Answers to Trivia from the Archives

April 2012

Q. In April, 1862, this city, the most populous in the Confederacy, fell to Union forces.

A. New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Q. In April, 1865, as the war was drawing rapidly to a close, Confederate general A. P. Hill was killed at this battle.

A. Petersburg Breakthrough

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