Civil War Q&A

A Knowledge Challenge Handbook


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About the Book

This Civil War sourcebook organizes the crucial details of the war in an inventive format designed to enhance the reader’s knowledge base and big-picture understanding of key events and outcomes. The war’s causes, political and economic issues, important personalities, campaigns and battles are examined. Nearly 200 reader challenges stimulate reviews of critical moments, with suggested further reading. Photographs and maps have been carefully selected to supplement the topic being explored.

About the Author(s)

Lloyd W. Klein is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a cardiologist who has made numerous contributions to the field of cardiology in the past 35 years. He is also a historian who has published extensively on the Civil War, with a particular interest in political and military leadership and their economic ramifications. Eric J. Wittenberg is the author of 22 books on the Civil War and is a member of the boards of directors of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust and Little Big Horn Associates and also serves as the program coordinator for the Chambersburg Civil War Seminars and Tours. He is an attorney in private practice in Columbus, Ohio.

Bibliographic Details

Lloyd W. Klein and Eric J. Wittenberg
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 322
Bibliographic Info: 56 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9123-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4955-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface 1

I Prologue to the Civil War Challenges 3
       Answers  17

II Political Personalities Challenges 35
     Answers 47

III Lincoln’s Speeches and Quotations Challenges 56
      Answers 60

IV Economic Issues of the War Challenges 66
     Answers 72

V Military Personalities Challenges 83
      Answers 97

VI 1861 Battles and Campaigns Challenges 115
     Answers 119

VII 1862 Battles and Campaigns Challenges 124
     Answers 140

VIII 1863 Battles and Campaigns (Except Gettysburg) Challenges 157
      Answers 166

IX Gettysburg Challenges 176
      Answers 196

X 1864 Battles and Campaigns Challenges 217
     Answers 235

XI Spies and Secret Organizations Challenges 250
      Answers 260

XII Civil War Medicine Challenges 272
      Answers 282

XIII 1865—The End of the War and the Lincoln Assassination Challenges 291
     Answers 299

Essential Reading 312
Index 313