American Civil War A-Z

For each letter, name these people, places and things from the American Civil War (1861-5). This war tore across America, pitting brother against brother, with the loss of over 600,000 lives.
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First submittedJune 10, 2014
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Hint
Answer
A
Bloodiest one-day battle
Antietam
B
Surly, unlikeable Confederate general in the West
Braxton Bragg
C
Tennessee crossroads city
Chattanooga
D
Unofficial Southern anthem
Dixie
E
Slave-freeing document
Emancipation Proclamation
F
First battle of the war
Fort Sumter
G
Main US general, captured Richmond
Ulysses S. Grant
H
Bled his army dry at Atlanta
John Bell Hood
I
The Monitor and Merrimack
Ironclad
J
Killed at Chancellorsville, "Stonewall"
Thomas Jackson
K
Border state, Battle of Perryville
Kentucky
L
Confederate commander in Virginia
Robert E. Lee
M
A cylindrical bullet with grooves
Minie Ball
 
Hint
Answer
N
Draft riots happened here
New York City
O
Grant's series of battles into Virginia, 1864
Overland Campaign
P
Had the charge at Gettysburg named after him
George Pickett
Q
Confederate Guerrilla raider of Kansas towns
William Quantrill
R
Second Confederate capital
Richmond
S
US general who used "scorched earth" tactics
William T. Sherman
T
Kind of static warfare used at Petersburg
Trench warfare
U
Harriet Beecher Stowe's book
Uncle Tom's Cabin
V
Besieged Mississippi city
Vicksburg
W
Most of the generals were taught at this academy
West Point
X
 
 
Y
Nickname for Union soldiers
Yankees
Z
Soldiers wearing the French, flamboyant uniforms
Zouaves
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Level 36
Jun 11, 2014
19/24. Great quiz. Some feedback though: For Q- I would suggest William Quantrill, one of the most infamous confederate guerrillas of the war A couple other factual errors- while Lee was in fact a very respected general, he was not in charge of the whole confederate army, only the army of northern Virginia. So to call him the "main" general is technically wrong. Also, George Pickett was didn't command the charge by himself: he was one of three generals leading the charge. Everyone forgets the other two because during the American civil war "history is written by the winners" became "history is written by the Virginians" and they emphasized anyone who came from Virginia, including Pickett. Finally, you should correct the Antietam hint to say bloodiest "single" day battle, because by casualties, Gettysburg and chickamauga had more casualties.
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Level 69
Jun 11, 2014
I respect your feedback, sir, and I can tell that you know a lot about the war yourself. I will change some of the clues, notably the Antietam one. As for Quantrill, I figured that he was too hard to put on here and that almost no one would get him. But, I'll try that out as well. Thanks for the compliment.
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Level 36
Jun 13, 2014
You're welcome; glad I could help. Oh, and just a tiny thing: In the alphabet column you accidentally put V twice instead of V, then W. Just a little thing, but I thought you may want to know that.
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Level 69
Jun 14, 2014
Oh, wow, I didn't notice that. Thanks again!
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Level 78
Oct 19, 2014
I was surprised that more didn't know about Quantrill, especially because of his connection to Jesse James and the Youngers.
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Level 69
Oct 20, 2014
Me too, l just guess that history picks and chooses who gets famous or not. Some get lauded as heroes, others pass into obscurity.
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Level 73
Jul 25, 2020
Holy cat stink, Batman! I ripped the ears off this quiz and half its pecker too. It's a goddamn no-pointer!
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Level 73
Jul 25, 2020
Great quiz, mister... by the way. I have been searching high and low in here for these more esoterical ones. I got 'Quantrill'... yessir!...and 'Zouaves'.