Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, and Missouri; slaves states that lay between the North and the South and did not join the confederacy during the Civil War.
A political party formed in 1860 by a group of northerners and southerners who supported the Union, its laws, and the Constitution
A federal outpost in Charleston, South Carolina, that was attacked by the Confederates in April 1861, sparking the Civil War.
The first major battle of the Civil War, resulting in a Confederate victory; showed that the Civil War would not be won easily
A series of Civil War battles in which Confederate army successes forced the Union army to retreat from Richmond, Virginia, the Confederate capital.
A Civil War battle in which the Confederate army forced most of the Union army out of Virginia.
A Union victory in the Civil War that marked the bloodiest single-day battle in U.S. military history.
A warship that is heavily armored with iron.
A Civil War battle in Tennessee in which the Union army gained greater control over the Mississippi River Valley.
The Union army’s six-week blockade of Vicksburg that led the city to surrender during the Civil War.
An order issued by President Abraham Lincoln freeing the slaves in areas rebelling against the Union.
Escaped slaves who joined the Union army during the Civil War.
African American Civil War regiment that attacked Fort Wagner in South Carolina.
A group of northern Democrats who opposed abolition and sympathized with the South during the Civil War.
The constitutional protection against unlawful imprisonment.
A Union Civil War victory that turned the tide against the Confederates at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
A failed Confederate attack during the Civil War led by General George Pickett at the Battle of Gettysburg.
A speech given by Abraham Lincoln in which he praised the bravery of the Union soldiers and renewed his commitment to winning the Civil War.
A series of battles between Union and Confederate forces in northern and central Virginia that delayed the Union capture of Richmond.
A type of war in which an army destroys its opponent’s ability to fight by targeting civilian and economic as well as military resources.
Virginia town where General Robert E. Lee was forced to surrender, thus ending the Civil War.
Union general who developed a two-part strategy to destroy the South’s economy with a naval blockade and gain control of the Mississippi River.
Confederate general who earned the nickname “Stonewall” after holding his position during the First Battle of Bull Run.

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Unit 11 Vocab


Unit 11


Unit 11 Vocab


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