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The Civil War
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Northern Democrats(Peace Democrats) during the Civil War, they wanted an immediate end to the War
John Wilkes Booth
The man who shot President Linclon
George B. McClellan
Union Army commander during the Civil War,failed to win the Peninsular Campaign or the Battle of Antietam.
Ulysses S. Grant
Union Army General, won the battle of Vicksburg , led the Union Army to victory in the Civil War.
The major conflict of the US Civil War, fought July1-3,1863. the Turning point of the Civil War. It paved the way for the eventual Union victory.
President of the Confederate States of America.
a person's right not to be imprisoned unless charged with a crime and given a trial.
during a war -the wearing down of one side by the other through exhaustion of soldiers and resources.
..The nickname given to the strategy developed by Northern generals to win the Civil War.
Confederate General, earned the nickname "Stonewall" at the Battle of Bull Run, he was accidently killed after the Battle of Chancellorsville.
Notorious Copperhead, convicted of treason, who ran for governor of Ohio while exiled to Canada.
Battle of Shiloh
Battle fought in Western Tennessee, "the Bloodiest " battle in the west. Also known as the battle of Pittsburg Landing.
Speech made by Abe Lincoln to dedicate a cemetery in Pennsylvania November 19,1863, after the Battle of Gettysburg.
the first armored warships,the first engagement between warships of this kind came in the US Civil War.
The first battle of the Civil War, fought in Virginia.July 21,1861.Also known as the battle of Manassas.
nickname given to Confederate soldiers who fought in the Civil War.
A Washington socialite who spied for the south during the Civil War
She began the American Red Cross, cared for soldiers on the batle field during the Civil war.
decree issued by Abraham Lincoln on Jan. 1, 1863 , it abolished slavery in the rebel states.
the withdrawal of Southern states from the Federal Union, 1860-61.
A fort in Charleston harbor South Carolina, site of the precipitating cause of the Civil War.
Robert E. Lee
Commanding General of the Confederate army during the Civil War
William Tecumseh Sherman
a Union General,second in importance only to General Grant.Captured Georgia in 1864.
Appomattox Court House
U S historical site in central Va. where the Civil War was ended with Lee's surrender to Grant on April 9, 1865.
Southern officer whose failed charge at Gettysburg marked the "high water mark of the Confederacy."
Fortress on the Mississippi River,whose capture split the Confederacy in two.
The Trent Affair
In 1861 Confederate diplomats James Mason and John Slidell were traveling to England on a British steamer, the Trent,to gain recognition for there government. A US ship stopped them and took Mason and Slidell prisoner.
Battle of Antietam
a bloody encounter which repulsed Confederate General Robert E Lee's first northward invasion during the Civil War.
Demonstrators against the draft rioted in New York City for four days in July 1863. Over 100 people died.
States that did not join the Confederate States or the Federal Union in the Civil War: Maryland, Delaware, Missouri and Kentucky.
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