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Year in Review Quiz

Test your knowledge of CWPT's 2010 accomplishments

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1. Our first battlefield preservation effort of 2010 was focused on the historic Snyder Farm on the Gettysburg Battlefield. With what tactical action is the tract associated with?

  • The Confederate’s First Day assault on Benner’s Hill
  • James Longstreet’s Second Day assault on the Union left
  • JEB Stuart’s Third Day attack upon the Union rear
  • Allegheny Johnson’s Third Day assault on Culp’s Hill
  • Jubal Early’s attack on Cemetery Ridge


2. In January 2010, CWPT aggressively positioned itself as a foe of a new application to place a casino at this Civil War battlefield.

  • Antietam
  • Vicksburg
  • Nashville
  • Gettysburg
  • Manassas


3. In February 2010, CWPT initiated a new campaign to help save 1.07 acres associated with Emerson Opdyke’s famous counterattack at this battlefield:

  • Spotsylvania Court House
  • Nashville
  • Fort Donelson
  • Stones River
  • Franklin


4. In April 2010, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell presented this jumbo-sized check to the CWPT. Gov. McDonnell (center), CWPT Chairman John Nau, and CWPT President Jim Lighthizer are all standing on an 85-acre section of land preserved by the CWPT at this battlefield in 2009.

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  • Fredericksburg
  • Five Forks
  • Third Winchester
  • Appomattox Station
  • Chancellorsville


5. In April 2010, CWPT started work on preservation efforts at the Ream’s Station, Davis Bridge, and Glendale Battlefields. Place these three battles into their correct chronological order.

  • Glendale, Davis Bridge, Ream’s Station
  • Ream’s Station, Glendale, Davis Bridge
  • Davis Bridge, Ream’s Station, Glendale
  • Glendale, Ream’s Station, Davis Bridge
  • Ream’s Station, Davis Bridge, Glendale


6. In May 2010, CWPT announced its annual list of the nation’s most endangered battlefields. Which of these battlefields was not on that list?

  • The Wilderness
  • Cedar Creek
  • Chancellorsville
  • Gettysburg
  • Fort Stevens
  • South Mountain
  • Picacho Peak


7. In June 2010, CWPT held its Annual Conference in Lexington, Kentucky. As one of the Conference events, Ed Bearss led an all-day hiking tour of the Perryville Battlefield. This tour has now become part of CWPT lore. What happened on this tour?

  • The tour was forced to ford the Doctor’s Fork after the only bridge washed out
  • A surprise 80th birthday cake was sprung on Ed as he approached the crest of Parson’s Ridge
  • The entire tour was soaked to the bone, not once, but twice, by passing hail and thunderstorms
  • The tour watched Ed run out two squatters living in the Squire Bottoms House
  • A heavy fog led to the tour being seriously lost for 40 minutes or more


8. In June 2010, CWPT announced a new campaign to save an additional 240 acres of the Bentonville Battlefield in North Carolina. Including this new acreage, approximately how many acres has CWPT saved at Bentonville?

  • 345
  • 700
  • 950
  • 1,100
  • 1,700


9. In August 2010, CWPT was proud to announce a new campaign to save 10 acres on the Second Manassas Battlefield. This land is closely associated with a major attack led by this Union officer who was later court-martialed.

  • Philip Kearny
  • Irvin McDowell
  • Fitz John Porter
  • Franz Sigel
  • Edwin Sumner


10.  In September 2010, CWPT worked to acquire a small, but important tract of land that was adjacent to this famous Battle of Franklin landmark.

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  • Carnton Plantation
  • Bernard’s Cabins
  • The Carter House
  • The Cotton Gin
  • The Slaughter Pen Farm


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Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander (Rob Shenk)
11. In September 2010, Senator Lamar Alexander joined other speakers from CWPT to announce a fundraising campaign at this Tennessee battlefield:

  • Franklin
  • Chattanooga
  • Shiloh
  • Spring Hill
  • Knoxville


12. In October 2010, CWPT was proud to announce their second Gettysburg preservation effort of the year. The 5-acre tract on Power’s Hill was significant to the Battle of Gettysburg for what reason?

  • Artillery on Power’s Hill helped blunt Confederate attacks near Culp’s Hill on July 3, 1863
  • A stout defensive effort by outnumbered Union troops on Power’s Hill helped protect the vulnerable Union right.
  • From Power’s Hill Winfield Scott Hancock spied the approaching Confederate troops looking to attack Culp’s Hill.
  • Heavy Union guns on Power’s Hill were able to drive off attacks on nearby Cemetery Ridge
  • Heavy Union guns on Power’s Hill contributed greatly to driving back Longstreet’s attack on the Wheatfield on July 2, 1863.


13. In late October 2010, CWPT undertook one of its most significant battlefield preservation efforts in its history. The 49 acres at the Wilderness are associated with what important part of the battlefield?

  • Saunders Field
  • Widow Tapp Field
  • The Brock Road
  • Mule Shoe Salient
  • The Unfinished Railroad


14. During 2010, the Civil War Preservation Trust earned all but one of the following awards:

  • The 2010 Apex Award for Publishing Excellence (Hallowed Ground Magazine)
  • The “Valued Partner” award from GuideStar
  • The Brian C. Pohanka Preservationist of the Year Award
  • The U.S. Interior Department’s “Partner in Conservation” Award
  • “4-Star Charity” award from Charity Navigator


15. To close out a busy year, CWPT announced a new effort to preserve 104 acres at this battlefield.

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  • Malvern Hill
  • First Deep Bottom
  • Cold Harbor
  • Williamsburg
  • Totopotomoy Creek


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