Battle of Gettysburg
Second Day: Anderson's Assault
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Second Day: Anderson's Assault?
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Third Corps division of Richard H. Anderson's division would join
the attack against the center of the Union line on Cemetery Ridge.
Anderson's division is a member of
2) The Confederate
brigades of Cadmus M. Wilcox and David Lang hit the front and
right flank of Union line, dooming any chance to maintain its
position on the Emmitsburg Road and completing the collapse of the
III Corps. The Union commander displays considerable bravery
during the attack, leading his men from horseback and forcing them
to maintain good order during their withdrawal.
Who was the Union
Andrew A. Humphreys
Andrew J. Long
Randolph Scott Jones
3) The long march from has
left some of the Southern units disorganized, and their commanders
pause momentarily to reorganize.
Where do they march from?
Big Round Top
4) The Union II Corps brigade of Col. George L.
Willard to meet Brig. Gen. William Barksdale brigade as it moves
toward the ridge. Willard's New Yorkers drove the Mississippians
back to Emmitsburg Road. Barksdale is wounded in his left knee,
followed by a cannonball to his left foot, and finally is hit by
another bullet to his chest, knocking him off his horse. His
troops are forced to leave him for dead on the field, and he
survives the in a Union field hospital. Willard is also wounded
and survives, and Confederate guns drive back Willard's man in
5) As Union general
Winfield S. Hancock rides north to find additional reinforcements,
he sees Confederate Wilcox's brigade nearing the base of the
ridge, aiming at a gap in the Union line. The timing is critical,
and Hancock chooses the only troops at hand, a regiment of the
Harrow's Brigade, of the 2nd Division of the II Corps. They are
originally placed there to guard Thomas' U.S. Battery.
What is the
6) The 262 Minnesotans charge the Alabama brigade
with bayonets fixed, and they blunt their advance at Plum Run but
at horrible cost, 215 casualties (82%), including 40 deaths or
mortal wounds, one of the largest regimental single-action losses
of the war.
7) The third Confederate brigade in line,
under Ambrose Wright, crushes two regiments posted on the Emmitsburg Road north of a farm, capture the guns of two
batteries, and advance toward a gap in the Union line just south
of the Copse of Trees.
What is the name of the farm?
a time, the only Union soldiers in this part of the line are Gen.
Meade and some of his staff officers.
9) On July 2, George J. Stannard is brigade
officer of the day, leaving immediate command of his troops to
Col. Francis V. Randall of the 13th Vermont. Although the brigade
is withdrawn behind Cemetery Hill, not participating in the
initial defense against the attack by Confederate Brig. Gen.
Ambrose R. Wright on Cemetery Ridge, it is sent to recover guns
lost to Confederate attacks. The Vermonters recover these guns
despite resistance from Wright's Georgians.
Whose house is
there on Cemetery Ridge?
Widow Leister's house
George Winston's house
Baker Brother's house
Dr. Ira Hayes house
10) Whose brigade makes slow progress and never crosses the