Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Civil War Figures
|Alfred and Charlotte Ingraham, residents of Vicksburg Mississippi, lost two sons and a son-in-law to the Confederate cause and by war's end were in financial ruin. Charlotte was the sister of what General?||During the Civil War...it was all relative
US General George Gordon Meade..
brothers. US General William Rufus Terrill, was killed October 8, 1862 at Perryville, and his brother, Confederate General James Barbour Terrill, was killed May 30, 1864 at Bethesda Church. They were supposedly buried by their father in a single grave over which the tombstone reads 'Here lie my two sons. Only God knows which was right'.
|The White House was draped in mourning for the death Confederate General Benjamin Hardin Helm who was mortally wounded September 20, 1863 at Chickamauga and died September 21. Why?||During the Civil War...it was all relative
Helm was married to Mary Todd Lincoln's half-sister,.
US General Philip St. George Cooke.
Robert E. Lee. Confederate General Robert E. Lee's sister, Anne, and her husband William Marshall, sided with the Union. Their son, Louis H. Marshall, served on the staff of US General John Pope.
Zachary Taylor. Zachary Taylor's daughter, Sarah Knox Taylor, was the first wife of Confederate President Jefferson Finis Davis. She died of malaria three months after their marriage.
Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln was killed just a few days after the Civil War was over.
|This Union general commanded the Army of the Potomac at Chancellorsville but was taken by surprise and lost the battle. His nickname was 'Fighting Joe ________'?||Civil War Generals
Hooker. The ladies of the night got their name because they would follow Hooker's camp around looking for 'business.'
|Which Union general commanded the Union soldiers at Fredricksburg and had the word sideburns named after him?||Civil War Generals
Burnside. Burnside used a suicide attack on the Confederate forces at Fredricksburg by charging up the hill many times but it was hopeless. The Union forces were beaten badly.
Rosecrans. This southern victory trapped Rosecrans in Chattanooga.
|This Confederate general was originally asked by Lincoln to join the Union but when Virginia, his home state, seceded, he left with it?||Civil War Generals
Lee. Robert E. Lee was considered a war genius.
|This general won Fort Donelson and Fort Henry and later on in the war became the leader of all the Union troops?||Civil War Generals
McClellan. McClellan would hesitate, then attack at the wrong time which was why a lot of his soldiers were killed during the battles he led.
Stonewall Jackson. He was shot by one of his own men while coming back to his camp.
John Sedgwick. Rebel snipers proved him wrong and killed the Union Corps leader outside of the Battle of the Wilderness.
Michigan. Custer played a key part at Gettysburg by blunting Jeb Stuart's attack during Pickett's Charge.
|He thought the War with Mexico was unjust and brought on by American greed, though he fought in it. Who was it?||Civil War Generals
U.S. Grant. Grant denounced the war in his memoirs.
Phil Kearney. Kearney lost his arm in the Mexican War, his life in the Civil War.
D.H. Hill. The cranky Hill survived the war.
|After the Civil War, this general killed an ex-slave, who worked for him, with an axe, after the man pulled a knife on him. Who was it?||Civil War Generals
Bedford Forrest. The general was let off, since the man was beating his wife when Forrest interceded. Forrest later play a key role in founding the Ku Klux Klan.
James Longstreet. They remained friends after the war.
D.H. Hill. Hill was a good general but his temper, sharp tongue and nasty streak alienated many.
Joe Wheeler. The old Confederate cavalryman fought under the stars and stripes.
|Which Civil War general replaced Phillip Sheridan as General of the Army after his retirement?||Civil War Generals
Nelson Miles. Miles won the Medal of Honor at Chancellorsville.
Winfield Scott Hancock. Hancock was frustrated in his failed attempts to draw the Sioux into open battle.