American Civil War Battles in 1861-1862 Flashcards

American Civil War Battles in 1861-1862 Flashcards
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Corinth, Mississippi
A rail junction that allowed the Confederates to transport men and supplies during the Civil War. The Union strove to take this location in the Battle of Shiloh.
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Battle of Shiloh
A battle that took place in April, 1862 during the Civil War. 23,000 people died in the fighting, which served to remind the nation about the destruction tied to the war.
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Battle of Hampton Roads
A naval battle during the Civil War. This battle occurred in 1862. It marked the first time two ironclad ships fought one another and led to an increased popularity for this kind of ship.
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Ambrose Burnside
The Union general who led the Battle of Fredericksburg. He rushed his approach to the battle and ended up losing.
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Battle of Fredericksburg
This Civil War battle occurred on December 13th in 1962. It saw a massive loss for the Union and because of this is associated with the quote: 'it was not a battle; it was a butchery.'
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Battle of Ball's Bluff
This Civil War battle occurred in late October of 1861. Due to poor planning and scouting the Union ended up losing this battle in a dramatic way.
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Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War
A committee formed in response to the Battle of Ball's Bluff to monitor the conduct of the Union army.
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Battle of Antietam
A battle in the Civil War that took place in September of 1862 in Maryland. It is considered to be the bloodiest day of the war and it led Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.
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Flashcard Content Overview

You can access the flashcards in this set to review the First and Second Battles of Bull Run. You'll also find cards that cover battles at Ball's Bluff, Shiloh, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Stones River, Glorietta Pass and more. Important figures during this part of the war, including George McClellan, Thomas Jackson and David Farragut will be covered as well. Additionally, these cards address the Anaconda Plan and the uses of guerrilla warfare during the Civil War.

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Battle of Antietam
A battle in the Civil War that took place in September of 1862 in Maryland. It is considered to be the bloodiest day of the war and it led Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.
Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War
A committee formed in response to the Battle of Ball's Bluff to monitor the conduct of the Union army.
Battle of Ball's Bluff
This Civil War battle occurred in late October of 1861. Due to poor planning and scouting the Union ended up losing this battle in a dramatic way.
Battle of Fredericksburg
This Civil War battle occurred on December 13th in 1962. It saw a massive loss for the Union and because of this is associated with the quote: 'it was not a battle; it was a butchery.'
Ambrose Burnside
The Union general who led the Battle of Fredericksburg. He rushed his approach to the battle and ended up losing.
Battle of Hampton Roads
A naval battle during the Civil War. This battle occurred in 1862. It marked the first time two ironclad ships fought one another and led to an increased popularity for this kind of ship.
Battle of Shiloh
A battle that took place in April, 1862 during the Civil War. 23,000 people died in the fighting, which served to remind the nation about the destruction tied to the war.
Corinth, Mississippi
A rail junction that allowed the Confederates to transport men and supplies during the Civil War. The Union strove to take this location in the Battle of Shiloh.
Battle of Stones River
A Civil War battle notable for having the highest percentage of casualties on both sides. The battle made Confederates relax their hold on Tennessee and stopped them from going into Kentucky.
Battle of Glorietta Pass
This battle occurred early in 1862. It ended in a Union victory that put an end to Confederate attempts to control New Mexico.
Guerilla Warfare / Fighting
A type of fighting carried out by local groups that is very brutal and is often used on civilians. After 1862, this type of fighting was used in Missouri throughout the Civil War.
Anaconda Plan

A plan proposed by General Winfield Scott that recommended beating the Confederacy through the use of attrition carried out by blockades and a seizure of the Mississippi River.

David Farragut
This Union soldier was promoted to Rear Admiral after capturing New Orleans and helping the Union secure the Mississippi River in 1862.
First Battle of Bull Run
This was the first true battle of the American Civil War. It occurred in July, 1861 and showed the country that the war couldn't be determined in one fight.
George McClellan
This General was given control of the Union forces that McDowell had commanded after the First Battle of Bull Run.
Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson
A Confederate General who stopped the Union forces at the First Battle of Bull Run, earning him a reputation for immovability.
Second Battle of Bull Run
This was the second major battle to take place at this location during the Civil War. It ended in a major victory for Confederate forces in August, 1862 and led to the invasion of Maryland.

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