History Quiz 1

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History Quiz 1
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2011-05-01 21:03:17
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Vocabulary 1-10
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  1. Abolitionist
    A person who believed in the abolishment of slavery
  2. Artillery
    Large, powerful weapons such as cannon and mortars.
  3. Assassination
    The murder of a prominent person such as President Lincoln.
  4. Battery
    A unit of four or six cannnons, or a fortified position on which they are placed.
  5. Battle
    Large scale combat between two armed forces.
  6. Blocade
    The closing off, using naval forces, of a city or other area to traffic and communication.
  7. Border state
    Slave owning states that did not secede from the Union: Kentucky, Delaware, Maryland and Missouri.
  8. Cartridge box
    A leather box in which the soldier carried his rounds or bullets.
  9. Casualty
    A person killed, wounded, captured or missing during the war.
  10. Calvary
    Soldiers mounted on horseback fighting as a unit.

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