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DSST Civil War: Names

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1. General of the Union army - ordered by Grant to wage total war in Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. He burned and destroyed all farmland - animals and food

2. South Carolina Senator - advocate for state's rights - limited government - and nullification

3. Abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry - Virginia

4. Slave whose case led the Supreme court to declare the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional

5. Former slave who helped slaves escape on the Underground Railroad

6. Confederate: sent to sweep Union forces from the Valley and - if possible - to menace Washington - D.C. - hoping to compel Grant to dilute his forces against Lee around Petersburg - Virginia - terrorized D.C.

7. Launched the American Red Cross. An 'angel' in the Civil War - she treated the wounded in the field.

8. General of the Confederate army at 1st Battle of Bull Run and Peninsula Campaign. He surrendered to William Sherman on April 26th - 1865 in North Carolina.

9. Union Colonel in command the all black 54th Mass. regiment

10. Abolitionist newspaper publisher to whom Lincoln wrote a letter about wanting to resote the union - even if slavery had to continue.

11. General of the Confederate army - attacked at Gettysburg with 15 -000 soldiers; called __________'s Charge; ended in faliure

12. General of the Union Army; fired by Lincoln for being too cautious - Peninsular campaign

13. President of the Confederate States of America for its entire history from 1861 to 1865

14. Presidential nominee for Republicans in election of 1856

15. General of the Confederate army - assaulted Grant at the battle of Shiloh. He dies at the battle because he was shot in the leg and cant feel it - and thus bleeds to death.

16. General of the Union army who captured Atlanta - Georgia - then marched through Georgia to the sea - burning and destroying everything on the way

17. Senator who persuaded Congress to accept the Missouri Compromise - which admitted Maine into the Union as a free state - and Missouri as a slave state

18. General of the Confederate army - worked closely with Robert E. Lee. He disagreed with Lee on Pickett's charge - but reluctantly gave the order to go ahead with it.

19. General of the Union army - appointed general by Lincoln after firing McClellan

20. Ohio unionist of the Copperhead faction of anti-war - pro-Confederate Democrats

21. Union commander of the 20th Maine - achieved fame during the Battle of Gettysburg for his defense of Little Round Top

22. General of the Union army at the Battle of Chickamauga

23. General of the Union army; surrounded and defeated Lee at Gettysburg

24. Invented the cotton gin. Also contributed to the concept of interchangeable parts that were exactly alike and easily assembled or exchanged

25. General of the Union army at 2nd Battle of Bull Run; defeated; replaced by McClellan

26. Confederate Cavalry Commander - Battles: Shiloh - Vicksburg - Chickamauga - Atlanta - Savannah - Chattanooga - and Carolina Campaign - started the KKK

27. General of the Union army - first to lead the union army into Gettysburg

28. Leader of a slave rebellion in 1831 in Virginia. Revolt led to the deaths of 20 whites and 40 blacks and led to the 'gag rule' outlawing any discussion of slavery in the House of Representatives

29. Abolitionist - escaped from slavery - great thinker and speaker - published his own antislavery newspaper and wrote an autobiography

30. Abolitionist. Editor of radical abolitionist newspaper 'The Liberator' - and one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society.

31. President of the United States saved the Union during the Civil War and emancipated the slaves; was assassinated by Booth

32. Confederate commander who was executed for mistreatment of Union prisoners of war

33. Democratic party's nominee for pres. in 1864- lost to Lincoln

34. General of the Confederate army - he refused Lincoln's offer to head the Union army and agreed to lead Confederate forces. He successfully led several major battles until his defeat at Gettysburg - and he surrendered to the Union's commander General

35. Confederate General; earned his nickname at the Battle of Bull Run. Robert E. Lee's 'right-hand man.' Died at Chancellorsville

36. Abolitionist who aided Garisson and helped him in abolition - denounced the president for being a first rate second rate man for delaying on the emacipation

37. General of the Union Army - best remembered for his stunning defeat by Confederate General Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863.

38. Author of a novel about slavery that advanced the abolitionists' cause

39. General-in-chief of the Union Army from 1864 to 1869 during the American Civil War.

40. Leader of a slave rebellion - but was found out by Charleston SC - arrested and executed

41. Invented the reaper - could harvest 6x more rain than men alone

42. Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson