Entries in Civil War (1862)

Quantrill's Raiders
Quantrill's Raiders was a band of Confederate irregulars that employed guerrilla tactics to ambush Union army patrols and terrorize Northern sympathizers, primarily in Kansas during the Civil War. Continue Reading »
Quantrill, William Clarke
William C. Quantrill was a Confederate irregular whose band of raiders employed guerrilla tactics in the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the Civil War to harass Union troops and terrorize Northern sympathizers. Continue Reading »
Rappahannock Station I, Battle of
Lasting from August 22 to 25, 1862, the Battle of Rappahannock Station I was a series of small engagements between the General Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and Major General John Pope's Union Army of Virginia. Continue Reading »
Reynolds, Daniel Harris
Ohio-born Daniel Harris Reynolds was a Confederate general, who served in the Far Western and Western Theaters of operations during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Reynolds, John Fulton
One of the Union's leading general officers, Major General John F. Reynolds was killed during the first day of fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1, 1863. Continue Reading »
Richmond, Battle of
Deemed by many scholars as the most complete victory by one side over the other during the Civil War, the Battle of Richmond, fought on September 29-30, 1862, was the first major engagement of the Confederate Heartland Campaign. Continue Reading »
Rienzi
During the American Civil War, Rienzi was Union General Philip Sheridan’s favorite horse. This steed’s exploits became immortalized in prose and also helped President Abraham Lincoln win reelection in 1864. Continue Reading »
Ripley, Roswell Sabine
Ohio-born Roswell Sabine Ripley was a Confederate brigadier general, who served with the Department of South Carolina and the Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Romney Expedition
The Romney Expedition was a short winter offensive led by Major General Thomas J. Jackson to clear Federal troops from northeastern Virginia in January 1862 in preparation for the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862. Continue Reading »
Romney Expedition Petition
On January 25, 1862 officers of the Army of the Northwest requested that Brigadier General William W. Loring petition the Confederate War Department to recall his forces from Romney. Continue Reading »
Sands’ Battery of Ohio Volunteer Artillery
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 »
Savage's Station, Battle of
The Battle of Savage's Station, fought on June 29, 1862, in Henrico County, Virginia, was the fourth of the Seven Days Battles during the Peninsula Campaign. Continue Reading »
Schenck, Robert Cumming
Robert Cumming Schenck was an eight-time United States Congressman from Ohio and a major general in the Union army during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Scott, Winfield
Commander of all Federal forces at the beginning of the American Civil War, Lieutenant General Winfield Scott served as an officer in the United States Army for over fifty-three years. Continue Reading »
Sedgwick, John
Killed by a Confederate sharpshooter during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House on May 9, 1864, Major General John Sedgwick was the highest ranking Union combat casualty during the Civil War. Continue Reading »
Seven Days Battles
On June 25, 1862, Confederate General Robert E. Lee launched a series of six battles in seven days that pitted the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia against Major General George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac. Collectively known as the Seven Days Battles, Lee's assaults drove McClellan's army away from the outskirts of Richmond, ending the Union's Peninsula Campaign of 1862. Continue Reading »
Seven Pines, Battle of
The Battle of Seven Pines, also known as the Battle of Fair Oaks, took place near Seven Pines and Fair Oaks, Virginia, on May 31 and June 1, 1862. The battle was an important turning point in Union General George B. McClellan's Peninsula Campaign. Continue Reading »
Seward, William H.
William Henry Seward was Governor of New York and a United States Senator. He also served as Secretary of State during the administration of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. During his tenure as Secretary of State, Seward brokered a deal with Russia for the United States to purchase Alaska. Continue Reading »
Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862
Also known as Jackson's Valley Campaign, the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862, was remarkable for the adroit tactics of General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, who out-maneuvered and defeated three Union armies during the spring of 1862. Continue Reading »
Shepherdstown, Battle of
Fought on September 19 – 20, the Battle of Shepherdstown was the last engagement of the Maryland Campaign and the largest engagement of the Civil War fought in what would become the State of West Virginia. Continue Reading »

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