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Flashcards in Civil War #2 Deck (27):
1

Who had to start of from scratch?

Jefferson Davis

2

Who had an established structure and organization?

Lincoln

3

What was Lincoln's personality as president?

more likable

4

What was Davis' personality as the confederate states president?

rather aloof and uncompromising

5

What did Abraham Lincoln focus on?

keeping the union together

6

What did Lincoln do to keep the border states?

he adopted a soft strategy

7

What 2 states never seceded while a guerrilla war broke out in Missouri?

Maryland and Kentucky

8

Virginia split into...

Virginia and West Virginia

9

What was the South's defense?

forests, uneven terrain, heat, and humidity WHICH exhausted troops

10

Since others didn't know how tricky the land was what occurred?

several errors in judgement

11

BUT what would enable people to transcend environmental barriers?

The Union's technological superiority

12

When was the early part of the Civil War?

1861-1862

13

How many southern forts remained in Union Hands?

2

14

What fort was the most important of the 2?

Ft Sumter

15

Who fired on Ft Sumter that began the war?

Jefferson Davis

16

Who confronted confederate soldiers under Beauregard?

Union forces under McDowell

17

Where was this taking place?

Manassas, Virginia

18

Did the union win?

no

19

Stonewall Jackson:

nicknamed for this battle

20

What was the result of the first bull run?

illusions were broken and southern confidence was boosted

21

What happened with the Indian tribes in the southwest?

The tribe territories were torn

22

What did prosperous Indians eventually do?

they sided with the confederacy

23

Who gradually gained control of Indian territory?

pro-union Indians

24

What did both sides rely on?

volunteers

25

When was the conscription law passed?

April 1862(Confederacy) and March 1863(Union)

26

What did the conscription law do?

citizens faught not professionals

27

What did the citizens do on both sides?

1) elected their own officers
2) not disciplined
3) strong military leaders emerged
4) suffered higher casualty rates than privates