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ch 16 Vocab

civil war vocabulary

TermDefinition
Fort Sumter federal fort located in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina; the Southern attack on fort marked beginning of the Civil War
Robert E. Lee general of the Confederacy
border state slave states that bordered states where slavery was illegal
King Cotton way to win foreign support
Anaconda Plan strategy where the Union proposed to defeat the Confederacy in the Civil War
blockade when armed forces prevent the transportation of goods or people into or out of an area
First Battle of Bull Run 1861 battle of the Civil War where the South shocked the North with a victory
hygiene conditions and practices that promote health
rifle gun with a grooved barrel that causes a bullet to spin through the air
minie ball bullet with a hollow case
ironclad warship covered with iron
Ulysses S. Grant Union general in the west
Battle of Shiloh 1862 battle in which the Union forced the Confederacy to retreat in some of the fiercest fighting in the Civil War
cavalry soldiers on horseback
Seven Days' Battles 1862 Civil War battle in which the Confederacy forced the Union to retreat before it could capture the Southern capital of Richmond
Battle of Antientam Civil War battle in 1862 in which 25,000 men were killed or wounded
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