History Notes Chapter 24 Essay

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Peace Democrats US Democrats who didn't support the war and hoped to reunite the states through negotiation
Greenbacks paper money
Trent Affair The incident in which a Union warship stopped a British steamer and removed two Confederate diplomats
Attrition a gradual reduction;a wearing down to weaken or destroy
Copperheads Democrats who opposed the civil war
Anaconda Plan Union plan to block all of the Confederate's resources, strangling them economically by taking over water ways with the navy.
Legal Tender Act act creating a national currency in february 1862
Tredegar Iron Works large iron factory that operated in Richmond, Virginia, in the early to mid-1800s
Conscription drafting of civilians to serve in the army;forced military service
Inflation increased prices for goods and services combined with the reduced value of money
Blockade Runners people who sneaked goods through the Civil War blockade
Seven Days' Battle battle in which union tried to capture Richmond early in the war but failed
Antietam the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Northern soil. It was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with about 23,000 casualties
Miltitia Act The first official authorization to employ African Americans in federal service was the Second Confiscation and Militia Act of July 17, 1862. This act allowed President Abraham Lincoln to receive into the military service persons of African descent and gave permission to use them for