Friday, September 17, 2010

The Battle Of Antietam: September 17, 1862

How well do you know your Civil War history?

Today marks the 148th anniversary of the single bloodiest day of the Civil War at the Battle of Antietam. If you can answer the following four questions correctly, I’ll give you a pass on the above video.

• Delaware, Kansas, Maryland, & Missouri remained a part of the Union and were exempted from the Emancipation Proclamation? True or False?

• Antietam is to the Union as __________ is to the Confederacy.

• What action did President Lincoln take after the Union victory, at Antietam, in September 1862?

• Who was Abraham Lincoln’s presidential opponent of 1864?

• According to President Lincoln, which Union general had a case of "the Slows"?

NB: Yale Professor David Blight is the Director of the Gilder Lehrman Institute and the author of A Slave No More. You might think that discovering two previously unpublished slave narratives in the 21st century is remarkable and it is. As family researchers however, even more remarkable is the research done to validate the events recorded for posterity by Wallace Turnage & John Washington.

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