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Civil War Vocabulary Crossword

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A series of agreements passed by Congress in 1820-1821 to maintain the balance of power between slave states and free states. Missouri was admitted as a slave state and Maine was admitted as a free state to keep the balance of power.
Place in Virginia where John Brown led a raid on a federal arsenal.
Condition of being owned by, and forced to work for someone else.
General for the South; got his nickname because he refused to retreat during battle - he held his position like a stone wall.
Device that allowed messages to be sent by wires over long distances *Helped Union send battle information.
The southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861.
Rapid-fire gun capable of shooting 600 rounds per minute.
Civil War battle in which 25,000 men were killed or wounded *It is considered the bloodiest day of the Civil War.
Union military post in South Carolina which was taken over by the Confederacy in 1861. *Officially began the Civil War
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President of the United States of America during the Civil War; born in Kentucky; helped preserve the United States by leading the country in the defeat of the Confederacy; against slavery; freed slaves; assassinated by John Wilkes Booth
Turning point of the Civil War that made it clear the North would win.
A borough of southern Pennsylvania east-southeast of Chambersburg. It was the site of a major Union victory in the Civil War
The march of an army of 62,000 men from Atlanta toward Savannah, Georgia which left a path of almost total destruction. *It is often cited as the first example of total war.
To leave or withdraw *Eleven Southern states seceded from the Union in 1860 which precipitated the Civil War.
Novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe that showed the horrors of slavery to Northerners
the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)
ship made of iron
Slave states that remained in the Union (Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland, and Delaware).