Flashcards in Civil War #4 Deck (19):
When was the Turning Point?
In the naval part of war, what was the Union's strategy?
To blockade the Southern coast and capture major seaports
In the naval part of war, what did Southerners believe?
Get help from foreign government
When did Robert Lee move? To where?
Maryland in September 1862
What was the Confederacy's goal for the Antietam battle?
To cut railroad links in Pennsylvania
What was the Confederacy's bad luck?
McClellan got a copy of Lee's orders
How did the Antietam battle end?
It was a tactical draw but caused thousands of casualties
What happens with Robert Lee after the Antietam Battle?
He is forced back to Virginia
Why was there a turning point after the Antietam Battle?
Because this kept from threatening Northern industry and financial institutions
What else happened because of this turning point?
Britain and France were prompted to abandon plans to recognize the Confederacy
Since the Confederacy was no longer recognized, what occurred afterwards?
This allowed Lincoln to announce the abolition of slavery
Where was pressure mounted?
In the North but wasn't favored
What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
It freed all slaves in the states still in rebellion against the union
Where did many slaves run away to?
What was the Confiscation Act of 1862?
It was the second confiscation law passed by Congress which ordered the seizure of land from disloyal Southerners and emancipation of their slaves
Who replaced McClellan? And what did he do?
Ambrose Burnside moved against Lee's army but was repelled at the battle of Fredericksburg
Who replaced Burnside? What happened to them?
General Joseph Hooker was defeated by Lee at Chancellorsville
Who replaced Hooker?