General George B. McClellan
This man was the first General of the Union forces - he blamed Lincoln (and others) for his failures and ran against Lincoln for President in 1864.
Battle of Gettysburg
Turning point of the Civil War that made it clear the North would win. In it 50,000 people were killed, and the South lost its chance to invade the North.
famous attempt by the South to reclaim the advantage during the Battle of Gettysburg, thousands of men are killed trying to charge up Cemetary Ridge, called "the high tide of the Confederacy"
William Tecumseh Sherman
Union General who destroyed South during "march to the sea" from Atlanta to Savannah, example of total war
Appomattox Court House
famous as the site of the surrender of the Confederate Army under Robert E. Lee to Union commander Ulysses S. Grant
the constitutional amendment ratified after the Civil War that forbade slavery and involuntary servitude.
John Wilkes Booth
was an American stage actor who, as part of a conspiracy plot, assassinated Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865.
a 3-minute speech by Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War (November 19, 1963) at the dedication of a national cemetery