Battle of Gettysburg

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Can you name the facts about the Battle of Gettysburg?

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The Union Army in the battle...
...commanded by this general.
The Confederate Army in the battle...
...commanded by this general.
This Confederate cavalry commander was absent for most of the battle.
The two armies had last met at this battle...
...where this Union commander had been defeated...
...and this famed Confederate general was killed.
The battle began on this month...
...this day...
...in this year...
...when the Confederate division commanded by this man...
...encountered Union cavalry in this man's division...
...near this tavern.
Allegedly, they were going in town to look for these items.
The Union I Corps first took up defensive positions on this ridge.
This Union XI Corps division formed a salient on a namesake knoll...
...where they were driven back by these II Corps divisions (name either)...
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...through the town of Gettysburg to this hill.
This II Corps commander has been criticized for not following up on the attack.
At the beginning of the second day, the Union line extended from this hill on the right flank...
...to this ridge on the left flank...
...but NOT this rocky hill to the south (or its bigger cousin).
The Confederate I Corps held this ridge opposite the Union positions.
This III Corps general foolishly advanced his command in front of the Union lines...
...where it was crushed by these two Confederate divisions (name either).
The Confederates pushed through this rocky area towards the key hill...
...but were thwarted by the 20th Maine under this commander.
The third day saw the famous charge of this namesake division.
Any of the three brigade commanders in the above division.
The division was accompanied by these other two divisions (name either).
This Union corps defended the ridge...
...led by this commander.
The Confederates came closest to breaking through at this location.
Four months later, this president gave a speech dedicating the cemetary there.

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