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Ulysses S. Grant

Commanding General- led the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy in the American Civil War

Andersonville

Infamous Civil War prisoner-of-war camp in Macon County, GA. Over 13,000 Union soldiers died in the camp.

Emancipation Proclamation

Speech given by President Lincoln freeing the slaves in the South.

Civil War

fighting between people in the same country

Confederacy

It consisted of the government of 11 Southern states that seceded from the Union in 1860-1861.

Anaconda Plan

Union strategy during the Civil War which incorporated a plan to blockade Southern ports and capture the Mississippi River. It resembled an anaconda squeezing its prey to death.

Fort Sumter

Located in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Shots were fired here that started the American Civil War on April 12, 1861.

Antietam

September 17, 1862, Union victory in Maryland, site of the bloodiest 1 day battle in the war.

Blockade

Obstruct; prevent the South from selling cotton abroad and importing supplies

Robert E. Lee

General of the Confederate Army

Chickamauga

September 18-20, Confederate victory; largest battle fought in GA; led to the Battle of Chattanooga; Confederate soldiers did not follow up on the Union retreat & the Union took the city back.

Union

Term used to refer to the United States of America during the Civil War who were against slavery.

Jefferson Davis

The first and only President of the Confederate States of America.

General William Sherman

U.S. Civil War Army leader known for "Sherman's March," in which he and his troops laid waste to the South.

Gettysburg

July 1-36, 1864, Pennsylvania, Union victory; turning point of the Civil War that ended General Lee's second invasion of the North.