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Mark E. Neely, Jr.
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the result of Brigadier General Thomas Ewing's General Order No. 11?
(a) Military execution of civilian spies is abolished.
(b) 13,433 citizens of Missouri are arrested by Union forces.
(c) 237 civillians from Missouri are executed by Union soldiers.
(d) 20,000 citizens are banished from the state of Missouri.

2. What orders does President Lincoln give General Benjamin F. Butler and General-in-Chief Winfield Scott in Chapter 1?
(a) Arrest any who resist.
(b) Watch, wait and be ready to respond.
(c) Free those in chains, chain those who fight.
(d) Attack on sight.

3. How does Dennis A. Mahony secure his release?
(a) He swears an oath of loyalty to the Union.
(b) He writes and publishes articles about prision life.
(c) His lawyer threatens to take the Union general to court.
(d) He bribes the warden.

4. Which bill, passed in 1863, removes the cracks between military and civilian justice?
(a) Whiting Bill.
(b) Militia Act.
(c) The Habeas Corpus Act.
(d) Bates Bill.

5. What precedent is set in Joseph Griffin's case?
(a) The suspension of habeas corpus does not legalize wrongful arrest.
(b) Financial remuneration must be given to private citizens.
(c) Suspected sympathizers have no rights.
(d) The suspension of habeas corpus legalizes military arrest.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Henry W. Halleck?

2. In Chapter 5, why does the Union Army close down nine firms and arrest 97 employees and owners?

3. What concerns do Union commanders have about Confederate deserters?

4. Which famous case will refer to Samuel Perkins' arguments in 1966?

5. What does Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles confide in his diary?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the press used by the Confederate supporters in 1864 to create panic in New York?

2. Why does Lincoln suspend the writ of habeas corpus of rail routes from Philadelphia to Washington in April of 1861?

3. How do Union officials react to reports of torture from prisoners of war?

4. Why does the War Department seize John N. Eitel in 1865?

5. How are Jews treated by the Union in Chapter 5?

6. Describe the purpose of the Habeas Corpus Act.

7. Why do mobs from Baltimore burn bridges in 1861?

8. What controversy does General Paine create when he arrests 100 citizens?

9. Why must President Lincoln explain his decision to suspend the writ of habeas corpus to Congress?

10. How does the War Department combat corruption during the Civil War?

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