Master Gettysburg Day 3 – A Beginner Warm-Up Quiz

You can master Gettysburg Day 3 by playing with this interactive quiz. It is short and sweet. Re-take it until you master the basics. No one is watching.

For history students looking for an extremely concise summary of the Battle of Gettysburg for July 3, 1863, I refer you to Civil War Cycling’s Summary – Battle of Gettysburg Day 3. Don’t miss this article, as it includes high-level maps, photos, and nutshell summaries. Also, if you need help with military terminology, please see our Civil War Glossary.

Let’s Start with a Map

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Master Gettysburg Day 3 – A Beginner Warm-Up Quiz

Click or tap the question to see the answer. Tip: If you forget what “left flank” and “right flank” mean, see this Civil War Cycling blog post: “Buzzwords, De-Buzzed – 5 Keys to Unlocking Civil War Terminology.” It has a picture of the Union fishhook formation that applies to Gettysburg Day 3.

Master Gettysburg Day 3 – Study Notes

Honestly, when I first started studying the Battle of Gettysburg, I was overwhelmed with details that made it really hard to see the forest for the trees. That’s why I posted my study notes on the Civil War Cycling website.

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Summary – Battle of Gettysburg Day 3 is a study guide for July 3, 1863 — complete with photos, maps, text, and lists. It follows this outline:

  • Study Tips – A list of things that trip-up beginners.
  • Who’s Who? – Put a face to a name by viewing these portrait photos.
  • Nutshell Summary – A short, tight chronology with a map.
  • Detailed Summary – July 3, 1863, described in conceptual “phases” with maps and photos.
    1. Renewed Fighting on Culp’s Hill
      • Cheat-Sheet (with battle rosters)
      • Details
    2. Pickett’s Charge to Cemetery Ridge
      • Cheat-Sheet (with battle rosters)
      • Flank Support for Pickett’s Charge
      • The Plan to Charge the Center
      • Artillery Bombardment
      • Pickett’s Charge
      • High Water Mark Debates
  • Aftermath – Casualty counts

Union Generals – Photo Sampling for Day 3

Which of these Union generals do you recognize? To read their names, use your mouse to hover over each image (or tap lightly on your mobile device).

Confederate Generals – Photo Sampling for Day 3

Which of these Confederate generals do you recognize? To read their names, use your mouse to hover over each image (or tap lightly on your mobile device).

Try Our “Who’s Who” Flashcards!

An “Order of Battle” is a battle roster. Civil War Cycling offers Orders of Battle in the form of flashcards to the brigade-level. They are interactive, anonymous, and free. Please start here:

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