2011 marked the beginning of the 150th anniversary of The Civil War, with much written about the attack on Fort Sumter here in Charleston, which started the war.
On Monday, another significant battle will be commemorated: Gettysburg.
Current trivia champ Virginia Carey is going up against Kathleen Tribble.
1. What state is Gettysburg located in?
2. Who was the commander of the Confederate Army?
3. What was Gen. George Meade’s army known as?
4. How many days did the battle last?
5. Which of the following was not one of the skirmish sites: Peach Orchard, Devil’s Den, Little Round Top and Clay’s Hill?
6. What was the name of the dramatic assault by 12,500 Confederate infantrymen against the center of the Union line on July 3?
7. What division did J.E.B. Stuart have command of?
8. The day after the battle ended, what significant Civil War event occurred that, combined with the Union victory at Gettysburg, was seen as a turning point in the war?
9. Author Michael Shaara won the Pulitzer Prize for his 1974 novel about the battle. What was the title?
10. In the Gettysburg Address to commemorate the battle, what was Lincoln referencing when he said, “Four score and seven years ago ... ”?
1. It’s in Pennsylvania.
2. I’m pretty sure it was Robert E. Lee.
3. You’re probably looking for more than just the Union Army ...
4. Three, maybe.
5. Devil’s Den. I’m guessing.
6. I’ve got Pickett’s Charge in my head for some reason.
8. I’m going to go with another big battle.
9. That sounds so familiar. Is it “Gods and Generals”?
10. OK, this is going back to my high school history, but I think it’s the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
3. Haven’t a clue.
4. More than one.
6. I don’t know.
7. Horse. I suppose cavalry is the proper term.
9. “Killer Angels”
10. Start of American Revolution.
While neither Head2Head Trivia contestant showed an overwhelming mastery of Gettysburg battle history, Virginia did well enough to capture a second victory. She’ll be back next week to attempt a third win.
2. Robert E. Lee
3. Union Army of the Potomac
5. Clay’s Hill
6. Pickett’s Charge
7. Cavalry Corps
8. The Siege of Vicksburg, which ended with Confederate surrender
9. “The Killer Angels”
10. Declaration of Independence