Gettysburg - Longstreet's Attack Quiz

Welcome to our Gettysburg quiz on Longstreet's July 2, 1863 attack. Test your knowledge of this famous and pivotal assault. The Civil War Trust has helped save more than 700 acres of the Gettysburg Battlefield. To learn more about this great battle and our preservation efforts please visit our Gettysburg page at

Question - Not Required - The Battle of Gettysburg was fought over a three-day span in the summer of 1863. The "Second Day" at Gettysburg was on what date?

Question - Not Required - After a largely successful first day's fight at Gettysburg, commanding General Robert E. Lee directed his First Corps Commander, Lt. Gen. James Longstreet, to do what on the Second Day?

Question - Not Required - How would one describe Lt. Gen. James Longstreet's reaction to Lee's plan for the Second Day at Gettysburg?

Question - Not Required - Maj. Gen. Gordon Meade was the commander of the Army of the Potomac at the Battle of Gettysburg. On what day did Meade assume command?

Question - Not Required - After reaching Cemetery Ridge with his 3rd Corps, Maj. Gen. Dan Sickles subsequently did what with his corps?

Question - Not Required - The "Second Day" battles at Gettysburg would be fought over unique and memorable ground. Which of the following sites is not associated with Gettysburg and the Second Day?

Question - Not Required - The Union positions on Little Round Top a key defensive position for the Army of the Potomac was not well secured at the outset of the attack. Personal initiative and strong resolve on the part of several Union officers helped to quickly plug this important vulnerability. Which of the following was NOT one of those events:

Question - Not Required - Confederate Brig. Gen. William Barksdale led 1,600 veteran soldiers into an attack on The Peach Orchard. From what state did most of Barksdale's troops come from?

Question - Not Required - With his line breaking, Maj. Gen. Dan Sickles would be struck by a Confederate artillery shell and forced to leave the field. What body part did Dan Sickles lose as a result of this shot?

Question - Not Required - Fearing that the Confederates would break the Union left-center, Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock was compelled to sacrifice this unit in a successful attempt to gain more time to bring up reinforcements.

Question - Not Required - Despite early success, the Confederate forces under Longstreet failed to achieve their ambitious objectives. Which of the following was NOT a contributing factor to that setback on the Second Day?

Question - Not Required - In 1978 the National Park Service prepared a memorandum for the Secret Service indicating that they should secure the Devil's Den, a noted location for snipers during the battle, while these dignitaries visited Little Round Top.

Question - Not Required - After the war, the Gettysburg Battlefield, and especially the area around Devil's Den became a significant tourist destination. Which was NOT one of the post-war tourist developments on the battlefield near Devil's Den?

Question - Not Required - The Civil War Preservation Trust has been an active partner in working to preserve and protect the Gettysburg battlefield. Which of these actions is NOT one of CWPT's past accomplishments?

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