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Civil War

Dates and Battles

TermDefinition
April 12, 1861 Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter start of war
Start of War April 12, 1861
End of War April 9, 1865
July 1-3, 1863 Battle of Gettysburg
Emancipation Proclamation January 1, 1863
April 9, 1865 Appomattox Virginia
Lincoln's Death April 15, 1865
First Battle of Bull Run Lincoln realizes he needs more men and training, it is going to be a long bloody war
Antietam Paved the way for Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation
Gettysburg Turning point in the war, South cannot win
Vicksburg North conquers and takes Mississippi River
Sherman's March Total War divides South in half
Appomattox Virginia end of the war
Civil War Amendments Amendments 13, 14, 15
Ambrose Burnside Union
Ulysses S. Grant Union
William Sherman Union
George Meade Union
George McClellan Union
Robert Anderson Union
Robert E. Lee Confederate
Stonewall Jackson Confederate
George Pickett Confederate
siege an attempt to capture a place by surrounding it with military forces and cutting it off until the people inside surrender
General Sherman tough soldier that led a march to Atlanta and captured it
Total War all-out attacks aimed at destroying an enemy's army, its resources, and its people's will to fight
John Wilkes Booth Confederate sympathizer who shot Lincoln
10% Plan ten percent of a state's voters swore to an oath of loyalty to the United States, the voters could organize a new state government and that government would have to declare an end to slavery. After that, states could send members to take part in Congress
Reconstruction the process in which Americans had to master their hard feelings and being the North and South together again, restoring the Union and rebuilding the nation
Civil War a war between opposing groups of citizens of the same country
North Strengths resources, people, factories, ships
South Strengths homeland, skills, officers, leaders
Step 1 surround the south with war ships
Step 2 take the Mississippi River
Step 3 Divide and Conquer
Step 4 Take Richmond the South's Capital
Created by: Student5178