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issued by Abraham Lincoln on September 22, 1862, it declared that all slaves in the rebellious Confederate states would be free
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
54th massachusetts Regiment
one of the first African-American regiments organzied to fight for the union in the Civil War
writ of Habeas Corpus
a court order that requires police to bring a prisoner to court to explain why they are holding the person
Name for Union paper money not backed by gold or silver. Value would fluctuate depending on status of the war (plural)
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
the Virginia town where Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant in 1865, ending the Civil War
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