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Civil War Glossary 1 words 1-24
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A person who believed in the abolishment or abolition of Negro slavery.
Large, powerful weapons such as cannon and mortars.
The murder of a prominent person such as President Lincoln.
A unit of four or six cannons, or a fortified position on which they are placed.
A large scale combat between two armed forces (skirmishes and engagements are smaller scaled and briefer).
The closing off, using naval forces, of a city or other area to traffic and communication.
Slave owning states that did not secede from the union: Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, and Missouri
A leather box in which the soldier carried his rounds or bullets.
A person killed, wounded, captured, or missing during the war.
Soldiers mounted on horseback fighting as a unit.
The liquid drug used to anesthetize (put to sleep) wounded soldiers in the war.
Confederacy or CSA
The alliance of 11 Southern states to form the Confederate States of America.
Goods illegally traded during wartime. Slaves were sometimes called contraband during the war.
A Northern Democrat who agreed with Southern secession and clamored for peace during the war.
The spread out armies to create a battle line.
To leave one;s military post, or to run away from battle, often punishable by death.
Slang term for the Confederacy, also a popular Southern song.
Draft or conscription
The selection of citizens for mandatory military service.
The process of instructing recruits how to march and practice the military arts as a unit.
An often fatal disease of the human intestines, usually caused by unsanitary conditions of military camps and battle sites.
An attack against the flanks of an enemy's army, in hopes of eventually encircling it.
The formal release of slaves from bondage, as it happened in January 1863.
The sides of an army's line in battle. A flanking movement is attacking the sides.
The search for food by soldiers often at the expense of farmers in a battle area.
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