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Answers to Trivia from the Archives

September 2012

Q.  Major General Jesse Reno of the Union Army, the namesake of Reno, Nevada, was shot and killed at what battle during Lee's Maryland Campaign?

A.  South Mountain

»Read Major General Joseph Hooker's report on the Battles of South Mountain and Antietam.

Q.  At what battle did Lee’s rearguard under Brigadier General Pendleton defeat Union forces attempting to pursue Lee into Virginia, effectively ending the Maryland Campaign?   

A.  Shepherdstown

»See a 150-year old map depicting the Battle of Shepherdstown.

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