Flashcards in Chapter 17✏️ Deck (34):
What was the capital of the CSA?
What were border states?
Divided over the issue of slavery
Which side had the larger army?
What was the main goal for the North at the beginning of the war?
Reunite the country
What was the name of the Union war plan to choke out the Confederacy?
The Anaconda Plan
What was the main goal for the South in the Civil War?
Preserve their way of life
How did both sides name battles in the Civil War?
Union-by rivers or landmarks
What was the first major battle of the Civil War?
The First Battle Of Bull Run
Who were the two generals of this battle?
General Irwin McDowell and General P.G.T
Why did the Confederate troops become inspired during this battle?
Reinforcements led by General Thomas " Stone Wall" Jackson
Who was one of the most gifted tactical commanders in US History?
Thomas "Stone Wall" Jackson
What caused the Union troops to drop their weapons and retreat in this battle?
Confederates let out a strange scream
What battles gave the Union control of the Columbia and Tennessee Rivers?
Battle of fort Donelson
What was the warship that the South rebuilt with iron plates on the sides?
What was the general name for iron plated ships that the South used to break
through the North’s defense?
What was the Battle of Shiloh named after?
A church near where the battle took place
What was the single bloodiest day of fighting in the Civil War?
Battle of Antietam
What did Lincoln shift his focus in the war towards after Antietam?
The Civil War was the first time thousands of women did what?
Served as nurses
What were the 3 reasons the Southern economy suffered more than that of the
The south was based upon crops and with the war going on no one could grow crops
What did Lincoln sign on January 1
What was the most well known African-American regiment in the Civil War?
What was the turning point of the war?
Gettysburg and Vicksburg
What speech was about equality, freedom, and states’ rights no longer being
The Gettysburg address
What three things was the Gettysburg Address about?
equality, freedom, and states’ rights
What was important about David Farragut?
He was an accomplished US naval officer
Where was Sherman’s “march to the sea” headed?
Where did Robert E. Lee surrender to Ulysses S. Grant?
Appomattox Court House
How severe were the terms of surrender at Appomattox Court House toward the
The union troops were very forgiving
What treaty ended the Civil War?
There wasn't one
How many soldiers died in the war?
How did the balance in power settle between the federal gov’t and state gov’ts after
To this day the federal government has more ruling over the states
Who believed the signing on January 1,1863 was the greatest event in US history