Title: The American Civil War Review Scavenger Hunt, parts 1 & 2



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Title: The American Civil War Review Scavenger Hunt, PARTS 1 & 2

Use the underlined sites to find the answers to the questions. (Place your cursor before the

question mark and type your question. Highlight a word or words and link to the web site

where the answer is located.) Please write your answers using complete sentences for full credit!!


1. Who was the president of the Confederate States of America? ____________________

http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/Jefferson_Davis_Vice_Stephens.htm
2. _____________________ became the first president of the American Red Cross.

http://www.redcross.org/museum/briefarc.html
3. President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on __________(date) in Washington D.C. by _____________? http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/alrintr.html
4. Union General _____________________ was responsible for burning Atlanta and then

marching his troops to the sea in Savannah. His fighting technique which destroyed civilian

resources and homes as well as fighting armies was known as ________________.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherman's_March_to_the_Sea
5. ____________________ is best known for her role as leader of the Underground Railroad.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1535.html
6. ____________________ became famous for writing the controversial book Uncle Tom's

Cabin. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncle_Tom's_Cabin


7. NC's governor during most of the Civil War was _________________________.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Carolina_in_the_American_Civil_War
8. _____________________ was the famous leader of the Confederate military.

http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/civilwar/leaders.htm
9. _____________________ was the site of Robert E. Lee's surrender to Ulysses S. Grant on ____________ (date) after being cornered.

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1865RELee-surrender.html
10. This was the southern military fort that remained under federal control after the

formation of the Confederate State of America? ______________________.



http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/tl1861.html

11. _________________ was the capital of the Confederate States of America during the Civil

War. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederate_States_of_America
12. The Confederate Army first attacked the Union at Fort Sumter, which is located in what

city? ___________. http://www.history.com/topics/fort-sumter


13. During the Civil War ______________________ was the capital of the United Confederate States.

http://encyclopediavirginia.org/Richmond_During_the_Civil_War
14. ___________________ near Durham, NC was the site of the last and largest surrender of the Civil War on __________ (date).

http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/bennett/bennett.htm
15.The ____________________ and _____________________ were 2 ironclad ships who did battle off the coast of Virginia in March 1862.

http://www.encyclopedia.com/html/M/MonitorN1.asp
16. This battle was witnessed by spectators who brought picnics and watched the fighting

for entertainment? ________________________. It occurred on ______________ (date).



http://www.cr.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va005.htm
17. 23,000 people died at ____________________, which was the single bloodiest day of

fighting during the Civil War. This battle occurred on _____________ (date).



http://www.history.com/news/7-ways-the-battle-of-antietam-changed-america
18. The ______________________________ marked the turning point in the Civil War, where the

North began winning most of the battles over the South. It occurred on _________________ (date). http://americancivilwar.com/getty.html


19. In what battle was Confederate General Johnston was killed at this battle in Corinth, Mississippi and replaced by Pierre Beauregard? ______________________.

http://www.history.com/news/4-things-you-may-no-know-about-the-battle-of-shiloh
20. The Civil War was fought between the years _______________.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
21.) The ___________________________ was signed by Abraham Lincoln on _________________

(date) and freed slaves in the Confederate States of America.



http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/almintr.html

22. Lincoln gave the speech known as the _________________________ on __________ (date) to honor the memory of people killed during this great battle to protect democracy.



http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/speeches/gettysburg.htm
23. The siege of Fort Sumter by the Confederate States of America occurred on

______________ (date). http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/tl1861.html


24. The South hoped for Europe's support during the Civil War because the South

___________________________________________________________________________________.



http://www.civilwarhome.com/kingcotton.htm
25. _________________ were people in the South who wanted to withdraw from the Union. http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/expulsion_cases/CivilWar_Expulsion.htm
26. The _____________________ was a NC ironclad ship used to ram Union vessels.

http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-us-cs/csa-sh/csash-ag/albmrl.htm
27. The ___________________________ was a ruling by the Supreme Court that black slaves

were property and did not have the same rights as white citizens.



http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4h2933.html
28. List 2 strengths for both the North and the South.

http://www.socialstudieshelp.com/Lesson_35_Notes.htm
29. The ___________________________ called for Union _________________ of southern ports in an effort to cut off food and resources and cripple the South's economy.

http://www.civilwarhome.com/anacondaplan.htm
30. __________________ actually killed more men than fighting during the Civil War.

http://civilwarhome.com/civilwarmedicine.htm

31. NC got their nickname as the "Tar Heels" because



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar_Heel
32. Explain the phrase "rich man's war & poor man's fight."

http://www.wtv-zone.com/civilwar/usdraft.html

33. What were the first two ironclad ships to battle in the Civil War?



http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/ironclads.htm
34. Define the word Conscription.

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/tl1863.html
35. When was the first draft instituted in the United States (month, day, and year)?

http://www.civilwarhome.com/conscription.htm
36. Find three ethnic groups that fought in the Civil War.

http://www.civilwarhome.com/potpourr.htm
37. What was the average of a soldier during the American Civil War?

http://www.civilwarhome.com/potpourr.htm
38. What were the oldest and youngest soldiers recorded?

http://www.civilwarhome.com/potpourr.htm
39. How many people died for the Union?

http://www.civilwarhome.com/potpourr.htm
40. How many people died for the Confederacy? http://www.civilwarhome.com/potpourr.htm
41. What was the major cause of death in the Civil War?

http://www.civilwarhome.com/potpourr.htm
42. What were the top 5 costliest battles of the Civil War?

http://www.civilwarhome.com/potpourr.htm
43. What form of anesthetic was used for field surgery?

http://www.civilwarhome.com/civilwarmedicine.htm
44. Why is the Civil War considered the "First Modern War?” (min. 6 reasons)

http://www.uwgb.edu/DutchS/WestTech/X1STMODW.HTM

45. What was the daily amount of food a Union soldier was entitled to?



http://www.civilwarhome.com/civilwararmies.htm
46. At the beginning of the Civil War, how much did Privates receive in pay each month in

the Union and how much did they receive in the Confederacy?



http://www.civilwarhome.com/civilwararmies.htm
47. Find one method of conducting field surveillance.

http://www.civilwarhome.com/balloons.htm
48. Where was Ulysses S. Grant born (City & State)?

http://www.granthome.com/grant_home.htm
49. Where was Robert E. Lee born (City & State)?

http://www.biography.com/people/robert-e-lee-9377163
50. Who was the President of the Confederate States of America? (the Confederacy)

http://www.civilwarhome.com/


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