Eastern Theater

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 »
Davis, Jefferson Finis
A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, Mexican-American War veteran, U.S. Congressman, Senator, and Secretary of War, Jefferson Davis served as the first and only President of the Confederate States of America. 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 »
Departmental Corps Ohio Volunteer Infantry
In the American Civil War, Ohio provided the federal government with 260 regiments of men, including infantry, artillery, and cavalry units. Ohioans also served in several other regiments from other states, most notably from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Massachusetts, as well as in federal units. 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 »
Ewell, Richard Stoddert
Richard Stoddert Ewell was a prominent Confederate general during the American Civil War who has been tarnished by questions about his performance on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. Continue Reading »
Ewing, Hugh Boyle
Hugh Boyle Ewing was a lawyer, writer, ambassador and soldier, who served the Union army as a general officer in the Eastern and Western theaters during the American Civil War. 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 »
Fighting McCooks
During the American Civil War many family members fought alongside one another, and it is believed that at least fifteen members of the McCook family of Ohio fought in the war. Daniel McCook, eight of his sons, his brother John McCook, and his five sons fought for the Union. 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 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 »
Foster, John Gray
A prominent general officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War, John G. Foster served briefly as commander of the Department of the Ohio from December 12, 1863 to February 9, 1864. Continue Reading »

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