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Lewis’s Farm, Battle of
The Union victory at the Battle of Lewis's Farm, on March 29, 1865, closed a vital supply route for Confederate forces under siege at Petersburg, Virginia during the Appomattox Campaign. Continue Reading »
Lewisburg, Battle of
The Battle of Lewisburg took place in Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia) on May 23, 1862. Continue Reading »
Logan, John Alexander
Often referred to as "Black Jack" by his men, Major General John A. Logan rose from a volunteer with the Illinois Infantry in 1861, to command the Union Army of the Tennessee by the end of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Lookout Mountain, Battle of
The Battle of Lookout Mountain, also known as the Battle Above the Clouds, was a military engagement between Union forces commanded by Major General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate forces commanded by General Braxton Bragg on November 24, 1863 during the Chattanooga Campaign. Continue Reading »
Lovejoy's Station, Battle of
The Battle of Lovejoy's Station was a military engagement between Union forces commanded by Brigadier General Judson Kilpatrick and Confederate forces commanded by Major General Patrick Cleburne on August 20, 1864 during the Atlanta Campaign. Continue Reading »
Lynchburg Campaign
The Lynchburg Campaign was the first of three campaigns that comprise the Shenandoah Valley Campaigns of 1864. Continue Reading »
Lynchburg, Battle of
Fought from June 17 through June 18, 1864, the Battle of Lynchburg was the third and final engagement of the Lynchburg Campaign. Continue Reading »
Malvern Hill, Battle of
The Battle of Malvern Hill, also known as the Battles of Poindexter's Farm, was fought on July 1, 1862, in Henrico County, Virginia. It was the sixth and final engagement of the Seven Days Battles and the Peninsula Campaign. Continue Reading »
Manassas Gap, Battle of
Also known as the Battle of Wapping Heights, the Battle of Manassas Gap, fought on July 23, 1863, in Warren County, Virginia, was the last engagement of the Gettysburg Campaign. Continue Reading »
Mansfield, Battle of
The Battle of Mansfield was the deciding engagement of the Red River Campaign, and it was the last major victory by a Confederate army during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Marietta Operations
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 »
Maryland Campaign
The Maryland Campaign was an ill-fated Confederate attempt to take the American Civil War to Northern soil in 1862. The failure of the invasion provided the impetus for President Abraham Lincoln to issue his Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. Continue Reading »
McDowell, Battle of
Fought on May 8, 1862, the Battle of McDowell was the second engagement and first Confederate victory of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862. Continue Reading »
Meridian Campaign
Union General William T. Sherman's Meridian Campaign served as a modest rehearsal for his later "March to the Sea" in Georgia, and the Carolinas Campaign, by spreading a path of destruction across central Mississippi in early 1864. Continue Reading »
Meridian, Battle of
Following the Federal breakout from Chattanooga in November of 1863, Major General William T. Sherman returned to Vicksburg Sherman intended to destroy Southern infrastructure in the area, thereby freeing up troops to move east and participate in his upcoming Atlanta Campaign. Continue Reading »
Mexican-American War
Lasting from April 25, 1846-February 2, 1848, the Mexican-American War polarized sectional differences over the extension of slavery in the United States, and it served as a training ground for numerous general officers who fought on both sides during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Middle Creek, Battle of
The Battle of Middle Creek of also known as the Battle of Big Sandy River, was fought in Floyd County, Kentucky on January 10, 1862. Continue Reading »
Middle Fork Bridge, Battle of
The Battle of Middle Fork Bridge was fought on July 6 and 7, 1861, in Upshur County, Virginia (now West Virginia). Continue Reading »
Middleburg, Battle of
The Battle of Middleburg, which took place from June 17 through June 19, 1863, was the fourth engagement of Robert E. Lee's Gettysburg Campaign. Continue Reading »
Mill Springs, Battle of
The Battle of Mill Springs, also known as the Battle of Fishing Creek and the Battle of Logan's Crossroads, was the first major Union victory of the American Civil War. Fought in Pulaski and Wayne Counties, near the present-day city of Nancy, Kentucky, on January 19, 1862, Union forces, commanded by Brigadier General George H. Thomas, repulsed an early-morning attack, led by Major General George B. Crittenden, forcing the Confederates to abandon eastern Kentucky and to retreat into Tennessee. Continue Reading »

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