Meyers-Civil War

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
someone who wanted to put an end to slavery
act of leaving the Union
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