American Civil War Military Strategies Flashcards

American Civil War Military Strategies Flashcards
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Battle of Five Forks
A battle that ended up cutting off the last supply line remaining to the Confederates in Petersburg. This loss forced Lee to move out of Petersburg.
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CSS H.L. Hunley
This submarine, used during the Civil War by the South in an attempt to break a Union blockade, is notable for being the first submarine to sink a ship.
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Winfield Scott

He came up with the Anaconda Plan and commanded in the Mexican War, but because of his age and health issues he didn't end up leading any troops during the Civil War.

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The Anaconda Plan
This plan represented the initial strategy used by the Union in the Civil War. It involved the U.S. Navy blockading the Confederacy and staging attacks on the Mississippi River.
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Ulysses S. Grant
A man who was eventually named Lieutenant General of the Union army during the Civil War. His plan led to the end of the war.
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General Ulysses S. Grant: Lincoln's Opinion
President Lincoln gave this man the rank of Lieutenant General during the Civil War because he was persistent and aggressive.
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General Ulysses S. Grant: Nickname
This general was referred to as 'Unconditional Surrender' Grant after he successfully won at Fort Donaldson and Fort Henry.
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General Ulysses S. Grant: Plan to Beat the Confederacy
This plan involved cutting off Confederate supplies, having Sherman take Atlanta while Grant took Richmond and other Union troops took Mobile and Petersburg.
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Civil War: Railroads
These were used to transport goods and soldiers during the Civil War. The North had an advantage in this area, since it had twice as many of these.
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Civil War: African American Soldiers
These individuals served as soldiers in the Union army and were initially faced with contempt. Over the course of the war many were given the respect they deserved.
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Flashcard Content Overview

You can consider the role of railroads and supplies in the Civil War with the flashcards in this set. You'll also find cards that cover the plans used by General Grant during this conflict. The Anaconda plan and the use of submarines will also be discussed by these cards. Finally, the tactical decisions made during the end of the war will be covered by this set.

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Civil War: African American Soldiers
These individuals served as soldiers in the Union army and were initially faced with contempt. Over the course of the war many were given the respect they deserved.
Civil War: Railroads
These were used to transport goods and soldiers during the Civil War. The North had an advantage in this area, since it had twice as many of these.
General Ulysses S. Grant: Plan to Beat the Confederacy
This plan involved cutting off Confederate supplies, having Sherman take Atlanta while Grant took Richmond and other Union troops took Mobile and Petersburg.
General Ulysses S. Grant: Nickname
This general was referred to as 'Unconditional Surrender' Grant after he successfully won at Fort Donaldson and Fort Henry.
General Ulysses S. Grant: Lincoln's Opinion
President Lincoln gave this man the rank of Lieutenant General during the Civil War because he was persistent and aggressive.
Ulysses S. Grant
A man who was eventually named Lieutenant General of the Union army during the Civil War. His plan led to the end of the war.
The Anaconda Plan
This plan represented the initial strategy used by the Union in the Civil War. It involved the U.S. Navy blockading the Confederacy and staging attacks on the Mississippi River.
Winfield Scott

He came up with the Anaconda Plan and commanded in the Mexican War, but because of his age and health issues he didn't end up leading any troops during the Civil War.

CSS H.L. Hunley
This submarine, used during the Civil War by the South in an attempt to break a Union blockade, is notable for being the first submarine to sink a ship.
Battle of Five Forks
A battle that ended up cutting off the last supply line remaining to the Confederates in Petersburg. This loss forced Lee to move out of Petersburg.
Battle of Bentonville
This battle represented the final major Confederate offensive in the Civil War. It ended with individuals on both sides of the conflict aware that surrender was only a matter of time.
Battle at Fort Stedman
An attack by Confederate troops that was designed to break the siege of Petersburg. The offensive failed.
Cherokee Chief Stand Watie
He was the last of the Confederate generals to surrender during the Civil War.
General Joseph Johnston
The Confederate general who led the Battle of Bentonville.
General Robert E. Lee
This Confederate general surrendered to General Grant at Appomattox Court House.
General George Pickett
He served as the Confederate general at the Battle of Five Forks.
Appomattox Court House
General Lee and the Confederates made their final stand at this location, before surrendering.
Battle at Sailor's Creek
During this battle, Lee watched the Confederates take a great loss, with many soldiers running away and others being captured. It led him to surrender.
End of the Civil War: Union Offenses
In the last year of this war the Union offenses, led by Grant in Virginia and Sherman in the Carolinas, maintained an upper hand marred only by occasional disruptions.
End of the Civil War: Union Advantages
By this point in the war, the Union still had access to supplies and food, while the South was running out of both.

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