Entries in Civil War (1864)

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 »
Ream's Station I, Battle of
Fought on June 29, 1864, the Battle of Ream's Station I was the last engagement of the Wilson-Kautz Raid during the Petersburg Campaign. Continue Reading »
Ream's Station II, Battle of
Fought on August 25, 1864, during the Petersburg Campaign, the Battle of Ream's Station II was a Confederate victory that followed the destruction by Union forces of several miles of the Weldon Railroad. Continue Reading »
Red River Campaign
The Red River Campaign was an ill-fated Union attempt to capture Shreveport, Louisiana and drive all Rebel forces out of the state during the spring of 1864. Continue Reading »
Relief Law
Upon becoming Ohio's twenty-sixth governor on January 11, 1864, John Brough sought to aid the Union war effort. He succeeded in enacting a two mills property tax to support soldiers' families. Continue Reading »
Resaca, Battle of
The Battle of Resaca was the second encounter between Union forces commanded by Major General William T. Sherman and Confederate forces commanded by General Joseph E. Johnston during the Atlanta Campaign. The engagement took place in Gordon and Whitfield counties, Georgia, near the town of Resaca, from May 13 through May 15, 1864. 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 »
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 »
Rocky Face Ridge, Battle of
The Battle of Rocky Face Ridge was the first encounter between Union forces commanded by Major General William T. Sherman and Confederate forces commanded by General Joseph E. Johnston during the Atlanta Campaign. The engagement took place in Whitfield County, Georgia, near the town of Dalton, from May 7 through May 13, 1864. Continue Reading »
Saint Mary's Church, Battle of
The Battle of Saint Mary's Church, which was also known as the Battle of Nance's Shop, was an engagement in Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign. On June 24, 1864, Confederate cavalry, commanded by Major General Wade Hampton, engaged Union cavalry forces, commanded by Major General Philip Sheridan, near Saint Mary's Church in Charles City, Virginia. 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 »
Sappony Church, Battle of
Fought on June 28, 1864, the Battle of Sappony Church was part of the Wilson-Kautz Raid during the Petersburg 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 »
Schofield's Dispatch to Grant Assuming Command of the Department of the Ohio
On February 9, 1864, Major-General John M. Schofield informed Major-General Ulysses S. Grant that Schofield had assumed command of the Department of the Ohio. 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 »
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 Campaigns of 1864
The Shenandoah Valley Campaigns of 1864 consisted of three smaller campaigns: the Lynchburg Campaign (May-June), Early's Raid (July-August) and Sheridan's Valley Campaign (August-October). Continue Reading »
Sheridan's Valley Campaign
Sheridan's Valley Campaign was the last of three campaigns that comprise the Shenandoah Valley Campaigns of 1864. Continue Reading »

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