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Civil War Vocabulary

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Condition of being owned by, and forced to work for someone else. *About 4 million slaves in the south in 1860; 1/3 of Southern farmers owned slaves; most worked in fields on plantations.
A boundary surveyed in the 1760s that ran between Pennsylvania to the North and Delaware, Maryland and (West) Virginia to the South. It became a symbolic division between free states and slave states.
Union military post in South Carolina which was taken over by the Confederacy in 1861. *Officially began the Civil War
Someone who wishes to abolish or get rid of slavery.
Document freeing slaves in Union-controlled Confederate states *It did not end slavery.
Intestinal disease causing severe diarrhea. Dysentery was a leading cause of deaths by disease.
Served as the only President of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865.
Loyal to the Confederate States. Also Southern or Confederate.
A Northerner; someone loyal to the Federal government of the United States. Also, Union, Federal, or Northern.
Also called the North or the United States, the Union was the portion of the country that remained loyal to the Federal government during the Civil War.
Place where Civil War ended on April 9, 1865, when Lee surrendered to Grant.
The southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861.
16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.
Promoting the interests of a section or region (such as the North or the South) instead of the entire country.
The standard infantry bullet of the Civil War. The bullet was designed for muzzle-loading rifle-muskets.
A metal blade, like a long knife or short sword, that could be attached to the end of a musket or rifle-musket and used as a spear or pike in hand-to-hand combat.