LEARNING EVENT 2
Now that you have completed the learning event, test your understanding with the following review questions. Check your
answers against the feedback section. Then refer back to the learning event if you have any questions.
1. Why is it important to understand the social aspects of the time in order to fully understand this battle?
Anti-war demonstrations were common and affected the morale of both forces.
The 15th Alabama Regiment was in enemy territory and were in constant danger from snipers.
Feelings about the war were more intense since "brother was fighting against brother."
Union forces were integrated and the all white Confederate forces underestimated their skill.
2. When the Union regiment changed to the offensive, they faced downhill. What effect did this have on the battle?
They used less energy moving downhill and so had more physical strength left.
They were able to move faster, leaving the opposing forces less time to think.
They had a better view of the enemy so they knew better what to expect.
They were able to use their bayonets and so conserved ammunition that would be used when they reached the
3. What factor of logistics was a major contribution to the fatigue felt by the 15th Alabama Regiment?
Lack of water.
Lack of food.
Lack of transport vehicles.