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Gettysburg Quiz Answers

Gettysburg Quiz Answers

1. How did Devil’s Den get its name?
Devil’s Den got its name from the snakes that lived under the rocks and boulders.

2. What was the first organization established for the purpose of memorializing the field at Gettysburg?
The Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association was the first organization established to memorialize the field at Gettysburg.

3. Who introduced legislation in Congress that created Gettysburg National Military Park?
Union Gen. Dan Sickles introduced legislation in Congress to create Gettysburg National Military Park.

4. What was the make of the most common carbine used at Gettysburg?
 The Sharps 52 caliber carbine was the most common carbine used at Gettysburg.

5. What year was the Eternal Light Peace Memorial dedicated?
The Eternal Light Peace Memorial was dedicated in 1938.

6. Who was the superintendent of nurses at Gettysburg?
Dorothea Dix was the superintendent of nurses at Gettysburg.

7. Who was in charge of Camp Letterman at Gettysburg?
Dr. Henry Janes was in charge of Camp Letterman.

8. Who was placed in charge of removing Confederate dead from the battlefield for reburial after the war? How much was he paid?
Dr. Rufus Weaver was placed in charge of removing Confederate dead at Gettysburg. He was paid $3.25 per soldier.

9. How many steps are there in loading a Civil War rifled musket?
There are nine steps to loading a Civil War rifled musket.

10. The Battle of Gettysburg was fought on what days of the week in 1863?
The Battle of Gettysburg was fought over Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 1-3, 1863.