Battle of Gettysburg Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts


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Who led the Union army into the Battle of Gettysburg?

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1. Who led the Confederate army into the Battle of Gettysburg?

2. How long did the Battle of Gettysburg last?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Who were the leaders during the Battle of Gettysburg? How many soldiers were hurt or killed during this battle? These questions will give you an idea of what you need to know when you use this quiz/worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When you take this quiz, you will be expected to know:

  • Who led the Northern army and who led the Southern army
  • How long the battle lasted
  • Why General Lee decided to invade a northern state during the war

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you get the most important information from the lesson, such as how long the soldiers fought this battle
  • Information recall - remember the names of the Union (Northern) and Confederate (Southern) leaders of this battle
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer a question about why General Lee thought it would be a good idea to have Confederate soldiers from the south attack a state in the north

Additional Learning

Use Battle of Gettysburg Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts to get more details about this important Civil War battle. With this lesson, you will learn:

  • Why the Confederate army entered the north to fight
  • What happened on each day of the battle
  • Why the Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the war
  • What President Lincoln talked about during his famous speech