2nd USCT Infantry Regiment 1st USCT Infantry Regiment 1st Alabama Cavalry Regiment 1861 Skirmishes 1862 Skirmishes 1863 Skirmishes 1864 Skirmishes 1865 Skirmishes Alternate Battle Names 3rd Regiment Alabama Infantry 1861-04-12 Battle of Fort Sumter 1861-04-15 Evacuation of Fort Sumter 1861-04-19 Riots in Baltimore 1861-05-07 Gloucester Point 1861-05-10 Camp Jackson 1861-05-10 Riots in St. Louis 1861-05-18 Sewell’s Point 1861-05-29 Aquia Creek 1861-06-01 Fairfax Court House I 1861-06-01 Arlington Mills 1861-06-03 Philippi 1861-06-05 Pig Point 1861-06-10 Big Bethel 1861-06-15 Hooe’s Ferry 1861-06-17 Vienna 1861-06-17 Boonville 1861-06-19 Cole Camp 1861-06-27 Mathias Point 1861-07-02 Hoke’s Run 1861-07-05 Carthage 1861-07-05 Neosho 1861-07-08 Laurel Hill 1861-07-11 Rich Mountain 1861-07-12 Barboursville 1861-07-13 Corrick’s Ford 1861-07-17 Scary Creek 1861-07-17 Bunker Hill 1861-07-18 Blackburn’s Ford 1861-07-21 Manassas I 1861-07-22 Forsyth 1861-07-25 Mesilla I 1861-07-27 Fort Fillmore 1861-07-28 Sinking of the Petrel 1861-08 Siege of Tubac 1861-08 Cooke’s Canyon 1861-08 Battle of the Florida Mountains 1861-08-02 Dug Springs 1861-08-03 Curran Post Office 1861-08-05 Athens 1861-08-07 Hampton 1861-08-10 Wilson’s Creek 1861-08-10 Potosi 1861-08-19 Charleston 1861-08-25 Mason’s Hill 1861-08-26 Kessler’s Cross Lanes 1861-08-28 Hatteras Inlet Batteries 1861-08-31 Munson’s Hill 1861-09-02 Dry Wood Creek 1861-09-02 Gallinas Massacre 1861-09-08 Placito 1861-09-10 Carnifex Ferry 1861-09-11 Lewinsville 1861-09-12 Cheat Mountain 1861-09-12 Lexington I 1861-09-17 Liberty 1861-09-19 Barbourville 1861-09-21 Fredericktown I 1861-09-24 Canada Alamosa 1861-09-27 Pinos Altos 1861-10-03 Greenbrier River 1861-10-05 Cockle Creek 1861-10-09 Santa Rosa Island 1861-10-12 Battle of the Head of Passes 1861-10-21 Ball’s Bluff 1861-10-21 Camp Wildcat 1861-10-21 Fredericktown II 1861-10-23 Big Sandy Expedition 1861-10-25 Springfield I 1861-11-03 Port Royal 1861-11-07 Belmont 1861-11-08 Ivy Mountain 1861-11-19 Round Mountain 1861-11-20 Skirmish at Brownsville 1861-11-20 Hunter’s Mills 1861-12-04 Bog Wallow Ambush 1861-12-09 Chusto-Talasah 1861-12-13 Camp Allegheny 1861-12-17 Rowlett’s Station 1861-12-19 Skirmish at Blackwater Creek 1861-12-20 Dranesville 1861-12-26 Chustenahlah 1861-12-28 Mount Zion Church 1861-12-28 Sacramento 1862-01-01 Crook’s 1862 Expedition 1862-01-03 Cockpit Point 1862-01-05 Hancock 1862-01-08 Roan’s Tan Yard 1862-01-10 Middle Creek 1862-01-11 Lucas Bend 1862-01-19 Mill Springs

Battles

Battles of the American Civil War

This page provides a chronological listing of battles that occurred during the war.  The list is still growing.

You can use the selectors on the right to obtain subsets of the battles, either by theater or state.

1862-03-14 New Bern I

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North Carolina Start: 1862-03-14 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of New Bern (also known as the Battle of New Berne) was fought on 14 March 1862, near the city of New Bern, North Carolina, as part of the Burnside Expedition of the American Civil War. The US Army's Coast Division, led by Brigadier…
Categories: Battles, Eastern Theater, North Carolina

1862-03-21 Henderson’s Hill

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Louisiana Start: 1862-03-21 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction On March 21, Maj. Gen. Joseph A. Mower led a Union reconnaissance force of 6 infantry regiments, an artillery battery, and a brigade of Brig. Gen. Albert L. Lee's cavalry during the stormy afternoon, including hail and sleet. They were headed up the Red River to confront…
Categories: Battles, Louisiana, Lower Seaboard Theater And Gulf Approach

1862-03-23 Kernstown I

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Virginia Start: 1862-03-23 Results: Union tactical victory, Confederate strategic victory Photo Gallery Introduction The First Battle of Kernstown was fought on March 23, 1862, in Frederick County and Winchester, Virginia, the opening battle of Confederate Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's campaign through the Shenandoah Valley during the American Civil War. Attempting to tie…
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1862-03-23 Fort Macon

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North Carolina Start: 1862-03-23              End: 1862-04-26 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Siege of Fort Macon took place from March 23 to April 26, 1862, on the Outer Banks of Carteret County, North Carolina. It was part of Union Army General Ambrose E. Burnside's North Carolina Expedition during the American Civil War. In late March,…
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1862-03-24 Brick Church

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Florida Start: 1862-03-24 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Skirmish of the Brick Church was the first land engagement in Northeast Florida between the Union Army and Confederate Army of the American Civil War. It was fought on March 24, 1862 and resulted in the first Confederate victory in Florida. Background After Florida seceded on…
Categories: Battles, Florida, Lower Seaboard Theater And Gulf Approach

1862-03-26 Glorieta Pass

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New Mexico Start: 1862-03-26              End: 1862-03-28 Results: Confederate tactical victory; Union strategic victory Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Glorieta Pass, fought from March 26 to 28, 1862 in northern New Mexico Territory, was the decisive battle of the New Mexico Campaign during the American Civil War. Dubbed the "Gettysburg of the West" (a…
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1862-03-29 Stanwix Station

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Arizona Start: 1862-03-30 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction Stanwix Station, in western Arizona, was a stop on the Butterfield Overland Mail Stagecoach line built in the later 1850s near the Gila River about 80 miles (130 km) east of Yuma, Arizona. Originally the station was called Flap Jack Ranch later Grinnell's Ranch or Grinnell's Station.…
Categories: Arizona Territory, Battles, Trans-Mississippi Theater

1862-04-05 Siege of Yorktown

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Virginia Start: 1862-04-05 End: 1862-05-04 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Yorktown or Siege of Yorktown was fought from April 5 to May 4, 1862, as part of the Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War. Marching from Fort Monroe, Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac encountered Maj.…
Categories: Battles, Eastern Theater, Virginia

1862-04-06 Shiloh

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Tennessee Start: 1862-04-06              End: 1862-04-07 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Shiloh, also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, was a major battle in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, fought April 6–7, 1862, in southwestern Tennessee. A Union army under Major General Ulysses S. Grant had moved via the…
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1862-04-08 Albuquerque

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New Mexico Start: 1862-04-08 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Albuquerque was a small engagement of the American Civil War in April 1862 between General Henry Hopkins Sibley's Army of New Mexico and a Union Army under Edward R. S. Canby. Order of Battle Battle The Confederates were on the retreat from New…
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1862-04-10 Fort Pulaski

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Georgia Start: 1862-04-10              End: 1862-04-11 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Siege of Fort Pulaski (or the Siege and Reduction of Fort Pulaski) concluded with the Battle of Fort Pulaski fought April 10–11, 1862, during the American Civil War. Union forces on Tybee Island and naval operations conducted a 112-day siege, then captured the Confederate-held…
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1862-05-10 Fort Pillow

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Tennessee Start: 1862-05-10 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The naval battle at Fort Pillow, Tennessee (sometimes known as the engagement at Plum Point Bend) took place on the Mississippi River between ships of the Confederate River Defense Fleet, which consisted of a number of wooden sidewheel paddleboats converted to naval rams, and ships of the…
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1862-04-14 Peralta

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New Mexico Start: 1862-04-14 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Peralta was a minor engagement near the end of Confederate General Henry Hopkins Sibley's 1862 New Mexico Campaign. Background Retreating after the Battle of Glorieta Pass, Confederate troops of the 5th Texas Mounted Volunteers under Colonel Thomas Green camped in the town of…
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1862-04-15 Picacho Pass

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Arizona Start: 1862-04-15 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Picacho Pass or the Battle of Picacho Peak was an engagement of the American Civil War on April 15, 1862. The action occurred all around Picacho Peak, 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Tucson, Arizona. It was fought between a Union cavalry patrol from…
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1862-04-18 Forts Jackson and St. Philip

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Louisiana Start: 1862-04-18              End: 1862-04-28 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip (April 18–28, 1862) was the decisive battle for possession of New Orleans in the American Civil War. The two Confederate forts on the Mississippi River south of the city were attacked by a Union Navy fleet. As…
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1862-04-19 South Mills

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North Carolina Start: 1862-04-19 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of South Mills, also known as the Battle of Camden, took place on April 19, 1862 in Camden County, North Carolina as part of Union Army Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside's North Carolina expedition during the American Civil War. Order of Battle Battle Learning…
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1862-04-25 Capture of New Orleans

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Louisiana Start: 1862-04-25              End: 1862-05-01 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The capture of New Orleans (April 25 – May 1, 1862) during the American Civil War was an important event for the Union. Having fought past Forts Jackson and St. Philip, the Union was unopposed in its capture of the city itself, which was spared…
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1862-04-29 Siege of Corinth

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Mississippi Start: 1862-04-29              End: 1862-05-30 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Siege of Corinth (also known as the First Battle of Corinth) was an American Civil War battle fought from April 29 to May 30, 1862, in Corinth, Mississippi. The town was a strategic point at the junction of two vital railroad lines, the Mobile…
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1862-05-01 Clark’s House

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West Virginia Start: 1862-05-01 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction On May 1, 1862, Battle of the Henry Clark House occurred. Lt Col Rutherford B Hays' 23rd Ohio Vol Inf engaged Confederates under Col Walter Jenifer. Captain Richard B Foley, commanding the 'Flat Top Copperheads,' the eyes and ears of area Confederate forces, was severely wounded…
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1862-05-05 Williamsburg

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Virginia Start: 1862-05-05 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Williamsburg, also known as the Battle of Fort Magruder, took place on May 5, 1862, in York County, James City County, and Williamsburg, Virginia, as part of the Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War. It was the first pitched battle of the…
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1862-05-05 Dragoon Springs I

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Arizona Start: 1862-05-05 Results: Apache victory Photo Gallery Introduction The First Battle of Dragoon Springs was a minor skirmish between a small troop of Confederate dragoons, of Governor John R. Baylor's Company A, Arizona Rangers, and a band of Apache warriors during the American Civil War. It was fought on May 5, 1862, near…
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1862-05-07 Eltham’s Landing

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Virginia Start: 1862-05-07 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Eltham's Landing, also known as the Battle of Barhamsville, or West Point, took place on May 7, 1862, in New Kent County, Virginia, as part of the Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War. Brig. Gen. William B. Franklin's Union division landed at…
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1862-05-08 McDowell

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Virginia Start: 1862-05-08 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of McDowell, also known as Sitlington's Hill, was fought May 8, 1862, in Highland County, Virginia, as part of Confederate Army Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's Campaign through the Shenandoah Valley during the American Civil War. It followed Jackson's tactical defeat, but strategic victory,…
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1862-05-09 Dragoon Springs II

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Arizona Start: 1862-05-09 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Second Battle of Dragoon Springs was one of two skirmishes involving Apache warriors and Confederate soldiers in Arizona. It was fought during the American Civil War on May 9, 1862 and was a response to the First Battle of Dragoon Springs in which Confederate forces were…
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1862-05-15 Drewry’s Bluff

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Virginia Start: 1862-05-15 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Drewry's Bluff, also known as the Battle of Fort Darling, or Fort Drewry, took place on May 15, 1862, in Chesterfield County, Virginia, as part of the Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War. Five Union Navy warships, including the ironclads USS Monitor and…
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1862-05-15 Princeton Court House

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West Virginia Start: 1862-05-15              End: 1862-05-17 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Princeton Court House was fought May 15–17, 1862, in Mercer County, Virginia (now West Virginia) in conjunction with Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign. It was a minor victory for the Confederate States Army. Background By early May 1862, Union forces were positioned…
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1862-05-19 Whitney’s Lane

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Arkansas Start: 1862-05-19 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Whitney's Lane, also known as the Battle of Searcy or Skirmish or Battle of Searcy Landing was a small, but psychologically important, land battle of the American Civil War fought on May 19, 1862, in north-central Arkansas. Background Strategic Situation Union Situation In early…
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1862-05-20 Capture of Tucson

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Arizona Start: 1862-05-20 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction Union forces entered Tucson on May 20, 1862, with a force of 2,000 men without firing a shot. Background Just prior to the American Civil War in the late 1850s, the cities of Tucson and Mesilla in southern New Mexico Territory petitioned the United States government to…
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1862-05-23 Front Royal

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Virginia Start: 1862-05-23 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Front Royal, also known as Guard Hill or Cedarville, was fought May 23, 1862, in Warren County, Virginia, as part of Confederate Army Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's Campaign through the Shenandoah Valley during the American Civil War. Front Royal demonstrated Jackson's use…
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1862-05-25 Winchester I

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Virginia Start: 1862-05-25 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The First Battle of Winchester, fought on May 25, 1862, in and around Frederick County, Virginia, and Winchester, Virginia, was a major victory in Confederate Army Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's Campaign through the Shenandoah Valley during the American Civil War. Jackson enveloped the right flank…
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1862-05-27 Hanover Court House

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Virginia Start: 1862-05-27 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Hanover Court House, also known as the Battle of Slash Church, took place on May 27, 1862, in Hanover County, Virginia, as part of the Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War. On May 27, elements of Brig. Gen. Fitz John Porter's V Corps…
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1862-05-29 Pocotaligo I

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South Carolina Start: 1862-05-29 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The First Battle of Pocotaligo was a battle in the American Civil War fought on May 29, 1862 near Yemassee, South Carolina. The Union objective was to sever the Charleston and Savannah Railroad and thus isolate Charleston, South Carolina. Order of Battle Battle On May 28,…
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1862-05-31 Seven Pines

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Virginia Start: 1862-05-31 End: 1862-06-01 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Seven Pines, also known as the Battle of Fair Oaks or Fair Oaks Station, took place on May 31 and June 1, 1862, in Henrico County, Virginia, as part of the Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War. It was the…
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1862-06-05 Tranter’s Creek

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North Carolina Start: 1862-06-05 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Tranter's Creek was fought on June 5, 1862, in Pitt County, North Carolina, as part of Union Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside's North Carolina expedition during the American Civil War. Order of Battle Battle On June 5, Col. Robert Potter, garrison commander at…
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1862-06-06 Memphis I

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Tennessee Start: 1862-06-06 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The First Battle of Memphis was a naval battle fought on the Mississippi River immediately above the city of Memphis on June 6, 1862, during the American Civil War. The engagement was witnessed by many of the citizens of Memphis. It resulted in a crushing defeat for…
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1862-06-06 Good’s Farm

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Virginia Start: 1862-06-06 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Good's Farm was a short skirmish between the Confederates and the Union in Jackson's Valley Campaign in the American Civil War. After a short fight, Confederate cavalryman Turner Ashby was killed. Order of Battle Battle As Stonewall Jackson's army withdrew from the pressure of…
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1862-06-07 Chattanooga I

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Tennessee Start: 1862-06-07              End: 1862-06-08 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The First Battle of Chattanooga was a minor artillery battle in the American Civil War, fought on June 7–8, 1862. Background In late spring 1862, the Confederacy split its forces in Chattanooga, Tennessee into several small commands in an attempt to complicate Federal operations. Maj.…
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1862-06-08 Cross Keys

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Virginia Start: 1862-06-08 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Cross Keys was fought on June 8, 1862, in Rockingham County, Virginia, as part of Confederate Army Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's campaign through the Shenandoah Valley during the American Civil War. Together, the battles of Cross Keys and Port Republic the following…
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1862-06-09 Port Republic

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Virginia Start: 1862-06-09 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Port Republic was fought on June 9, 1862, in Rockingham County, Virginia, as part of Confederate Army Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's campaign through the Shenandoah Valley during the American Civil War. Port Republic was a fierce contest between two equally determined foes…
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1862-06-16 Secessionville

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South Carolina Start: 1862-06-16 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Secessionville (or the First Battle of James Island) was fought on June 16, 1862, during the American Civil War. Confederate forces defeated the Union's only attempt to capture Charleston, South Carolina, by land. Order of Battle Battle In early June 1862, Union Maj.…
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1862-06-17 Saint Charles

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Arkansas Start: 1862-06-17 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of St. Charles was a naval engagement and infantry battle during the American Civil War. It was fought on June 17, 1862, between eight Union ships, including the USS Mound City, and several Confederate shore guns. A Confederate gun hit the Mound City's steam drum,…
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1862-06-17 Boonville I

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Missouri Start: 1862-06-17 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The First Battle of Boonville was a minor skirmish of the American Civil War, occurring on June 17, 1861, near Boonville in Cooper County, Missouri. Although casualties were extremely light, the battle's strategic impact was far greater than one might assume from its limited nature. The Union…
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1862-06-18 Cumberland Gap I

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Tennessee Start: 1862-06-18 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The June 1862 capture of the Cumberland Gap was a Union victory during the American Civil War leading to Union occupation of the Cumberland Gap for three months. Background The Confederates held a long line of fortifications across Kentucky, Tennessee and into Missouri under Albert Sidney Johnston.…
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1862-06-21 Simmon’s Bluff

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South Carolina Start: 1862-06-21 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Simmon's Bluff was a minor and bloodless Union victory, fought June 21, 1862, in Meggett, South Carolina, during the American Civil War. Order of Battle Battle Union forces had laid siege to Charleston, which was being resupplied from a nearby railroad. Union forces…
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1862-06-25 Oak Grove

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Virginia Start: 1862-06-25 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Oak Grove, also known as the Battle of French's Field or King's School House, took place on June 25, 1862, in Henrico County, Virginia, the first of the Seven Days Battles (Peninsula Campaign) of the American Civil War. Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan…
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1862-06-26 Beaver Dam Creek

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Virginia Start: 1862-06-26 Results: Union Tactical Victory Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Beaver Dam Creek, also known as the Battle of Mechanicsville or Ellerson's Mill, took place on June 26, 1862, in Hanover County, Virginia, as the first major engagement of the Seven Days Battles during the Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil…
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1862-06-27 Gaines’ Mill

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Virginia Start: 1862-06-27 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Gaines’ Mill, sometimes known as the First Battle of Cold Harbor or the Battle of Chickahominy River, took place on June 27, 1862, in Hanover County, Virginia, as the third of the Seven Days Battles (Peninsula Campaign) of the American Civil War. Following the…
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1862-06-27 Garnett’s & Golding’s Farm

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Virginia Start: 1862-06-27 End: 1862-06-28 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Garnett's and Golding's Farms took place June 27–28, 1862, in Henrico County, Virginia, as part of the Seven Days Battles of the American Civil War's Peninsula Campaign. While the Battle at Gaines’ Mill raged north of the Chickahominy River, the forces…
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1862-06-29 Savage’s Station

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Virginia Start: 1862-06-29 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Savage's Station took place on June 29, 1862, in Henrico County, Virginia, as fourth of the Seven Days Battles (Peninsula Campaign) of the American Civil War. The main body of the Union Army of the Potomac began a general withdrawal toward the James…
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1862-06-30 Glendale

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Virginia Start: 1862-06-30 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Glendale, also known as the Battle of Frayser's Farm, Frazier's Farm, Nelson's Farm, Charles City Crossroads, New Market Road, or Riddell's Shop, took place on June 30, 1862, in Henrico County, Virginia, on the sixth day of the Seven Days Battles (Peninsula Campaign)…
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1862-06-30 White Oak Swamp

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Virginia Start: 1862-06-30 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of White Oak Swamp took place on June 30, 1862 in Henrico County, Virginia as part of the Seven Days Battles (Peninsula Campaign) of the American Civil War. As the Union Army of the Potomac retreated southeast toward the James River, its rearguard under…
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1862-07-01 Malvern Hill

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Virginia Start: 1862-07-01 Results: Tactical Union victory Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Malvern Hill, also known as the Battle of Poindexter's Farm, was fought on July 1, 1862 between the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, led by Gen. Robert E. Lee, and the Union Army of the Potomac under Maj. Gen. George B.…
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1862-07-01 Mesilla II

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Arizona Start: 1862-07-01 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Second Battle of Mesilla was an unusual engagement of the American Civil War. It was fought on July 1, 1862, and was the last engagement between Union and Confederate forces in the Arizona Territory. Order of Battle Battle A skirmish outside of Confederate Arizona's capital of…
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1862-06-30 Tampa

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Florida Start: 1862-06-30                     End: 1862-07-01 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Tampa, also known as the "Yankee Outrage at Tampa", was a minor engagement of the American Civil War fought June 30 – July 1, 1862, between the United States Navy and a Confederate…
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1862-07-03 Evelynton Heights

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Virginia Start: 1862-07-03 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction Exactly one year before the Battle of Gettysburg Confederate James Ewell Brown “JEB” Stuart made possibly an even costlier mistake. He lost Evelynton Heights. Evelynton is the name attributed to both the plantation home of the Ruffin family (the same family that Edmund Ruffin, who fired the…
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1862-07-07 Cotton Plant

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Arkansas Start: 1862-07-07 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Cotton Plant (also known as the Battle of Hill's Plantation or the Battle of Cache River) occurred on July 7, 1862, in Woodruff County, Arkansas, during the American Civil War. Order of Battle Battle During the summer of 1862, Union Maj. Gen. Samuel R.…
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1862-07-13 Murfreesboro I

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Tennessee Start: 1862-07-13 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The First Battle of Murfreesboro was fought on July 13, 1862, in Rutherford County, Tennessee, as part of the American Civil War. Troops under Confederate cavalry commander Brig. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest surprised and quickly overran a Federal hospital, the camps of several small Union units, and…
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1862-07-15 Apache Pass

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Arizona Start: 1862-07-15                             End: 1862-07-16 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Apache Pass was fought in 1862 at Apache Pass, Arizona, in the United States, between Apache warriors and the Union volunteers of the California Column as it marched from California to capture Confederate Arizona and to reinforce New Mexico's Union army. It…
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1862-07-28 Moore’s Mill

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Missouri Start: 1862-07-28 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Moore's Mill was an American Civil War battle that took place in Central Missouri on July 28, 1862 along Auxvasse Creek near modern day Calwood. This engagement, the Battle of Kirksville a week later, and the Battle of Compton's Ferry would drive the main…
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1862-08-05 Baton Rouge

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Louisiana Start: 1862-08-05 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Baton Rouge was a ground and naval battle in the American Civil War fought in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, on August 5, 1862. The Union victory halted Confederate attempts to recapture the capital city of Louisiana. Background On April 25, 1862, the day…
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1862-08-06 Kirksville

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Missouri Start: 1862-08-06              End: 1862-08-09 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Kirksville was a battle in the American Civil War, fought in the town of Kirksville, Missouri, on August 6, 1862. The Union victory helped consolidate Federal control over northeastern Missouri. Order of Battle Battle Confederate Col. Joseph C. Porter had been recruiting…
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1862-08-09 Cedar Mountain

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Virginia Start: 1862-08-09 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Cedar Mountain, also known as Slaughter's Mountain or Cedar Run, took place on August 9, 1862, in Culpeper County, Virginia, as part of the American Civil War. Union forces under Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks attacked Confederate forces under Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall"…
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1862-08-09 Donaldsonville I

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Louisiana Start: 1862-08-09 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The First Battle of Donaldsonville took place on August 9, 1862, in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, as part of the Operations against Baton Rouge in the American Civil War. Order of Battle Battle A number of incidents of artillery firing on Union steamers passing up and down the…
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1862-08-11 Independence II

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Missouri Start: 1862-08-11 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The First Battle of Independence was a minor engagement of the American Civil War, occurring on August 11, 1862, in the city of Independence, located in Jackson County, Missouri. Its result was a Confederate victory, continuing the Southern domination of the Jackson County area for a few…
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1862-08-11 Compton’s Ferry

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Missouri Start: 1862-08-11 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Compton's Ferry (also known as Little Compton Ferry) was an action during the American Civil War, occurring August 11, 1862, along the Grand River in southwest Livingston County, Missouri. Order of Battle Battle Colonel John A. Poindexter and his force of 1,200 to 1,500…
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1862-08-12 Corpus Christi

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Texas Start: 1862-08-12                End: 1862-08-18 Results: United States tactical victory, Confederate States strategic victory Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Corpus Christi was fought between August 12 and August 18, 1862, during the American Civil War. United States Navy forces blockading Texas fought a small land and…
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1862-08-13 Yellow Creek

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Missouri Start: 1862-08-13 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Yellow Creek (also known as Skirmish at Yellow Creek) was an action during the American Civil War, occurring August 13, 1862, along the Yellow Creek in Chariton County, Missouri. Background The Battle of Yellow Creek followed an earlier battle at Compton's Ferry, on August…
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1862-08-15 Lone Jack

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Missouri Start: 1862-08-15              End: 1862-08-16 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Lone Jack was a battle of the American Civil War, occurring on August 15–August 16, 1862 in Jackson County, Missouri. The battle was part of the Confederate guerrilla and recruiting campaign in Missouri in 1862. Background During the summer of 1862, many…
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1862-08-18 Lower Sioux Agency

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Minnesota Start: 1862-08-18 Results:   /Sioux victory Photo Gallery Introduction The Attack at the Lower Sioux Agency was the initial action of the Dakota War of 1862 in August. After the initial conflict at Acton Township, Minnesota on August 17, in which five white settlers were killed, tensions were running high within the Lower Sioux…
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1862-08-18 Redwood Ferry

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Minnesota Start: 1862-08-18 Results: /Sioux victory Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Redwood Ferry was a battle in the Dakota War of 1862. Background News reached Captain John S. Marsh at Fort Ridgely (then spelled "Ridgley") that the Lower Sioux Agency had been attacked on August 18, 1862. Marsh went to the Lower Sioux…
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1862-08-19 New Ulm

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Minnesota Start: 1862-08-19             End: 1862-08-23 Results:  /Santee Sioux victory Photo Gallery Introduction The Battles of New Ulm were two battles in August of the Dakota War of 1862. The settlement of New Ulm, Minnesota, had 900 settlers around the time and was the largest settlement near the Sioux reservation.…
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1862-08-20 Fort Ridgely

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Minnesota Start: 1862-08-20              End: 1862-08-22 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Fort Ridgely was an early battle in the Dakota War of 1862. Built between 1853–1855 in the southern part of what was then the territory of Minnesota, Fort Ridgely was the only military post between the Sioux Reservations and the settlers. Background…
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1862-08-22 Big Hill

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Kentucky Start: 1862-08-22 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction On August 23, while travelling up the road to Lexington, Col. John Scott's Confederate troops ran into a force of Union cavalry atop Big Hill, on the western edge of the Cumberland Mountains Order of Battle Battle The Union troops consisted of the 7th Kentucky Cavalry and…
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1862-08-22 Rappahannock Station I

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Virginia Start: 1862-08-22              End: 1862-08-25 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The First Battle of Rappahannock Station, also known as Waterloo Bridge, White Sulphur Springs, Lee Springs, or Freeman's Ford, took place from August 22 to August 25, 1862, in Culpeper County and Fauquier County, Virginia, as part of the Northern Virginia Campaign of the…
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1862-08-25 Manassas Station Operations

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Virginia Start: 1862-08-25              End: 1862-08-27 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Manassas Station Operations included the operations known as Bristoe Station, Kettle Run, Bull Run Bridge, or Union Mills. It took place August 25–27, 1862, in Prince William County, Virginia, as part of the Northern Virginia Campaign of the American Civil War. On the evening…
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1862-08-27 The Fight at Waterford

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Virginia Start: 1862-08-27 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Fight at Waterford was a small skirmish during the American Civil War that took place in Waterford, Virginia on August 27, 1862 between the local partisan cavalry units of White's Rebels, fighting for the Confederates, and the Loudoun Rangers fighting for the Union. The Rebels surprised…
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1862-08-28 Thoroughfare Gap

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Virginia Start: 1862-08-28 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Thoroughfare Gap, also known as Chapman's Mill, took place on August 28, 1862, in Fauquier County and Prince William County, Virginia, as part of the Northern Virginia Campaign of the American Civil War. Confederate forces under Maj. Gen. James Longstreet successfully drove back Union…
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1862-08-28 Manassas II

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Virginia Start: 1862-08-28              End: 1862-08-30 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Second Battle of Bull Run or Second Manassas was fought August 28–30, 1862 in Prince William County, Virginia, as part of the American Civil War. It was the culmination of an offensive campaign waged by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia…
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1862-08-29 Richmond

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Kentucky Start: 1862-08-29              End:1862-08-30 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Richmond, Kentucky, fought August 29–30, 1862, was a stunning Confederate victory by Major General Edmund Kirby Smith against Union major general, William "Bull" Nelson's forces, defending the town. It was the first major battle in the Kentucky Campaign. The battle took place on…
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1862-09-01 Chantilly

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Virginia Start: 1862-09-01 Results: Tactically inconclusive, Confederate strategic victory Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Chantilly (or Ox Hill, the Confederate name) took place on September 1, 1862, in Fairfax County, Virginia, as the concluding battle of the Northern Virginia Campaign of the American Civil War. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's corps of the Army…
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1862-09-01 Britton’s Lane

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Tennessee Start: 1862-09-01 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Britton's Lane occurred September 1, 1862, near the village of Denmark in rural Madison County, Tennessee, during the American Civil War. Order of Battle Battle Ordered to raid north from Mississippi by Maj. Gen. Sterling Price, commanding the Army of the West, thus to…
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1862-09-02 Birch Coulee

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Minnesota Start: 1862-09-02                             End: 1862-09-03 Results: /Santee Sioux victory Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Birch Coulee occurred September 2, 1862 during the Dakota War of 1862. After the Battle of Fort Ridgely and the Battle of New Ulm, Colonel Henry Hastings Sibley was planning to retaliate against the Sioux and to obtain the…
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1862-09-02 Mile Hill

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Virginia Start: 1862-09-02 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Mile Hill was a cavalry skirmish during the American Civil War, that took place just north of Leesburg, Virginia, on September 2, 1862. It preceded the occupation of the town by the Army of Northern Virginia just prior to its crossing of the Potomac…
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1862-09-03 Fort Abercrombie

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Minnesota Start: 1862-09-03                             End: 1862-09-06 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction During the last two weeks of August and throughout the month of September in 1862, Fort Abercrombie, a United States Army post on the edge of the Minnesota frontier was besieged by the Dakota or Sioux Indians for six weeks or so. Background When the…
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1862-09-12 Harper’s Ferry

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West Virginia Start: 1862-09-12 End: 1862-09-15 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Harpers Ferry was fought September 12–15, 1862, as part of the Maryland Campaign of the American Civil War. As Gen. Robert E. Lee's Confederate army invaded Maryland, a portion of his army under Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson surrounded, bombarded,…
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1862-09-13 Charleston

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West Virginia Start: 1862-09-13 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Charleston was an engagement on September 13, 1862, near Charleston, Virginia (now West Virginia) during the American Civil War. It should not be confused with the Battle of Charleston (1861), which occurred a year earlier in Missouri. Order of Battle Battle During the…
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1862-09-14 South Mountain

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Maryland Start: 1862-09-14 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of South Mountain—known in several early Southern accounts as the Battle of Boonsboro Gap—was fought September 14, 1862, as part of the Maryland Campaign of the American Civil War. Three pitched battles were fought for possession of three South Mountain passes: Crampton's, Turner's, and Fox's…
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1862-09-14 Crampton’s Gap

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Maryland Start: 1862-09-14 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Crampton's Gap (USA) or Battle of Burkittsville (CSA) was a battle fought between forces under Confederate Brig. Gen. Howell Cobb and Union Maj. Gen. William B. Franklin as part of the Battle of South Mountain on September 14, 1862, at Crampton's Gap in Western…
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1862-09-14 Munfordville

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Kentucky Start: 1862-09-14              End: 1862-09-17 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Munfordville (also known as the Battle of Green River) was an engagement in Kentucky during the American Civil War. Victory there allowed the Confederates to temporarily strengthen their hold on the region and impair Union supply lines. Order of Battle Battle In…
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1862-09-17 Antietam

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Maryland Start: 1862-09-17 Results: Tactically inconclusive; strategic Union victory Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Antietam /ænˈtiːtəm/, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, particularly in the South, fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek as part of the Maryland Campaign, was the first major battle in the American Civil…
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1862-09-19 Iuka

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Mississippi Start: 1862-09-19 End: 1862-09-20 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Iuka was fought on September 19, 1862, in Iuka, Mississippi, during the American Civil War. In the opening battle of the Iuka-Corinth Campaign, Union Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans stopped the advance of the army of Confederate Maj. Gen. Sterling Price. Maj.…
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1862-09-19 Shepherdstown

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West Virginia Start: 1862-09-19 End: 1862-09-20 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Shepherdstown, also known as the Battle of Boteler's Ford, took place September 19–20, 1862, in Jefferson County, Virginia (now West Virginia), at the end of the Maryland Campaign of the American Civil War. Background After the Battle of Antietam, Confederate Gen.…
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1862-09-23 Wood Lake

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Minnesota Start: 1862-09-23 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Wood Lake was a battle in the Dakota War of 1862 in September. By that time in the Dakota War of 1862, the Sioux offensive had slowed considerably, and the Minnesota forces were beginning to implement a plan formulated by Governor Alexander Ramsey. Ramsey's…
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1862-09-24 Sabine Pass I

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Texas Start: 1862-09-24 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The First Battle of Sabine Pass or the Bombardment of Fort Sabine, on September 24–25, 1862, was the first Civil War bombardment by the United States Navy of a Confederate fort below Sabine City (now Sabine Pass, Texas.) It was the apex in a series of naval…
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1862-09-30 Newtonia I

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Missouri Start: 1862-09-30 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The First Battle of Newtonia was fought as part of the American Civil War, on September 30, 1862 in Newton County, Missouri. Background Following the Battle of Pea Ridge in March 1862, most Confederate and Union troops had left northwestern Arkansas and southwestern Missouri. By late summer,…
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1862-10-01 Saint John’s Bluff

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Florida Start: 1862-10-01              End: 1862-10-03 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of St. John's Bluff was fought from October 1–3, 1862, between Union and Confederate forces in Duval County, Florida, during the American Civil War. The battle resulted in a significant Union victory, helping secure their control of the Jacksonville area. Order of Battle…
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1862-10-03 Corinth II

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Mississippi Start: 1862-10-03 End: 1862-10-04 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Second Battle of Corinth (which, in the context of the American Civil War, is usually referred to as the Battle of Corinth, to differentiate it from the Siege of Corinth earlier the same year) was fought October 3–4, 1862, in Corinth, Mississippi. For the…
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1862-10-03 Joint Expedition against Franklin

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Virginia Start: 1862-10-03 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Joint Expedition Against Franklin was a joint engagement between the United States Army & Navy against the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. The engagement was intended to move Union forces into an area where Confederate forces were gathering as they prepared to move…
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1862-10-04 Galveston Harbor I

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Texas Start: 1862-10-04 Results: Union victory. City re-occupied, Blockade later broken. Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Galveston Harbor was a naval engagement between forces from the Union Navy and the Confederate States of America in the American Civil War. It was fought on October 4, 1862. The Union had been trying to blockade…
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1862-10-05 Hatchie’s Bridge

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Tennessee Start: 1862-10-05 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Hatchie's Bridge, also known as Battle of Davis Bridge or Matamora, was fought on October 5, 1862, in Hardeman County and McNairy County, Tennessee, as the final engagement of the Iuka–Corinth Campaign of the American Civil War. Confederate Major General Earl Van Dorn's army…
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