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Who was the first man in the U.S. military to hold the rank of general of the army?
The correct answer is "Ulysses S. Grant"

Who was the highest ranking civilian to volunteen for military service during the Civil War?
The correct answer is "Vice President Hannibal Hamlin"

When was habeas corpus first legalized by act of Congress
The correct answer is "March 1863"

What battle was the first to result in almost 25,000 casualties?
The correct answer is "Shiloh"

Arlington National Cemetery is on property that was seized by the federal government owned by this generals wife?
The correct answer is "Lee"

On November 19, 1863 this battlefield was dedicated by orator Edward Everett and President Lincoln
The correct answer is "Gettysburg"

The 54th Massachusettes Colored Regiment was led by?
The correct answer is "Robert Gould Shaw"

What are the four "border states" that never declared secession?
The correct answer is "Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware"

He was hung on December 2, 1859 for his actions at Harpers Ferry, VA.
The correct answer is "John Brown"

Big Round Top, a knob 785 feet high, was of vital strategic importance in what battle?
The correct answer is "Gettysburg"

President Abraham Lincoln invited this man to take command of the entire Union Army in 1861?
The correct answer is "Lee"

This general was shot by his own troops and eventually died?
The correct answer is "Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson"

"March to the Sea" is attributed to this general?
The correct answer is "William T. Sherman"

Robert E. Lee surrendured to U.S. Grant at Appomattox on this date?
The correct answer is "April 9, 1865"

For his actions at Andersonville prison, this man is listed as the only "war criminal" of the 1860's?
The correct answer is "Henry Wirtz"


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