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Civil War

You know the Civil War led to the creation of West Virginia. See what else you know about the war.


1

On what date did West Virginia enter the union?

2

Which Confederate commander experienced a series of devastating military defeats in present West Virginia early in the Civil War?

3

Which one of the following Civil War era federal laws led directly to the creation of West Virginia University?

4

Which one of the following natural resources—found in many West Virginia caves— was used as a key ingredient in manufacturing gunpowder during the Civil War?

5

Which Cabell County native served in the U.S. and Confederate congresses and then as a Confederate brigadier general?

6

Which one of the following towns was named for a Civil War general from present West Virginia?

7

Which one of the following was NOT a goal of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry?

8

What was the nickname given to "Stonewall" Jackson's cousin William Lowther Jackson, who commanded the losing Confederate forces at the Battle of Droop Mountain?

9

The largest surrender of U.S. forces during the Civil War occurred in what present West Virginia town?

10

What did the Willey Amendment accomplish?


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