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US History

US History in the Civil War

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American Civil War War lasting from 1861-1865 between the United States of America and the Confederate States of America.
Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States who abolished slavery in 1863 with the Emancipation Proclamation.
Jefferson Davis The first President of the Confederate States of America.
Robert E. Lee West Point graduate and overall commander of Confederate forces in the American Civil War.
Ulysses S. Grant Commanding general of the United States Forces during the American Civil War.
Battle of Gettysburg A battle on July 1-3 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in which over 20,000 men on either side were killed ending in a Union victory.
Emancipation Proclamation Document written by President Abraham Lincoln declaring all enslaved people in Confederate Territory to be free men forever.
Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson Confederate General who earned the nickname "Stonewall" for his unyielding stance on the battlefield. Killed by friendly fire in 1863.
Fort Sumter A Union Fort in South Carolina that was the site of the first battle of the Civil War.
Appomattox Court House Sight where the treaty to end the Civil War was signed.
Created by: dteague3