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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why was it important that the Union military take control of this fort?
(a) The fort was filled with Confederate ammunitions.
(b) The fort was used as a Confederate hospital.
(c) The fort was frequently a meeting place of high ranking Confederate leaders.
(d) The fort was a port of great importance to the Confederates.

2. Grant outlined a letter from ____________ who expressed gratitude for Grant having played an important role in the war situation at Chattanooga.
(a) Lincoln.
(b) Jefferson.
(c) Davis.
(d) Scott.

3. Grant appointed ______________ commander of the cavalry, believing that body of the military had been underutilized to that point.
(a) Harney.
(b) Garland.
(c) Sheridan.
(d) Sherman.

4. In one of those letters, Grant urged Thomas to attack whose rebel forces in Nashville or risk losing the ground he'd gained as far as Chattanooga?
(a) Alexander's.
(b) Pickett's.
(c) Garnett's.
(d) Hood's.

5. In Chapter 65, the Union captured Petersburg and who visited with Grant there the day after the final assault?
(a) Jackson.
(b) Gibson.
(c) Lee.
(d) Lincoln.

6. In Chapter 60, Grant wrote to Major General Thomas from Grant's headquarters in City Point, _______________, in early December.
(a) North Carolina.
(b) South Carolina.
(c) Maryland.
(d) Virginia.

7. Grant had another meeting with Lincoln and when Grant outlined his plan and reason for advancing, Lincoln said that he understood and compared it to a saying he'd heard, "If a man can't skin he must hold ___________ while somebody else does".
(a) The fur.
(b) A leg.
(c) The animal.
(d) An arm.

8. In Chapter 43, Sherman was ordered to prepare to attack _________________ and he successfully maneuvered into position.
(a) Lexington.
(b) Cincinnati.
(c) Chattanooga.
(d) Knoxville.

9. Grant described the men posted at the edge of the river at Chattanooga and said they were accustomed to seeing what?
(a) Men swim away down the river.
(b) Soldiers drown in the rough waters.
(c) Many large animals.
(d) Confederates getting water from the opposite side of the river.

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

11. The ladies had, until Grant received communiqués from his commanders and read them in front of the ladies, believed what?
(a) The Confederates had surrendered.
(b) The Southern armies were beating the Union and were on the verge of winning the war.
(c) The Northern armies were beating the Confederates and were on the verge of winning the war.
(d) The two armies had come to a truce.

12. When did Grant first meet Lee?
(a) in the middle of the Civil War.
(b) At the beginning of the Civil War.
(c) At the end of the Civil War.
(d) Prior to the Civil War.

13. 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) Union.
(c) Cumberland.
(d) Potomac.

14. In the conclusion, Grant pointed out that __________ played a role in the Civil War and predicted that the issue might arise at some time in the future.
(a) Race.
(b) Politics.
(c) Culture.
(d) Economics.

15. In Chapter 42, Grant described what?
(a) The troops.
(b) The Confederacy.
(c) The military situation.
(d) His experiences in the war.

Short Answer Questions

1. Grant wrote Sherman a letter on ______________ 3, 1864. He said that it appeared Sherman faced no real obstacles but Grant declined celebrating Sherman's victory, saying he didn't want to do so until "the victory is assured".

2. The march was grueling and Grant said that everyone had been told to carry only what was necessary, but he saw various items discarded along the way. Why?

3. It took a couple of tries to gain control of the fort. What did Grant Grant placed part of the blame for the failed attack?

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. Sherman decided to move first against ________________ and then Savannah.

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