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Civil War Glossary - 5th grade - Clasby #11-25
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The liquid drug used to anesthetize (put to sleep) wounded soldiers in war.
The alliance of 11 Southern states to form the Confederate States of America.
Confederacy or CSA
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.
To 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.
The selection of citizens for mandatory military service.
Draft or conscription
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 1983.
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.
Paper money used during the Civil War in the North.
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