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Robert E. Lee

Confederate General who surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, VA

Stonewall Jackson

Popular Confederate General mistakenly shot by NC troops

Jefferson Davis

President of the Confederate States of America

Ulysses S. Grant

Union General who was successful in surrounding Petersburg, VA and taking Richmond

William T Sherman

Union General who marched across the South, destroying everything in its path.

Zebulon B. Vance

popular wartime governor of NC

blockade runner

low-lying steamshipsused to slip past Union lines along the Southern coast

abolitionist

someone who wanted to put an end to slavery

seceeding

act of leaving the Union

reconstruction

name for the time period following the CIvil War

Fort Sumter

1st shots of the war when Confederacy fired upon this Union Fort

Battle of Petersburg

battle where Grant took the city and held it until he could move North to take the Confederate capital

Battle of Antietam

single bloodiest day of the war

Battle of Gettysburg

bloodiest battle of the war and only one fough in the North

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