US Civil War History Made Easy
Custom Search

Home >> US History >> US Civil War >> Gettysburg

Picnic Menu Ideas & Planning
Picnic Menu Ideas & Planning

1000s of great recipes and picnic menu ideas

Quizzes

...Am I

American Civics

Am Civil War

Business

Classic Cartoons

Greatest Hits

Food and Drink

Holiday

Movie

Music

National Parks

Old West

Rock and Roll

Sports

Stars, Movie & TV

TV Shows

Ultimate Place Names

US Geography

US History

US States History Made Easy

Vehicles (Cars & Motorcycles)

Western Films

Western Stars

Westerns TV

What's My Place Name?

Where Are Famous People Buried?

Year In Music

Year In Westerns

 


Battle of Gettysburg
First Day: Evening

What do you know about Battle of Gettysburg, First Day: Evening?
Try this U.S. Civil War History Made Easy quiz
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

Battle of Gettysburg1) Gen. Robert E. Lee understood the defensive potential to the Union army if they hold the high ground of Cemetery Hill.  He sent orders to "carry the hill occupied by the enemy, if he found it practicable, but to avoid a general engagement until the arrival of the other divisions of the army." In the face of this discretionary, and possibly contradictory, order, he chose not to attempt the assault.
Who did Lee send orders too?

  1. Richard S. Ewell

  2. E. Porter Alexander

  3. Richard H. Anderson

  4. Jubal A. Early

2) One reason for not attacking Cemetery Hill is battle fatigue of his men in the late afternoon. Although "Allegheny" Johnson's division of the Second Corps is just arriving on the battlefield.

  • True or False?

3) Another reason for not attacking Cemetery Hill is the difficulty of assaulting the hill through the narrow corridors streets of Gettysburg, immediately to the north.

  • True or False?

4) They consider taking Culp's Hill, which will make the Union position on Cemetery Hill untenable, but abandon the idea when it is reported that Union troops (probably Slocum's XII Corps) are approaching on the York Pike and a small group of them are found to be present on the hill.

  • True or False?

5) Lee's order has been criticized because it left too much discretion. Numerous historians and proponents of the movement (most prominently Jubal Early) speculate how the more aggressive Stonewall Jackson would have acted on Lee's order if he commanded this wing of Lee's army.
What is the movement known as?

  1. Lost Cause

  2. Stonewall's Campaign

  3. The Left Wing

  4. Bound For Glory

6) When does Maj. Gen. Richard H. Anderson's division join the Confederate Third Corps?

  1. Afternoon

  2. Evening

  3. Midnight

  4. Morning

7) Two of the three divisions of the First Corps, arrive in the morning.
Who commands the First Corps?

  1. Lafayette McLaws

  2. George E. Pickett

  3. John Bell Hood

  4. James Longstreet

8) Three cavalry brigades under Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart are still out of the area, on a wide-ranging raid to the northeast.

  • True or False?

9) On the Union side, Meade arrives after midnight. The II Corps and III Corps take up positions on Cemetery Ridge, and the XII Corps and the V Corps are nearby to the east.
What Union Corps is a significant distance from the battlefield, marching rapidly to join the Army of the Potomac?

  1. VI Corps

  2. VII Corps

  3. VIX Corps

  4. X Corps

10) The first day at Gettysburg, is more significant than simply a prelude to the bloody second and third days. About one quarter of Meade's army (22,000 men) and one third of Lee's army (27,000) are engaged.
What did the first day rank in battle by number of troops engaged?

  1. 23rd biggest battle

  2. 55th biggest battle

  3. 73rd biggest battle

  4. 100th biggest battle


Battle of Gettysburg
First Day: Evening
[ANSWERS]

1) A. 2) True 3) True 4) False.  They consider taking Culp's Hill, which will make the Union position on Cemetery Hill untenable, but abandons the idea when it is reported that Union troops (probably Slocum's XII Corps) are approaching on the York Pike and a small group of them are found to be present on the hill.
5
) A. 6) B. 7) D. 8) True 9) A) 10) A.

Score for this page: _______

More Gettysburg Civil War Trivia

 
 


Powered by ... All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.
E-mail | AlansKitchen Privacy Policy | Thank you