As the bloodiest war in American history, it tore a nation and even families apart. Although it ended more than a century ago, the scars of the Civil War are still with Americans today. Think you know more than the average Billy Yank or Johnny Reb about the blood spilled and the politics behind the war? Find out by taking our Civil War quiz.
Question 1 of 30
How many states eventually ended up seceding from the Union?
Question 2 of 30
Where were the first shots of the war fired?
Question 3 of 30
In what year was the Battle of Antietam fought?
Question 4 of 30
What other battle was going on while the Battle of Gettysburg was being fought in Pennsylvania?
Question 5 of 30
What did Lincoln call his "greatest and most enduring contribution to the history of the war"?
Question 6 of 30
Which of the following was NOT a cause of the Civil War?
Question 7 of 30
What brought the Confederate Army troops to Gettysburg, Penn. for the decisive battle?
Question 8 of 30
What were the names of the two ironclad ships that battled it out during the Civil War at the Battle of Hampton Roads?
Question 9 of 30
How many days after Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox was Abraham Lincoln was shot and killed?
Question 10 of 30
About how many American soldiers lost their lives in the Civil War?
Question 11 of 30
Which of the following is NOT another name for the American Civil War?
Question 12 of 30
What was the South's view of slavery during the Civil War?
Question 13 of 30
What city was chosen as the confederate capital in 1861?
Question 14 of 30
What popular battle was also called the Battle of Manassas?
Question 15 of 30
How many versions of the Gettysburg address are there?
Question 16 of 30
Which battle was the bloodiest of the Civil War?
Question 17 of 30
Which of the following allowed a male citizen aged 20 to 45 exemption from the draft?
Question 18 of 30
What percentage of the Union Army was African-American?
Question 19 of 30
Why are there often two names for the same battle?
Question 20 of 30
Who won the American Civil War?
Question 21 of 30
The Civil War killed more Americans than WWI, WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War combined.
Question 22 of 30
Which of these claimed the most lives during the Civil War?
Question 23 of 30
What did Lincoln suggest doing to African-Americans when the war started?
Question 24 of 30
Who became president once Lincoln was assassinated?
Question 25 of 30
What happened to John Wilkes Booth after he assassinated President Lincoln?
Question 26 of 30
Which 1865 Constitutional amendment abolished slavery?
Question 27 of 30
Where did General Lee surrender to General Grant, finally ending the bloody battle?
Question 28 of 30
Which side relied on hot air balloons for reconnaissance missions during the Civil War?
Question 29 of 30
Which side used submarines during battle in the Civil War?
Question 30 of 30