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U.S. Civil War Decoder

Guess each short answer. Then combine the first letters of each answer to make a famous quote.
Except for the quote, all the answers are a single word
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First submittedJune 5, 2015
Last updatedJune 18, 2019
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Hint
Answer
F
____ Sumter
Fort
O
Five soldiers born in this state
would later become President
Ohio
U
The U in U.S. Grant
Ulysses
R
Confederate capital
Richmond
S
General Jackson's nickname
Stonewall
C
Famous nurse: _____ Barton
Clara
O
Whites-only state admitted to
the Union in 1859
Oregon
R
Period that followed the war
Reconstruction
E
____________ Proclamation
Emancipation
A
Movement to end slavery
Abolition
N
Confederate state capital captured
by the Union in 1862
Nashville
D
President of the Confederacy
Davis
S
Main cause of the war
Slavery
E
Confederate general Jubal _____
Early
V
Most populous Confederate state
Virginia
 
Hint
Answer
E
Confederate general Richard S. _____
Ewell
N
Victorious side of the war
North
Y
Confederate battle cry: Rebel ____
Yell
E
Robert Lee's middle name
Edward
A
Battle of __________ Court House
Appomattox
R
New mode of transportation
leveraged by the North
Railroad
S
Lincoln's hat style
Stovepipe
A
Battle also known as Sharpsburg
Antietam
G
Deadliest battle
Gettysburg
O
___ times there are not forgotten
Old
 
Quote
Four score and seven years ago
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level 50
Sep 16, 2015
I think you should allow train to count for railroad.
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level 68
Sep 16, 2015
"seven yeaTs ago"?
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level 67
Sep 16, 2015
He mains keep it as it is, but accept train as a correct answer for 'railroad'
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level ∞
Jun 14, 2019
Okay, train will work now
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level 71
Jun 17, 2019
Bah! Yeats has no place in this quiz. How did he sneak in here over from Poetry?
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level 55
Jul 1, 2019
four score and seven y e a t s ago
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level 58
Oct 12, 2016
Could you allow railways or just rail? That's what it's called in UK and the commonwealth.
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level 79
Sep 16, 2015
I typed "train" before I knew what the phrase was. Then I typed "rail" to no avail. Perhaps consider accepting "rail."
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level 77
Jun 15, 2019
I got the phrase after the first 3 letters. You were at FOURSCOREANDSEVENYEA and hadn't figured it out yet?
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level 40
Jul 1, 2019
I literally got 10 of the actual questions, but guessed the quote.
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level 67
Jul 1, 2019
They also might have just been going from question to question without paying attention to the quote yet.
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level 46
Sep 17, 2015
Nice Quiz. My only comment would be adding "Ohio" to the list of those free states that start with "O".
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level 64
Sep 17, 2015
I don't understand the relevancy of Natchez - other clues that would seem to fit better would be North Carolina (slave state), Nashville (largest city in TN and site of a major battle that essentially destroyed the Confederate army of TN), Nathan (Bedford Forrest), and Navy/Naval (blockade or type of battle fought by the Monitor & Merrimac).
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level 58
May 17, 2016
President Jefferson Davis was from there.
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level 72
Jul 8, 2018
It's maybe the best preserved antebellum mansion city in the South today. They famously surrendered wisely and didn't suffer the complete destruction that Vicksburg and Meridian and all other important Southern cities did.
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level 79
Apr 3, 2019
Natchez was a very important city in the Antebellum South. It was an important shipping center (the Natchez Trace), cultural, financial, and social center, and the home of more millionaires per capita than any other city in the US at the time. It was founded in 1716 making it one of the oldest permanent southern settlements east of the Mississippi. The town/settlement of Nashville was not the largest city in Tennessee at that time. It was way behind Memphis which was behind Natchez in importance to the area. To sum it up, Natchez was one of the most relevant cities in the American South before and during the Civil War. I'm not saying your suggestions are not correct or important, just trying to say that Natchez is as important and fits the category very well.
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level ∞
Jun 14, 2019
Changed it to Nashville as Natchez was largely skipped over in the war.
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level 64
Sep 17, 2015
I only got Jubal Early because of Firefly.
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level 71
Jun 17, 2019
I am embarrassed to the say the same. Although I think we do somewhat redeem ourselves just on the basis of being Firefly fans.
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level 32
Sep 18, 2015
Cool quiz format.
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level 37
Mar 8, 2016
Please accept "Union" instead of North. It helps!! Thanks
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level 80
Apr 24, 2017
In a normal quiz, maybe. In one where the first letter of the answer is used for another clue, no.
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level 51
Nov 29, 2017
Did they ever call Jubal Early 'Jubal E'? It sounds like some pretty cool Northern propaganda. 'Put Jubilee over Jubal E.!'
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level 54
Apr 10, 2018
The question "free state" or "slave state" is very time-consuming without a description. There are tons to choose from. A slight hint would help with speed.
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level ∞
Jun 14, 2019
Done
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level 38
Mar 7, 2019
Missed quite a few, but got the quote after two answers.
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level 64
Jun 15, 2019
What about secession for the main cause of the war?
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level 38
Jun 15, 2019
And why did they secede? Because of slavery.
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level 47
Jul 1, 2019
I put "greed" as the cause of war. Slavery existed in part because of it.
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level 38
Jul 1, 2019
Four score and geven years ago?
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level 77
Jun 15, 2019
Maybe accept "State's Rights?"

kidding. please don't.
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level 38
Jul 1, 2019
This comment wins
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level 65
Jul 2, 2019
Acceptable answer if they write it out fully: “States’ Rights to Own Slaves”
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level 63
Jun 15, 2019
Can "Railway" or "Railways" be accepted? They start with R and fit the clue, so there's no reason it shouldn't be accepted.
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level 65
Jun 16, 2019
Agreed I've never called it railroad
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level 55
Jun 17, 2019
Curse my inability to spell 'abolition'
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level 60
Jun 18, 2019
Tried railway, railline, rails.... dang what could it be? Roads? Nope. Maybe a type of train... like steam engine? Nope. I know it begins with 'R'... ...Definitely think railway should be accepted.
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level ∞
Jun 18, 2019
Railway will work now
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level 68
Jul 1, 2019
"Secession" should really be accepted for "Main cause of the war", seeing how it was the proximate cause
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level 48
Sep 8, 2019
The South seceded so they could continue slavery.
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level 38
Jul 1, 2019
I got the quote after the first 3 answers
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level 69
Jul 2, 2019
Only 93% knew the North won? I hope the ones that didn't aren't from the U. S...........lol
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level 54
Jul 5, 2019
I really, really think "rail" should be acceptable. That's a common way of talking about the mode of transport, as in "Many people in the city go to work by rail." Anyway, someone who types "rail" surely knows the correct answer without the second half of the word, yeah?