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When was the Turning Point?

1862-1863

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In the naval part of war, what was the Union's strategy?

To blockade the Southern coast and capture major seaports

2

In the naval part of war, what did Southerners believe?

Get help from foreign government

3

When did Robert Lee move? To where?

Maryland in September 1862

4

What was the Confederacy's goal for the Antietam battle?

To cut railroad links in Pennsylvania

5

What was the Confederacy's bad luck?

McClellan got a copy of Lee's orders

6

How did the Antietam battle end?

It was a tactical draw but caused thousands of casualties

7

What happens with Robert Lee after the Antietam Battle?

He is forced back to Virginia

8

Why was there a turning point after the Antietam Battle?

Because this kept from threatening Northern industry and financial institutions

9

What else happened because of this turning point?

Britain and France were prompted to abandon plans to recognize the Confederacy

10

Since the Confederacy was no longer recognized, what occurred afterwards?

This allowed Lincoln to announce the abolition of slavery

11

Where was pressure mounted?

In the North but wasn't favored

12

What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?

It freed all slaves in the states still in rebellion against the union

13

Where did many slaves run away to?

Union Camps

14

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

15

Who replaced McClellan? And what did he do?

Ambrose Burnside moved against Lee's army but was repelled at the battle of Fredericksburg

16

Who replaced Burnside? What happened to them?

General Joseph Hooker was defeated by Lee at Chancellorsville

17

Who replaced Hooker?

Meade

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What was the Gettysburg?

-It was a 3-day battle in which the Union Army defeated Lee's forces
(Union beats Confederacy)
-bloodiest battle of the Civil War