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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.


On what date did West Virginia enter the union?


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


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


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?


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


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


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


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?


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


What did the Willey Amendment accomplish?

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