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Chapter 6 Short Answer
|How did Confederate and Union leaders find men who could be good leaders?
|proven leaders, outsmarted enemy in battle, family reputation and wealth
|Which Union leader was given the task of capturing the the capital city of Little Rock?
|Which slave owner and tobacco planter was against secession at first but later joined the confederacy?
|Once secession was finally decided upon, what happened in many NW parts of the state
|People refused to fight for the south
|Give the names of at least 2 Arkansas units that formed to fight the war.
|Camden Knights, Jacksonport Guards, Hempstead Rifles
|Give ex. of at least 2 problems soldiers faced while living in camps and preparing to fight.
|Boredom, disease and hours of drilling
|Why did Civil War battles often have two different names?
|South used names of rail road junctions or towns while North used the names of streams, rivers or creeks
|What states and territories were considered part of the Trans-Mississippi Region?
|Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Indian Territory
|What did some soldiers use to store gun powder in to keep dry?
|Brass Flasks, Bull Horns
|(WILL B ON TEST) Which law passed by Confederate Congress became very unpopular among regular soldiers? Why was it so unpopular?
|The Conscription Act. Unpop. b/c it allowed wealthy men to pay others to serve in their place and planter who owned 20+ slaves were excused from the law
|Why were African American men who had not been allowed to fight suddenly being recruited for the war?
|B/C of the countless dead, wounded and those taken prisoner, so there was a strong need for the soldiers
|What action did Arkansas's Confederate leaders take as Union troops moved closer to the capital city.
|Moved capital from Little Rock to Washington, Arkansas