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How well do you know Gettysburg’s Civil War history?

In the past 155 years, millions of visitors have walked the battlegrounds at Gettysburg, learning details and stories about the epic Civil War battle and reflecting on the poignant time in American history. Over that same time, thousands of books have been written, millions of artifacts have been archived and diary passages have been recited throughout the country – all in an effort to better understand this war.

So, we decided to put you to the test. Below are 15 trivia questions about the Battle of Gettysburg and the events that followed to test your knowledge about this momentous period in time. Take the quiz to see just how well you know Gettysburg’s Civil War history. Good luck, and no cheating!

28 thoughts on “How well do you know Gettysburg’s Civil War history?”

  1. I have felt “ghosts” twice in my life; once at the American Cemetery at Normandy, France and the other time at Little Round Top at Gettysburg.

    • We often hear of visitors who experience paranormal encounters while in Gettysburg. You never know what you may feel!

  2. I started bringing my son Braden who was eight in 2008 to Gettysburg. We live in Indiana and have been to Gettysburg 14 times . We always stay a week and look forward to the trip. We have covered just about every inch of the battlefield and he is planning on attending Gettysburg College next fall and majoring in History and minoring in Civil War Era Studies. Gettysburg definitely has had a positive impact on both of our lives!

    • What a great tradition! How wonderful that he will be furthering his education in a field he is so passionate about. We wish him the best of luck in the fall!

  3. Been there a lot love that place love ranger programs ghost walks and the state it’s self very nice down there I be there this year July 1 to 4

  4. Have visited 4-6 times a year for the last 12. Always learning more. Three of my six grandchildren have been introduced to history here by my wife and I One more this summer and the last two soon after. We have begun our own tours to our friends.

    • Thank you for continuing to visit and for introducing others to our history! What a great experience to share with your grandchildren.

  5. I have such wonderful memories of my trips to Gettysburg..I love the history and the town..haven’t been able to go for many years ..I am a caretaker for my Dad which keeps me very busy…but hope to visit in the future…I only got 6 out of 15 so I am a little “rusty” but enjoyed the trivia questions…Thank-You !

  6. I love Gettysburg-one of my favorite places, whether in July or November- I even was lucky enough to walk the Battlefield with Armisted’s Brigade and the Park Rangers in 2013, on the 150th Anniversary of Pickett’s Charge, and return that November for the 150th Anniversary of the Address-been back twice since then- my children tease me about “stopping over” as I drive back and forth from Illinois or Florida- maybe someday I could become a volunteer!

  7. Got 15 of 15 . I was a Civil War reenactor with the 11th Pa. They. Co K . I was the 1st my son and I did Civil War Medical . I miss it so much . I AM 70 now and legs are bad . I loved going to Gettysburg and doing the reenactments . The 135th was the best for me . Got to help take care of the 11th monument on Oak Ridge . Did some work on the battlefield with the unit . Maybe this spring I can come out again in my uniform and see it again .

  8. Love Gettysburg hope to move there one day, dream is to be a battlefield guide, my aunt works at the shriver house, was up last summer coming up again this summer ill be the guy in the period undress uniform(union infantry or signal corp)

  9. We love Gettysburg
    Annual birthday/anniversary trip coming in Sept again!
    My husband loves the battle history
    I love learning about the civilian experiences
    Ghost tours are always on the to do list

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