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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Grant described the details of the first raid of the cavalry under _________________ command.
(a) Sheridan's.
(b) Sherman's.
(c) His.
(d) Jackson's.

2. In Chapter 58, Grant described additional advances with Sheridan's troops and his victory at the ______________.
(a) Shenandoah.
(b) Shiloh.
(c) Stones River.
(d) Vicksburg.

3. Grant told Sherman in that letter that there were no specific directions forthcoming but urged that he do what?
(a) Surrender.
(b) Create new plans.
(c) Ask for specific directions.
(d) Keep to the general plan.

4. Grant said this proved effective at providing cover though in the case of the Battle of the Wilderness, what happened when the wood caught on fire?
(a) The heat became so intense that it drove some men away.
(b) The men died.
(c) The men were trapped.
(d) The men were severely burned.

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

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

7. 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) October.
(b) September.
(c) January.
(d) April.

8. 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 Confederate soldier.
(b) He was actually the Confederate President.
(c) He was actually a slave.
(d) He was deaf.

9. 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) Scott.
(d) Davis.

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

11. Grant described the condition of Union troops as he arrived at Chattanooga. He said that they had little wood available to them and their clothing was insufficient for the coming winter, but that there was no way to get supplies in until when?
(a) The reinforcements arrived.
(b) The war ended.
(c) Spring.
(d) The President arrived.

12. Grant described the complicated maneuvering it took to establish a siege of ______________.
(a) Philiipsburg.
(b) Strongsville.
(c) Petersburg.
(d) St. Petersburg.

13. Grant said there was __________ about the campaign to rouse criticism from him.
(a) Some.
(b) Little.
(c) Much.
(d) Nothing.

14. 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?
(a) Weak soldiers.
(b) A lack of ammunitions.
(c) Poor planning.
(d) Free talk.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 41, Grant toured the area and the first order of business was to do what?

2. Grant traveled to _______________ where he met with Rosecrans, another commander who had troops in serious distress at Chattanooga.

3. What was one reason why the South was in chaos?

4. Grant said that the army always created a ___________ fronted with a compilation of wood and dirt whenever they stopped, even if just for the night.

5. Grant was assigned to command the Military Division of _________________.

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