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Civil War Glossary - 5th Grade - Clasby #26 - #37
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A quarter inch or half inch thick hard cracker eaten by civil war soldiers. Also known as biscuits, crackers, and army bread.
Cloth bag used by soldiers to carry rations and food.
Foot soldiers marching and fighting together. The vast majority of civil war soldiers were infantry.
A ship covered with iron plates used in the civil war, in the famous Mernmacvs.
The big, concentrated attack against the enemy's weak or critical point.
A standard rifle bullet used in the war from France, it made the rifle more accurate and lead to staggering casualties.
One or more soldiers responsible for guard duty, always watchful for enemy approach.
Military leadership and order of importance and decision making responsibilities usually prioritized from the commander-in-chief (President), general of the army, lieutenant general, major general, brigadier general, colonel, major, captain, lieutenant, first sergeant, sergeant, corporal, private.
Military term for food.
Rebel or Confederate, Butternut, Grayback, Johnny Reb or Reb
Slang term for a soldier fighting for the South.
A soldier who has just signed up to be a soldier and is without battle experience.
Standard infantry weapon used in the war. Usually .58 or .577 caliber, the "rifle" fired a minie ball through a spiral grooved barrel, spinning the bullet for more velocity and accuracy.
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