Flashcards in Chapter 17 Deck (33):
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?
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?
South named after cities and the north after landmarks or rivers
What was the first major battle of the Civil War?
Who were the two generals of this battle?
Irvin McDowell and Gen pgt
Why did the Confederate troops become inspired during this battle?
Reinforcements led by General Thomas 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?
A loud scream a rebel yell
Why did the Confederate troops not pursue the fight after their victory at Bull Run?
Disorganized and weakened to fight
What battles gave the Union control of the Columbia and Tennessee Rivers?
The 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 Battle of Shiloh named after?
Their was a church right beside their base
What was the single bloodiest day of fighting in the Civil War?
The battle of antitiem
What did Lincoln shift his focus in the war towards after Antietam?
The war taking 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 North?
Farmland bein overrun,lack of industry,shortage of goods essentials
What did Lincoln sign on January 1st, 1863?
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?
The battle of Vicksburg and Gettysburg
What speech was about equality, freedom, and states’ rights no longer being dominant?
What three things was the Gettysburg Address about?
Speech about equality,freedom,states rights
What was important about David Farragut?
Highest ranking officer
Where was Sherman’s “march to the sea” headed?
Sea towards savannah Georgia
Where did Robert E. Lee surrender to Ulysses S. Grant?
How severe were the terms of surrender at Appomattox Court House toward the Southern troops?
Very forgiving on southern troops
What treaty ended the Civil War?
How many soldiers died in the war?
Over 600,000 soldiers died