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Answers to Trivia from the Archives

May 2011

Q.  In May, 1861, which three states seceded from the Union?

A.  Arkansas, North Carolina, Virginia (in order)

Read the Declaration of Causes of Seceding States »

Q.  In May, 1864, forces under Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee met in combat for the first time at this battle.

A.  The Wilderness (May 5-7)

Learn more about the Battle of the Wilderness »


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