Ch19-20 Vocab

Ch19-20 Vocab - Federico Nusymowicz Period 4 The Civil War...

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Federico Nusymowicz Period 4 The Civil War ID The Peninsula Campaign (also known as the Peninsular Campaign ) of the American Civil War was a major Union operation launched in southeastern Virginia from March through July 1862, the first large-scale offensive in the Eastern Theater. The operation, commanded by Major General George McClellan, was an amphibious turning movement intended to capture Richmond (the Confederate capital) by circumventing the Confederate Army in northern Virginia. McClellan was initially successful against the equally cautious General Joseph E. Johnston, but the emergence of General Robert E. Lee changed the character of the campaign and turned it into a humiliating Union defeat. Guerrilla warfare (also spelled guerilla ) is a method of combat by which small groups of combatants attempt to use mobile and surprise tactics (ambushes, raids, etc) to defeat a foe, often a larger, less mobile, army. The Battle of Shiloh , also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing , was a major battle in the Western Theater of the American Civil War , fought on April 6 and April 7 , 1862 , in southwestern Tennessee . Confederate forces under Generals Albert Sidney Johnston and P.G.T. Beauregard launched a surprise attack against the Union army of Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and came close to defeating his army. Mobile means able to move. It’s also a bunch of counties in several places in the US. Missionary Ridge is a geographic feature in Chattanooga, Tennessee , site of the Battle of Missionary Ridge , a battle in the American Civil War , fought on November 25 , 1863 . Union forces under Maj. Gens. Ulysses S. Grant , William T. Sherman , and George H. Thomas routed Confederate forces under General Braxton Bragg and lifted the siege of the city. The flank is the side of either a horse or a military unit.
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This note was uploaded on 06/25/2008 for the course HIST 020 taught by Professor Kearns during the Fall '06 term at UPenn.

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Ch19-20 Vocab - Federico Nusymowicz Period 4 The Civil War...

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