Mine Run Campaign
The Mine Run Campaign was a short-lived Union offensive that pitted the Army of the Potomac against the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia from November 26–December 2, 1863 in Orange County, Virginia. Continue Reading »
Monocacy, Battle of
The Battle of Monocacy, also known as the Battle of Monocacy Junction and the Battle of Monocacy River, was fought in Frederick County, Maryland on July 9, 1864. Continue Reading »
Monroe's Crossroads, Battle of
Fought on March 10, 1865, near Fayetteville, North Carolina, the Battle of Monroe's Crossroads was one of the last major cavalry conflicts of the Civil War. Continue Reading »
Morgan's Raid
Occurring in July 1863, Morgan's Raid was the only significant Confederate invasion of Ohio to take place during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Morgan's Raiders
Confederate General John Hunt Morgan's cavalry soldiers were known as Morgan Raiders. During the summer of 1863, these men participated in the only significant Confederate invasion of Ohio that occurred during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Mountain Meadows Massacre
On September 11, 1857, members of the Mormon militia and Paiute Indians murdered roughly 120 unarmed men, women, and children in southwestern Utah during the Utah War. Continue Reading »
Munfordville, Battle of
Also known as the Battle of Green River, and the Battle of the Green River Bridge, the Battle of Munfordville was fought from September 14-17, 1862 at Munfordville, Kentucky, as part of the Confederate Heartland Campaign. Continue Reading »
Namozine Church, Battle of
Fought on April 3, 1865, the Battle of Namozine Church was an inconclusive engagement took place in Amelia County, Virginia during the Appomattox Campaign. Continue Reading »
Nashville, Battle of
The Battle of Nashville was a military engagement that took place in Davidson County, Tennessee, near the city of Nashville, on December 15 and 16, 1864 during the Franklin-Nashville Campaign. Continue Reading »
New Hope Church, Battle of
The Battle of New Hope Church was an encounter 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 engagement took place in Paulding County, Georgia on May 25 and 26, 1864. Continue Reading »
New Market, Battle of
On March 12, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln appointed Ulysses S. Grant as General-in-Chief of the Armies of the United States. Upon his arrival in Washington, Grant drafted a plan to have the various Union armies in the field to act in concert and strike the Confederacy from several directions. Continue Reading »
North Anna, Battle of
Fought between May 23 and 26, 1864, the Battle of North Anna was an engagement in Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign between the Union Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. Continue Reading »
Northern Virginia Campaign
A string of Confederate victories during Northern Virginia Campaign enabled General Robert E. Lee to invade Maryland on September 4, 1862, taking the Civil War to Northern soil for the first time. Continue Reading »
Nullification Crisis
On November 24, 1832, the Convention of the People of South Carolina approved the South Carolina Ordinance of Nullification, precipitating a constitutional crisis that nearly triggered a civil war in the United States. Continue Reading »
Oak Grove, Battle of
Fought on June 25, 1862, the Battle of Oak Grove, also known as the Battle of French's Field and the Battle of King's School House, was the first engagement of the Seven Days Battles during the Peninsula Campaign. Continue Reading »
Okolona, Battle of
The Battle of Okolona was the climax of a failed Union expedition led by Brigadier General William Sooy Smith during the Meridian Campaign in February 1864. Continue Reading »
Opequon, Battle of
Fought on the morning of September 19, 1864, between Philip Sheridan's Army of the Shenandoah and Jubal Early's Army of the Valley, the Battle of Opequon, also known as the Battle of Third Winchester, was the bloodiest engagement of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864. Continue Reading »
Operations at New Madrid and Island No. 10
Brigadier-General John Pope's successful operations against New Madrid, Missouri and Island No. 10, on the Mississippi River, between February 28 and April 8, 1862, propelled the Union one step closer to placing a stranglehold on the Confederacy by seizing control of the Mississippi River down to Fort Pillow in Tennessee. Continue Reading »
Overland Campaign
The Overland Campaign, also known as the Wilderness Campaign, was a Union offensive launched in May 1864, intended to defeat Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, and to bring an end to the American Civil War. The campaign, designed by Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, was the bloodiest of the war. Continue Reading »
Pea Ridge, Battle of
Fought from March 6 to 8, 1862, the Battle of Pea Ridge, also known as the Battle of Elkhorn Tavern, was the largest battle fought west of the Mississippi River during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »

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