What Facts Do You Have About The Army Of Northern Virginia?

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What Facts Do You Have About The Army Of Northern Virginia? - Quiz

The Army of Northern Virginia was led by various generals during its formation, but was most known for its leader, General Robert E. Lee. In 1863, General Lee took over command of the Army of Northern Virginia, along with his commanders, Lt. General James Longstreet and Lt. General Thomas Jackson. What do you know about the American civil war? Complete our quiz and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many generals were in charge of the Army of Northern Virginia?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      8

    Correct Answer
    B. 4
    Explanation
    During the American Civil War, the Army of Northern Virginia had a total of four generals in charge. These generals were Robert E. Lee, Joseph E. Johnston, P.G.T. Beauregard, and Jubal Early. Each of these generals played a significant role in leading the Confederate army and making strategic decisions throughout the war. Therefore, the correct answer is 4.

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  • 2. 

    Where were the first battles fought?

    • A.

      Seven Pines, Fair Oaks, Gaines Mill, and Malvern Hill battles.

    • B.

      Seven Pines and Fair Oaks.

    • C.

      Gaines Mill and Malvern.

    • D.

      Gaines Mill and Potomac.

    Correct Answer
    A. Seven Pines, Fair Oaks, Gaines Mill, and Malvern Hill battles.
    Explanation
    The first battles were fought at Seven Pines, Fair Oaks, Gaines Mill, and Malvern Hill.

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  • 3. 

    To which General did General Lee Surrender in 1865?

    • A.

      George B McClellan.

    • B.

      Irvin McDowell

    • C.

      Ambrose E. Burnside

    • D.

      George G. Meade

    Correct Answer
    A. George B McClellan.
    Explanation
    The question asks about the General to whom General Lee surrendered in 1865. The correct answer is George B McClellan.

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  • 4. 

    During which battle was General Jackson killed?

    • A.

      The American war of independence.

    • B.

      The battle of Chancellorsville.

    • C.

      The 7 year battle.

    • D.

      The battle of Potomac.

    Correct Answer
    B. The battle of Chancellorsville.
    Explanation
    General Jackson was killed during the battle of Chancellorsville. This battle took place during the American Civil War, not the American war of independence or the 7 year battle. The battle of Potomac is not a historically recognized battle, making it an incorrect option.

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  • 5. 

    What was this army famously known for?

    • A.

      Protecting Richmond.

    • B.

      Taking over Alexandria

    • C.

      Marching to Maryland

    • D.

      Having no desertion.

    Correct Answer
    A. Protecting Richmond.
    Explanation
    This army was famously known for protecting Richmond. This implies that the army was responsible for defending the city of Richmond, possibly during a war or conflict. The other options, taking over Alexandria, marching to Maryland, and having no desertion, do not provide any information about the specific actions or reputation of the army.

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  • 6. 

    How many separate divisions did General Lee have during the 7 days battle?

    • A.

      8

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      11

    • D.

      7

    Correct Answer
    C. 11
    Explanation
    During the 7 days battle, General Lee had a total of 11 separate divisions.

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  • 7. 

    What was the main problem with the Northern Army of Virginia?

    • A.

      Desertions.

    • B.

      Exposure to the elements.

    • C.

      Straggling problems and desertions during the invasion of Maryland.

    • D.

      Food shortages.

    Correct Answer
    C. Straggling problems and desertions during the invasion of Maryland.
    Explanation
    The main problem with the Northern Army of Virginia was the issue of straggling problems and desertions during the invasion of Maryland. This suggests that during the invasion, many soldiers were either straggling, meaning they were falling behind or separating from their units, or deserting, meaning they were abandoning their posts altogether. This would have significantly impacted the army's effectiveness and cohesion, as it would have weakened their numbers and disrupted their overall strategy and organization.

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  • 8. 

    How many principal subordinates did General Lee have?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    A. 2
    Explanation
    General Lee had two principal subordinates.

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  • 9. 

    Which battle changed the fate of this Army?

    • A.

      The battle of Potomac

    • B.

      The battle of Antietam

    • C.

      The battle of Maryland

    • D.

      The battle of Alexandria

    Correct Answer
    B. The battle of Antietam
    Explanation
    The battle of Antietam changed the fate of this Army because it was a major turning point in the American Civil War. It was the bloodiest single day in American history, with heavy casualties on both sides. The Union Army's victory at Antietam gave them a much-needed morale boost and prevented Confederate General Robert E. Lee from achieving his goals in Maryland. This battle also led to President Abraham Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, which changed the nature of the war by declaring that all slaves in Confederate territory were to be set free.

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  • 10. 

    By the year 1862, how many troops did General Lee lose?

    • A.

      20,000

    • B.

      30,000

    • C.

      15,000

    • D.

      40,000

    Correct Answer
    B. 30,000
    Explanation
    General Lee lost 30,000 troops by the year 1862.

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