Battle of Gettysburg
Third Day: Pickett’s Charge (part 4)
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On the right flank, Pickett's Virginians crossed the Emmitsburg
Road and wheeled partially to their left to face northeast. They
marched in two lines, led by the brigades of Brig. Gen. James L.
Kemper on the right and Brig. Gen. Richard B. Garnett on the
Who commanded the brigade that followed
Brig. Gen. Lewis A. Armistead
Brig. Gen. Lewis A. Benton
Brig. Gen. Lewis A. Cobb
2) As the division wheeled to the left, its right flank was
exposed to McGilvery's guns and the front of Maj. Gen. Abner
Doubleday's Union division on Cemetery Ridge.
3) Brig. Gen. George J. Stannard's Vermont
Brigade marched forward, faced north, and delivered withering
fire into the rear of a Confederate Brig. Gen. James L. Kemper's
Who commanded the brigade?
Brig. Gen. James L. Kemper
Brig. Gen. James Long
Brig. Gen. Lawrence McBride
4) He had been prominent in displaying himself
on horseback to his men during the Confederate artillery
bombardment, was wounded by a bullet striking the pommel of his
saddle, entering his inner right thigh along with wood fragments
and a large bent nail. He refused evacuation to the rear until
the battle was settled.
Who was the wounded Union
Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Abbott
Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock
Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Scott
5) As Pickett's men advanced, they withstood
the defensive fire of first Gen. Stannard's brigade, then Gen.
Harrow's, and then Gen. Hall's, before approaching a minor
salient in the Union center, a low stone wall taking an 80-yard
What did the stone wall become known as?
6) The stone wall was defended by Brig. Gen.
Alexander S. Webb's Philadelphia Brigade. Webb placed the two
remaining guns of (the severely wounded) Lt. Alonzo Cushing's
Battery A, 4th U.S. Artillery, at the front of his line at the
stone fence, with the 69th and 71st Pennsylvania regiments to
defend the fence and the guns. The two guns and 940 men could
not match the massive firepower that Hays's division, to their
right, had been able to unleash.
7) Captain Andrew Cowan and his 1st New York
Independent artillery battery to face the oncoming infantry.
Assisted personally by artillery chief Henry Hunt, Cowan ordered
five guns to fire double canister simultaneously. The entire
Confederate line to his front disappeared.
1st New York Independent
2nd Pennsylvania Artillery
11th Ohio Battery
8) The gap vacated by most of the 71st
Pennsylvania, however, was more serious, leaving only a handful
of the 71st, 268 men of the 69th Pennsylvania, and Cushing's two
guns to receive the men of Confederate Garnett's and Armistead's
brigades as they began to cross the stone fence.
many Confederate force did the Union face at the stone fence?
1,500 to 2,000
2,500 to 3,000
3,500 to 4,000
9) The Irishmen of the 69th Pennsylvania
resisted fiercely in a melee of rifle fire, bayonets, and fists.
Webb, mortified that the 71st had retreated, brought a Zouave
regiment forward, stabilizing the line.
What was the
10) During the fight, the severely wounded Lt.
Alonzo Cushing of Battery A, 4th U.S. Artillery officer was
killed as he shouted to his men, three bullets striking him, the
third in his mouth. The Confederates seized his guns and turned
them to face the Union troops, but they had no ammunition to
fire. As more Union reinforcements arrived, the defensive line
became impregnable and the Confederates began to slip away
individually, with no senior officers remaining to call a formal
How old was Lt. Cushing when he was killed
11) The supporting attack by Brig. Gen. Cadmus
M. Wilcox and Col. David Lang (Perry's brigade) on Pickett's
right was never a factor; they did not approach the Union line
until after Pickett was defeated, and their advance was quickly
broken up by McGilvery's guns and by the Vermont Brigade.