United States History Question of the Day

©Greg Feldmeth 2014
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The War's Early Years


A company of Michigan volunteers, 1862
(Source: Wikimedia Commons--public domain)

Question 131483

Which of the following statements is most accurate about the first two years (1861-1862) of the Civil War?

(A) the North scored a number of impressive victories
(B) the North's effective blockade of Southern ports essentially closed the South to all foreign trade
(C) the North had difficulty finding enough volunteers to fight
(D) the Confederacy sought European support for their war against the North
(E) Northern black soldiers were involved in several significant battles

Answer & Explanation

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