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DSST Civil War: Names

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

19. Presidential nominee for Republicans in election of 1856

20. Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson

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

22. 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.

23. 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

24. 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

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

26. 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

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

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

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

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

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

32. 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

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

34. 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

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

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

37. 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.

38. 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.

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

40. 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.

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

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