Entries, A-Z

Western Virginia, Operations in
SEE Western Virginia Campaign»
Wheeler, Joseph
A prominent Confederate cavalry commander during the American Civil War, General Joseph Wheeler also represented Alabama in the U.S. House of Representatives for nine terms, and led U.S. forces during the Spanish-American War and the Philippine-American Insurrection. Continue Reading »
White Oak Road, Battle of
The Battle of White Oak Road took place in Dinwiddie County, Virginia on March 31, 1865, during Appomattox Campaign. Continue Reading »
White’s Battery of Ohio Volunteer Artillery
In the American Civil War, Ohio provided the federal government with 260 regiments of men, including infantry, artillery, and cavalry units. Ohioans also served in several other regiments from other states, most notably from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Massachusetts, as well as in federal units. Continue Reading »
White’s Tavern, Battle of
SEE Deep Bottom II, Battle of»
Wilderness Campaign
SEE Overland Campaign»
Wilderness, Battle of the
Fought between May 5 and 7, 1864, the Battle of the Wilderness was the first major battle in Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign. Continue Reading »
Wiles, G.F.
Born in Zanesville, Ohio on April 4, 1826, Wiles earned a living as a steamboat captain and owner. He principally sailed his boat, the Charley Potwin, between Zanesville and Parkersburg, Virginia (now West Virginia). Continue Reading »
Williams’ Battery of Ohio Volunteer Artillery (Three Years Service)
In the American Civil War, Ohio provided the federal government with 260 regiments of men, including infantry, artillery, and cavalry units. Ohioans also served in several other regiments from other states, most notably from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Massachusetts, as well as in federal units. Continue Reading »
Williamsburg, Battle of
Fought on May 5, 1862, the Battle of Williamsburg was the first major engagement of the Peninsula Campaign during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »

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