Flashcards in chapter 17 Deck (34)
What was the capital of the Confederate States of America?
What were border states?
divided over the issue of slavery
Did the Union or Confederacy have 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 named battle after cities or towns.
North named after landmarks.
What was the first major battle of the Civil War?
First battle of bull run
Who were the two generals of the First Battle of Bull Run?
gen. Irving McDowell and gen. pgt beaureguard
Why did the Confederate troops become inspired during the First Battle of Bull Run?
Who was one of the most gifted tactical commanders in American History and was a Confederate General at Bull Run?
Thomas "stonewall" Jackson
What caused the Union troops to drop their weapons and retreat in the First Battle
of Bull Run?
the confederates let out a rebel call scaring them
Why did the Confederate troops not pursue the fight after their victory at Bull
they were too weak and disorganized
What battles gave the Union control of the Columbia and Tennessee Rivers?
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 North’s defense?
What was the Battle of Shiloh named after?
a church near the north (union) resting point in sw Tennessee
What was the single bloodiest day of fighting in the Civil War?
battle of Antietam
What did Lincoln shift his focus in the war towards after Antietam?
taking action against slavery
The Civil War was the first time thousands of women did what?
served in nursing
What were the 3 reasons the Southern economy suffered more than that of the
~lack of industry
~shortages of essential good due to the blockade
~farmland being overrun
What did Lincoln sign on January 1st, 1863?
the emancipation proclamation
Who believed that the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation 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 Civil War?
Gettysburg and Vicksburg
What speech was about equality, freedom, and states’ rights no longer being
the Gettysburg address
What three things was the Gettysburg Address about?
~states' rights not being dominate
What was important about David Farragut?
he was the highest ranking officer in the union navy and helped secure mobile bay in Alabama
Where was Sherman’s “march to the sea” headed toward?