Hazardous Unions Trivia Contest


Twin Tales of a Civil War Christmas

By Alison Bruce and Kat Flannery 

Kat and I a pretty excited about the release of HAZARDOUS UNIONS, which, as of writing is only a few days away. We decided to each give away a copy of the ebook... but you have to earn the chance to win.

Test Your Civil War Knowledge


Q 1: How many Americans died as a result of the American Civil War?
a. 36,516
b. 58,220
c. 116,516
d. 405,399
e. 625,000

Q 2: Ulysses S. Grant eventually rose to the rank of lieutenant general and commander of all of the Union Armies. To what rank was he commissioned at the beginning of the war?
a. Private
b. Captain
c. Colonel
d. General

Q 3: President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. (New Year’s Day after the Christmas celebrated in HAZARDOUS UNIONS.) Who was being emancipated?
a. All slaves in America
b. Slaves held in the rebellious states
c. Slaves held west of the Mississippi

Q 4: What popular Civil War tune was later sung by Elvis Presley as Love Me Tender?
a. Aura Lee
b. Lorena
c. Sweet Adeline
d. Oh Susannah

Q 5: “My captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still,/ My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will,” In these two lines of Oh Captain, My Captain, Walt Whitman is referring to:
a. His father
b. His commanding officer
c. President Lincoln after his assassination

For answers, click here.