16th president
US Secretary of war in 1853
US house of Representatives 1845-1847
Offered the command of Federal Forces 1861
Symbol of Union victory during Civil War
Confederate general during Civil War
Union general in Civil War
Brigadier general in Civil War
Commander of Confederate States of America for CIvil War
US frontier in early CIvil War
Commanded Union armies of the west
Lieutenant general in the confederate army in Civil War
US military officer, later a confederate major general for Civil War
railroad president and politician, served as a major general in CIvil War
US naval officer, served for Union in CIvil War
Major general and commander of Union army of the potomac in Civil War
Railroad executive and politician as a Union general in Civil War
Leader of Cherokee Nation, only Native American to attain a general's rank during Civil War
Notorious Confederate military prison
Union and Confederate in first major land battle of Civil War
Robert Lee's army of Northern Virginia against Union army of potomac
Battle in 1862, one of the engagements of Civil War
During the CIvil War Union forces waged a campaign to take confederate stronghold
Roberts army clashed with the Union's army of the Potomac
During the Civil War, Union general Sherman faced confederate generals
General Robert Lee surrendered his army of Virginia to Union general
Union's plan to defeat the Confederacy at the start of Civil War
Transformation in fight to maintain the nation into a battle for human freedom
Island fortification located in Charleston Harbor, site of first shots of Civil War
First ironclad warship commissioned by Union Navy, built during Civil War
Frigate, ironclad warship CSS VIrginia was constructed during CIvil War

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Chapter 16


Civil War Terms


Civil War


Unit 11 Vocab


The Civil War


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