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Battle of Gettysburg
Second Day: Anderson's Assault

What do you know about Battle of Gettysburg, Second Day: Anderson's Assault?
Try this U.S. Civil War History Made Easy Quiz.
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

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Trivia powered by Prof ABE1) The 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 what Corps?

  1. First Corps

  2. Second Corps

  3. Third Corps

  4. Tenth Corps

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 division commander?

  1. Andrew A. Humphreys

  2. Andrew J. Long

  3. William Douglas

  4. 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?

  1. Kyser Ridge

  2. Pass Mountain

  3. Seminary Ridge

  4. 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 turn.

  • True or False.

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 regiment?

  1. 1st Minnesota

  2. 3rd Minnesota

  3. 5th Minnesota

  4. 7th Minnesota

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.

  • True or False?

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?

  1. Codori farm

  2. Dolphin farm

  3. Eastman farm

  4. Franklin farm

8) For a time, the only Union soldiers in this part of the line are Gen. Meade and some of his staff officers.

  • True or False?

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?

  1. Widow Leister's house

  2. George Winston's house

  3. Baker Brother's house

  4. Dr. Ira Hayes house

10) Whose brigade makes slow progress and never crosses the Emmitsburg Road?

  1. Carnot Posey's

  2. George Carver's

  3. Wayne Montgomery's

  4. Washington Jeffer's

Battle of Gettysburg
Second Day: Anderson's Assault

1) C. 2) A. 3) C. 4) False.  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 dies the next morning in a Union field hospital.  Willard is also killed. 5) A. 6) True 7) A. 8) True 9) A. 10) A.

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