American Civil War Cavalry Quiz

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 63

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American Civil War Quizzes & Trivia

 A quiz all about the American Civil War Cavalry. Test your knowledge on the cavalry ofhe great mid 1800s war!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of these types of mounted forces were not part of the American Civil War?
    • A. 

      Mounted Infantry

    • B. 

      Dragoons

    • C. 

      Regular

    • D. 

      Cavalry

  • 2. 
    What was the most used weapon of the East Theater Union cavalry?
    • A. 

      Carbines

    • B. 

      Sabers

    • C. 

      Pistols

  • 3. 
    What was one example of Mounted Infantry?
    • A. 

      Col. John T. Wilder's "Lightning Brigade"

    • B. 

      Lawrence Sullivan Ross' "Texas Brigade"

    • C. 

      General Lee's Confederate Army

    • D. 

      General Grant's Union Army

  • 4. 
    Who was, on average, considered a superior horseman over a Northerner?
    • A. 

      Southerners

    • B. 

      Slaves

    • C. 

      Europeans

  • 5. 
    What type of mounted forces were not present in the Union when the Union started the war?
    • A. 

      Dragoons

    • B. 

      Cavalry

    • C. 

      Irregular Forces

    • D. 

      Mounted Rifles

  • 6. 
    What were all the mounted forces (from question 5) later called?
    • A. 

      Union Army

    • B. 

      U.S. Mounties

    • C. 

      U.S. Cavalry

    • D. 

      The Counter-Confederacy

  • 7. 
    True or False: Sabers used by Northern cavalrymen were used more as terror weapons than practical offensive weapons.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which weapon did Southern cavalrymen generally prefer over sabers?
    • A. 

      Pistols/Revolvers

    • B. 

      Carbines

    • C. 

      None, they preferred to use sabers.

  • 9. 
    From question 8, how many was common for cavalrymen to carry?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

    • E. 

      Five

  • 10. 
    Describe what you see in this picture.