For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

From which state was the major whose letter home during the summer of 1862 contained the line "slavery must be cleaned out," from which the title of the chapter was inspired? (from Chapter 9, Slavery Must be Cleaned Out)

2.

As McPherson discusses the statistics for married men versus unmarried men, what percentage of married soldiers does he say were killed in action? (from Chapter 10, We Know That We are Supported at Home)

3.

When discussing the assertions of patriotism as a motivation for fighting, what percentage of the 429 Confederate letters and diaries used as sources affirmed this motivation? (from Chapter 7, On the Altar of My Country)

4.

During the discussion of "short-timers" psychology in the Union army, what was the name of the rule that prevented this phenomenon in the Confederate army? (from Chapter 6, A Band of Brothers)

5.

In the discussion of the psychological and physiological issues soldiers faced in 1864, a private in the 100th Pennsylvania wrote that he slept one night out of how many? (from Chapter 12, The Same Holy Cause)

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