Who Did What Before the Battle of Gettysburg

Have you ever thought about the pre-war life of the Gettysburg soldier? Most were very young men, in their early twenties. Officers were not much older. These men had jobs as teachers, engineers, carriage makers, firemen, lawyers, politicians, professors, wood-carvers, doctors, and surveyors. They had families. If you would like to learn more, please try Civil War Cycling’s anonymous quiz on “who did what before the Battle of Gettysburg” — and have some fun playing with this twelve-question matching quiz:

Who Did What Before the Battle of Gettysburg

If you are a Gettysburg history buff, chances are that you will get at least half of the quiz answers correct. On the other hand, your score doesn’t matter in the least. Civil War Cycling’s quizzes are anonymous learning tools. You can take a quiz once, or take it repeatedly until you get a perfect score. Isn’t that great? Maybe I should have called them “puzzles.”

Click here for a quick, educational quiz! Warning: These quizzes are addictive.

More Information on Twelve Gettysburg Soldiers

Our quiz on “who did what before the Battle of Gettysburg covers twelve officers. You can read more about them on Wikipedia:

1. Brig. Gen. Francis C. Barlow
2. Brig. Gen. Samuel W. Crawford
3. Brig. Gen. John W. Geary
4. Brig. Gen. George S. Greene
5. Col. Strong Vincent
6. Lt. Col. James M. Deems (1st MD Cavalry)
7. Col. Joseph M. Sudsburg (3rd MD)
8. Lt. Col. Leonard W. Carpenter (4th OH)
9. Col. Harrison H. Jeffords (4th MI)
10. Col. Joshua L. Chamberlain (20th ME)
11. Maj. Michael W. Burns (73rd NY)
12. Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Sickles

Four of Our Soldiers Have Statues at Gettysburg

Of the officers featured in today’s “who did what before the Battle of Gettysburg” quiz, four of them have bronze statues in Gettysburg National Military Park:

1. Brig. Gen. Francis C. Barlow
2. Brig. Gen. Samuel W. Crawford
3. Brig. Gen. John W. Geary
4. Brig. Gen. George S. Greene

Curious folks will want to visit Civil War Cycling’s photo gallery, “Statues at Gettysburg – Individual Heroes in Bronze,” and the quizzes and scavenger hunts associated with those statues.

Click here for a table with links to dozens of Gettysburg quizzes.

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