Entries

Champion Hill, Battle of
The Battle of Champion Hill, also known as the Battle of Bakers Creek, was the decisive battle in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. Union General Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee defeated General John C. Pemberton's Confederate force twenty miles east of Vicksburg, forcing the Rebels to withdraw to defensive positions closer to the city, making them more vulnerable to the forthcoming Siege of Vicksburg. Continue Reading »
Chancellorsville, Battle of
Despite losing General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson to a mortal injury, the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia defeated the Army of the Potomac, at the Battle of Chancellorsville (April 30 - May 6, 1863). Continue Reading »
Chantilly, Battle of
Also known as the Battle of Ox Hill, the Battle of Chantilly was fought on September 1, 1862 in Fairfax County, Virginia. The engagement was the last battle of Robert E. Lee's Northern Virginia Campaign. Continue Reading »
Charleston, Battle of
Fought on September 13, 1862, in Charleston, Virginia (now West Virginia), the Battle of Charleston was the culminating engagement of Confederate Major General William Wing Loring's successful Kanawha Valley campaign. Continue Reading »
Chattanooga Campaign
On December 26, 1862, Major General William S. Rosecrans led the Union Army of the Cumberland out of Nashville, Tennessee with orders to capture Chattanooga, Tennessee. Chattanooga was an important railroad junction that connected the upper Confederacy with the Deep South. Continue Reading »
Cheat Mountain: Battle of
The Union victory at the Battle of Cheat Mountain, also known as the Battle of Cheat Summit Fort, fought from September 12 to 15, 1861, was instrumental in the formation of the State of West Virginia. Continue Reading »
Chickamauga, Battle of
Fought from September 19 to September 20, 1863, the Battle of Chickamauga produced the highest casualty totals for any battle in the western theater of the American Civil War and second only to the Battle of Gettysburg for the entire war. Continue Reading »
Chickasaw Bayou, Battle of
The Battle of Chickasaw Bayou (also known as the Battle of Chickasaw Bluffs, and the Battle of Walnut Hills) was the first major engagement of the Federal campaign to capture the Confederate fortress of Vicksburg, Mississippi on the Mississippi River. Continue Reading »
Cloyd's Mountain, Battle of
The Federal victory at the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain on May 9, 1864 enabled Army of West Virginia to destroy the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad in western Virginia, the last southern railroad connecting Virginia and Tennessee. Continue Reading »
Cold Harbor, Battle of
The Battle of Cold Harbor was the last major battle in Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign. Between May 31 and June 12, 1864, the Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Major General George Meade, engaged the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by General Robert E. Lee, at a strategic crossroads east of Richmond, known as Cold Harbor. The battle is most remembered for an ill-advised and poorly planned Union assault on Rebel lines on the morning of June 3. Continue Reading »
Columbia, Battle of
The Battle of Columbia was a series of military skirmishes that took place from November 24 to 29, 1864, near the town of Columbia, Tennessee. It was the initial engagement between the Confederate forces of Lieutenant General John Bell Hood and the Union forces of Major General John Schofield in Hood's Franklin-Nashville Campaign. Continue Reading »
Confederate Heartland Offensive
The Confederate Heartland Offensive, also known as the Kentucky Campaign, was a Confederate invasion of the border state of Kentucky in 1862. Confederate Generals Braxton Bragg and Kirby Smith planned to unite their armies in Kentucky to defeat Major General Don Carlos Buell's Army of the Ohio and to deliver Kentucky to the Confederacy. Continue Reading »
Confederate Medicine
During the American Civil War, the Union had the equivalent of 1,556,678 three-year enlistments, compared with roughly 1,083,000 for the Confederacy. Over 620,000 men perished, a figure that tops the total fatalities of all other wars in which Americans have fought. During the war, the average soldier could expect to become sick 5 or 6 times. This placed a tremendous burden on the medical departments of the North and the South. Continue Reading »
Corinth II, Battle of
Fought on October 3 and 4, 1862, between Earl Van Dorn's Confederate Army of West Tennessee and William S. Rosecrans's Union Army of the Mississippi, the Battle of Corinth II was an unsuccessful Confederate attempt to re-occupy the city Corinth, Mississippi. Continue Reading »
Corinth, Siege of
The Siege of Corinth, also known as the First Battle of Corinth or the Battle of Corinth I, was a Union offensive led by Major General Henry Halleck aimed at capturing the vital Confederate rail center at Corinth, Mississippi in May 1862, following the Union victory at the Battle of Shiloh in April. Continue Reading »
Corrick's Ford, Battle of
Fought on July 13, 1861, in Tucker County, Virginia (now West Virginia), the Battle of Corrick's Ford was instrumental in securing Federal control of western Virginia and in contributing to the establishment of the State of West Virginia. Continue Reading »
Crater Battle of the
Fought on July 30, 1864, the Battle of the Crater was a failed Union attempt to bring an early conclusion to the Petersburg Campaign, which subsequently lasted until March 1865. Continue Reading »
Cross Keys, Battle of
Fought on June 8, 1862, the Battle of Cross Keys was the fifth engagement and fourth Confederate victory of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862. Continue Reading »
Crow Valley, Battle of
On February 25, 1864, Union soldiers commanded by Major General George H. Thomas failed to dislodge heavily fortified Confederate forces near Dalton, Georgia during the Battle of Crow Valley prior to the start of the Atlanta Campaign. Continue Reading »
Culpeper Court House, Battle of
The Battle of Culpeper Court House was a cavalry engagement fought in Culpeper County, Virginia on September 13, 1863. The cavalry corps of three divisions of the Union Army of the Potomac defeated the cavalry corps of two divisions of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. Continue Reading »

Help support the ongoing development of Ohio Civil War Central by clicking the banner and then purchasing products from Amazon.com.

Ohio Civil War Central: An Encyclopedia of the American Civil War