PeopleoftheCivilWar.ppt - The People of the Civil War Developed by Todd Goodwin Bob Jones Marilyn Zavorski Applewild School Fitchburg MA Fitchburg State

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The People of the Civil War Developed by: Todd Goodwin Bob Jones Marilyn Zavorski Applewild School Fitchburg, MA Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, MA Teaching American History: Secession, Civil War and Reconstruction July 2005
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Focus: The War Begins, 1861 – 1862 Confederate High Tide, 1862 –1863 Yankee Resurgence, 1863 – 1865 Billy Yank and Johnny Reb Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, MA Teaching American History: Secession, Civil War and Reconstruction July 2005
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Between 1861 and 1865 the people of the United States were involved, as Abraham Lincoln reminded us at Gettysburg, in “a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated can long endure.” Who were these people?
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Some, like Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America, are still very familiar to us today.
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Can you name the president of the seceding states, also called the Confederate States of America? Jefferson Davis
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What is the term used to describe the official advisors to the president? Cabinet Here is President Lincoln’s cabinet.
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Here is the Confederate Cabinet.
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Many remember Generals Grant and Lee. Which side did each lead? The Union The Confederates General Grant General Lee
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Which Union general is remembered for his famous “march to the sea” through Georgia? William Tecumseh Sherman
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Which Confederate general, who Lee called his right arm, was tragically killed by his own men at Chancellorsville,VA? Hint: His nickname was Stonewall. Thomas J. Jackson
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There sure were many generals in the Civil War. This is Winfield Scott, the highest ranking Federal general at the beginning of the war. Whom did he recommend to Lincoln for field commander of the Union Army? Robert E. Lee
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P. G. T. Beauregard Joseph E. Johnston Here are two Confederate generals:
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For much of the war Lincoln sought a general who would aggressively attack the Confederate Army. Pictured here with President Lincoln is one of his more controversial generals, who later ran for president against Lincoln. Can you name him? George B. McClellan
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Here are three other Union generals.
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Both sides in the war used soldiers riding on horseback. What is the term for this type of soldier? Cavalry Here is Lee’s most famous cavalry commander, J. E. B. Stuart. Note the the high boots and saber and plumed hat of this cavalry leader.
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Here is another group of southern cavalry raiders under the leadership John S. Mosby in the center with the plumed hat.
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On the left is General Philip Sheridan, a Union cavalry leader and his staff.
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