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James B. McPherson: Quiz


Question 1: McPherson was appointed to the Corps of Engineers with the rank of brevet ________.
Lieutenant CommanderFirst LieutenantEnsign (rank)Second Lieutenant

Question 2: James Birdseye McPherson (November 14, 1828 – July 22, 1864) was a career United States Army officer who served as a General in the Union Army during the ________.
TennesseeBleeding KansasUnion (American Civil War)American Civil War

Question 3: On March 12, 1864, he was given command of the ________, after its former commander, Maj.
Union ArmyArmy of the OhioArmy of the CumberlandArmy of the Tennessee

Question 4: ________'s XVI Corps.
Grenville M. DodgeWilliam VandeverJames WeaverSamuel Curtis

Question 5: Meanwhile, McPherson had advanced his troops into ________, and from there, they moved onto the high ground on Bald Hill overlooking Atlanta.
Druid Hills, GeorgiaChamblee, GeorgiaDecatur, GeorgiaDunwoody, Georgia

Question 6: He was killed at the ________ and was the highest ranking Union officer killed during the war.
Sherman's March to the SeaBattle of AtlantaChattanooga CampaignWestern Theater of the American Civil War

Question 7: ________ flanked Maj.
William J. HardeeGeorge Henry ThomasWilliam Tecumseh ShermanBraxton Bragg

Question 8: For a year after his graduation he was assistant instructor of practical engineering at the Military Academy, and was next engaged from 1854 to 1857 as assistant engineer upon the defenses of the harbor of New York and the improvement of ________.
Hudson RiverPoughkeepsie, New YorkRockland County, New YorkManhattan

Question 9: McPherson Elementary School in the Ravenswood area of ________, was named for McPherson.
Burr Ridge, IllinoisElmhurst, IllinoisChicagoBlue Island, Illinois

Question 10: McPherson Road in ________, was named in his honor.
Ayer, MassachusettsLowell, MassachusettsCambridge, MassachusettsMelrose, Massachusetts


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