Battle of Gettysburg: Facts, Summary & Significance


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Why did General Dan Sickles make a strategic error on July 2?

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1. Which general was in charge of the famed 'Pickett's Charge' on July 3, 1863?

2. Why was the Battle of Gettysburg significant for the Civil War?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Battle of Gettysburg, which took place over the course of three days, was the largest battle fought in North America and with a staggering amount of casualties. Test yourself on this event with this quiz and worksheet. Some battles and leaders you will read about are, the Battle of Chancellorsville, the Battle of Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee, and General George Meade.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Battle of Gettysburg
  • Battle of Chancellorsville
  • Lieutenant General James Longstreet
  • Major General Dan Sickles
  • Army of Northern Virginia
  • The Vicksburg campaign
  • The Gettysburg Address

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding important dates and people in the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Critical thinking - consider and discuss the history of the U.S. if there had been a different outcome for the Battle of Gettysburg

Additional Learning

To learn more about the Battle of Gettysburg, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the importance of the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Identify important events in the American Civil War
  • Identify critical people in the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Learn of the Army of Potomac
  • Learn about Peach Orchard, the Wheatfield, and the Devil's Den
  • Explain the significant events surrounding the Battle of Gettysburg