Civil War Quiz: What Do You Know About Pickett’s Charge?
Q#1 – What were the names of the three Confederate Division commanders in Pickett’s Charge?
Q#2 – On Cemetery Ridge, which Union Corp was the target of the Confederate assault and who was the Corps Commander?
Q#3 – Which Union division was directly in the center of the Union line on Cemetery Ridge?
Q#4 – What other military action did Lee plan to initiate concurrent with the infantry attack on Cemetery Ridge?
Q#5 – Approximately how many Confederate cannons were used to bombard the Union Line on Cemetery Ridge prior to Pickett’s Charge?
Q#6 – What are the three main reasons given for the ineffectiveness of the Confederate bombardment of the Union Line on Cemetery Ridge prior to Pickett’s Charge?
Q#7 – What was the name of the general in charge on the Union artillery?
Q#8 – What was the reason there was little or no close artillery support provided by E. Porter Alexander’s artillery once the Confederate infantry actually began to move toward the Union lines?
Q#9 – What is the current most accurate estimate of the number of Confederate infantry troops that actually made Pickett’s Charge?
Q#10 – Of the 3 main divisions involved in Pickett’s charge, how many Confederate brigades were involved?
Q#11 – As the Confederate infantry lines approached Cemetery Ridge, what were the Union troops on Cemetery Ridge heard to be shouting at them?
Q#12 – Which Union regiment attacked Confederate General Brockenbrough’s brigade on the left flank of Pickett’s Charge causing the Southerners to retreat back to Seminary Ridge?
Q#13 – What was the name of the Union brigade that delivered devastating musket fire into the right flank of Pickett’s division as it attacked up the slope of Cemetery Ridge?
Q#14 –What was the name of the Union brigade that defended the Union center where a low stone wall took an 80-yard right-angle turn that became known afterward as “The Angle?”
Q#15 – What were the approximate number of Union casualties resulting from Pickett’s Charge? What were the Confederates?