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American Civil War Battles in 1864 Flashcards

American Civil War Battles in 1864 Flashcards
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Rear Admiral David Farragut
He led the Battle of Mobile Bay for the Union. His aggressive attitude led to a Union victory during this battle.
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Blockade Runners
These individuals brought goods of high value to the Confederacy during the Civil War by sneaking past blockades.
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Battle of Cold Harbor: Trenches
The Confederates used these during the Battle of Cold Harbor to defend themselves. The plan worked very well and made it very difficult for the Union to break Confederate defensive lines.
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Battle of Cold Harbor
A battle that took place at the end of May in 1864 in a town in Virginia. The Confederacy won after fighting the Union in trenches for days, leading Grant to head towards Petersburg.
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1864 Presidential Election
Lincoln won this election after his opponent dropped out of the race following Sherman's victory in Atlanta, which hugely boosted the public's opinion of Lincoln.
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General Sherman's March to the Sea
This action involved the Union army moving east from Atlanta and destroying everything in its path in an effort to break the Confederacy's spirit.
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General Philip Sheridan
A Union general who retook the Shenandoah Valley from the Confederates in 1864. He won several battles to secure the valley.
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Shenandoah Valley
This area of Northern Virginia was considered important to the Confederacy during the Civil War because it contained important resources and roads that led north.
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Battle for Atlanta
This battle took place in August of 1864 and ended in an eventual Union victory. Capturing this city helped boost Union morale and helped Lincoln get reelected.
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Atlanta, Georgia
A city in Georgia that served as one of the South's major industrial and railroad hubs. General Sherman sought to conquer this city in 1864.
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Working with these flashcards can give you the chance to review the battles of Cold Harbor, Nashville, Mobile Bay and Spotsylvania. You'll also find cards that address the battles in the Shenandoah Valley and the siege at Petersburg. Sherman's actions after the Battle of Atlanta will be covered, along with Grant's successes in the Battle of the Wilderness.

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Atlanta, Georgia
A city in Georgia that served as one of the South's major industrial and railroad hubs. General Sherman sought to conquer this city in 1864.
Battle for Atlanta
This battle took place in August of 1864 and ended in an eventual Union victory. Capturing this city helped boost Union morale and helped Lincoln get reelected.
Shenandoah Valley
This area of Northern Virginia was considered important to the Confederacy during the Civil War because it contained important resources and roads that led north.
General Philip Sheridan
A Union general who retook the Shenandoah Valley from the Confederates in 1864. He won several battles to secure the valley.
General Sherman's March to the Sea
This action involved the Union army moving east from Atlanta and destroying everything in its path in an effort to break the Confederacy's spirit.
1864 Presidential Election
Lincoln won this election after his opponent dropped out of the race following Sherman's victory in Atlanta, which hugely boosted the public's opinion of Lincoln.
Battle of Cold Harbor
A battle that took place at the end of May in 1864 in a town in Virginia. The Confederacy won after fighting the Union in trenches for days, leading Grant to head towards Petersburg.
Battle of Cold Harbor: Trenches
The Confederates used these during the Battle of Cold Harbor to defend themselves. The plan worked very well and made it very difficult for the Union to break Confederate defensive lines.
Blockade Runners
These individuals brought goods of high value to the Confederacy during the Civil War by sneaking past blockades.
Rear Admiral David Farragut
He led the Battle of Mobile Bay for the Union. His aggressive attitude led to a Union victory during this battle.
Battle of Mobile Bay
A battle that took place during the summer of 1864 in the Civil War. The Confederates fought to maintain control of this bay because it alone allowed them to keep importing goods.
General John Bell Hood
A Confederate general who desired to capture Nashville in order to work on invading the North, threatening supplies headed for Sherman and hooking up with General Lee.
Battle of Nashville
General Hood led this attack for the Confederates. It resulted in a Union victory that was decisive enough to remove the presence of the Confederacy in the West.
Battle of Spotsylvania
A Civil War battle in May of 1864 that lasted for 12 days. During this battle the Confederates made a mule shoe shaped defensive pattern that held back the Union.
Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant
This Union general was determined to reach Richmond in 1864. To meet this goal, he headed south, engaged the Confederacy at Spotsylvania and eventually abandoned the battle to continue on.
Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant: Strategy
The strategy used by this general involved winning by attacking Confederate forces wherever they were found in an attempt to wear them out through attrition.
Battle of the Crater
A battle that occurred after the Union detonated an underground explosion at Petersburg. The Union didn't use the explosion to attack, resulting in a large loss of Union soldiers.
Siege of Petersburg
This siege occurred in 1864 and was carried out by the Union army on its way to Richmond. It took ten months before the Union finally took the city.
Battle of Chattanooga
This battle took place in 1863 and is especially notable for leading to Grant being given leadership of the entire Union army.
Battle of the Wilderness
A Civil War battle that occurred in May of 1864 in the Wilderness of Virginia. Grant eventually won this battle because, unlike his predecessors, he refused to retreat at all costs.

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