Blockade runner – Confederate ships that broke through the Union blockade Peace Democrat



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Chapter 16 Study Guide Answers

Habeas corpus – right of accused person to a hearing before being jailed – Lincoln suspended this in many states during the war

Blockade runner – Confederate ships that broke through the Union blockade

Peace Democrat – became known as “copperheads” because of copper pennies they wore on their shirts – were in favor of negotiating peace with the Confederacy

Bull Run- first major battle – at Manassas, VA – both sides realized this will be a long and costly fight

Hampton Roads – (Virginia) Battle between USS Monitor and CSS Virginia (Merrimack)

Shiloh – First Union victory in the west – April 6 & 7, 1862 – bloodiest battle up to that point

Antietam – bloodiest single day – used by Lincoln to take a stand against slavery

Gettysburg – Lee’s second attempt at a Northern invasion - Began when Confederates were looking for shoes – July 1-3, 1863

Vicksburg – important Confederate strong hold on the Mississippi Rv. – after a month long siege it fell to the Union on July 4, 1863

Petersburg – Nine month siege – resulted in Union being able to capture Richmond

Appomattox Court House – sight of Lee’s surrender to General Grant on April 9, 1865

William Tecumseh Sherman – Union General who led famous “March to the Sea” from Atlanta to Savannah

Ulysses S. Grant – General for Union forces in the west then later given command of entire Union army – sometimes called “unconditional surrender Grant” – secured Mississippi Rv for the Union – favored by Lincoln who said “I need that man, he fights”

George Meade – Union commander at Gettysburg

Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson – Confederate hero at the First Battle of Bull Run – wounded at Chancellorsville and later died from infection

George B. McClellan – appointed commanding general of the Union forces after the first Battle of Bull Run

Robert E. Lee – Confederate general of the Army of Northern Virginia

Clara Barton – served as a nurse and founded the American Red Cross

Emancipation Proclamation - signed and went into effect on Jan. 1, 1863 – freed slaves in the Confederate states only

Question answers: See your study guide for the original questions

  1. South was fighting on their own land

  2. Reunite the Union

  3. Leave slavery alone were it already existed but do not let it spread to new territories

  4. Union – Washington D.C.; Confederate – Richmond, VA

  5. 48 counties in western VA organized themselves and voted to secede from VA in 1861

  6. . Gain control of the Tennessee and Mississippi River

  7. 7. Served as spies, nurses, cooks, worked in factories, and some disguised themselves as men to fight

  8. 8. Felt that is was a rich man’s war and a poor man’s fight – there was a riot in NY City

  9. 9. Lee realized that further fighting would not accomplish anything and would lead to heavy losses

  10. Numerous Union victories in late 1863 and 1

Gettysburg – short answer

Day 1 – The Union and Confederacy met by accident to Gettysburg, PA. Confederates pushed the Union forces back through the town until they secured a defensive position to the south of the town on Cemetery Ridge

Day 2 – The two flanks ends (Culps Hill to the north and Little Round Top to the south) were areas of intense fighting and the Confederates tried to outflank the Union

Day 3 – Lee decided to try to bust through the center of the Union line by an all out assault (known as Pickett’s charge). This was a failure and resulted in heavy casualties. Lee retreated but Meade did not pursue



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