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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 44, Grant described the actual battle. Grant knew that the Confederate Commander ___________ was among those facing the Union Army.
(a) Early.
(b) Beauregard.
(c) Bragg.
(d) Longstreet.

2. The Union troops left behind in ______________ were called on to defend the city from invading Confederate soldiers.
(a) New York.
(b) Boston.
(c) Philadelphia.
(d) Washington.

3. On May 16, 1864, Grant sent a letter to Halleck, outlining the poor roads that had become impassable due to what?
(a) An earthquake.
(b) Large potholes.
(c) A herd of sheep.
(d) Heavy rains.

4. In Chapter 52, Grant detailed the battle at the Courthouse at _______________. Grant sent a letter to Major-General Halleck, Chief of Staff of the Army in Washington, outlining the casualties which he said probably approached twenty thousand Union troops and included eleven generals.
(a) Pine Bluff.
(b) Charleston.
(c) Appomattox.
(d) Spotsylvania.

5. In Chapter 63, it became evident that the war was nearing an end. The peace commissioners from the Confederacy arrived in _____________ to meet with Lincoln.
(a) May.
(b) November.
(c) July.
(d) January.

6. In Chapter 50, Grant said that soon after the fall of Atlanta, the Army of the ______________ began the campaign that would eventually result in the fall of the Confederate capital.
(a) Americas.
(b) Cumberland.
(c) Potomac.
(d) Union.

7. In Chapter 45, Grant was moved to ____________ and established a headquarters there.
(a) Gatlinburg.
(b) Memphis.
(c) Asheville.
(d) Knoxville.

8. In Chapter 59, Grant stepped back in time to _____________ and described Sherman's "march to the sea". Grant telegraphed Sherman in early that month, urging that Sherman continue to press the Southern troops.
(a) April.
(b) September.
(c) January.
(d) October.

9. In Chapter 48, a new campaign got underway, with __________ in command.
(a) Sherman.
(b) Jackson.
(c) Grant.
(d) Sheridan.

10. On December 15, Grant wrote Thomas again, this time congratulating him on his success and urging that he not do what?
(a) Stay near the Confederates.
(b) Continue fighting.
(c) Give the Confederates time to rest and recover.
(d) Rest and recover.

11. On another occasion, Grant saw a man drawing water from a tree that had fallen in the river and questioned him before discovering what?
(a) He was actually a slave.
(b) He was actually a Confederate soldier.
(c) He was deaf.
(d) He was actually the Confederate President.

12. In Chapter 67, Grant described the peace negotiations at ________________ and the terms of surrender that came from that meeting.
(a) Appomattox.
(b) Arkansas Post.
(c) Athens.
(d) Adairsville.

13. At Grant's request, _________________ was transferred to take over the command of the Army of Tennessee which was headquartered near Grant's location.
(a) Stanton.
(b) Rosecrans.
(c) Jackson.
(d) Sherman.

14. In Chapter 61, Grant detailed the events leading up to the attempts to rout the Confederates from Fort _____________, located near Wilmington.
(a) Fisher.
(b) Negley.
(c) Sumter.
(d) Caswell.

15. Sherman decided to move first against ________________ and then Savannah.
(a) Millersville.
(b) Mudville.
(c) Morristown.
(d) Milledgeville.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 43, Grant described the various points of attack, including that of Sherman at a place called ___________ Ridge.

2. In Chapter 51, Grant looked back on the battle. He said the Union forces were commended for their ability to ___________________, then performing as a unit.

3. Nine days later, Grant wrote another letter to Thomas, this time demanding that Thomas do what?

4. In Chapter 54, Grant said the troops traveling in _________________ were faced with a different kind of country than they'd typically encountered across the south. The roads were in better condition and there was hardly ever a person seen other than those armed with Confederate sympathies.

5. On May 22, Grant issued orders that scouts be sent out in search of what?

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