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For these questions you will use
the "House Divided" website to find the answers
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1. Why does this website describe the Civil War as the first
2. How do the 600,000 deaths accrued in the Civil War, compare
to 5,000,000 now-days in 2007?
3. What is the industrial revolution, and how did that influence
this war concerning the division of north and south?
4. How did the Union Army finally start winning battles?
5. Why were railroads so important in the war? List three
major railroad junctions for both Union and South sides.
6. What means of communication helped commanders control his
troops better (than in past wars)? How do you think this new
communication was used by the President?
7. Trenches were used in the Great Battles, and helped to
increase deaths, along with new weaponry. Why were trenches so
8. What is an ironclad, and how did they change naval war?
8. Describe the new army "rifle" that could shoot much
farther, and more accurately.
How many soldiers died at
Gettysburg because of the new rifles?
10. Another important weapon was the cannon. What was a
Howitzer? Who was Admiral Dahlgren, and what did he invent?
11. How many soldiers died in the Civil War? How does that
compare to World Wars I and II, and the Korean, Vietnam, and
present-day middle east conflicts?
12. The great battles of the Civil War were led by cavalry
soldiers and infantry soldiers carrying Old Glory. How many
did the Early Civil War flag have? How about later in the
13. What was the Confederate flag called? Draw a picture of
both the Union flag and the Confederate flag, color and label
14. Who is thought to have designed the Confederate flag?
15. How many volunteers did the President call up in April of
Make up your own
broadside poster for a current or past war.
16. Why were the drums decorated so fancily?
9th Vermont Regiment (that had the fancy drum) was involved in many
great battles, and was also in on the take-over of what southern
18. Describe the Union-issued Army uniform.
19. The Confederate ladies made a beautiful flower-flag of their
new country. How many stars did it have on it?
20. What are the names of popular patriotic songs during
the Civil War?
21. Why did U.S. Grant think the "art of war" was not enough to
win? What did he think was necessary to win a battle?
22. General Albert Johnston of the Confederacy was highly respected by
both sides? What other U.S. wars did he fight in? How did he get
23. What great southern city was captured on the Mississippi by
24. In 1862, General McClellan and General Robert E. Lee met at
Antietam (Sharpsburg) for what is called the bloodiest day in American
History. How many died, and what did McClellan fail to do, that
would have made this Union victory the last battle of the
25. General Robert E. Lee would invade the United States at
Gettysburg in June of 1863. Who won this great battle? How
many men were lost? Why did Lincoln go to Gettysburg to give a
26. After many battles, losses and wins by both Union and Confederate
forces, all would come to an end at the Appomattox Courthouse.
What happened at the court house, and how did Generals Grant and Lee
get along in their meeting there?
Go Here to get
details, and Here
to see the "gentlemen's agreement" document.
27. Name the two Civil War prisons described in
the House Divided site, and tell where each was located.
How many combined forces would end up in the prisons and suffer greatly?
29. How many Confederate prisoners died at Camp
Douglas, near Chicago?
The Civil War, being considered the first modern war, had a system of
medical care and surgery set up that was very primitive. Where
and how were the field hospitals set up, and what was the most common
What was the name of the first U.S. Naval hospital ship?
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