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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.

1864-10-01 Saltville I

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Virginia Start: 1864-10-01                      End: 1864-10-03 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The First Battle of Saltville (1 October – 3 October 1864), was fought near the town of Saltville, Virginia, during the American Civil War. The battle was fought by both regular and Home Guard Confederate…
Categories: Battles, Eastern Theater, Virginia

1864-10-03 Big Shanty

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Georgia Start: 1864-10-03 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction Confederates from the Army of Tennessee reached Federal Major General William T. Sherman’s supply line and skirmishes ensued at Big Shanty and Kennesaw Water Tank, Georgia, where Lieutenant General John Bell Hood’s men broke the Western & Atlantic Railroad and interrupted the Federal link between Atlanta and…
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1864-10-05 Allatoona

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Georgia Start: 1864-10-05 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Allatoona, also known as the Battle of Allatoona Pass, was fought October 5, 1864, in Bartow County, Georgia, as part of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign of the American Civil War. A Confederate division under Maj. Gen. Samuel G. French attacked a Union garrison under Brig.…
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1864-10-07 Darbytown and New Market

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Virginia Start: 1864-10-07 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Darbytown and New Market Roads ( or Johnson's Farm or Four Mile Creek) was an engagement between Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War, which took place on October 7, 1864, in Henrico County, Virginia, as part of the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign. Background…
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1864-10-09 Tom’s Brook

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Virginia Start: 1864-10-09 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Tom's Brook was fought on October 9, 1864, in Shenandoah County, Virginia, during Philip Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign of the American Civil War. It resulted in a significant Union victory, one that was mockingly dubbed The Woodstock Races for the speed of the Confederate…
Categories: Battles, Eastern Theater, Virginia

1864-10-13 Darbytown Road

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Virginia Start: 1864-10-13 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Darbytown Road was fought on October 13, 1864, between Union and Confederate forces. The Confederates were attempting to retake ground they had lost to Federal forces during battles near Richmond, Virginia. Their efforts failed. On October 13, Union forces advanced to find and feel…
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1864-10-15 Glasgow

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Missouri Start: 1864-10-15 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Glasgow was fought on October 15, 1864, in and near Glasgow, Missouri as part of Price's Missouri Expedition during the American Civil War. Although the battle resulted in a Confederate victory and the capture of significant war material, it had little long-term benefit as…
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1864-10-19 Cedar Creek

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Virginia Start: 1864-10-19 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Cedar Creek, or Battle of Belle Grove, fought October 19, 1864, was the culminating battle of the Valley Campaigns of 1864 during the American Civil War. Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal Early launched a surprise attack against the encamped army of Union Maj. Gen. Philip…
Categories: Battles, Eastern Theater, Virginia

1864-10-19 Lexington II

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Missouri Start: 1864-10-19 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Second Battle of Lexington was a minor skirmish during the American Civil War, taking place on October 19, 1864, in Lexington, the county seat of Lafayette County, Missouri. It formed a part of Confederate Maj. Gen. Sterling Price's Missouri Expedition of that year, and led in…
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1864-10-19 St. Albans Raid

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Vermont Start: 1864-10-19 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The St. Albans Raid was the northernmost land action of the American Civil War. It was a controversial raid from Canada by Confederate soldiers meant to rob banks to raise money and to trick the Union Army to divert troops to defend their northern border against further…
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1864-10-21 Little Blue River

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Missouri Start: 1864-10-21 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Little Blue River was a minor battle of the American Civil War, occurring on October 21, 1864 in Jackson County, Missouri during Price's Missouri Expedition of that year. It became the opening round of the Second Battle of Independence, which began on this same…
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1864-10-21 Independence II

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Missouri Start: 1864-10-21              End: 1864-10-22 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Second Battle of Independence was a minor engagement of the American Civil War October 21–22, 1864 centered in Independence, Missouri, with some of the fiercest fighting taking place at the present-day United Nations Peace Plaza; the "Harry Truman" Railroad Depot; George Caleb Bingham's residence…
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1864-10-22 Byram’s Ford

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Missouri Start: 1864-10-22 End: 1864-10-23 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Byram's Ford was a minor engagement of the American Civil War, comprising two separate skirmishes on October 22–23, 1864, in Jackson County, Missouri. It formed a part of the larger Battle of Westport, which ultimately resulted in a Union victory and the…
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1864-10-23 Westport

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Missouri Start: 1864-10-23 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Westport, sometimes referred to as the "Gettysburg of the West," was fought on October 23, 1864, in modern Kansas City, Missouri, during the American Civil War. Union forces under Major General Samuel R. Curtis decisively defeated an outnumbered Confederate force under Major General Sterling…
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1864-10-25 Marais des Cygnes

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Kansas Start: 1864-10-25 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Marais des Cygnes took place on October 25, 1864, in Linn County, Kansas during Price's Missouri Raid in the American Civil War. It is also called the Battle of Osage, or the Battle of Trading Post. It proved to be the first of three…
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1864-10-25 Mine Creek

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Kansas Start: 1864-10-25 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Mine Creek, also known as the Battle of the Osage, was a battle that occurred on October 25, 1864, in Kansas as part of Price's Raid during the American Civil War. In one of the largest cavalry engagements of the war, two divisions of…
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1864-10-25 Marmiton River

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Missouri Start: 1864-10-25 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Marmiton River (also known as Shiloh Creek or Charlot's Farm) occurred on October 25, 1864, in Vernon County, Missouri during the American Civil War. Order of Battle Battle Following the Battle of Mine Creek, Confederate Major General Sterling Price continued his cartage towards Fort…
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1864-10-26 Decatur

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Alabama Start: 1864-10-26              End: 1864-10-29 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Decatur was a demonstration conducted from October 26 to October 29, 1864, as part of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign of the American Civil War. Union forces of 3–5,000 men under Brig. Gen. Robert S. Granger prevented the 39,000 men of the Confederate Army…
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1864-10-27 Fair Oaks & Darbytown Road

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Virginia Start: 1864-10-27              End: 1864-10-28 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Fair Oaks & Darbytown Road (also known as the Second Battle of Fair Oaks) was fought October 27–28, 1864, in Henrico County, Virginia, as part of the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign of the American Civil War. Order of Battle Battle In combination with movements…
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1864-10-27 Boydton Plank Road

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Virginia Start: 1864-10-27              End: 1864-10-28 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of the Boydton Plank Road (also known as Burgess Mill or First Hatcher's Run), fought on October 27–28, 1864, followed the successful Battle of Peebles' Farm in the Siege of Petersburg during the American Civil War. It was an attempt by the…
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1864-10-28 Newtonia II

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Missouri Start: 1864-10-28 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Second Battle of Newtonia was fought on October 28, 1864, in Newton County, Missouri, as part of Major General Sterling Price's Missouri Expedition of the American Civil War. Background Price's Confederate cavalry force was in full retreat following its expedition into Missouri. On October 28, 1864,…
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1864-10-29 Capture of Plymouth

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North Carolina Start: 1864-10-29                             End: 1864-10-31 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Capture of Plymouth was a battle of the American Civil War, fought in October 1864. Following the sinking of CSS Albemarle during a commando raid led by Lieutenant William B. Cushing, Union naval forces attacked Plymouth, North Carolina, which was defended by Confederate…
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1864-11-04 Johnsonville

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Tennessee Start: 1864-11-04              End: 1864-11-05 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Johnsonville was fought November 4–5, 1864, in Benton County, Tennessee and Humphreys County, Tennessee, during the American Civil War. Confederate cavalry commander Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest culminated a 23-day raid through western Tennessee by attacking the Union supply base at Johnsonville.…
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1864-11-11 Bull’s Gap

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Tennessee Start: 1864-11-11              End: 1864-11-13 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Bull's Gap was a battle of the American Civil War, occurring from November 11 to November 13, 1864, in Hamblen County and Greene County, Tennessee. Background In November 1864, Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge undertook an expedition into East Tennessee from Virginia…
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1864-11-18 Kabletown

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West Virginia Start: 1864-11-18 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Kabletown was a battle between Confederate and Union forces near the end of the American Civil War. Captain John S. Mosby, with nine companies of cavalry, defeated Captain Richard R. Blazer's outnumbered Blazer's Scouts. Background In late 1864, General Ulysses S. Grant's Overland…
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1864-11-22 Griswoldville

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Georgia Start: 1864-11-22 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Griswoldville was the first battle of Sherman's March to the Sea, fought November 22, 1864, during the American Civil War. A Union Army brigade under Brig. Gen. Charles C. Walcutt fought three brigades of Georgia militia under Brig. Gen. Pleasant J. Philips, at Griswoldville,…
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1864-11-24 Columbia

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Tennessee Start: 1864-11-24              End: 1864-11-29 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Columbia was a series of military actions that took place November 24–29, 1864, in Maury County, Tennessee, as part of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign of the American Civil War. It concluded the movement of Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood's Confederate Army of Tennessee…
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1864-11-25 Adobe Walls I

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Texas Start: 1864-11-25 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The First Battle of Adobe Walls, was a battle between the United States Army and American Indians. The Kiowa, Comanche and Plains Apache (Kiowa Apache) tribes drove from the battlefield a United States Expeditionary Force that was reacting to attacks on white settlers moving into the…
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1864-11-28 Buck Head Creek

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Georgia Start: 1864-11-28 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Buck Head Creek (also known as Buckhead Creek and Reynolds' Plantation) was the second battle of Sherman's March to the Sea, fought November 28, 1864, during the American Civil War. Union Army cavalry under Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick repulsed an attack by the small…
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1864-11-29 Sand Creek Massacre

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Colorado Start: 1864-11-29 Results: Union atrocity Photo Gallery Introduction The Sand Creek massacre (also known as the Chivington massacre, the Battle of Sand Creek or the massacre of Cheyenne Indians) was an atrocity in the American Indian Wars that occurred on November 29, 1864, when a 700-man force of Colorado Territory militia attacked and…
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1864-11-29 Spring Hill

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Tennessee Start: 1864-11-29 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Spring Hill was fought November 29, 1864, at Spring Hill, Tennessee, as part of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign of the American Civil War. The Confederate Army of Tennessee, commanded by Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood, attacked a Union force under Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield…
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1864-11-30 Franklin II

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Tennessee Start: 1864-11-30 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Franklin was fought on November 30, 1864, at Franklin, Tennessee, as part of the Franklin–Nashville Campaign of the American Civil War. It was one of the worst disasters of the war for the Confederate States Army. Confederate Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood's Army of…
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1864-11-30 Honey Hill

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South Carolina Start: 1864-11-30 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Honey Hill was the third battle of Sherman's March to the Sea, fought November 30, 1864, during the American Civil War. It did not involve Major General William T. Sherman's main force, marching from Atlanta, Georgia, to Savannah, but was a failed Union…
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1864-12-04 LaVergne

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Tennessee Start: 1864-12-04 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction: The fighting at LaVergne was part of the the larger Third Battle of Murfreesboro fought December 5-7. Order of Battle Casualties: Total Killed Wounded Missing Captured Combined Forces References:
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1864-12-04 Overall Creek

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Tennessee Start: 1864-12-04 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The fighting at Overall Creek was part of the the larger Third Battle of Murfreesboro fought December 5-7. Order of Battle Casualties Total Killed Wounded Missing Captured Combined Forces References:
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1864-12-04 Waynesboro

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Georgia Start: 1864-12-04 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Waynesboro was an American Civil War battle fought on December 4, 1864, towards the end of Sherman's March to the Sea. Union cavalry forces under Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick defeated Confederate cavalry led by Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler, opening the way for William T.…
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1864-12-05 Murfreesboro III

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Tennessee Start: 1864-12-05              End: 1864-12-07 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Third Battle of Murfreesboro, also known as Wilkinson Pike or the Cedars, was fought December 5–7, 1864, in Rutherford County, Tennessee, as part of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign of the American Civil War. Background In a last, desperate attempt to force Maj. Gen. William T.…
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1864-12-06 Tulifinny

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South Carolina Start: 1864-12-06                           End: 1864-12-09 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Tulifinny was an American Civil War engagement fought December 6–9, 1864 in South Carolina during General Sherman's March to the Sea, also known as the Savannah Campaign. Outnumbered…
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1864-12-09 Rainbow Bluff Expedition

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North Carolina Start: 1864-12-09 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Rainbow Bluff Expedition took place on December 9, 1864 during the American Civil War. The Confederate water mines caused the Union naval force to cancel the expedition. Order of Battle Battle On 9 December, an expedition, which included the gunboat USS Wyalusing, moved farther up…
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1864-12-13 Fort McAllister II

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Georgia Start: 1864-12-13 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Second Battle of Fort McAllister took place December 13, 1864, during the final stages of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's March to the Sea during the American Civil War. Union forces overwhelmed a small Confederate force defending the strategically important Fort McAllister near Savannah, Georgia, a…
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1864-12-15 Nashville

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Tennessee Start: 1864-12-15              End: 1864-12-16 Results: Decisive Union victory Photo Gallery Introduction: The Battle of Nashville was a two-day battle in the Franklin-Nashville Campaign that represented the end of large-scale fighting in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. It was fought at Nashville, Tennessee, on December 15–16, 1864, between the Confederate Army…
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1864-12-17 Marion

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Virginia Start: 1864-12-17              End: 1864-12-18 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Marion (December 17–18, 1864) was a military engagement fought between units of the Union Army and the Confederate Army during the American Civil War near the town of Marion, Virginia. The battle was part of Union Maj. Gen. George Stoneman's attack upon…
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1864-12-19 Altamaha Bridge

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Georgia Start: 1864-12-19 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Altamaha Bridge, also known as the Battle for the Doctortown Railroad Trestle, was an American Civil War engagement fought December 19, 1864, in Wayne County, Georgia, during Sherman's March to the Sea. The Confederate victory temporarily prevented Federal forces from destroying a vital railroad…
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1864-12-20 Saltville II

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Virginia Start: 1864-12-20              End: 1864-12-21 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Saltville (20 December – 21 December 1864), was fought near the town of Saltville, Virginia, during the American Civil War. Order of Battle Battle After the defeat of General Stephen G. Burbridge's expedition against Saltville, Union General George Stoneman reassembled a force…
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1864-12-23 Fort Fisher I

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North Carolina Start: 1864-12-23              End: 1864-12-27 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The First Battle of Fort Fisher was a naval siege in the American Civil War, when the Union tried to capture the fort guarding Wilmington, North Carolina, the South's last major Atlantic port. Led by Major General Benjamin Butler, it lasted from December 23–27,…
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1864-12-24 Richland Creek

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1864-12-24 Battle of Anthony’s Hill

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Tennessee Start: 1864-12-24 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Anthony's Hill (also known as the Battle of King's Hill or the Battle of Devil's Gap) was an engagement that occurred December 25, 1864, in Tennessee during the American Civil War between combined Confederate cavalry and infantry units commanded by Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford…
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1864-12-26 Sugar Creek

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Tennessee Start: 1864-12-26 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The last battle of the Civil War fought in Tennessee took place on Sugar Creek in Lawrence County near Appleton. Background This battle was a delaying tactic to protect the retreat of General Hood's Army of Tennessee after their disastrous defeat at the Battle of Nashville in…
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1865-01-08 Dove Creek

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Texas Start: 1865-01-08 Results: Kickapoo Indians victory Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Dove Creek was a small engagement during the American Civil War that took place January 8, 1865, along Dove Creek in what is now southwest Tom Green County, Texas. Texan soldiers under Confederate captains Henry Fossett and S.S. Totten, misunderstanding which…
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1865-01-13 Fort Fisher II

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North Carolina Start: 1865-01-13              End: 1865-01-15 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Second Battle of Fort Fisher was an assault by the Union Army, Navy and Marine Corps against Fort Fisher, outside Wilmington, North Carolina, near the end of the American Civil War. Sometimes referred to as the "Gibraltar of the South" and the last…
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1865-01-23 Trent’s Reach

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Virginia Start: 1865-01-23 End: 1865-01-25 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Trent's Reach was one of the final major naval battles of the American Civil War. Beginning on January 23, 1865, a powerful flotilla of Confederate warships bombarded Fort Brady along the James River and engaged four Union Navy ships with the intention…
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1865-02-02 Broxton Bridge

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South Carolina Start: 1865-02-02 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction Two locations on the Salkehatchie River in Bamberg County provided unexpected resistance from Confederate troops to General William Tecumseh Sherman's Union army as it advanced from Savannah, Georgia to Columbia, South Carolina in the winter of 1865. The right wing of the Union Army had its…
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1865-02-03 Rivers’ Bridge

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South Carolina Start: 1865-02-03 End: 1865-02-03 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Rivers' Bridge, also known as Salkehatchie River, Hickory Hill, Owen's Crossroads, Lawtonville, and Duck Creek, was a Union victory fought on February 3, 1865, during the Carolinas Campaign of the American Civil War. Order of Battle Battle While Maj. Gen. William…
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1865-02-05 Hatcher’s Run

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Virginia Start: 1865-02-05              End: 1865-02-07 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Hatcher's Run, also known as Dabney's Mill, Armstrong's Mill, Rowanty Creek, and Vaughn Road, fought February 5–7, 1865, was one in a series of Union offensives during the Siege of Petersburg, aimed at cutting off Confederate supply traffic on Boydton Plank Road…
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1865-02-11 Aiken

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South Carolina Start: 1865-02-11 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Aiken occurred February 11, 1865 as Sherman made his way across South Carolina. The principal commanders were Union Maj. Gen. Hugh Judson Kilpatrick and Confederate Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler. Wheeler was able to score a minor victory over Kilpatrick. Today an annual re-enactment…
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1865-02-11 Wilmington

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North Carolina Start: 1865-02-11              End:1865-02-22 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Wilmington was fought February 11–22, 1865, during the American Civil War, mostly outside the city of Wilmington, North Carolina. The Union victory in January in the Second Battle of Fort Fisher meant that Wilmington, 30 miles upriver, could no longer be used…
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1865-02-15 Congaree Creek

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South Carolina Start: 1865-02-15 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Congaree Creek was a four-hour action that took place in the waning days of the American Civil War, fought in Lexington County, South Carolina, on February 15, 1865, just south of Columbia. Order of Battle Battle The battle featured the Union's Army of…
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1865-02-17 Fort Buchanan

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Arizona Start: 1865-02-17 Results: Apache victory, Fort Buchanan destroyed Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Fort Buchanan, was an 1865 Apache attack on the United States Army post of Old Fort Buchanan in southern Arizona. Though a skirmish, it ended with a significant Apache victory when they forced the small garrison of California Volunteers…
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1865-02-17 Capture of Columbia

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South Carolina Start: 1865-02-17                             End: 1865-02-18 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The capture of Columbia occurred February 17–18, 1865, during the Carolinas Campaign of the American Civil War. The state capital of Columbia, South Carolina, was captured by Union forces under Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman and much of the city was burned. Background Following…
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1865-02-19 Town Creek

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North Carolina Start: 1865-02-19                             End: 1865-02-20 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Wilmington consisted of three smaller engagements along the Cape Fear River, including Town Creek, NC. Order of Battle Battle Major General Jacob D. Cox's 3rd Division, XXIII Corps pursued Hagood from Fort Anderson, and on February 19, caught up to the…
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1865-02-20 Fort Myers

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Florida Start: 1865-02-20 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Fort Myers was fought on February 20, 1865, in Lee County, Florida during the last months of the American Civil War. This small engagement is known as the "southernmost land battle of the Civil War." (However, see Battle of Palmito Ranch.) Background Fort Myers…
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1865-03-02 Waynesboro

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Virginia Start: 1865-03-02 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Waynesboro was fought on March 2, 1865, at Waynesboro in Augusta County, Virginia, during the American Civil War. It was the final battle for Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal Early, whose force was destroyed. Background On February 27, 1865, Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan rode with…
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1865-03-06 Natural Bridge

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Florida Start: 1865-03-06 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Natural Bridge was a battle during the American Civil War, fought in what is now Woodville, Florida, near Tallahassee, on March 6, 1865. A small band of Confederate troops and volunteers, mostly composed of teenagers from the nearby Florida Military and Collegiate Institute that…
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1865-03-07 Wyse Fork

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North Carolina Start: 1865-03-07              End: 1865-03-10 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Wyse Fork, also known as the Battle of Kinston, was a battle fought in the Carolinas Campaign of the American Civil War, resulting in a Union Army victory. Background At the end of February 1865, the port city of Wilmington had…
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1865-03-10 Monroe’s Cross Roads

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North Carolina Start: 1865-03-10 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Monroe's Crossroads (also known as the Battle of Fayetteville Road, and colloquially in the North as Kilpatrick's Shirttail Skedaddle) was a battle during the Carolinas Campaign of the American Civil War in Cumberland County, North Carolina (now in Hoke County), on the…
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1865-03-16 Averasborough

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North Carolina Start: 1865-03-16 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Averasborough or The Battle of Averasboro, fought March 16, 1865, in Harnett and Cumberland counties, North Carolina, as part of the Carolinas Campaign of the American Civil War, was a prelude to the climactic Battle of Bentonville, which began three days later.…
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1865-03-19 Bentonville

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North Carolina Start: 1865-03-19              End: 1865-03-21 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Bentonville (March 19–21, 1865) was fought in Bentonville, North Carolina, near the town of Four Oaks, as part of the Carolinas Campaign of the American Civil War. It was the last battle between the armies of Union Maj. Gen. William T.…
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1865-03-21 The Harmony Skirmish

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Virginia Start: 1865-03-21 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Harmony Skirmish was a small engagement of the American Civil War between Confederate forces under Colonel John Mosby and Union forces under Colonel Marcus Reno on March 21, 1865 near the village of Harmony (present day Hamilton) in Loudoun County, Virginia. A union raiding party,…
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1865-03-24 Cox’s Bridge

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North Carolina Start: 1865-03-24 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction Over March 23-24, 1865, Major-General William T. Sherman ordered movements to close the Carolinas leg of the Great March.  I’m mixing definitions there a bit, as “Great March” was somewhat a post-war term applied by the veterans as they recalled the roads from Atlanta to Washington,…
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1865-03-25 Fort Stedman

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Virginia Start: 1865-03-25 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Fort Stedman, also known as the Battle of Hare's Hill, was fought on March 25, 1865, during the final days of the American Civil War. The Union Army fortification in the siege lines around Petersburg, Virginia, was attacked in a pre-dawn Confederate assault by…
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1865-03-27 Spanish Fort

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Alabama Start: 1865-03-27              End: 1865-04-08 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Spanish Fort took place from March 27 to April 8, 1865 in Baldwin County, Alabama, as part of the Mobile Campaign of the Western Theater of the American Civil War. Background After the Union victory in the Battle of Mobile Bay, Mobile…
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1865-03-29 Lewis’ Farm

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Virginia Start: 1865-03-29 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Lewis’ Farm (also known as Quaker Road, Military Road, or Gravelly Run) was fought on March 29, 1865, in Dinwiddie County, Virginia near the end of the American Civil War. In climactic battles at the end of the Richmond–Petersburg Campaign, usually referred to as…
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1865-03-31 Dinwiddie Court House

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Virginia Start: 1865-03-31 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Dinwiddie Court House was fought on March 31, 1865, during the American Civil War at the end of the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign and in the beginning stage of the Appomattox Campaign. Along with the Battle of White Oak Road which was fought simultaneously on March…
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1865-03-31 White Oak Road

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Virginia Start: 1865-03-31 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of White Oak Road, also known as The Battle of Hatcher’s Run, Gravelly Run, Boydton Plank Road, White Oak Ridge was fought on March 31, 1865, during the American Civil War at the end of the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign and in the beginning stage of the…
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1865-04-01 Five Forks

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Virginia Start: 1865-04-01 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Five Forks was fought on April 1, 1865, southwest of Petersburg, Virginia, around the road junction of Five Forks, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, during the end of the Richmond–Petersburg Campaign (sometimes called the Siege of Petersburg) and in the beginning stage of the Appomattox Campaign…
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1865-04-02 Fort Blakely

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Alabama Start: 1865-04-02              End: 1865-04-09 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Fort Blakely took place from April 2-April 9, 1865 in Baldwin County, Alabama, as part of the Mobile Campaign of the American Civil War. Order of Battle Battle Maj. Gen. Edward Canby's Union forces, the XVI and XIII Corps, moved along the…
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1865-04-02 Selma

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Alabama Start: 1865-04-02 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Selma was a military engagement near the end of the American Civil War. It was fought in Selma, Alabama, on April 2, 1865, a town of about ten thousand inhabitants. Union Army forces under Major General James H. Wilson defeated a Confederate Army force…
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1865-04-02 Petersburg III

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Virginia Start: 1865-04-02 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Third Battle of Petersburg, also known as the Breakthrough at Petersburg or the Fall of Petersburg, was fought on April 2, 1865, south and southwest of Petersburg, Virginia, at the end of the 292-day Richmond–Petersburg Campaign (sometimes called the Siege of Petersburg) and in the beginning…
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1865-04-02 Sutherland’s Station

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Virginia Start: 1865-04-02 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Sutherland's Station was an American Civil War conflict fought on April 2, 1865, in Dinwiddie, Virginia during the Appomattox Campaign. Background Union columns converged on Petersburg on April 2, pushing through a large section of the Confederate defensive entrenchments. As Robert E. Lee desperately…
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1865-04-03 Namozine Church

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Virginia Start: 1865-04-03 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Namozine Church, Virginia was an engagement between Union Army and Confederate States Army forces that occurred on April 3, 1865 during the Appomattox Campaign of the American Civil War. The battle was the first engagement between units of General Robert E. Lee's Confederate…
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1865-04-05 Amelia Springs

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Virginia Start: 1865-04-05 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Amelia Springs, Virginia was an engagement between the Union Army (Army of the Shenandoah, Army of the Potomac and Army of the James) and Confederate Army of Northern Virginia that occurred on April 5, 1865 during the Appomattox Campaign of the American Civil…
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1865-04-06 Sayler’s Creek

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Virginia Start: 1865-04-06 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Sailor's Creek (also known in whole or in part as Sayler's Creek, Little Sailor's Creek, Harper's Farm, Marshall's Cross Roads, Hillsman Farm, Double Bridges, or Lockett's Farm) was fought on April 6, 1865, near Farmville, Virginia, as part of the Appomattox Campaign, near the…
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1865-04-06 Rice’s Station

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Virginia Start: 1865-04-06 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Rice's Station was a minor engagement in Appomattox Campaign of the American Civil War that was fought at the same time as the Battle of Sailor's Creek on April 6, 1865. In the early morning of April 6, Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet's command…
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1865-04-06 High Bridge

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Virginia Start: 1865-04-06 End: 1865-04-07 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of High Bridge refers to two engagements fought on April 6, 1865 and April 7, 1865, near the end of the Appomattox Campaign of the American Civil War about 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of Farmville, Virginia. The first battle is often…
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1865-04-07 Cumberland Church

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Virginia Start: 1865-04-07 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Cumberland Church was fought on April 7, 1865, between the Union Army's II Corps of the Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia during the Appomattox Campaign of the American Civil War. After the Battle of Sailor's Creek on April…
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1865-04-08 Appomattox Station

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Virginia Start: 1865-04-08 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Appomattox Station was fought between a Union Army (Army of the Potomac, Army of the James, Army of the Shenandoah) cavalry division under the command of Brigadier General (Brevet Major General) George Armstrong Custer and Confederate Army of Northern Virginia artillery units commanded by…
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1865-04-09 Dingle’s Mill

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South Carolina Start: 1865-04-09 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Dingle's Mill was an American Civil War battle that took place near Sumterville, Sumter County, South Carolina. Background Major General Quincy A. Gillmore ordered a provisional division assembled under the command of Brigadier General Edward E. Potter. Potter was ordered to destroy the…
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1865-04-09 Appomattox Court House

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Virginia Start: 1865-04-09 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Appomattox Court House, fought on the morning of April 9, 1865, was one of the last battles of the American Civil War. It was the final engagement of Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia before it surrendered to the Union…
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1865-04-10 Moccasin Creek

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1865-04-12 Stalling’s Station and Swift Creek

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1865-04-13 Morrisville

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North Carolina Start: 1865-04-13                             End: 1865-04-15 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle at Morrisville Station was fought April 13–15 1865 in Morrisville, North Carolina during the Carolinas Campaign of the American Civil War. It was the last official battle of the Civil War between the armies of Major General William T. Sherman and General…
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1865-04-16 West Point

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Georgia Start: 1865-04-16 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of West Point was fought on April 16, 1865 in West Point, Georgia, during General James H. Wilson's raid in the South during the American Civil War. This battle was fought at Fort Tyler seven days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union…
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1865-04-16 Columbus

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Georgia Start: 1865-04-16 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Columbus, Georgia (April 16, 1865), also known as the Battle of Girard, Alabama (now Phenix City, Alabama) was the last conflict in the campaign through Alabama and Georgia known as Wilson's Raid. Several sources have held that this was the last battle of the…
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1865-04-18 Boykin’s Mill

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South Carolina Start: 1865-04-18 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction Boykin's Mill was the site of the last Union officer killed in action during the American Civil War. It was also the location of the final battle on South Carolina soil. Order of Battle Battle Brigadier General Edward E. Potter took command of the two Northern…
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1865-04-23 Munford

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Alabama Start: 1865-04-23 Results:  Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Munford took place in Munford, Alabama, on Sunday, April 23, 1865, during the raid through the state by 1,500 Union Army cavalrymen under General John T. Croxton, part of the force participating in Wilson's Raid. The Battle of Munford and a minor action at…
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1865-05-01 Anderson

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South Carolina Start: 1865-05-01 Results: Inconclusive Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Anderson was a minor skirmish during the American Civil War, fought in Anderson County, South Carolina, on May 1, 1865. The battle was one of the final conflicts of the war, taking place three weeks after Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses…
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1865-05-09 Waynesville

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North Carolina Start: 1865-05-09 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction On May 6, 1865 the Thomas Legion of Highlanders attacked the raiding union soldiers of Colonel William C. Bartlett's 2nd North Carolina Mounted Infantry.  After being sent into retreat at Waynesville, the Union soldiers were surrounded by the Thomas Legion.  A night of intimidation was followed…
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1865-05-12 Palmito Ranch

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Texas Start: 1865-05-12 End: 1865-05-13 Results: Photo Gallery Introduction The Battle of Palmito Ranch is generally reckoned as the final battle of the American Civil War, since it was the last engagement between organized forces of the Union Army and Confederate States Army involving casualties. It was fought on May 12 and 13, 1865,…
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