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American Civil War Battles in 1863 Flashcards

American Civil War Battles in 1863 Flashcards
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Port Hudson
This was the Confederacy's last garrison along the Mississippi. It surrendered following the capture of Vicksburg by the Union.
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The Anaconda Plan
General Winfield Scott came up with this plan to end the Civil War by severing the South's supply lines. This plan involved taking Port Hudson and Vicksburg to split the South.
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Vicksburg, Mississippi
A city in Mississippi that was very important strategically during the Civil War. It acted as an important hub for the transportation of goods; its geographical location made it hard to capture.
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General Robert E. Lee
The General in charge of the Confederate forces at Gettysburg. He invaded the North to gain supplies, to show the North the war and to try to weaken Union morale.
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General George Pickett
One of the Confederate generals who served at Gettysburg. He ended up leading 12,000 men in a charge towards the Union that ended in disaster and a massive loss of life.
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Battle of Gettysburg
A Civil War battle that took place in Pennsylvania in July of 1863. It lasted for three days and served as a turning point for the Civil War.
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Flashcard Content Overview

This set of flashcards was created to help you review the battles in the Civil War that occurred in 1863. You'll be able to focus on the Battle of Gettysburg, the Battle of Chancellorsville and the Battle of Chattanooga. The Anaconda Plan, along with the importance of Vicksburg and Port Hudson, will also be covered by these cards. Furthermore, you'll be able to consider some of the important leaders for the Confederacy and Union during this time period, including Generals Grant, Sherman, Rosecrans, Pickett and Jackson.

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Battle of Gettysburg
A Civil War battle that took place in Pennsylvania in July of 1863. It lasted for three days and served as a turning point for the Civil War.
General George Pickett
One of the Confederate generals who served at Gettysburg. He ended up leading 12,000 men in a charge towards the Union that ended in disaster and a massive loss of life.
General Robert E. Lee
The General in charge of the Confederate forces at Gettysburg. He invaded the North to gain supplies, to show the North the war and to try to weaken Union morale.
Vicksburg, Mississippi
A city in Mississippi that was very important strategically during the Civil War. It acted as an important hub for the transportation of goods; its geographical location made it hard to capture.
The Anaconda Plan
General Winfield Scott came up with this plan to end the Civil War by severing the South's supply lines. This plan involved taking Port Hudson and Vicksburg to split the South.
Port Hudson
This was the Confederacy's last garrison along the Mississippi. It surrendered following the capture of Vicksburg by the Union.
General Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson
This Confederate general died at Chancellorsville after being confused for a Union cavalryman. His death served as a turning point for the Civil War.
Battle of Chancellorsville
A Civil War battle that took place in April, 1863. The Confederates won after the Union retreated. This victory allowed General Lee to carry out an invasion of the North.
Battle of Chattanooga
Grant led the Union forces during this Civil War battle in 1863. He opened supply lines and tricked the Confederates by having Sherman appear to attack Knoxville.
General William T. Sherman
A Union general who showed up to help General Grant at Chattanooga. He tried to take Lookout Mountain but went to the wrong location.
General Ulysses S. Grant
This General was promoted after Rosecrans was defeated at Chickamauga.
Tennessee in 1863
The Union fought to control this state in the summer of 1863. They experienced heavy losses after initial success, but did manage to win in the end.
Major General William S. Rosecrans
This Union General had initial successes in Tennessee in 1863, but later lost a major battle in Chickamauga and was replaced by General Grant.

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