Flashcards in Chapter 17 Deck (33):
What was the capital of the CSA?
What were border states?
States that didn't know if they should secede to CSA or remain in America.
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- after cities north- after rivers and landmarks
What was the first major battle of the civil war?
Battle of Bull Run
Who were the two generals of this battle?
North- general Irvin Medowell south- general p.g.t. Beauregard
Why did the confederate troops become inspired during this battle?
Because of reinforcements led by General Thomas "stonewall" Jackson
What cause the union troops to drop their weapons and retreat in this battle?
Why did the confederate troops not pursue the fight after their victory at Bull Run?
Disorganized and weakened
What battles gave the union control of the Columbia and Tennessee rivers?
Battle of fort Henry and 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 norths defense?
What was the battle of Shiloh named after?
Named after a church
What was the single bloodiest day of fighting in the civil war?
The battle of Antietam
What did Lincoln shift his focus, in the war, towards after Antietam?
The civil war was the first times thousands of women did what?
Served as nurses
What were the 3 reasons the southern economy suffered more than that of the north?
Lack of industry, shortages of goods, and farmland being overrun.
What did Lincoln sign on Jan. 1, 1863?
Who believed that the signing on January 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 and Vicksburg
What speech was about equality, freedom, and states rights no longer being dominant?
The Gettysburg address
What three things was the Gettysburg address about?
Equality, freedom, and states rights
What was important about David Farragut?
Highest ranking officer in the union navy
Where was Sherman's "March to sea" headed?
Where did Robert e. Lee surrender to Ulysses s. Grant?
Apottomax court house, Virginia
How severe were the terms of surrender at Appomattox court house toward the southern troops?
What treaty ended the civil war?
There wasn't one
How many soldiers died in the war?
Over 600,000 soldiers died