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The Civil War

Richmondcapital of the Confederacy and the constant object of Union forces.
Regimentsorganized groups of men
Bull Run CreekWhere the first battle of the Civil War was fought in which the Confederacy defeated the Union
"Stonewall" JacksonA Confederate General
Blockadethe use of warships to prevent other ships from entering or leaving a harbor
Gettysburg AddressA speech made by Lincoln to honor those who died in the Civil War. In it, Lincoln talked about the preservation of the Union, freedom for slaves, and the defense of democracy.
Sherman's MarchA campaign led by Union General Sherman in which Southern farms were destroyed to keep food from Confederate Armies.
Chancellorsville BattleConfederate General Robert E. Lee attacked Joseph Hooper's "Union of the Potomac." Stonewall Jackson was mortally wounded during this battle.
Fredericksburg BattleUnion General Burnside led troops to overtake Richmond. The Union troops were defeated by Confederate troops led by Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
casualtiespeople who have been killed or wounded
Emancipation ProclamationAnnounced freedom for slaves of the Confederacy as of January 1, 1863.
Peninsular and Wilderness CampaignsBattles in which Richmond was threatened by the Union troops.
PetersburgTown located on the Appomattox River where fighting took place at the end of the war between Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
Robert E. LeeConfederate General who refused Licoln's request to command Union forces because of his loyalty to the South.
Abraham LincolnPresident of the Union who was later killed
AssassinationMurder of a political reason
John Wilkes BoothAn actor who shot and killed Abraham Lincoln
AppomattoxPlace where Confederate General Lee surrendered his army to Union General Grant in 1865. He did not ask Jefferson Davis for approval to do this.
Jefferson DavisPresident of the Confederacy
Ulysses S. GrantUnion General who received Lee's surrender at the Appomattox Court House.

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