuart, a dismounted Union private, 48-year-old John A. Huff, a former sharpshooter, turns and shoots Stuart with his .44-caliber pistol, from a distance of 10-30 yards.

  • True or False?

12) Where is JEB Stuart buried?

  • Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia
  • Georgia Memorial Cemetery, Marietta, Georgia
  • Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

Check Your Answers


JEB Stuart: Civil War 1863 - 1864 [Answers]

  1. True
  2. Brandy Station
  3. John Garth
  4. True
  5. Battle of Hunterstown
  6. True
  7. Bristoe Campaign
  8. False. The Federal troopers are scattered and chased five miles in an affair that comes to be known as the "Buckland Races".
  9. Battle of the Wilderness
  10. The Battle of Yellow Tavern
  11. True
  12. Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia

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