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What was the capital of the CSA?

Richmond Virginia

1

What were border states?

States divided over the issue of slavery

2

Which side had the larger army?

North

3

What was the main goal for the North at the beginning of the war?

Reunite the country

4

What was the name of the Union war plan to choke out the Confederacy?

Anaconda plan

5

What was the main goal for the South in the Civil War?

Preserve their way of life

6

How did both sides name battles in the Civil War?

South named battles after cities and the north named battles after landmarks or rivers

7

What was the first major battle of the Civil War?

First Battle of Bull Run

8

Who were the two generals of this battle?

General Irvin McDowell and GT Beauregard

9

Why did the Confederate troops become inspired during this battle?

Reinforcements led by General Thomas Jackson

10

Who was one of the most gifted tactical commanders in US History?

Thomas " Stonewall" Jackson

11

What caused the Union troops to drop their weapons and retreat in this battle?

Rebel cry

12

Why did the Confederate troops not pursue the fight after their victory at Bull
Run?

They were to disorganized

13

What battles gave the Union control of the Columbia and Tennessee Rivers?

Battle of Fort Henry and battle of Fort Donelsono

14

What was the warship that the South rebuilt with iron plates on the sides?

Merrimack

15

What was the general name for iron plated ships that the South used to break
through the North’s defense?

Ironsides

16

What was the Battle of Shiloh named after?

A church

17

What was the single bloodiest day of fighting in the Civil War?

Battle of Antietam

18

What did Lincoln shift his focus in the war towards after Antietam?

Taking action against slavery

19

The Civil War was the first time thousands of women did what?

Served as nurses

20

What were the 3 reasons the Southern economy suffered more than that of the
North?

Farmland being overrun,lack of industry,shortages of essential goods due to blockade

21

What did Lincoln sign on January 1
st
, 1863?

Emancipation Proclamation

22

Who believed that the signing on Jan 1, 1863 was the greatest event in US History?

Frederick Douglass

23

What was the most well known African-American regiment in the Civil War?

54th Massachusetts

24

What was the turning point of the war?

Gettysburg and Vicksburg

25

What speech was about equality, freedom, and states’ rights no longer being
dominant?

The Gettysburg Address

26

What three things was the Gettysburg Address about?

Equality, freedom and states rights no longer being dominant

27

What was important about David Farragut?

He was the highest ranking officer in the union navy

28

Where was Sherman’s “march to the sea” headed?

Savannah Georgia

29

Where did Robert E. Lee surrender to Ulysses S. Grant?

Appomattox

30

How severe were the terms of surrender at Appomattox Court House toward the
Southern troops?

Forgiving

31

What treaty ended the Civil War?

There was no treaty

32

How many soldiers died in the war?

600,000

33

How did the balance in power settle between the federal gov’t and state gov’ts after
the war?

The federal government was strengthened and was now clearly more powerful than the states