You can master Gettysburg Day 1 by playing with this interactive quiz. It is short and sweet. Re-take it until you master the basics. No one is watching.
Let’s Start with a Map
Master Gettysburg Day 1 – A Beginner Warm-Up Quiz
Click or tap the question to see the answer.
Master Gettysburg Day 1 – Study Notes
Honestly, when I first started studying the Battle of Gettysburg, I was overwhelmed with details that made it really hard to see the forest for the trees. That’s why I posted my study notes on the Civil War Cycling website.
Summary – Battle of Gettysburg Day 1 is a study guide for July 1, 1863 — complete with photos, maps, text, and lists. It follows this outline:
- Study Tips – A list of things that trip-up beginners.
- Who’s Who? – Put a face to a name by viewing these portrait photos.
- Nutshell Summary – A short, tight chronology with a map.
- Detailed Summary – July 1, 1863, described in conceptual “phases” with maps and photos.
- Cheat Sheet (with battle rosters)
- Battle at Herr and McPherson’s Ridges
- Attack From Oak Hill
- Flank Attack at Barlow’s Knoll
- Union Retreat Through Town
- Aftermath – Casualty counts
Union Generals – Photo Sampling for Day 1
Which of these Union generals do you recognize? To read their names, use your mouse to hover over each image (or tap lightly on your mobile device). Note that Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, commander of the Army of the Potomac, is not shown, because he arrived very late in the day. (The bulk of his army was en-route to Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, and arrived in waves.)
Confederate Generals – Photo Sampling for Day 1
Which of these Confederate generals do you recognize? To read their names, use your mouse to hover over each image (or tap lightly on your mobile device).
Try Our “Who’s Who” Flashcards!
An “Order of Battle” is a battle roster. Civil War Cycling offers Orders of Battle in the form of flashcards to the brigade-level. They are interactive, anonymous, and free. Please start here: