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.

1862-10-08 Perryville

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Kentucky Start: 1862-10-08 Results: Confederate tactical victory; Union strategic victory Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Perryville, also known as the Battle of Chaplin Hills, was fought on October 8, 1862, in the Chaplin Hills west of Perryville, Kentucky, as the culmination of the Confederate Heartland Offensive (Kentucky Campaign) during the American Civil War.…
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1862-10-18 Palmyra

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Missouri Start: 1862-10-18 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Palmyra Massacre is an incident that took place in Palmyra, Missouri on October 18, 1862, during the American Civil War, when ten Confederate prisoners of war were executed in reprisal for the abduction of a local Union supporter, Andrew Alsman. The officer who ordered the execution,…
Categories: Battles, Missouri, Trans-Mississippi Theater

1862-10-16 The Affair at Glenmore Farm

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Virginia Start: 1862-10-16 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Affair at Glenmore Farm was a small cavalry skirmish that took place October 16, 1862 in Loudoun County, Virginia between Confederate forces under First Lieutenant Frank Myers and Union forces under General John Geary during the American Civil War. The skirmish resulted in a Union victory.…
Categories: Battles, Eastern Theater, Virginia

1862-10-22 Old Fort Wayne

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Oklahoma Territory Start: 1862-10-22 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Old Fort Wayne (also known as Maysville, Beattie's Prairie, or Beaty’s Prairie) was an American Civil War battle on October 22, 1862 in Delaware County in what is now eastern Oklahoma, a part of the Trans-Mississippi Theater. Confederate Major General Thomas C. Hindman,…
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1862-10-22 Pocotaligo II

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South Carolina Start: 1862-10-22 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Second Battle of Pocotaligo, or Battle of Pocotaligo Bridge, or Battle of Yemassee, often referred to as simply the Battle of Pocotaligo, was a battle in the American Civil War on October 22, 1862 near Yemassee, South Carolina. The Union objective was to sever the…
Categories: Battles, Lower Seaboard Theater And Gulf Approach, South Carolina

1862-10-27 Georgia Landing

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Louisiana Start: 1862-10-27 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Georgia Landing (or Labadieville or Texana) was fought October 27, 1862, in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, as part of the Operations in LaFourche District (1862), during the American Civil War. Background Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, commanding Union forces in the Department of the Gulf,…
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1862-10-29 Skirmish at Island Mound

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Missouri Start: 1862-10-29 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Skirmish at Island Mound was a skirmish of the American Civil War, occurring on October 29, 1862, in Bates County, Missouri. This Union victory was notable as the first known engagement of an African-American regiment during the Civil War. Background Even before the Emancipation Proclamation, Captain…
Categories: Battles, Missouri, Trans-Mississippi Theater

1862-10-31 Bloomfield and Union

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Virginia Start: 1862-10-31                             End: 1862-11-02 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Unison or Battle of Union refers to a series of American Civil War cavalry skirmishes in Loudoun County, Virginia, between October 31 – November 2, 1862, between the Confederate forces of J.E.B. Stuart and various units of the Union Army of…
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1862-11-07 Clark’s Mill

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Missouri Start: 1862-11-07 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Clark's Mill was a battle of the American Civil War, occurring on November 7, 1862 in Douglas County, Missouri. Order of Battle Battle Having received reports that Confederate troops were in the area, Capt. Hiram E. Barstow, Union commander at Clark's Mill, sent a…
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1862-11-28 Cane Hill

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Arkansas Start: 1862-11-28 Results: Confederate tactical victory Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Cane Hill was fought during the American Civil War on November 28, 1862 in Washington County, Arkansas. Union troops under Brig. Gen. James G. Blunt drove Confederates under Brig. Gen. John S. Marmaduke back into the Boston Mountains in northwestern Arkansas…
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1862-12-07 Prairie Grove

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Arkansas Start: 1862-12-07 Results: Strategic Union victory Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Prairie Grove was a battle of the American Civil War fought on December 7, 1862, that resulted in a tactical stalemate but essentially secured northwest Arkansas for the Union. Background Strategic situation: Union In late 1862, Confederate forces had withdrawn from…
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1862-12-07 Hartsville

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Tennessee Start: 1862-12-07 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Hartsville was fought on December 7, 1862, in northern Tennessee at the opening of the Stones River Campaign the American Civil War. Hartsville Battlefield is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Background The Stones River Campaign started in early November 1862 when…
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1862-12-11 Fredericksburg I

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Virginia Start: 1862-12-11              End: 1862-12-15 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Fredericksburg was fought December 11–15, 1862, in and around Fredericksburg, Virginia, between General Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Major General Ambrose Burnside. The Union Army's futile frontal attacks on December…
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1862-12-14 Kinston

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North Carolina Start: 1862-12-14 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Kinston was fought on December 14, 1862, in Lenoir County, North Carolina, near the town of Kinston, as part of the Goldsboro Expedition of the American Civil War. Order of Battle Battle A Union expedition led by Brig. Gen. John G. Foster left…
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1862-12-16 White Hall

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North Carolina Start: 1862-12-16 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of White Hall, also called the Battle of White Hall Ferry, took place on December 16, 1862, in Wayne County, North Carolina, as part of the Union expedition to Goldsboro, North Carolina, during the American Civil War. Order of Battle Battle On December 15,…
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1862-12-17 Goldsboro Bridge

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North Carolina Start: 1862-12-17 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Goldsborough Bridge took place on December 17, 1862, in Wayne County, North Carolina, as part of the Union expedition to Goldsboro, North Carolina, during the American Civil War. Background In December 1862, both the Union Army and Confederate forces desired to secure the…
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1862-12-19 Jackson

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Tennessee Start: 1862-12-19 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Jackson, also known as the Battle of Salem Cemetery, was fought on December 19, 1862, in Madison County, Tennessee, during the American Civil War. Background The engagement at Jackson occurred during Confederate Brig. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's Expedition into West Tennessee, between December 11,…
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1862-12-26 Chickasaw Bayou

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Mississippi Start: 1862-12-26              End: 1862-12-29 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, also called the Battle of Walnut Hills, fought December 26–29, 1862, was the opening engagement of the Vicksburg Campaign during the American Civil War. Confederate forces under Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton repulsed an advance by Union Maj. Gen. William…
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1862-12-28 Van Buren

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Missouri Start: 1862-12-28 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Van Buren was a battle of the American Civil War fought on December 28, 1862, that resulted in a Union victory that secured northwest Arkansas for the Union. Background Strategic situation Following the Battle of Prairie Grove, on 7 December 1682, the victorious Union…
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1862-12-31 Parker’s Cross Roads

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Tennessee Start: 1862-12-31 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Parker's Cross Roads was fought on December 31, 1862, in Henderson County, Tennessee, during the American Civil War. Background As Confederate Brig. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's expedition into West Tennessee neared its conclusion, Union Brig. Gen. Jeremiah C. Sullivan, with the brigades of Cols.…
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1862-12-31 Murfreesboro II

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Tennessee Start: 1862-12-31              End: 1863-01-02 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Stones River or Second Battle of Murfreesboro (in the South, simply the Battle of Murfreesboro), was fought from December 31, 1862, to January 2, 1863, in Middle Tennessee, as the culmination of the Stones River Campaign in the Western Theater of the…
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1863-01-01 Galveston Harbor II

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Texas Start: 1863-01-01 Results:  PhotoGallery Introduction The Battle of Galveston was a naval and land battle of the American Civil War, when Confederate forces under Maj. Gen. John B. Magruder expelled occupying Union troops from the city of Galveston, Texas on January 1, 1863. After the loss of the cutter Harriet Lane, the Union…
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1863-01-08 Springfield II

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Missouri Start: 1863-01-08 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Second Battle of Springfield was a battle in the American Civil War fought January 8, 1863, in Springfield, Missouri. It is sometimes known as The Battle of Springfield. (The First Battle of Springfield was fought on October 25, 1861, and there was also the better-known Battle…
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1863-01-09 Arkansas Post

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Arkansas Start: 1863-01-09              End: 1863-01-11 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Arkansas Post, or the Battle of Fort Hindman, was fought January 9–11, 1863, near the mouth of the Arkansas River at Arkansas Post, Arkansas, as part of the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. Background The Confederate Army constructed a large,…
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1863-01-09 Hartville

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Missouri Start: 1863-01-09              End: 1863-01-11 Results: Indecisive/disputed Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Hartville was fought January 9–11, 1863, in Wright County, Missouri, as part of John S. Marmaduke's first expedition into Missouri, during the American Civil War. Background Marmaduke led a Confederate raid into Missouri in early January 1863. This movement was two-pronged.…
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1863-01-27 Fort McAllister I

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Georgia Start: 1863-01-27              End: 1863-03-03 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The First Battle of Fort McAllister was a series of naval attacks that took place from January 27 to March 3, 1863, in Bryan County, Georgia, during the American Civil War. The commander of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron Rear Adm. Samuel F. Du Pont…
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1863-01-29 Bear River Massacre

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Idaho Start: 1863-01-29 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Bear River Massacre, or the Battle of Bear River and the Massacre at Boa Ogoi, took place in present-day Idaho on January 29, 1863. The United States Army attacked Shoshone gathered at the confluence of the Bear River and Beaver Creek in what was then southeastern…
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1863-02-03 Dover

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Tennessee Start: 1863-02-03 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Dover, also known as the Second Battle of Fort Donelson, was a battle of the American Civil War, occurring on February 3, 1863, in Stewart County, Tennessee. Background In late January 1863, Confederate Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler, commanding two brigades of cavalry, took position…
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1863-02-03 Yazoo Pass Expedition

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Mississippi Start: 1863-02-03                             End: 1863-04-12 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Yazoo Pass Expedition was a joint operation of Major General Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee and Rear Admiral David D. Porter's Mississippi River Squadron in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. Grant's objective was to get his troops into a…
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1863-03-02 Fight at Aldie

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Virginia Start: 1863-03-02 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Fight at Aldie was a small cavalry skirmish between Confederate forces under Major John S. Mosby and Union forces under Major Joseph Gilmore and Captain Franklin T. Huntoon in Aldie, Virginia, on March 2, 1863, as part of Mosby's Operations in Northern Virginia during the American…
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1863-03-05 Thompson’s Station

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Tennessee Start: 1863-03-05 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Thompson's Station was a battle of the American Civil War, occurring on March 5, 1863 in Williamson County, Tennessee. Order of Battle Battle In a period of relative inactivity following the Battle of Stones River, a reinforced Union infantry brigade, under Col. John Coburn,…
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1863-03-13 Fort Anderson

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North Carolina Start: 1863-03-13              End: 1863-03-15 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Fort Anderson, also known as the Battle of Deep Gully, took place March 13–15, 1863, in Craven County, North Carolina, as part of Confederate Lt. Gen. James Longstreet's Tidewater operations during the American Civil War Order of Battle Battle Lt. Gen.…
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1863-03-14 Steele’s Bayou Expedition

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Mississippi Start: 1863-03-14                             End: 1863-03-17 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Steele's Bayou Expedition was a joint operation of Major General Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee and Rear Admiral David D. Porter's Mississippi River Squadron, conducted as a part of the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. Its aim was to move…
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1863-03-17 Kelly’s Ford

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Virginia Start: 1863-03-17 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Kelly's Ford, also known as the Battle of Kellysville or Kelleysville, took place on March 17, 1863, in Culpeper County, Virginia, as part of the cavalry operations along the Rappahannock River during the American Civil War. It set the stage for Brandy Station…
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1863-03-20 Vaught’s Hill

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Tennessee Start: 1863-03-20 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Vaught's Hill, also known as the Battle of Milton, was a battle of the American Civil War, occurring on March 20, 1863, in Rutherford County, Tennessee. Order of Battle Battle During the inactivity following the Battle of Stones River, a Union brigade-sized reconnaissance force,…
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1863-03-25 Brentwood

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Tennessee Start: 1863-03-25 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Brentwood was a battle of the American Civil War, occurring on March 25, 1863, in Williamson County, Tennessee. Order of Battle Battle Union Lt. Col. Edward Bloodgood held Brentwood, a station on the Nashville & Decatur Railroad, with 400 men on the morning of…
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1863-03-30 Washington

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North Carolina Start: 1863-03-30              End: 1863-04-20 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Washington took place from March 30 to April 19, 1863, in Beaufort County, North Carolina, as part of Confederate Lt. Gen. James Longstreet's Tidewater operations during the American Civil War. This battle is sometimes referred to as the Siege of…
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1863-03-31 Somerset

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Kentucky Start: 1863-03-31 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The battle of Somerset (or Dutton's Hill) was a battle fought on March 31, 1863 during the American Civil War. General John Pegram led a Confederate cavalry raid into central Kentucky which was defeated by Union forces under General Quincy A. Gillmore. Background In early 1863, Brigadier…
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1863-04-07 Charleston Harbor I

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South Carolina Start: 1863-04-07 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The First Battle of Charleston Harbor was an engagement near Charleston, South Carolina that took place April 7, 1863, during the American Civil War. The striking force was a fleet of nine ironclad warships of the Union Navy, including seven monitors that were improved versions of…
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1863-04-10 Franklin I

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Tennessee Start: 1863-04-10 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The 1863 Battle of Franklin was fought April 10, 1863, in Williamson County, Tennessee, during the American Civil War. It was a minor engagement in about the same location as the more famous Battle of Franklin (November 30, 1864), part of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign. Order of Battle…
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1863-04-11 Suffolk (Hill’s Point)

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Virginia Start: 1863-04-11              End: 1863-05-04 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Suffolk at Hill's Point, also known as the Battle of Fort Huger, took place from April 11 to May 4, 1863, in Suffolk, Virginia, as part of Confederate Lt. Gen. James Longstreet's Tidewater operations during the American Civil War. Order of…
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1863-04-11 Siege of Suffolk

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Virginia Start: 1863-04-11              End: 1863-05-04 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Siege of Suffolk was fought around Suffolk, Virginia, from April 11 to May 4, 1863, during the American Civil War. Background In 1863, Lieut.-Gen. James Longstreet was placed in command of the Confederate Department of Virginia and North Carolina. Longstreet was given four…
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1863-04-12 Fort Bisland

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Louisiana Start: 1863-04-12              End: 1863-04-13 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Fort Bisland was fought in the American Civil War between Union Major General Nathaniel P. Banks against Confederate Major General Richard Taylor during Banks' operations against the Bayou Teche region in southern Louisiana. Background When Banks was made commander of the XIX…
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1863-04-13 Suffolk (Norfleet House)

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Virginia Start: 1863-04-13              End: 1863-04-15 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Suffolk at the Norfleet House Battery took place from April 13 to April 15, 1863, in Suffolk, Virginia, as part of Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet's Tidewater operations during the American Civil War. Order of Battle Battle In cooperation with Major…
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1863-04-13 Stoneman’s Raid

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Virginia Start: 1863-04-13                             End: 1863-05-10 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction Stoneman's Raid was a cavalry operation led by General George Stoneman that preceded the start of the Battle of Chancellorsville in the American Civil War. Background Strategy In April 1863, Major General Joseph Hooker put his army in motion to force Lee out of his…
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1863-04-14 Irish Bend

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Louisiana Start: 1863-04-14 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Irish Bend, also known as Nerson's Woods or Franklin, was fought between Union Major General Nathaniel Prentice Banks against Confederate Major General Richard Taylor during Banks’ operations against the Bayou Teche region near Franklin, the seat of St. Mary Parish in southern Louisiana. Background…
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1863-04-17 Vermillion Bayou

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Louisiana Start: 1863-04-17 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Vermillion Bayou was fought on April 17, 1863, the third battle in a series of running battles between Union Major General Nathaniel Prentice Banks and Confederate Major General Richard Taylor. The battle was fought after both the Battle of Fort Bisland and the Battle…
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1863-04-18 Action at Fayetteville

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Arkansas Start: 1863-04-18 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Fayetteville was a skirmish of the American Civil War fought on 18 April 1863. Order of Battle Battle Confederate Brigadier General William L. Cabell departed Ozark, Arkansas with 900 cavalry, intending to retake Fayetteville, Arkansas, which had been occupied by the Union Army…
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1863-04-19 Streight’s Raid

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Alabama Start: 1863-04-19                             End: 1863-05-03 Results:  Photo Gallery Background Streight's Raid took place from April 19 to May 3, 1863, in northern Alabama. It was led by Union Col. Abel D. Streight, whose goal was to destroy parts of the Western and Atlantic Railroad, which was supplying the Confederate Army of Tennessee. The raid…
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1863-04-24 Newton’s Station

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Mississippi Start: 1863-04-24 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Newton's Station was an engagement on April 24, 1863, in Newton's Station, Mississippi, during Grierson's Raid of the American Civil War. Order of Battle Battle Union cavalry raiders under the command of Col. Benjamin Grierson, in an effort to disrupt Confederate communications, probed deep…
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1863-04-26 Cape Girardeau

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Missouri Start: 1863-04-26 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Cape Girardeau was a military demonstration of the American Civil War, occurring on April 26, 1863 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The conflict was part of the pursuit of US Brigadier General John McNeil through Southeast Missouri by Confederate Brigadier General John S. Marmaduke. Though…
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1863-04-29 Grand Gulf

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Mississippi Start: 1863-04-29 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Grand Gulf was fought on April 29, 1863, during the American Civil War. In the Vicksburg Campaign of Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, Union naval forces under Rear Adm. David D. Porter led seven ironclads in an attack on the Confederate fortifications and batteries…
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1863-04-29 Snyder’s Bluff

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Mississippi Start: 1863-04-29              End: 1863-05-01 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Snyder's Bluff was fought from April 29 to May 1, 1863, during the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. Union forces under Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman conducted a feint against Confederate units holding the bluff, which was easily repelled. Order…
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1863-04-30 Day’s Gap

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Alabama Start: 1863-04-30 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Day's Gap, fought on April 30, 1863, was the first in a series of American Civil War skirmishes in Cullman County, Alabama, that lasted until May 2, known as Streight's Raid. Commanding the Union forces was Col. Abel Streight; Brig. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest…
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1863-04-30 Crooked Creek

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Alabama Start: 1863-04-30 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction On his way from Memphis, Tennessee, to Rome, Georgia, Streight was met by the famous Confederate Gen. Nathan B. Forrest, who engaged the Union leader in a number of battles, ultimately leading to Streight's surrender and imprisonment. Several of these conflicts, the Battle of Days Gap and…
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1863-04-30 Chancellorsville

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Virginia Start: 1863-04-30              End: 1863-05-06 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Chancellorsville was a major battle of the American Civil War, and the principal engagement of the Chancellorsville Campaign. It was fought from April 30 to May 6, 1863, in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, near the village of Chancellorsville. Two related battles were fought…
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1863-05-01 Port Gibson

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Mississippi Start: 1863-05-01 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Port Gibson was fought near Port Gibson, Mississippi, on May 1, 1863, between Union and Confederate forces during the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. The Union Army was led by Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, and they were victorious. Background Grant launched…
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1863-05-01 Chalk Bluff

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Arkansas Start: 1863-05-01              End: 1863-05-02 Results: Tactical Confederate victory; Strategic Union victory Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Chalk Bluff was a land battle of the American Civil War that took place in Clay County, Arkansas, and Dunklin County, Missouri, on May 1 and May 2, 1863. Brig. Gen. William Vandever, commanding the 2nd…
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1863-05-03 Fredericksburg II

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Virginia Start: 1863-05-03 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Second Battle of Fredericksburg, also known as the Second Battle of Marye's Heights, took place on May 3, 1863, in Fredericksburg, Virginia, as part of the Chancellorsville Campaign of the American Civil War. Background Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee left Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early to…
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1863-05-03 Salem Church

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Virginia Start: 1863-05-03              End: 1863-05-04 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Salem Church, also known as the Battle of Banks' Ford, took place on May 3 and 4, 1863, in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, as part of the Chancellorsville Campaign of the American Civil War. Background After occupying Marye's Heights on May 3, following…
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1863-05-12 Raymond

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Mississippi Start: 1863-05-12 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Raymond was fought on May 12, 1863, near Raymond, Mississippi, during the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. The bitter fight pitted elements of Union Army Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee against Confederate forces of Lt. Gen. John C.…
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1863-05-14 Jackson

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Mississippi Start: 1863-05-14 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Jackson, fought on May 14, 1863, in Jackson, Mississippi, was part of the Vicksburg Campaign in the American Civil War. Union commander Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of the Tennessee defeated Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston, seizing the city, cutting supply…
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1863-05-16 Champion Hill

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Mississippi Start: 1863-05-16 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Champion Hill, fought May 16, 1863, was the pivotal battle in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. Union commander Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of the Tennessee pursued the retreating Confederate Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton and defeated his…
Categories: Battles, Mississippi, Western Theater

1863-05-17 Big Black River Bridge

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Mississippi Start: 1863-05-17 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Big Black River Bridge, or Big Black, fought May 17, 1863, was part of the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. Union commander Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of the Tennessee pursued the retreating Confederate Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton…
Categories: Battles, Mississippi, Western Theater

1863-05-18 Siege of Vicksburg

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Mississippi Start: 1863-05-18 End: 1863-07-04 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Siege of Vicksburg (May 18 – July 4, 1863) was the final major military action in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. In a series of maneuvers, Union Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and his Army of the Tennessee crossed the Mississippi…
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1863-05-20 La Paz Incident

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Arizona Start: 1863-05-20 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The La Paz incident occurred on May 20, 1863 at the mining town of La Paz, Arizona, and was the westernmost armed confrontation of the American Civil War. William "Frog" Edwards, only recently released from detention at Fort Yuma, ambushed a party of unarmed Union soldiers when…
Categories: Arizona Territory, Battles, Trans-Mississippi Theater

1863-05-21 Plains Store

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Louisiana Start: 1863-05-21 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Plains Store or the Battle of Springfield Road was fought May 21, 1863, in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, during the campaign to capture Port Hudson in the American Civil War. The Union victory closed the last Confederate escape route from Port Hudson. Background…
Categories: Battles, Louisiana, Lower Seaboard Theater And Gulf Approach

1863-05-22 Siege of Port Hudson

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Louisiana Start: 1863-05-22              End: 1863-07-09 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana (May 22 – July 9, 1863), was the final engagement in the Union campaign to liberate the Mississippi in the American Civil War. While Union General Ulysses Grant was besieging Vicksburg upriver, General Nathaniel Banks was ordered to capture…
Categories: Battles, Louisiana, Lower Seaboard Theater And Gulf Approach

1863-06-01 Combahee Ferry

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South Carolina Start: 1863-06-01                             End: 1863-06-02 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Raid at Combahee Ferry was a military operation during the American Civil War conducted on June 1 and June 2, 1863 by elements of the Union Army along the Combahee River in Beaufort and Colleton counties in southeast South Carolina. Harriet Tubman, who…
Categories: Battles, Lower Seaboard Theater And Gulf Approach, South Carolina

1863-06-05 Franklin’s Crossing

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Virginia Start: 1863-06-05 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Franklin's Crossing, also known as the Deep Run Battle, took place near Fredericksburg, Virginia on June 5, 1863. Union forces under General John Sedgwick skirmished with Confederate troops under General A.P. Hill during a reconnaissance to determine the movements and location of General Robert…
Categories: Battles, Eastern Theater, Virginia

1863-06-07 Milliken’s Bend

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Louisiana Start: 1863-06-07 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Milliken's Bend, fought June 7, 1863, was part of the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. Confederate Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton and his army were besieged in Vicksburg, Mississippi, by Union commander Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of the…
Categories: Battles, Louisiana, Lower Seaboard Theater And Gulf Approach

1863-06-09 Brandy Station

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Virginia Start: 1863-06-09 Results: Inconclusive; Tactical victory for the Confederacy; morale boost for the Union after essentially fighting to a draw. Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Brandy Station, also called the Battle of Fleetwood Hill, was the largest predominantly cavalry engagement of the American Civil War, as well as the largest ever to…
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1863-06-09 Lake Providence

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Louisiana Start: 1863-06-09 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The battle of Lake Providence occurred in Lake Providence, Louisiana on June 9, 1863, during the siege of Vicksburg in the American Civil War. Order of Battle Battle The battle was meant to be in conjunction with Confederate attacks against Union supply depots at Young's Point and…
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1863-06-13 Winchester II

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Virginia Start: 1863-06-13              End: 1863-06-15 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Second Battle of Winchester was fought between June 13 and June 15, 1863 in Frederick County and Winchester, Virginia as part of the Gettysburg Campaign during the American Civil War. As Confederate Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell moved down the Shenandoah Valley in the…
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1863-06-15 Richmond

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Louisiana Start: 1863-06-15 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Richmond was a minor engagement that was fought June 15, 1863, in Richmond, Louisiana, during the Siege of Vicksburg of the American Civil War. Background Richmond sat along an important Confederate supply line running into Vicksburg from the west. Union forces were able to…
Categories: Battles, Louisiana, Lower Seaboard Theater And Gulf Approach

1863-06-17 Aldie

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Virginia Start: 1863-06-17 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Aldie took place on June 17, 1863, in Loudoun County, Virginia, as part of the Gettysburg Campaign of the American Civil War. Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's cavalry screened Gen. Robert E. Lee's Confederate infantry as it marched north in the Shenandoah Valley behind…
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1863-06-17 Middleburg

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Virginia Start: 1863-06-17              End: 1863-06-19 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Middleburg took place from June 17 to June 19, 1863, in Loudoun County, Virginia, as part of the Gettysburg Campaign of the American Civil War. Confederate Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, screening Robert E. Lee's invasion route, sparred with Maj. Gen. Alfred…
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1863-06-17 Wassaw Sound

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Georgia Start: 1863-06-17 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Wassaw Sound (or the Capture of the CSS Atlanta) was an American Civil War naval battle between the Confederate ram CSS Atlanta and the Passaic-class ironclad monitors USS Weehawken and USS Nahant and the gunboat USS Cimmerone (later named Cimmaron), which took place on…
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1863-06-20 LaFourche Crossing

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Louisiana Start: 1863-06-20              End: 1863-06-21 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of LaFourche Crossing (also spelled Lafourche Crossing) was a battle in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, United States and fought on June 20–21, 1863, during the American Civil War as part of a campaign known as Taylor’s Operations in West Louisiana. Background Confederate Major General…
Categories: Battles, Louisiana, Lower Seaboard Theater And Gulf Approach

1863-06-21 Upperville

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Virginia Start: 1863-06-21 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Upperville took place in Loudoun County, Virginia on June 21, 1863 during the Gettysburg Campaign of the American Civil War. Background The Union cavalry made a determined effort to pierce Confederate Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's cavalry screen. Stuart had been fighting a series…
Categories: Battles, Eastern Theater, Virginia

1863-06-24 Hoover’s Gap

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Tennessee Start: 1863-06-24 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Hoover's Gap (24 June 1863) was the principal battle in the Tullahoma Campaign of the American Civil War, in which Union General William S. Rosecrans drove General Braxton Bragg’s Confederates out of Central Tennessee. Rosecrans’ feigned move on the western end of the Confederate…
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1863-06-27 Portland Harbor

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Maine Start: 1863-06-27 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Portland Harbor was an incident during the American Civil War, in June 1863, in the waters off Portland, Maine. Two civilian ships engaged two vessels under Confederate States Navy employment. Background Around June 24, a Confederate raider named the Tacony, commanded by Lieutenant Charles…
Categories: Battles, Eastern Theater, Maine

1863-06-27 Fairfax Court House II

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Virginia Start: 1863-06-27 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Fairfax Court House (June 1863) was fought during the Gettysburg Campaign of the American Civil War by a small Union Army cavalry detachment of two companies (87 troops) of the 11th Regiment New York Volunteer Cavalry and advance units of Confederate Major General J.E.B.…
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1863-06-28 Donaldsonville II

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Louisiana Start: 1863-06-28 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Second Battle of Donaldsonville was an American Civil War battle took place on June 28, 1863 in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Background On June 28, 1863, Confederate Brig. Gen. Jean Alfred Mouton ordered Brig. Gen. Tom Green's and Col. James Patrick Major's brigades to take Donaldsonville, Louisiana.…
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1863-06-29 Oyster’s Point

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Pennsylvania Start: 1863-06-29 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, during the American Civil War was the capital of the second largest state in the Union. Located at the intersection of important railroads, Harrisburg was an important supply and logistics center for the dissemination and transportation of materiel for Northern armies. Tens of thousands of…
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1863-06-29 Goodrich’s Landing

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Louisiana Start: 1863-06-29              End: 1863-06-30 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Goodrich's Landing, Louisiana was fought on June 29 and June 30, 1863, between Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War. The Confederates attacked several Union regiments, who were composed mostly of black soldiers, in an attempt to disrupt the…
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1863-06-29 Corbit’s Charge

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Maryland Start: 1863-06-29 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction Corbit's Charge was a skirmish fought on June 29, 1863 in Westminster, MD, during the American Civil War between the cavalry commanded by Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart and two companies of the 1st Delaware Cavalry shortly before the Battle of Gettysburg. The skirmish, also known as the…
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1863-06-30 Hanover

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Pennsylvania Start: 1863-06-30 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Hanover took place on June 30, 1863, in Hanover in southwestern York County, Pennsylvania, as part of the Gettysburg Campaign of the American Civil War. Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's Confederate cavalry, which was riding north to get around the Union Army of the…
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1863-06-30 Sporting Hill

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Pennsylvania Start: 1863-06-30 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Skirmish of Sporting Hill was a relatively small skirmish during the Gettysburg Campaign of the American Civil War, taking place on June 30, 1863, at various locations in present day Camp Hill, East Pennsboro Township and Hampden Township in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. It is known…
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1863-06-30 Skirmish of Littlestown

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Pennsylvania Start: 1863-06-30 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Skirmish of Littlestown was a Pennsylvania military engagement before the Battle of Gettysburg in which "a few companies of skirmishers" of Union infantry defeated a Confederate detachment of J.E.B. Stuart's Cavalry Division. Background On the night of July 29, 1863, the Army of the Potomac was…
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1863-07-01 Carlisle

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Pennsylvania Start: 1863-07-01 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Carlisle was an American Civil War skirmish fought in Pennsylvania on the same day as the Battle of Gettysburg, First Day. Stuart's Confederate cavalry briefly engaged Union militia under Maj. Gen. William F. "Baldy" Smith at Carlisle and set fire to the Carlisle…
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1863-07-01 Gettysburg

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Pennsylvania Start: 1863-07-01 End: 1863-07-03 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Gettysburg was fought July 1–3, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, by Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War. The battle involved the largest number of casualties of the entire war and is often described as the…
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1863-07-01 Cabin Creek I

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Oklahoma Territory Start: 1863-07-01              End: 1863-07-02 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction Two American Civil War military engagements were fought at the Cabin Creek Battlefield in the Cherokee Nation within Indian Territory. The location was where the Texas Road crossed Cabin Creek, near the present-day town of Big Cabin, Oklahoma. Both the First and Second Battles…
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1863-07-02 Hunterstown

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Pennsylvania Start: 1863-07-02 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Hunterstown was an American Civil War skirmish at Beaverdam Creek near Hunterstown, Pennsylvania, on July 2, 1863, in which Wade Hampton's Confederate cavalry withdrew after engaging George Armstrong Custer's Union cavalry. Background At dawn on July 2, 1863, the Union Army of the…
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1863-07-03 Fairfield

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Pennsylvania Start: 1863-07-03 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Fairfield was a cavalry engagement during the Gettysburg Campaign of the American Civil War. It was fought July 3, 1863, near Fairfield, Pennsylvania, concurrently with the Battle of Gettysburg, although it was not a formal part of that battle. While a minor fight by…
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1863-07-04 Helena

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Arkansas Start: 1863-07-04 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Helena was a land battle of the American Civil War fought on July 4, 1863, at Helena, Arkansas. The battle was a Confederate attempt to relieve pressure on the besieged city of Vicksburg. The victory secured eastern Arkansas for the United States. Background Lieutenant-General…
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1863-07-04 Fight at Monterey Pass

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Pennsylvania Start: 1863-07-04 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Fight at Monterey Pass (or Gap) was an American Civil War military engagement beginning the evening of July 4, 1863, during the Retreat from Gettysburg. A Confederate wagon train of Lt. Gen. Richard S. Ewell's Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, withdrew after the Battle of…
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1863-07-04 Tebbs Bend

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Kentucky Start: 1863-07-04 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Tebbs' Bend (or Tebbs Bend or Green River) was fought on July 4, 1863, near the Green River in Taylor County, Kentucky during Morgan's Raid in the American Civil War. Despite being badly outnumbered, elements of the Union army thwarted repeated attacks by Confederate…
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1863-07-05 Lebanon

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Kentucky Start: 1863-07-05 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Lebanon occurred July 5, 1863, in Lebanon, Kentucky, during Morgan's Raid in the American Civil War. Confederate troops under Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan fought for six hours to overcome the small Union garrison before moving northward, eventually riding through Kentucky, Indiana, and much…
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1863-07-05 Jackson Expedition

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Mississippi Start: 1863-07-05                             End: 1863-07-25 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Jackson Expedition occurred in the aftermath of the surrender of Vicksburg, Mississippi in July 1863. Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman led the expedition to clear General Joseph E. Johnston's relief effort from the Vicksburg area. Background In the Vicksburg Campaign, one of the…
Categories: Battles, Mississippi, Western Theater
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