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Multiple choice quiz regarding location of Confederate generals killed in action during the American Civil War between 1861 and 1865. You will get the description of the injury and the battle in which it occured with four generals to choose from. Most questions require expert knowledge of the war between the states. Good luck!


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  • 1. 
    While leading his men in the early route of Union forces at the battle of Shiloh, he was shot in the back of the knee, possibly by a Confederate soldier. He bled to death shortly afterwards having sent his doctor to tend to several Union prisoners. Highest ranking officer of either side to be killed in action during the war.
    • A. 

      Stonewall Jackson

    • B. 

      Albert Sydney Johnston

    • C. 

      James Longstreet

    • D. 

      J.E.B. Stuart

  • 2. 
    In June, 1864, at Pine Mountain, he was hit by a 3" Hotchkiss shell that went through his left arm, chest, right arm and exploded against a tree. He was almost cut in half.
    • A. 

      A.P. Hill

    • B. 

      William "Darcy" Pender

    • C. 

      Leonidas Polk

    • D. 

      Robert Rodes

  • 3. 
    During the battle of Chancellorsville, he was shot three times, once in the hand and twice in the left arm by his own troops while returning from a night time reconnaissance. Complications from his wounds led to pneumonia, which he died from 8 days later.
    • A. 

      Stonewall Jackson

    • B. 

      Robert E. Lee

    • C. 

      Albert Sydney Johnston

    • D. 

      Stephen Ramseur

  • 4. 
    In April, 1865, at Petersburg, he was shot through the heart by a Union soldier that he had approached and intended to shoot with his revolver. Died instantly.
    • A. 

      James Longstreet

    • B. 

      Stonewall Jackson

    • C. 

      John Pegram

    • D. 

      A.P. Hill

  • 5. 
    During the battle of Gettysburg, he was hit in the thigh by a 2" square piece of shrapnel while riding toward the right of his division on Seminary Ridge. He died 16 days later after an attempt to amputate his hemorrhaging leg failed.
    • A. 

      William "Darcy" Pender

    • B. 

      Lewis Armistead

    • C. 

      Richard Garnett

    • D. 

      John Hood

  • 6. 
    Shot by a dismounted Union cavalryman during the battle of Yellow Tavern. He died the next day. Nicknamed "Beauty" at West Point, supposedly because of his weak chin.
    • A. 

      A.P. Hill

    • B. 

      Stonewall Jackson

    • C. 

      J.E.B. Stuart

    • D. 

      W.H.T. Walker

  • 7. 
    Killed during a charge on the Union lines at Atlanta by a picket in July 1864. He died on the field and was left there to be retrieved by Union soldiers. Nicknamed "Shot Pouch" because he had been wounded several times in engagements before the war.
    • A. 

      W.H.T. Walker

    • B. 

      Robert Rodes

    • C. 

      Stephen Ramseur

    • D. 

      John Pegram

  • 8. 
    September 1864, at Opequon, he was struck in the back of the head by a shell fragment after ordering a charge on the Union right flank and died on the field.
    • A. 

      Stephen Ramseur

    • B. 

      Richard Garnett

    • C. 

      Robert Rodes

    • D. 

      Maxcy Gregg

  • 9. 
    In october, 1864, during the battle of Cedar Creek, while atop his third horse of the day, he was rallying his troops against a Union counterattack when he was shot through both lungs. He died the next day as a prisoner of the Union Army.
    • A. 

      Robert Rodes

    • B. 

      J.E.B. Stuart

    • C. 

      Jubal Early

    • D. 

      Stephen Ramseur

  • 10. 
    The "Stonewall of the West" had two horses shot from under him but continued on foot in the futile assault on the Union breastworks at Franklin. Just short of the goal he was shot in the chest and probably died instantly. He was one of six CSA generals killed in the battle.
    • A. 

      States Rights Gist

    • B. 

      Patrick Cleburne

    • C. 

      John Adams

    • D. 

      Oscar Strahl

  • 11. 
    In the fight at Hatcher's Run in February, 1865, he was shot while leading his troops in a countercharge and died later that day.
    • A. 

      John Pegram

    • B. 

      William "Darcy" Pender

    • C. 

      Patrick Cleburne

    • D. 

      William Pender

  • 12. 
    Led the front brigade in Pickett's charge from horseback - he was sick and lame from an earlier incident when his horse kicked him. After approaching within twenty yards of "The Angle" he was shot point blank by canister fire. His remains were never identified, apparently damaged beyond recognition, but his friends knew he was gone when his horse "Red Eye" returned to Seminary Ridge without him.
    • A. 

      Lewis Armistead

    • B. 

      Richard Garnett

    • C. 

      James Pettigrew

    • D. 

      William Barksdale

  • 13. 
    Mortally wounded as the tide began to turn in favor of the CSA at First Bull Run. He died the next day. Famous for his observation that Thomas J. Jackson's troops were standing like a "stonewall."
    • A. 

      Francis Bartow

    • B. 

      James Pettigrew

    • C. 

      Barnard Bee

    • D. 

      Henry Heth

  • 14. 
    At First Bull Run, while leading his men in an assault on an exposed Union artillary position he was shot in the heart and died a few minutes later.
    • A. 

      Stonewall Jackson

    • B. 

      Turner Ashby

    • C. 

      George Anderson

    • D. 

      Francis Bartow

  • 15. 
    First general to die in the western theater. At Mill Springs he inadvertantly wandered into Union lines thinking the soldiers were CSA due to his shortsightedness and the growing darkness. He was shot several times and died soon after.
    • A. 

      Felix Zollicoffer

    • B. 

      Barnard Bee

    • C. 

      Albert Sydney Johnston

    • D. 

      Phil Kearny

  • 16. 
    In March, 1862, after leading his men in a successful assault on a Union battery at Pea Ridge, while scouting enemy positions, he was shot by a sharpshooter and died instantly. He disliked army uniforms and was wearing a black velvet civilian suit and Wellington boots at the time.
    • A. 

      Stephen Ramseur

    • B. 

      Leonidas Polk

    • C. 

      Turner Ashby

    • D. 

      Benjamin McCulloch

  • 17. 
    After General McCulloch was killed, he led a cavalry charge into Union lines to recover the body. He was also killed instantly.
    • A. 

      James MacIntosh

    • B. 

      Benjamin McCulloch

    • C. 

      Barnard Bee

    • D. 

      John Pegram

  • 18. 
    At Shiloh, he was severely wounded in the arm by a shell fragment and died several days later after the arm was amputated.
    • A. 

      Adley Gladden

    • B. 

      Albert Sydney Johnston

    • C. 

      William Starke

    • D. 

      Turner Ashby

  • 19. 
    At Seven Pines, he was shot in the head and killed instantly while leading his brigade through tangled woods. The brigade later became George Archer's brigade of the "Light Division."
    • A. 

      James Pettigrew

    • B. 

      Henry Heth

    • C. 

      Stephen Ramseur

    • D. 

      Robert Hatton

  • 20. 
    The "Black Knight of the Confederacy" led the cavalry that aided Stonewall Jackson during his legendary Valley Campaign. After his horse was shot from under him during the fight at Good's Farm he continued to lead a charge on foot. After he shouted "Forward my brave men!" he was shot through the heart and died instantly.
    • A. 

      Turner Ashby

    • B. 

      J.E.B. Stuart

    • C. 

      John Mosby

    • D. 

      Rooney Lee

  • 21. 
    While pursuing the retreating Union Army he and his men encountered elements of General Sumner's II Corps at Savage's Station. Wounded in the thigh by a shell fragment he was taken to Richmond where he died the same day.
    • A. 

      James Pettigrew

    • B. 

      Maxcy Gregg

    • C. 

      Robert Rodes

    • D. 

      Richard Griffith

  • 22. 
    In August 1862, at Cedar Mountain, while directing artillary fire he was struck by a shell in the side and horribly mangled. He died later that day.
    • A. 

      Charles Winder

    • B. 

      Richard Garnett

    • C. 

      Stonewall Jackson

    • D. 

      A.P. Hill

  • 23. 
    At Antietam, he was wounded three times while leading a counterattck against Union troops near Dunker Church, he died within the hour.
    • A. 

      John Hood

    • B. 

      George Anderson

    • C. 

      William Starke

    • D. 

      Lawrence Branch

  • 24. 
    While defending the right flank against Meade's assault at Fredericksburg, he was shot through the spine and died two days later. He had been wounded by the same bullet that killed Lawrence Branch at Antietam. 
    • A. 

      A.P. Hill

    • B. 

      Maxcy Gregg

    • C. 

      Robert Rodes

    • D. 

      Richard Ewell

  • 25. 
    At Gettysburg, while leading his men in the assault on the III and II Corps positions at Sherfy's Peach Orchard and Plum Run, respectively, he was wounded in the left knee, then hit in the foot by a shell, and then in the chest by a bullet, which knocked him off his horse. He told his aide, "I am killed! Tell my wife and children that I died fighting at my post." He was left for dead on the field and died the next day at a Union field hospital.
    • A. 

      Lewis Armistead

    • B. 

      William Barksdale

    • C. 

      Richard Garnett

    • D. 

      William Starke

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