well trained generals, defensively home turf, close supplies, fight for homes
(Anaconda Plan) blockade all ports on east and south coast, divide the South by seizing the Mississippi River, and capture the capital Richmond
fight a defensive war, gain foreign allies, wear out the North's will to fight
A Confederate general and cavalry commander.
Confederate General in the First Battle of Bull Run and the Battle of Chancellorsville. He was accidentally shot by his own troops.
Battle of Shiloh
1862 Civil War battle in Tennessee that ended in a Union victory
Confederate submarine that sank the U.S.S. Housatonic. First submarine to sink an enemy ship.
The failed Confederate charge on the third day at the Battle of Gettysburg. 10,000 men wounded or killed in the span of one hour.
William Tecumseh Sherman
Union General who destroyed South during his "march to the sea" from Atlanta to Savannah - an example of total war
July 4, 1863
Considered to be the turning point of the war. After two separate victories the Union's advantages become much more apparent after this point. (Gettysburg/Vicksburg)
The Gettysburg Address
The speech delivered by Abraham Lincoln at the dedication of a national cemetery on the site of the Battle of Gettysburg. He defined the importance of liberty and focused the nation on the task at hand - to finish by winning the war so that the soldiers did not die in vain.