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Battle of Gettysburg
Third Day: Pickett’s Charge (part 4)

What do you know about Battle of Gettysburg, Third Day: Pickett’s Charge (part 4)?
Try this U.S. Civil War History Made Easy Quiz.
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1) 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 left. Battle of Gettysburg
Who commanded the brigade that followed closely behind?

  1. Brig. Gen. Lewis A. Armistead

  2. Brig. Gen. Lewis A. Benton

  3. 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.

  • True or False?

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 brigade.
Who commanded the brigade?

  1. Brig. Gen. James L. Kemper

  2. Brig. Gen. James Long

  3. 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 general?

  1. Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Abbott

  2. Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock

  3. 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 right-angle.
What did the stone wall become known as?

  1. The Angle

  2. The Moure

  3. The Wall

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.

  • True or False?

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.
What was the unit?

  1. 1st New York Independent

  2. 2nd Pennsylvania Artillery

  3. 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.
How many Confederate force did the Union face at the stone fence?

  1. 1,500 to 2,000

  2. 2,500 to 3,000

  3. 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 unit?

  1. 32nd Pennsylvania

  2. 52nd Pennsylvania

  3. 72nd Pennsylvania

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 retreat.
How old was Lt. Cushing when he was killed in action?

  1. 22

  2. 24

  3. 26

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.

  • True or False?

Battle of Gettysburg
Second Day: Pickett’s Charge (part 4)

1) A.  2) True  3) A.  4) B.  5) A.  6) True  7) A.  8) B.  9) C.  10) A.  11) True 

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