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The Battle of Gettysburg
Today marks the beginning of The Battle of Gettysburg, which took to place over the course of July 1-3. An estimated 51,000 Union and Confederates soldiers were killed, wounded, captured, or missing during the three days of battle.

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1. The Battle of Gettysburg happened over the course of three midsummer days in what year?
   1859
   1860
   1863
   1864
   1865
2. Why was the battle fought at Gettysburg?
   Convenient Roads
   It was an important manufacturing site
   A Confederate plan to acquire shoes
   Part of a Union plan
   Armies tired from marching
3. Who commanded the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg?
   George McClellan
   Robert E. Lee
   U.S. Grant
   William Tecumseh Sherman
   George Meade
4. The Battle of Gettysburg marked what attempt of General Lee to invade the North?
   None
   First
   Second
   Third
   Fourth
5. The battle took place over three days and was the costliest, but not the largest of the war. What was the largest battle during the Civil War?
   Fredericksburg
   Sharpsburg
   Charleston
   Shiloh
   Yorktown
6. The battle is often referred to as what?
   The Confederacy's Last Stand
   High Water Mark of the Rebellion
   The Battle for Boots
   The Killing Fields
   Rumble on the Susquehanna
7. How many of the 120 generals present at Gettysburg perished during the battle?
   Three
   Five
   Nine
   Twelve
   Fifteen
8. What was the key to Union defenses on the second day of the fight?
   Pickett's Charge
   Peach Orchard
   Devil's Den
   The Wheatfield
   Little Round Top
9. In order to commemorate the enormity of the lives lost at Gettysburg which president was asked to speak there in November 1863?
   Grant
   Carter
   Lincoln
   Buchanan
   Jackson
10. Who camped at Gettysburg on its 50th anniversary?
   Pacifists
   Veterans
   Socialists
   Engineers
   Reenactors



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