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chapter 17 vocab civil war

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Emancipation Proclamation
issued by Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1862, it declared that all slaves in the rebellious Confederate states would be free
Commander-in-Chief
The role of the president as supreme commander of the military forces of the United States and of the state National Guard units when they are called into federal service
Liberation
the act of liberating someone or something
54th massachusetts Regiment
one of the first African-American regiments organzied to fight for the union in the Civil War
Copperhead
venomous but sluggish reddish-brown snake of Australia
writ of Habeas Corpus
a court order that requires police to bring a prisoner to court to explain why they are holding the person
Greenbacks
Name for Union paper money not backed by gold or silver. Value would fluctuate depending on status of the war (plural)
Conscription
compulsory military service
Battle Of Gettysburg
a battle of the American Civil War (1863)
Pickett's Charge
3rd day of Gettysburg, Lee asked Pickett to lead troops on a mile and a half run where they were then slaughtered by the union army
Appomattox Courthouse
the Virginia town where Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant in 1865, ending the Civil War
Thirteenth Amendment
1865 - Freed all slaves, abolished slavery.
Clara Barton
Nurse during the Civil War; started the American Red Cross