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Culp's Hill Quiz

Test your knowledge of the Union right flank at Gettysburg

Culp's Hill Painting

1.  Culp’s Hill was an important position on the Union right flank because:

  •   It commanded the Hanover Road
  •   It was the tallest hill near Gettysburg
  •   It dominated the flank and rear of the Union’s Cemetery Hill position
  •   None of the above
  •   All of the above

 

2.  Which of the following statements is not true?

  •   Culp’s Hill consists of two hills, an upper and a lower.
  •   Severe fighting at Culp’s Hill raged from July 1 to 2, 1863.
  •   Union General George Greene’s troops defended Culp’s Hill on the night of July 2, 1863.
  •   Trees were felled on Culp’s Hill to make it a better artillery position.
  •   Culp’s Hill was once one of the most popular sites on the Gettysburg battlefield. 

 

3.  Which Confederate division attacked Culp’s Hill on the evening of July 2nd?

  •   General Edward Johnson’s
  •   General Richard Ewell’s
  •   General Jubal Early’s
  •   General Henry Heth’s
  •   General John Bell Hood’s

 

4.  Which of the following was not a reason the Confederates failed to attack Culp’s Hill in force on July 1, 1863?

  •   There were reports of large numbers of Union troops on the flank and rear of the Confederate left flank.
  •   Union troops were found atop the hill during a Confederate reconnaissance.
  •   The troops slated for such an attack were slowed by a lengthy wagon train.
  •  Union Artillery atop Culp’s Hill covered the entire field of attack.
  •   Robert E. Lee’s orders were discretionary—to attack the hills south of Gettysburg “if practicable.”

 

5.  Confederates had to cross Rock Creek to attack Culp’s Hill on July 2 and 3, 1863. Which of the following is not among Gettysburg’s other streams, creeks and runs?

  •   Clapsaddle Creek
  •   Plum Run
  •   Steven’s Run
  •   Marsh Creek
  •   Rose Run

 

6.  Culp’s Hill has been crowned since 1895 with a steel observation tower. Where are the other steel observation towers at Gettysburg?

  •   Cemetery Ridge and Big Round Top
  •   Big Round Top and Oak Ridge
  •   Cemetery Ridge and McPherson’s Ridge
  •   Seminary Ridge and McPherson’s Ridge
  •   Oak Ridge and Seminary Ridge

 

7.  On July 3,, 1863, Lt. Col. Charles Mudge of the 2nd Massachusetts said:

  •   “Halt, you damn Rebels!”
  •   “Well, it’s murder, but it’s the order.”
  •    “Tell my father I died with my face to the enemy.”
  •   “Oh, that I could see my mother.”
  •   “Let us cross over the river and rest in the shade of the trees.

 

8.  Of the six Union brigades positioned on Culp’s Hill on the afternoon of July 2, 1863, how many were ordered to leave Culp’s Hill in order to support the Union left flank?

  •   None
  •   Two
  •   Four
  •   Five
  •   Six

 

9.  On July 3, 1863, Union artillery on which hill laid down an incessant fire against Confederate positions near Lower Culp’s Hill and Spangler’s Spring?

  •   Wolf Hill
  •   Cemetery Hill
  •   Casino Hill
  •   Libby Hill
  •   Power’s Hill

 

10.  Whose Confederate brigade captured abandoned Union trenches on Lower Culp’s Hill on the evening of July 2, 1863?

  •   Gen. William Smith’s
  •   Gen. George Steuart’s
  •   Gen. Evander Law’s
  •   Gen. Isaac Avery’s
  •   Gen. James Walker’s

 

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