N is for Kansas-Nebraska Act-in this act, neither territory could allow slavery.
O is for Public Opinion- the Emancipation Proclamation changed ideas about the reasons for fighting the Civil War. Now the fighting was about more than Southern independent or saving the Union. It was also about slavery and freedom. Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation encouraged thousands of free African Americans to join the Union army and navy. The Governor of Massachusetts asked an experienced officer and abolitionists, Robert Gould Shaw, to organize one of the first African American fighting forces.
P is for New Political Party-the passage of the Kansas Nebraska Act led Northern abolitionists to form a new political party, the Republicans.
Q is for E q ual rights-the most publicized and debated constitutional amendment before the United States
V is for The Battle of Vicksburg- a battle that took place in Vicksburg, it helped the Union take control of The Mississippi River, and it split the Confederacy in two.
W is for Women in the War-they were spies, nurses, farmers, scouts, worked in factories, they made tents,and they made bullets.
X is for Xanthorrhiza - a medicine taken from a root. It was patented during the Civil War. It was used as a tonic like calumba orquassia ; in infusion, decoction, tincture and was used to treat wounds and infections soldiers got during battle.calumba quassia
Y is for Yankee- a Union soldier during the Civil War.
Z is for Zouaves - Civil war units known for their colorful uniforms and bravery, first organized in Chicago by Elmer E. Ellsworth.