Battle of Shiloh

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Battle of Shiloh.

1. In what state did the Battle of Shiloh take place?
a. Virginia
b. Mississippi
c. Alabama
d. Tennessee
e. South Carolina

2. What Confederate General was killed at the Battle of Shiloh?
a. Albert Sidney Johnston
b. Robert E. Lee
c. Stonewall Jackson
d. P.G.T. Beauregard
e. Jeb Stuart

3. Which of the following statements is true about the start of the Battle of Shiloh?
a. The two sides camped across the battlefield for days before they began to fight.
b. The Union attacked the Confederates from both sides at the same time.
c. The Union surrendered before the first shot was fired.
d. The Confederate forces attacked first, surprising the Union forces.
e. None of the above.

4. What was the Hornet`s Nest?
a. A trap laid by the Confederates where thousands of Union troops were killed.
b. A place in the Confederate line where all the soldiers were armed with bayonets.
c. A cabin where Union forces retreated and fought off the Confederates.
d. The nickname for the fiercest fighters of the Confederate Army.
e. A sunken road where the Union forces held their line while reinforcements arrived.

5. Who were the generals in charge of the Union army?
a. William Sherman and Phil Sheridan
b. George McClellan and Ulysses S. Grant
c. Ulysses S. Grant and Don Carlos Buell
d. Winfield Scott and William Sherman
e. Don Carlos Buell and Phil Sheridan

6. How long did the battle last?
a. 1 day
b. 2 days
c. 4 days
d. 7 days
e. 2 weeks

7. Which statement is true about the Battle of Shiloh?
a. It was the costliest battle at the time in the history of the United States.
b. It was the last battle of the Civil War.
c. The Confederates won back the state of Tennessee by winning the battle.
d. All of the above.
e. None of the above.

8. True or False: General Grant wanted the Union forces to retreat, but his officers convinced him otherwise.

9. What was General Ulysses S. Grant waiting for when the Confederates attacked?
a. Orders from President Lincoln on what to do next.
b. The Union navy to arrive via the Tennessee River.
c. Reinforcements from General Don Carlos Buell.
d. All of the above.
e. None of the above.

10. What had the Union army under General Grant captured before the battle that secured Kentucky for the Union?
a. The city of New Orleans
b. Knoxville, Tennessee
c. Louisville, Kentucky
d. Lexington, Kentucky
e. Fort Henry and Fort Donelson

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