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DSST Civil War: Names

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1. 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

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

3. 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.

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

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

6. Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson

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

8. 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

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

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

11. 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

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

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

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

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

16. 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.

17. 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.

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

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

20. 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

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

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

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

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

25. 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.

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

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

28. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

37. Presidential nominee for Republicans in election of 1856

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

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

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

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

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