Petry/Davis Civil War Vocab A-C
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Attack made to counter (off-set) an attack by the enemy.
To subject to a military trial with a court consisting of a board of commissioned officers.
Written plan of government.
The way of life of a group of people, including their customs, traditions and values.
Law which orders men to military service--today it is called the DRAFT.
Firing from two or more points so that the lines of fire cross.
Congressional Medal of Honor
Higest award for acts of bravery given by the U.S.
Army component mounted on horseback used mostly for scouting, raids and protecting the flanks of the army.
Confederate States of America (CSA)
The country formed by the states that seceded from the U.S.A.
Military person lost, through death, wounds, injury, sickness, capture or missing in action.
An adherent of the Confederate States of America or its cause; A Southerner; also called a rebel or Johnny Reb.
Connected series of military operations forming phase of a war.
The Union of Southern states that seceded from the United States of America.
Practice of positioning naval ships in front of an enemy's harbors and river openings to prevent vessels loaded with commerce from entering and departing.
Ground on which an army pitches its tents.
An explosive consisting of a compound of potassium nitrate, sulfur and charcoal.
The diameter of the inside of a tube; the diameter of the bore of a gun; the diameter of a shell or bullet.
Place where a battle is fought; area of conflict.
The slave states located between the North and the South that stayed in the Union during the Civil War.
Number of similar items grouped as a unit.
Slavery; a state of being bound by law.
Wagon or box car used to transport wounded or ill soldiers from the field.
Cannon and mortars used in the Civil War to support the infantry and defend fixed positions.
Act of cultivating the soil, farming.
Compound used to make patients unconscious for surgery.
To move forward.
Surgical operation used to remove an arm or a leg or toe.
A person opposed to slavery and in favor of ending it.
Bullets, gunpowder, shot and shell used in firing weapons of war.