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Civil War Vocabulary 5th Period
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Election of 1860
Republican Abraham Lincoln wine election democrat Steven Douglas, John Breckingham, and Continental candidate John Bell.
16th president of the US, saved the Union in the Civil War, and also emancipated the slaves
this was an address given by Abraham Lincoln on June 16, 1858. This accepted the Illinois Republican Party's nomination as that state's United States senator.
speech delivered by Abraham Lincoln dedicated to the soldiers in the National Cemetery who died in the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War.
an executive order that freed all portions of slaves then not under Union Control
Leaders during the Civil War-
Ulysses S. Grant- the general who commanded the US army during the civil war and later became the 18th president
Robert E Lee- the commander of Confederate troops during the Civil War
Stonewall Jackson- (Thomas J Jackson)- a general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War
Jefferson Davis- president of confederate states of America for the Duration of the Civil War
Leaders of the Civil War (from TN)-
David Farragut- an American naval commander in the War of 1812 and the US civil war and had the quote of "Dang the torpedoes!"
Nathan Bedford Forrest- Confederate general in the Civil War
William Brownlow- an American newspaper editor, a minister, and a politician who severed as the Governor of Tennessee and a Senator from Tennessee
Massachusetts 54th Regiment
one of the first official black units in the US army. Their assault on Fort Wagner played a big part in bringing the end of slavery
13th US colored troops
African Americans who were recruited in the civil war. They were regiments of the US army
Sam Watkins-Civil War-Primary Source
A memoir written by Sam Watkins explaining his recollections of being in the first Tennessee regiment, Company H
Sam Davis-Civil War- Primary Source
wrote "The Official record of the War of the Rebellion" one of the books that tells about the history of the scouts
U.S. General-in-Chief Winfield Scott's plan to defeat the Confederacy- to blockade the southern and eastern coasts, seize control of the Mississippi River so as to break the Confederacy in two, and then strike from all sides
First Battle of Bull Run
fought in Prince William, Virginia. It was the first major battle of the Civil War.
Fort Henry and Fort Donelson
After capturing Fort Henry on February 6, 1862, Brig. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant advanced cross-country to invest Fort Donelson.
a major battle in the Western Theater of the American Civil War
A creek of north-central Maryland emptying into the Potomac River. The bloody and inconclusive Civil War Battle of Antietam was fought along its banks.
winter battle that was fought by the union army. Victory of the Union.
battle at Fredericksburg, Virginia, between General Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army and the Union Army commanded by Major General Ambrose Burnside
an important battle in the civil war fought in Virginia. The South, led by Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, defeated a larger northern army, but Jackson was accidentally shot and killed by his own men after the battle.
Confederate forces defeated in a crucial battle of the Civil War
was the final major military action in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil war
marked the end of a Union offensive in the Southeastern Tennessee and northeastern Georgia called the Chickmauga campaign
mountain ridge in Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama: a battle of the Civil War fought here
The Battle of Franklin was fought in Franklin, Tennessee, as part of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign. It was one of the worst disasters of the war for the Confederate States Army.
was a two day battle in the Franklin-Nashville campaign that represented the end of the large scale fighting west of the coastal states
Sherman's March to sea
military Savannah Campaign in the American Civil War, conducted through Georgia by Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman of the Union Army.
Appomattox Court House
Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his approximately 28,000 troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant in the front parlor of Wilmer McLean's home in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the American Civil War
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