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American Civil War Vocabulary Quiz

Directions: Match the vocabulary words on the left with the definitions on the right.

1. forage Something used to tie or bind tightly
2. retreat A bag with straps at the shoulders that is carried on the back and made of canvas or weatherproof materials.
3. bayonet A sword like stabbing blade that is attached to the muzzle of a rifle for use when fighting hand to hand
4. infantry A casing that contains a charge and a bullet or shot that causes a blast and possible damage after it is fired from a firearm
5. canteen Bedding kept in a bundle, often a sleep bag that has been rolled up and carried by soldiers
6. bombard Search widely for food or necessary provisions, usually in the wild
7. knapsack Large caliber guns that are used during wartime to fight the enemy
8. bedroll A series of military actions that are specialized to a particular location, area, or objective
9. ligature a primitive stone-throwing device, the precursor of the modern cannon.
10. cavalry Part of an army that is comprised of mounted troops
11. cartridge A device used for stopping the flow of blood through an artery, this is usually done with a tight bandage after a wound has happened
12. tourniquet Soldiers that march and fight on foot in hand to hand combat or under fire
13. campaign the act of withdrawing from a place or situation.
14. dysentery An intestinal inflammatory disorder that is caused by bacteria or parasites that causes diarrhea, pain, and fever
15. artillery An area to eat as provided by the military or a bottle for carrying water

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