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Civil War

Terms

TermDefinition
54th Massachusetts Regiment All slaves in one army led by Robert Shaw
Anaconda Plan 3-Step plan to suffocate Confederacy
Antitam Battle; 23,000 dead soldiers in one day
Appomattox Courthouse Where Confederacy surrendered to Union troops
April 9, 1865 End of the Civil War
Battle of Gettysburg The deadliest battle and turning point of the war where the Confederates retreated
April 12, 1861 Battle of Fort Sumter that led states to secede from the Union
Better Generals the Confederacy
Casualty a soldier that was wounded, missing or dead during the war
Confederate States of America Southern states; South Carolina
Declaration of Independence Declared all men are created equal
Election of 1860 Abraham Lincoln was elected but the south was so angry they succeeded from the Union
Emancipate to set free
Emancipation Proclamation Stated that all slaves in the rebel states are free
Fewer factories and railroads the south
Fort Sumter First Shots of the Civil War
George C. Meade Leader in the Battle of Gettysburg for the North who won
Gettysburg Address Pres. Lincoln's speech in which he honored the dead and vowed to continue to work to preserve the union
Had to invade the South's Territory Plan to go around the outside and force the South inward
January 1 1863 ?
Jefferson Davis President of the Confederacy
July 1-3, 1863 Battle at Gettysburg
Mississippi Was taken over by the Union to transport resources
More Resources The North had an advantage over the South of more access to factories and trade routes
Naval Blockade Allows a navy to block all ports and stop trade in an area
Nurses, Spies, Soldiers ?
Preserve the Union original goal of the Civil War
Richmond, VA Capital of the Confederacy
Robert E. Lee General of the Confederate Army
Robert Gould Shaw Leader of the 54th Massachusettes Regiment
Secede to break free
Secondary Source Someone's account of what happened; not at the time of the event, but after
Segregation separate blacks and whites
South Carolina First State to Secede
Total War When Union Army took over civilians houses and food, and burned the town down; led by William T. Sherman
Ulysses S. Grant Leader of the Union Army
West Point Where generals went to train for battle
William Tecumseh Sherman Led Total War, where Union soldiers burned down Atlanta, Georgia
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