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Civil War Unit 3 Study guide for Quiz 3
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a hooked or curved shape
focusing the attention of a person away from something else
a feverish condition involving alternating hot, cold, and sweating stages
a bitter-tasting drug used to treat malaria
to erase or obscure something completely
the promise given by a prisoner of war not to escape or take up arms again
How were Grierson and his men supposed to get away from Confederate forces?
by picking a route that was going to unite them with Union forces
What were the main objectives of Grierson?
to destroy supplies at Newton Station
to keep Southerners occupied
What were the three diversions Grant planned for defeating Vicksburg?
send Grierson's cavalry south
have Sherman fake an attack from the north
capture Jackson, Mississippi, first
Why were railroads attacked by Grierson along his route?
The ability to supply depended on the railroad.
Upon accomplishing his task, why did Grierson not just ride west to find Grant rather than riding all the way through the state?
He was forced to go south.
Why were some Union troops sent back north?
to deceive the pursuers
some were ill
Which of the following explains why the capture of Vicksburg was so important?
Its capture would divide the Confederacy into two halves.
It would give the Union use of the Mississippi River.
Which best explains why Grant did not land men on the ground south of Vicksburg and attack from there?
The guns at Vicksburg controlled the river travel.
Which of the following explain why the Yazoo River Expeditions failed?
Overhanging trees damaged the boats.
There was too much debris in the river.
Why did Grant not attempt to run the batteries before and save himself a lot of trouble?
He was afraid the ships would be sunk.
Why were the Confederates surprised by all of this?
They were confident of their ability to control the river.
Which best describes why Grant went to Jackson first, which turned out to be a brilliant move?
to stop the South from being able to supply Vicksburg
Which best describes why Johnston did not help relieve Vicksburg once the siege began?
There simply were not enough troops available.
Which of the following things are true of Lee's life?
graduated number two in his class at West Point
became the president of Washington College
lost his citizenship after the war until 1975
resigned his commission when his home state seceded
Robert E. Lee is considered one of America's greatest military leaders.
This man could boast that the Civil War began and ended at his house.
Which of the following things are true about Grant's life?
wrote his memoirs before dying of cancer
fought mostly in the Western theater of the war
was swindled out of money and went bankrupt
You could say Grant was terrible at _____.
Which of the following things do Grant and Lee have in common?
They both served in the Mexican-American War.
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