Fort Fizzle, Battle of
In 1863, due to the declining number of volunteers, the United States government instituted the Conscription Act. Under this directive, which was also referred to as the Enrollment Act, the federal government required states to furnish a certain number of soldiers based on each state's population. Continue Reading »
Fort Henry, Battle of
The Battle of Fort Henry was fought in northern Tennessee, near the Kentucky border, on February 6, 1862. Primarily a naval engagement, the battle resulted in few casualties but did open the Tennessee River as a pathway for Federal invasion of the South in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Fort Pemberton, Battle of
Fought between March 11–18, 1863, the Battle of Fort Pemberton was the primary engagement of the Yazoo Pass Expedition. Continue Reading »
Fort Sanders, Battle of
When Tennessee seceded from the Union on June 8, 1861, the majority of the population in the eastern part of the state remained loyal to the Union. Consequently, the governor was forced to send military personnel to Knoxville to enforce the vote for secession. Because of the number of loyalists in the area, President Abraham Lincoln considered the liberation of East Tennessee to be of paramount importance. Continue Reading »
Fort Stedman, Battle of
Fought on March 25, 1865, the Battle of Fort Stedman was a failed Confederate assault on Union fortifications east of Petersburg, Virginia, which brought about an end to the Petersburg Campaign. Continue Reading »
Fort Stevens, Battle of
The Confederate defeat at the Battle of Fort Stevens, which took place in the District of Columbia on July 11 and 12, 1864, ended the last Rebel invasion of a Northern state during the Civil War. Continue Reading »
Fort Sumter, Battle of
Fought from April 12-13, 1861, the Battle of Fort Sumter was the first engagement of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Franklin, Battle of
The Battle of Franklin was a military engagement that took place in Williamson County, Tennessee, in and near the town of Franklin, on November 30, 1864, during the Franklin-Nashville Campaign. The battle pitted the Confederate Army of Tennessee, commanded by Lieutenant General John Bell Hood, against a Union army commanded by Major General John Schofield. Continue Reading »
Franklin-Nashville Campaign
The Franklin-Nashville Campaign, also known as Hood's Campaign and Hood's Tennessee Campaign, was a Confederate offensive conducted in northern Georgia, northern Alabama, and middle Tennessee from September through December 1864. Continue Reading »
Fredericksburg, Battle of
The most one-sided Confederate victory in the American Civil War, the Battle of Fredericksburg, was fought in and around the town of Fredericksburg, Virginia, from December 11 to December 15, 1862. Continue Reading »
Front Royal, Battle of
Fought on May 23, 1862, the Battle of Front Royal was the third engagement and second Confederate victory of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862. Continue Reading »
Gaines' Mill, Battle of
The Confederate victory at the Battle of Gaines' Mill on June 27, 1862, featured the largest single assault of the American Civil War and prompted Major General George B. McClellan to suspend his plans to invest Richmond during the Peninsula Campaign. Continue Reading »
Gettysburg Campaign
Confederate General Robert E. Lee's second invasion of the North, the Gettysburg Campaign climaxed with the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1 - July 3, 1863). Continue Reading »
Gettysburg, Battle of
Often referred to as the turning point in the American Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg was fought in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, from July 1 to July 3, 1863. Continue Reading »
Gilgal Church, Battle of
In late November 1863, Union forces commanded by Major General Ulysses S. Grant successfully lifted Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston's siege of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Union victories at Lookout Mountain (November 24) and Missionary Ridge (November 25) forced Johnston to withdraw thirty miles south to near Dalton, Georgia. Continue Reading »
Glendale, Battle of
The Battle of Glendale, also known as the battles of Frayser’s Farm, Frazier's Farm, Charles City Crossroads, New Market Road, and Riddell's Shop, was fought on June 30, 1862, in Henrico County, Virginia. It was the fifth of the Seven Days Battles during the Peninsula Campaign. Continue Reading »
Globe Tavern, Battle of
Fought from August 18-21, 1864, the Battle of Globe Tavern was the first Union victory of the Petersburg Campaign. Continue Reading »
Glorieta Pass, Battle of
Often referred to as the Gettysburg of the West, the Battle of Glorieta Pass, fought on March 26-28, near Santa Fe, New Mexico, was the decisive turning-point of the American Civil War in the Far Western Theater. Continue Reading »
Grand Gulf, Battle of
Fought on April 29, 1863, the Battle of Grand Gulf was a naval engagement on the Mississippi River that began Ulysses S. Grant's final assault on Vicksburg. Continue Reading »
Greenbrier River: Battle of
The Battle of Greenbrier River, also known as the Battle of Camp Bartow, took place in Pocahontas County, Virginia (now West Virginia) on October 3, 1861. The battle was part of the Western Virginia Campaign. Continue Reading »

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