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Bruce Catton: The Civil War

Chapter 1 pp. 6-21

Explain the significance of:

1. 1860

2. Eli Whitney

3. Export figures

a. 1800

b. 1860

4. William Lloyd Garrison

5. John C. Calhoun

6. Missouri Compromise

7. Compromise of 1850

8. Henry Clay

9. Wilmont Provisio

10. Fugitive Slave Law

11. Harriet Beecher Stowe

12. Kansas-Nebraska Act

13. Sumner-Brooks

14. popular sovereignty

15. border ruffins

16. Beecher Bibles

17. John Brown

a. Pottawatomie Creek

16. "Crime Against Kansas"

17. Dred Scott

18. Republican Party

19. Panic 0f 1857

20. James Buchanan

21. Oct.16,1859

22. Democratic Party Split

23. Feb.4, 1861

24. South Carolina

25. Jefferson Davis

26. Crittenden Compromise

27. Abolitionists

28. Abraham Lincoln

29. Fire-eaters

Chapter 2 pp. 22-36

Explain the significance of:

1. Southern orator

2. "hold, occupy..."

3. Fort Sumter

a. Major Robert Anderson

b. General P.G.T. Beauregard

4. Spirit of Ď61

5. Southern Confederacy

6. milita

7. regimental names

8. Lt. General Winfield Scott

9. General Irwin McDowell

10. Jefferson Davis

11. Robert E. Lee

12. War aims

a. Confederacy

b. Union

13. "Anaconda Plan"

14. Kentucky

15. 6th Massachusetts Regiment

16. Missouri

17. Wilsonís Creek

18. Thomas J. Jackson

Chapter 3 pp. 36-51

Explain the significance of:

1. General Winfield Scott

2. blockade

3. Horace Greeley

4. Philippi

5. Manassas Junctiomn

6. P.G.T. Beauregard

7. French Zouaves

8. Higlanders

9. "Quaker guns"

10. Shenandoah Valley

11. Battle of Austerlitz

12. Bernard Bee

13. "Stonewall" Jackson

14. Black Horse Cavalry

15. General George B. McClellan

Chapter 4 pp. 52-67

Explain the significance of:

1. Shenandoah Valley

2. Turner Ashby

3. Allan Pinkerton

4. Ballís Bluff

5. Joint Committe on the Conduct of the War

6. John C. Freemont

7. Albert Sidney Johnston

8. Forts Henry and Donelson

9. Major General Henry Wager Halleck

10. Andrew Foote

11. Battle of Shiloh

12. Pea Ridge

13. Edwin M. Stanton

14. Peninsula Campaign

15. Seven Days Battles

16. General Robert Edward Lee

Chapter 5 pp. 68-83

Explain the significance of:

1. modern warfare

2. powder monkeys

3. 90 day gunboats

4. double enders

5. Horace l. Hunley

6. David Glasgow Farragut

7. David Dixon Porter

8. Ben Butler

9. Merrimac

10. Monitor

11. John Eriksson

12. Captain Winslow

13. Alabama

14. Shenandoah

Chapter 6 pp. 84-97

Explain the significance of:

1. John Pope

2. Cedar Mountain

3. Throughfare Gap

4. Second Bull Run

5. A.P. Hill

6. Braxton Bragg

7. Confederate HighWater Mark

8. Harpers Ferry

9. Antietam

10. Perryville

Chapte 7 pp. 98-109

Explain the significance of:

1. War Aims

a. North

b. South

2. England and France

3. Charels Wilkes

4. Mason and Slidell

5. Trent Affair

6. "One war at a time policy..."

7. Charles Francis Adams

8. Wiilaim E. Gladstone

9. John Bright and Richard Cobdin

10. Emancipation Proclamation

11. Daniel Webster

12. Napoleon III

13. Czarist Russia

14. Alabama claims

Chapter 8 pp. 110-125

Explain the significance of:

1. Southern Counter Offensive

2. Ambrose E. Burnside

3. William S. Rosecrans

4. Harito Seymour

5. Fredericksburg

6. William T. sherman

7. Joseph Hooker

8. U.S. Grant

Chapter 9 pp. 126-191

Explain the significance of:

1. Joseph Hooker

2. Chancellorsville

3. Benjamin H. Grierson

4. Vicksburg

5. R.S. Ewell

6. A.P. Hill

7. Gettysburg

8. Major General George Pickett

9. John Pemberton

Chapter 10 pp. 142-155

1. Prussian General Von Moltke

2. infantry tactics

3. muzzle loader

4. William T. Sherman

5. rifled cannon

6. Nathan Bedford Forrest

7. major subdivisions of a civil war army

Chapter 11 pp. 156-171

1. Gettysburg Address

2. Modern War

3. Homestead Act

4. Morrill Land Grant Act

5. railroad wars

6. Jay Cooke

7. Greenbacks

8. National Bank act

9. United States Sanitary Commission

10 "Cotton is King"

11. 10% Tax in kind

Chapter 12 pp. 172-185

1. conservatives

2. Blacks Soldiers

3. George Thomas

4. Chickamauga

5. Battle Above the Clouds

6. Martin R. Delany

7. Old Rosy

8. Chattanooga

Chapter 13 pp. 186-201

Explain the significance of:

1. March 9, 1864

2. strategic points

3. Spotsyvania

4. William T. Sherman

5. Phil Sheriden

6. May 4, 1864

7. Battle of the Wilderness

8. Yellow Tavern

9. Cold Harbor

10. Jubal Early

11. Horace Greeley

13. Petersburg

Chapter 14 pp. 202-217

Explain the significance of:

1. states rights

2. Judah P. Benjamin

3. Robert Toombs

4. Wiilaim H. Seward

5. Edwin M. Stanton

6. Joseph E. Brown

7. bounty jumpers

8. Conscription Act

9. Pauline Cushman

10. political generals

11. Copperheads

12. Clement Vallandigham

13. Andersonville

14. New York Draft Riots

15. 5th Columns

16. Presidemtial Campaign of 1864

Chapter 15 pp. 218-231

Explain the significance of:

1. Joe E. Johnston

2. John Bell Hood

3. Battle of Atlanta

4. Admiral Farragut

5. Jubal Early

6. Phil Sheriden

7. William T. Sherman

8. Winchester

9. John S. Mosby

10. W.C. Quantrill

11. Cedar Creek

Chapter 16 pp. 232-245

Explain the significance of:

1. bummers

2. John M Schofield

Chapter 17 pp. 246-261

Explain the significance of:

1. Hampton Roads

2. Thaddeus Stevens

3. Five Forks

4. Sayerís Creek

Chapter 18 pp. 262-279

Explain the significance of:

1. River Queen Conference