Civil War Battles

Adairsville, Battle of
The Battle of Adairsville was an encounter between Union forces commanded by Major General William T. Sherman and Confederate forces commanded by General Joseph E. Johnston during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War. The engagement took place in Bartow County, Georgia, near the town of Adairsville, on May 17, 1864. The battle was perhaps more significant for what did not happen than what did. Union forces were spared the possibility of a costly defeat when Confederate leaders failed to spring a well-laid trap after Sherman had divided his armies. Continue Reading »
Amelia Springs, Battle of
The Battle of Amelia Springs took place in Amelia County, Virginia on April 5 - 6, 1865, during the Appomattox Campaign. Continue Reading »
Antietam, Battle of
The Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, was the first major battle of the American Civil War to take place on Northern soil. Fought near the town of Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek, on September 17, 1862, it was the bloodiest single day of battle in the war. Continue Reading »
Appomattox Campaign
Taking place during March and April 1865, the Appomattox Campaign culminated with Robert E. Lee's surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia on April 9. Continue Reading »
Appomattox Court House, Battle of
On March 12, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln appointed Ulysses S. Grant as General-in-Chief of the Armies of the United States. Upon his arrival in Washington, Grant drafted a plan to get the various Union armies in the field to act in concert to strike the Confederacy from several directions. Continue Reading »
Appomattox Station, Battle of
The Battle of Appomattox Station took place in Appomattox County, Virginia on April 8, 1865, during Appomattox Campaign. Continue Reading »
Arkansas Post, Battle of
The Battle of Arkansas Post (also known as the Battle of Fort Hindman) was fought in Arkansas County, Arkansas from January 9 to 11, 1863. A combined Union naval and army force of 33,000 men, commanded by Flag Officer David D. Porter and Major General John A. McClernand, forced the surrender of Fort Hindman, on the Arkansas River, and its 5,000-man garrison. Continue Reading »
Atlanta Campaign
The Atlanta Campaign was an 1864 Union offensive fought mostly in northern Georgia. The campaign began on May 7 and ended on September 1 when Confederate General John Bell Hood ordered the Army of Tennessee to evacuate Atlanta, enabling Major General William T. Sherman's forces to occupy the city on the next day. Continue Reading »
Atlanta, Battle of
The Battle of Atlanta was a military engagement between Union forces commanded by Major William T. Sherman and Confederate forces commanded by General John B. Hood during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War. The encounter took place in Fulton County, near Atlanta, Georgia, on July 22, 1864. Union forces were victorious, inflicting heavy casualties on the Rebels. Continue Reading »
Averasboro, Battle of
On March 16, 1865, at the Battle of Averasboro, nearly 5,400 Confederate soldiers, commanded by William J. Hardee, temporarily delayed the left wing of William T. Sherman's forces, as it proceeded through the Carolinas. Continue Reading »

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