Type
Crossword
Description

each state was largely an independent entity joined in a voluntary compact of union states rights
Winfield Scott's plan for slowly cutting off the Confederacy's ability to make war Anaconda Plan
A Virginian, called "Stonewall Jackson" Thomas J. Jackson
Lincoln replaced McDowell with this man after the defeat at Bull Run; formed the Army of the Potomac George B. McClellan
an iron plated warship Ironclad
An ironclad built by the Confederacy on the abandoned hull of a damaged Union warship and renamed the CSS Virginia. Sailed against the Union blockade at Hampton Roads Merrimac
Union's first ironclad; only had two guns mounted in a revolving turret; this ship and the Merrimac battled for over four hours; first clash between iron ships USS Monitor
Jackson took 15,000 Confederates and ranged up and down the Shenandoah valley, defeated two armies and pinned down 50,000 Federal troops before slipping out of the valley to go to Richmond to stop McClellan Valley Campaign
commander of the Army of Northern Virginia; engaged McClellan at Fair Oaks; wounded in the battle Gen Joseph E Johnston
appointed by Jefferson Davis to command the army; launched 7 days battle; pushed McClellan's grand army back to the James River Robert E Lee
June 25th to July 1st - included battles at Gaine's Mill, Savage's Station, White Oaks Swamp and Malvern Hill J Seven Days Battles
Lee's cavalry commander; sent to raid Pope from the rear at the Second Battle of Manassas; raided Pope's HQ while the general was away J E B Stuart
Lincoln address at the dedication of the cemetery recognizing common courage and sacrifice of the soldiers of the North and South Gettysburg Address
on Tennesse River; was easily captured by Grant Fort Henry
key to the Mississippi campaign; Grant failed to capture it in December; tried digging a canal and failed. Union out-maneuvered the Confederates and laid siege and starved them out Vicksburg
the drafting or compulsory enrollment into military service Conscription
Southern sympathizers in the North. Named after a poisonous snake Copperheads
Total dead: 1,154,984
April 9th, 1865, Lee met Grant where they agreed on the terms of surrender. Confederates would lay down their weapons and go home. Appomattox Courthouse
After the battle of Antietam, as of January 1st 1863, Lincoln declared that all slaves in rebel controlled territories would be freed Emancipation Proclamation

The Civil War Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The bloodiest day of the war. Antietam
The bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Gettysburg
Northern group. This group was lead by Abraham Lincoln. Union
The southern group whose leader was Jefferson Davis. Confederacy
Largest southern jail that help Union soldiers. Andersonville
General of the Confederacy Robert E. Lee
Battle that started the war. Fort Sumter
President of the United States during The Civil War. Abraham Lincoln
Commander of the Union at the end of the war. Ulysses S. Grant
Confederate's strategy. They would export cotton to other countries hoping to become allies. "King Cotton"
Northern strategy. The north would destroy the supplies and land of The South Anaconda Plan
Northern soldier, W.T Sherman, spread his army around the south and destroyed land and supplies. March To Sea
Largest cause of the Civil War. Union believed the south should not enslave people, while the south thought otherwise. Slavery
Compromise set to make the north and south happy by making CA a free state, but other states would now be open to slavery. a very strict fugitive slave act was set. GA Platform was created because of this compromise. Compromise of 1850
Compromise set where Missouri became a slave state and Maine a free state. Slavery would now not be allowed above the 36,30 line of latitude. Missouri Compromise
Belief on whether state's rights are more important than federal rights. The south was for this while the north was not. Sectionalism
People opposed to slavery Abolitionists
Northern economic system during the Civil War Industrial
Southern economic system during The Civil War Agricultural
Middle-class farmers. They usually owned less than 100 acres of land. Yeoman Farmers
People who owned no land and got by the best they could. About 1 in 10 Poor Whites
The North put tariffs on imported goods, forcing the south to buy goods from the north. SC was the first state to nullify this. Tariff of 1828

Civil War Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Killed in a theater Abraham Lincoln
largest Confederate military prison Andersonville
Became president aftre Lincoln's assassination Andrew Johnson
AKA Battle of Sharpsburg, Union Victory Antietam
Last engagement of Civil War Appomattox Court House
First major battle of Civil War Bull Run
Robert E. Lee's greatest victory Chancellorsville
executive order issued by Lincoln in 1863 Emancipation Proclamation
Supreme Court ruling involving trials EX PArte Milligan
granted African American men the right to vote fifteenth amendment
first "battle" of the Civil War Fort Sumter
granted newly-freed slaves citizenship fourteenth amendment
Organized the army of the Potomac George McClellan
battle that served as a turning point Gettysburg
famous speech by Lincoln Gettysburg Address
used to review the legality of a person's arrest Habeas Corpus
president of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis
radical abolitionist who led raid on Harper's Ferry John Brown
killed Lincoln John Wilkes Booth
AKA "The Savannah Campaign", conducted through Georgia March to the Sea
naval engagement at Hampton Roads, Virginia Monitor v Merrimack
violent disturbances in lower Manhattan due to working-class discontent New York City Draft Riot
Comanded Confederate army of North Virginia Robert E Lee
Major battle fought in Southwestern Tennesee, Union Victory Shiloh
occured immediately after and was due to Lincoln being elected president South Carolina Secedes
abolished slavery thirteenth amendment
one of the South's most successful generals Thomas StoneWall Jackson
Commanding General of Union, 18th President Ulysses S Grant
essentially split Confederacy in two, allowed Union control of the Mississippi Vicksburg
led the "March to the Sea" William Tecumseh Sherman

Civil War (1861-1865) Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

he was the president during the Civil War Lincoln
he was the first commander of the northern army McDowell
he gained control of Forts Henry and Donelson Grant
his confederate forces attacked Grant during the Battle of Shiloh Johnston
he was known for making detailed battle plans, but being slow to act McClellan
he had been offered the command for northern army by Lincoln, but went to be commander of the confederate army instead Robert E Lee
his won men thought he was an enemy and shot him, then died from pneumonia Jackson
he is the commanding officer of the 54th Massachusetts Colonel Robert Gould
female spy for the Confederacy; invited union men to her parties and listened to their convos Belle Boyd
Lee called him "Old War Horse"; best general Longstreet
civilians decided it would be a good idea to go see the war at this place Manassas
this place earned Grant the nickname "Unconditional Grant" Forts Donelson
this place was where the Union Army camped at and then was attacked by the confederacy Pittsburg Landing
Lee invades a place in Maryland in hopes of it joining them Antietam
Burnside was a brigadier general in this place Rhode Island Militia
by the time the Union were ready to cross the river of this place, Confederates were all ready Fredericksburg
this place is where Lee got his greatest victory Chancellorsville
this place had draft riots and more than 150 people killed New York City
this place is where Lincoln got assassinated Ford's Theatre
this place is where the last battle of the war is Appomattox Court House

Civil War Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

A war in the U.S. fought from 1861 to 1865 American Civil War
The 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln
A battle fought July 1st-3rd 1863 battle of gettysburg
18th president of the United States Ulysses S Grant
Led the march to the sea William T Sherman
The commanding general of the confederate army of Northern Virginia Robert E Lee
stood like a stonewall in battle Stonewall Jackson
The confederate president Jefferson Davis
one of the first generals of the civil war George McClellan
the general after george McClellan that won the battle of gettysburg George Meade
the southern army confederate
The northern army Union
A sea fort in Charleston South Carolina Fort Sumter
The color worn or seen worn by the union Blue
the color warn or seen warn by confederates Red
swords muskets and breach loaders were all __________ in the civil war weapons
The first major battle Bull run
Proclamation issued by Abraham Lincoln on Jan 1, 1863 and declared that all people held as slaves shall be free Emancipation
How many states left the United States to form the Confederate States of America? eleven
The Civil War was fought to put an end to ___________ slavery
The North _________ the Civil War won

Civil War People and Events Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Honest, Republican Abraham Lincoln
Union General Ulysses S. Grant
Confederate President Jefferson Davis
Bloodiest Battle of the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg
Last engagement of the Union and Confederate armies Battle of Palmito Ranch
First Civil War Battle First Battle of Bull Run
Sideburns Ambrose Burnside
"StoneWall" Thomas Jackson
Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Founded the Red Cross Clara Barton
Bedding or blanket Bedroll
Large group of soldiers Brigade
Escaped slaves Contraband
Freedom from slavery Emancipation
Leaving the Army without permission Desertation
Ship with armor Ironclad
Northerners, abolitionist Republican Party
Pro-slavery, southerners Democratic party

Major People and Events in the Civil War Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia Robert E Lee
largest number of casualties in the war Battle of Gettysburg
led the Union Army Ulysses S Grant
lasted two days Battle of Chattanooga
is also known as the battle of Sharpsburg Battle of Antietam
led the United States through the Civil War Abraham Lincoln
president of the conferate states of America during the civil war Jefferson Davis
first major land battle in Civil War First Bull Run
bloodiest battle in American history at this time Battle of Shiloh
sealed confederacy fate by losssing Mississippi river Batle of Vicksburg
home to two of the battles in the Civil War Fort Sumter
confederate general after Robert E Lee Stonewall Jackson
Union general lost at the Second Bull Run John Pope
first of the seven days battles Battle of Oak Grove
described as a mystery man of the war George McClellan
Union general defeated at the Battle of Chancellorsville Joseph Hooker
took his memoir and published it making it a well known first hand accoun William Sherman
known for his unusual hair style Ambrose Burnside
war between two organized groups in the same state or country Civil War
11 southern states that seceded from United States Confederacy
states united Union

Civil War Battles Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The site of the opening shots of the Civil War Fort Sumter
The first major battle of the Civil War Bull Run
The capital of the Confederacy Richmond
The capital of the Union. Washington DC
The nickname for a Confederate general gained at Bull Run. Stonewall
Revolutionary armored ships that changed naval warfare forever. Ironclads
Another name for the South in the Civil War Confederacy
Another name for the North during the Civil War Union
This battle was the bloodiest day in American history. Antietam
Union general who won major victory at Shiloh. Ulysses S Grant
Name of the Union war plan to defeat the South. Anaconda Plan
The Union wins a major victory here, turning the tide against the South. Gettysburg
The fall of this city gives control of the Mississippi River to the Union. Vicksburg
Using the navy to try to strangle an opponent's trade Blockade
The brilliant general of the South that turned down service in the Union army. Robert E Lee

Civil War Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This man was the general of the Confederate army during the entire Civil War Robert E. Lee
He was the president of the Union during the Civil War Abraham Lincoln
He was the last general of the Union army and led them to victory Ulysses S. Grant
This was the second general of the Union army and was know for detailed battle plans, but slow actions George McClellan
This man was known for holding his ground while fighting in the war resembling a wall Stonewall Jackson
This battle was a turning point in the Civil War especially for the Confederacy Gettysburg
This battle was also known as Sharpsburg. General Lee's battle plans were misplaced and known by the Union. The Confederate army was outnumbered, but the battle resulted in a tie for McClellan refused to send out his reinforcements Antietam
This battle was also known as the Pittsburg Landing. The Union was attacked by the Confederate army while they were camping along the Tennessee River. The Confederate General was killed and they were forced to retreat. Shiloh
This was the capital of the Union WashingtonDC
This was the capital of the Confederate Richmond
He was the General of the Union army for one battle, but was resigned from his duties after his poor actions McDowell
He was the president of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis
He was a famous actor, a Southerner, and Lincoln’s assasin Johnwilkesbooth
This man was a general of the Union army, and was known for causing total destruction and setting fire to southern cities to block off their resources Sherman
This woman wrote a fiction book about slavery called "Uncle Tom's Cabin". It inspired many people in the North, but was banned in the south. HarrietStowe

Civil War Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

ABRAHAM LINCOLN
AMERICA
ASSASSINATION
BATTLES
BLUE
CIVIL WAR
CLARA BARTON
CONFEDERACY
COTTON
FIGHT
FLAG
FORD'S THEATRE
FREEDOOM
GENERAL ROBERT L. LEE
GENERAL ULYSSES S. GRANT
HARRIET TUBMAN
NURSES
RED
SLAVE PLANTATIONS
SLAVES
SPY
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
UNION
WHITE

Civil War Battles Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

First shot fired in the Civil War Fort Sumter
First clash of ironclads Hampton Roads
This siege spelled the end of the confederacy. Petersburg
The bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Antietam
The low point of the Civil war for the Union Fredericksburg
Ended hopes of South regaining Tennessee Shiloh
First sizable engagement of the Civil War First Bull Run
Confederate General Robert E. Lee cemented his reputation as a great general Second Bull Run
One of the few times the Confederate forces were on the offense rather than the defense Chickamauga
The turning point of the Civil War Gettysburg
Opened the way for a full scale attack on Atlanta by General Sherman Chattanooga
With this defeat, the Confederacy was split in two by the Mississippi River Vicksburg
This was the greatest Confederate victory of the Civil War Chancellorsville
Marked the beginning of Sherman’s march to the sea Atlanta
Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses Grant Appomattox Court House
General Sherman and his troops marched from Atlanta, GA to the sea in Savannah, GA March to the Sea
The capture of these forts guaranteed Union control of Kentucky Fort Henry (and Fort Donelson)
Grant’s biggest defeat by Lee Cold Harbor
Grant’s first confrontation with Robert E. Lee Wilderness (and Spotsylvania)