Flashcards in Chapter 17 Deck (33):
What was the capital of the CSA?
What were border states?
States that were divided over the issue of slavery
They didn't know if they should secede to the CSA or remain in the US
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?
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?
North: rivers or landmarks
What was the first major battle of the Civil War?
Who were the two generals of this battle?
General Irvin McDowell and General P.G.T. Beauregard
Why did the Confederate troops become inspired during this battle?
Reinforcements led by General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson
Who was one of the most gifted tactical commanders in US History?
Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson
What caused the Union troops to drop their weapons and retreat in this battle?
The Confederates yelled a loud and strange scream
Why did the Confederate troops not pursue the fight after their victory at Bull
They were too disorganized and weakened
What battles gave the Union control of the Columbia and Tennessee Rivers?
Battle of Fort Henry and 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?
There was a church named Shiloh near their resting point
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?
To take action against slavery
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
Lack of industry, shortages of essential goods due to blockade, and farmland being overrun
Who believed that the signing on Jan 1, 1863 was the greatest event in US History?
What was the most well known African-American regiment in the Civil War?
What was the turning point of the war?
Battle of Gettysburg
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 no longer being dominant
What was important about David Farragut?
He was the highest ranking officer in the Union navy
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
Very forgiving on the Southern troops
What treaty ended the Civil War?
How many soldiers died in the war?