Flashcards in chapter 14 Deck (48)
true or false: the battle of Antietam was the bloodiest day of the civil war
true or false: Pickett's charge was the last ditch effort by the Confederates to win at Gettysburg
true or false: The Confederates won most of the major battles in the West
the South's main army in the East
army of the northern virginia
diversion of the union armies by a small confederate force
early, unsuccessful attempt to capture the southern capital
northern ironclad that threatened to break the blockade
southern ironclad that threatened to break the blockade
the north's main army in the east
army of potomac
effort to blockade the south and capture the mississippi
battle of Antietam
resulted in the emancipation proclamation
what was the first major land battle of the war?
first battle of Manassas
What was the south's successful defense of its capital
Sevens days battles
what famous speech did Lincoln give to dedicate a war cemetery for one of the bloodiest battles of the war?
according to the textbook, what was the central issue that sparked the war
what was one of the south's primary advantages at the outset of the war
Where did most of the fighting occur in the east
What general played a critical support role in all of teh following Confederate victories?
what was the significance of the clash between the Monitor and the Virginia
age of wooden ships coming to a close
describe the peninsular campaign
-the north lose more battles than the south
-the union army reached the outskirts of Richmond
-the southern troops were out numbered
what was the most significant outcome of Joseph E. Johnston's attack at Fair Oaks outside Richmond?
Robert E. Lee was promoted to command the army
Which battle was the first clear-cut defeat of the army of Northern Virginia
the battle or Gettysburg
Why did the North attempt to capture the Mississippi river?
the Mississippi divided the confederacy in two
true or false: the loss of farm hands during the war between the states devastated agriculture in the north?
true or false: during the war, Lincoln sometimes acted beyond his constitutional powers
What marked the end of the south's offensive capability
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of Shiloh
grants army was caught napping
opened Tennessee to invasion
Forts Henry and Donelson
the south's successful defense of its capitol
Seven Day's Battles