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The Civil War

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Fort Sumter First shots fired. Beginning of the Civil War
Robert E. Lee Commanding general of the Confederate Army
Border States Slave holding southern states that did not seceed from the Union
King Cotton a phrase coined in the years before the Civil War to refer to the economy of the American South which relied heavily on cotton production
Anaconda Plan Union military strategy used during the Civil War to subdue the South and cut it off from its resources
Blockade the act of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving.
Ulysses S. Grant Commanding general of the Union Army
William Tecumseh Sherman Marched from Atlanta to Savannah, GA. Declared 'Total War' against the South
Battle of Antietam Bloodiest DAY of the Civil War
Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln declared that all slaves in the rebellious states were free. Also allowed African Americans to join the Union military
Battle of Gettysburg Bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Also, considered the turning point.
Siege of Vicksburg Union gained control of the Mississippi River
Appomattox Court House Lee surrendered to Grant resulting in the Union victory of the Civil War
Created by: bmercer