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Cumberland Church, Battle of
The Battle of Cumberland Church took place in Cumberland County, Virginia on April 7, 1865, during the Appomattox Campaign. Continue Reading »
Cumberland Gap, Battle of
The bloodless Battle of Cumberland Gap took place from September 7 through 9, 1863 at the Cumberland Gap in the Appalachian Mountains in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. Continue Reading »
Dallas, Battle of
The Battle of Dallas was a series of encounters 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 engagements took place in Paulding County, Georgia, in and around Dallas, from May 26-June 4, 1864. Continue Reading »
Dalton I, Battle of
The Battle of Dalton I was fought in Whitfield County, Georgia from February 22 through February 27, 1864 prior to the start of the Atlanta Campaign. Continue Reading »
Dalton II, Battle of
The Battle of Dalton II, also known as the Second Battle of Dalton, took place in and near Dalton, Georgia, on August 15, 1864 during the Atlanta Campaign. Continue Reading »
Darbytown and New Market Roads, Battle of
Fought on October 7, 1864, during the Petersburg Campaign, the Battle of Darbytown and New Market Roads was Confederate General Robert E. Lee's last offensive north of the James River during the Civil War. Continue Reading »
Darbytown Road, Battle of
Fought on October 13, 1864, during the Petersburg Campaign, the Battle of Darbytown Road was a failed Union attempt to stop the construction of new defensive breastworks outside of Richmond, Virginia. Continue Reading »
Deep Bottom I, Battle of
Fought from July 27-29, 1864, the Battle of Deep Bottom I was a primarily a diversionary assault on Richmond, Virginia by the Union army, designed to draw Confederate forces away from Petersburg, Virginia in preparation for the Battle of the Crater. Continue Reading »
Deep Bottom II, Battle of
Fought from August 13-20, 1864, the Battle of Deep Bottom II was a failed Union attempt to bring an early conclusion to the Petersburg Campaign, which subsequently lasted until March 1865. Continue Reading »
Dinwiddie Court House, Battle of
The Battle of Dinwiddie Court House took place in Dinwiddie County, Virginia on March 31, 1865, the Appomattox Campaign. Continue Reading »
Drewry's Bluff. Battle of
Fought on May 15, 1862, the Confederate victory at Battle of Drewry's Bluff spared Richmond from the threat of being reduced by U.S. Naval artillery. Continue Reading »
Droop Mountain, Battle of
The Battle of Droop Mountain was fought on November 6, 1863, in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. Continue Reading »
Early's Valley Campaign
Also known as Early's Raid, Early's Valley Campaign was one of three campaigns that comprise the Shenandoah Valley Campaigns of 1864. Continue Reading »
East Tennessee Campaign
Major General Ambrose E. Burnside's East Tennessee Campaign was a Union offensive that resulted in the pacification of East Tennessee in 1863. Continue Reading »
Ezra Church, Battle of
Taking place on July 28, 1864, in Fulton County, near Atlanta, Georgia, the Battle of Ezra Church was a military engagement between Union forces commanded by Major General Oliver O. Howard and Confederate forces commanded by General John B. Hood during the Atlanta Campaign. Continue Reading »
Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road, Battle of
Fought from October 27-28, 1864, during the Petersburg Campaign, the Battle of Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road was the last failed Union attempt to capture Richmond, Virginia in 1864. Continue Reading »
Fisher's Hill, Battle of
The Battle of Fisher's Hill was fought in Shenandoah County, Virginia, near Strasburg, on September 21 and 22, 1864. The Union Army of the Shenandoah dealt the Confederate Army of the Valley a crushing defeat opening the door for Philip Sheridan's scorched earth offensive known as "The Burning." Continue Reading »
Five Forks, Battle of
The Battle of Five Forks took place in Dinwiddie County, Virginia on April 1, 1865, during the Appomattox Campaign. Continue Reading »
Fort DeRussy, Battle of
The Battle of Fort DeRussy, fought on March 14, 1864, was the first engagement of the Red River Campaign during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Fort Donelson, Battle of
The Battle of Fort Donelson was fought in northern Tennessee, near the Kentucky border, from February 12 through 16, 1862. Union forces of about 25,000 men under the command of Ulysses S. Grant forced the surrender of Fort Donelson and about 13,000 Confederate troops. The victory opened the Cumberland River as a pathway for Federal invasion of the South in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »

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