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Hampton Roads, Battle of
Also known as the Battle of the Monitor and the Merrimack and the Battle of the Ironclads, the Battle of Hampton Roads was the most notable naval battle of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Hanover, Battle of
The Battle of Hanover, which took place on June 29, 1863, delayed the arrival of General J.E.B. Stuart's cavalry at the Battle of Gettysburg until mid-afternoon of the second day of the pivotal conflict. Continue Reading »
Harpers Ferry, Battle of
The Battle of Harpers Ferry, which took place between September 12 and September 15, 1862, resulted in the largest surrender of Union soldiers during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Hatcher's Run, Battle of
Fought from February 5 to 7, 1865, during the Petersburg Campaign, the Battle of Hatcher's Run was a failed Union attempt to sever the Boydton Plank Road and the South Side Railroad. Continue Reading »
Hatchie's Bridge, Battle of
The Battle of Hatchie Bridge, also known as the Battle of Davis’s Bridge and the Battle of Matamora, took place in Hardeman County and McNairy County, Tennessee on October 5, 1862. Continue Reading »
Haw's Shop, Battle of
The Battle of Totopotomoy Creek, the fourth major engagement of Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign was fought between May 27 and 30, 1864. Continue Reading »
Helena, Battle of
Often obscured by the Confederate surrender of Vicksburg and the Union victory at the Battle of Gettysburg, the Battle of Helena, fought on July 4, 1863, was the last major Confederate offensive launched in Arkansas during the Civil War. Continue Reading »
High Bridge, Battle of
The Battle of High Bridge took place in Prince Edward and Cumberland Counties, Virginia on April 6 and 7, 1865, during the Appomattox Campaign. Continue Reading »
Hoover's Gap, Battle of
The Battle of Hoover's Gap was the decisive engagement of Union General William Rosecrans's brilliantly executed Tullahoma Campaign that drove the Confederates out of Middle Tennessee in 1863. Continue Reading »
Iuka, Battle of
Fought on September 19, 1862, the Battle of Iuka was an engagement between Union Major General William S. Rosecrans's Army of the Mississippi and Confederate Major General Sterling Price's Army of the West. Continue Reading »
Jackson, Battle of
The Union victory at the Battle of Jackson paved the way for subsequent victories at the Battle of Champion Hill (May 16, 1863), the Battle of Big Black River Bridge (May 17, 1863), and the surrender of Vicksburg (July 4, 1863) following a prolonged siege. Continue Reading »
Jerusalem Plank Road, Battle of
Fought from June 21-23, 1864, the Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road was Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant's first attempt to cut the Weldon Railroad during the Petersburg Campaign. Continue Reading »
John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry
On October 16, 1859, militant abolitionist John Brown led an ill-fated assault on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, that intensified the sectional dispute over slavery and hastened the nation toward civil war. Continue Reading »
Jonesborough, Battle of
The Battle of Jonesborough (also called the Battle of Jonesboro) was a military engagement between Union forces commanded by Major General 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 Clayton County, near the town of Jonesborough, Georgia, from August 31-September 1, 1864. Continue Reading »
Kanawha Valley Campaign
In September 1862, Major General William Wing Loring led a successful campaign that briefly reestablished Confederate control of the Kanawha Valley and western Virginia after occupying Charleston, Virginia (now West Virginia). Continue Reading »
Kennesaw Mountain, 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 »
Kernstown I, Battle of
Fought on March 23, the Battle of Kernstown I was the first engagement of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862. The battle was also Stonewall Jackson's only defeat as commander of a large force during the Civil War. Continue Reading »
Kessler's Cross Lanes, Battle of
The Battle of Kessler's Cross Lanes, also known as the Battle of Cross Lanes and the Battle of Knives and Forks, was fought on August 26, 1861, in Nicholas County, Virginia (now West Virginia). Continue Reading »
Knoxville Campaign
Also known as Longstreet's Knoxville Campaign, the Knoxville Campaign was a Confederate attempt in November and December 1863 to prevent Union forces commanded by Major General Ambrose Burnside from relieving other Federal troops who were also under siege at Chattanooga. Continue Reading »
Kolb's Farm, 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 »

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