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Fourth Term US History Review Part II

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"Shiloh"
Major battle of the Civil War in Tennessee. 24,000 casualties. "Shiloh" is a Hebrew word meaning "place of peace".
Antietam
The single bloodiest day of the Civil War. Battle in Maryland, approximately 25,000 casualties.
Emancipation Proclamation
Lincoln made the Emancipation Proclamation after Antietam. This freed the slaves in the South, in the states that had seceded.
"Good death"
Passing away at home surrounded by family and friends as opposed to dying on the battlefield.
Gettysburg
This battle fought in Pennsylvania was the turning point in the war because the South never regained their strength.
Joshua Chamberlain
The Union leader who held the far end of the Union troops from being flanked at Little Round Top at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Pickett's Charge
This order required Confederate troops to launch a direct infantry assault on the Union center on high ground at Cemetery Ridge at Gettysburg.
Seige at Vicksburg
This battle victory in MIssissippi for the Union helped them control most of the MIssissippi River.
Gettysburg Address
Lincoln gave this famous address at the dedication of a cemetery in Gettysburg for the soldiers who died there
Richmond, Virginia
Most of the battles of the Civil War occurred in Virginia because the Union was attempting to capture the capitol of the Confederacy.
McClellan fails to capture Richmond
He prepared too long before going into battle, his attack was weak, which allowed Lee to reinforce the city.
William T. Sherman
In Sherman's "March to the Sea", he burned Atlanta and a 60 mile wide swatch from Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia.
Total war
Tactic used by Sherman to destroy all Confederate resources as he marched to the sea.
Ulysses S. Grant
Lincoln's general who was not afraid to fight. Lee surrendered to Grant in Virginia.
Appomattox Courthouse
This small town in Virginia, west of Richmond, is where Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant to end the Civil War.
Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
1861-1865
The years that the Civil War was fought.
Terms to apply to the Southern army
Gray uniforms, Rebels, CSA (Confederate States of America).
Terms to apply to the Northern army
Blue uniforms, Yankees, Union, Abolitionists
John Wilkes Booth
Assassin of Abraham Lincoln in the Ford's Theater in Washington D.C.
Matthew Brady
Photographer of the Civi War who took pictures of the aftermath of battles bringing the horror of the battlefield to the home front.
Rebel Yell
Intimidation tactic and battle cry of the Confederates
Susan B. Anthony
Social reformer, unmarried Quaker that fought against slavery but fought for women's rights.
19th Amendment
The amendment that gave women the right to vote in 1920.

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