a formal accusation of misconduct in office against a public official
US general in the Union Army who was defeated at Chancellorsville by Robert E. Lee (1814-1879)
: It divided the South into 5 military districts, each commanded by a union general and policed by Union soldiers. It also required that states wishing to be re-admitted into the Union had to ratify the 14th Amendment, and that states' constitutions had to allow former adult male slaves to vote.
southern states passed strict laws to keep blacks from gaining rights during Reconstruction (the right to marry, hold property, to sue and be sued)
Union General William Sherman led his troops through Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina burning and destroying cities, farms, and railroads.
General Grant and his Union troops chased Lee's troops through Virginia and destroyed the Confederate capital, Richmond, Virginia
A city of western Mississippi on bluffs above the Mississippi River west of Jackson. During the Civil War it was besieged from 1862 to 1863 and finally captured by troops led by Ulysses S. Grant on July 4, 1863. It became a symbol of Confederate doggedness and Union frustration and key to the Mississippi River controlling river traffic and rail cargo shipments to the East
General in the Union army; victorious at Chattanooga, Atlanta, Savannah; issued Special Field Order no. 15.
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