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John Gibbon: Quiz


Question 1: Despite the fact that his father was a slaveholder and that three of his brothers, two brothers-in-law and his cousin ________ served in the Confederate military, Gibbon decided to uphold his oath to the Union.
J.E.B. StuartJames LongstreetJames J. ArcherJ. Johnston Pettigrew

Question 2: [3] He graduated from the ________ in 1847 and was commissioned a brevet second lieutenant in the 3rd U.S.
United States Military AcademyUnited States Naval AcademyUnited States Air Force AcademyUnited States Merchant Marine Academy

Question 3: Gibbon was born in the Holmesburg section of Philadelphia, ________, the fourth child of ten born to Dr.
North CarolinaPennsylvaniaConnecticutNew Jersey

Question 4: ________ was elevated to command larger units.
Winfield Scott HancockGeorge B. McClellanJames BuchananDemocratic Party (United States)

Question 5: Gibbon returned for the ________, but his division was in reserve and saw little action.
Jackson's Valley CampaignEastern Theater of the American Civil WarFirst Battle of Bull RunBattle of Chancellorsville

Question 6: During the ________, Gibbon became disheartened when his troops refused to fight at Ream's Station.
Eastern Theater of the American Civil WarOverland CampaignSiege of PetersburgBattle of Gettysburg

Question 7: ________ exclaimed that the men "fought like iron".
Joseph HookerGeorge B. McClellanAmerican Civil WarGeorge Meade

Question 8: Gibbon was still in command in Montana the following year when he intercepted a telegraph from General Oliver O. Howard to cut off the Nez Percé, who were camped along the ________ in western Montana.
Ruby RiverYellowstone RiverMadison RiverBig Hole River

Question 9: Gibbon led the brigade for the last time at the ________, where he was forced to take time away from brigade command to personally man an artillery piece in the bloody fighting at the Cornfield.
Battle of AntietamBattle of FredericksburgSeven Days BattlesBattle of Gettysburg

Question 10: [2] When Gibbon was nearly 11 years old the family moved near ________, after his father took a position as chief assayer at the U.S.
Charlotte metropolitan areaRaleigh, North CarolinaDurham, North CarolinaCharlotte, North Carolina

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