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Civil War Glossary #38-47 Clasby
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the most common most meal ration along with hard tack and coffee. the pork was salted to preserve it
To withdraw from the union, as 11 Southern states did in 1860-1861.
The art of military command as to an overall plan of war. How to deploy troops and where to deploy troops are components of strategic planning.
Dry goods salesman who traveled with the Northern armies. Considered necessary for the provision of extra items for the soldiers, these salesman often cheated and overcharged military customers.
The art of maneuvering troops on a battlefield
Civil War term for an underwater mine that exploded. Used on rivers to defend against enemy ships
A military tactic. Sending troops around the enemy's flank (side) to attack his line of communications in the rear of his battle line
The collection of 23 Northern states which fought the rebellious Confederacy during the Civil War. Also called the United States of America
Yank, The Blue, Federals, or Billy Yank
Term for soldier who fought for the Union
Soldiers in colorful uniforms patterned after French infantry soldiers, and who specialized in precision drilling
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