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Civil War Terms
Terms in this set (13)
The Capital of the Confederate States of America.
Robert E. Lee
The General of the Confederacy. He was originally asked to be the Union General but declined out of pride for his home state
Union plan during the Civil war for a naval blockade
Battle of Antietam
Union victory in Maryland during the Civil war that marks the bloodiest single day battle in U.S. military history.
Ulysses S. Grant
Union General who gets his position from his victory at the battle of Vicksburg
Order announced to by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862 that freed slaves in areas of rebellion
type of war in which an army destroys its opponents ability to fight by attacking civilian and economic as well as military targets
Effectively cut the confederate army in half, making it almost impossible to communicate, get supplies, etc.
Battle of Gettysburg
Union victory at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, during the civil war that turned the tide against the confederates. more than 50,000 soldiers died
Where General Lee surrenders to General Grant ending the Civil War
Speech given by president Abraham Lincoln to dedicate a cemetery at the Gettysburg battlefield; classic statement of democratic ideals
Dred Scott Decision
Supreme Court ruling that African Americans were not U.S. citizens, get rids of the Missouri Compromise, and made slavery legal everywhere in the U.S.
General of the Confederacy. Gets his name from the First Battle of Bull Run
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