first shots were fired here
Burnside lost 6000 troops in less than 2 hours
Turning point of the war in 1863
Small Virginia village where Lee surrendered to Grant
Farragut captured this port on the Gulf of Mexico
"Bloodiest single day of the Civil War"
First major land battle of the war
Tennessee town meaning "Place of Peace" - Grant fought off surprise attack
Siege of this Mississippi town cut the CSA into 2
Battle of the Ironclads
Lee wins battle but loses his best friend due to friendly fire
Sherman's attack on the south in 1864
Confederate President
CSA Vice President
His infamous charge was unsuccessful at Gettysburg
Last name of the Most famous Confederate general in the Army of Northern Virginia
Commander at Fort Sumter, Bull Run, and Shiloh (last name only)
Last name of the Union general at Bull Run I
USA president from 1861-1865 (Last name)
Last name of the USA VP from 1861-1865
Last name of the losing general at Fredericksburg
Full name of the Founder of the Red Cross
Last name of the Union general who accepted Lee's surrender
Last name of the Union General at Gettysburg
Confederate general with the famous nickname for Bull Run - (nickname is answer)
His March to the Sea Suffocated the Confederacy - Last name
Last name of the Democratic VP in 1865 to Lincoln's death
Lincoln's dedication of a battlefield in Pennsylvania
Lincoln's attempt to free the slaves in the Rebellion states
Grant and Sherman's war method
Nickname of the Union Flag
Confederates named their battles by the nearest what
Peace Democrats
What amendment ended slavery
Union war plan

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