Entries in Civil War (1864)

Spring Hill, Battle of
The Battle of Spring Hill was a minor military engagement of major importance that took place in Maury County, Tennessee, on November 29, 1864. The battle was more important for what did not happen than what did. Continue Reading »
Stanley, David S.
Major General David S. Stanley was a prominent Union officer and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, who served as commander of the 4th Army Corps in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Stanton's Dispatch Adding the State of Kentucky to the Department of the Ohio
On August 7, 1864, Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton added the State of Kentucky to the Department of the Ohio. Continue Reading »
Stanton, Edwin McMasters
Born in Steubenville, Ohio on December 19, 1814, Edwin McMasters Stanton's father and mother were David and Lucy Norman Stanton. Edwin Stanton was the eldest of seven children. Continue Reading »
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady
Co-organizer of the 1847 Seneca Falls Convention and co-author of numerous women's rights books and pamphlets, Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an influential leader in the women's suffrage movement and the broader struggle to secure equal rights for women. Continue Reading »
Staunton River Bridge, Battle of
Fought on June 25, 1864, the Battle of Staunton River Bridge was the first major engagement of the Wilson-Kautz Raid during the Petersburg Campaign. Continue Reading »
Stedman, William
William Stedman was a commander of the 6th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry Regiment who also served in the Ohio House of representatives and the Ohio Senate. Continue Reading »
Stevens, Thaddeus
One of the more powerful Congressional Representatives in U.S. history, Thaddeus Stevens was a dominant member of the Radical Republicans who crafted Congressional Reconstruction policies after the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Stith, Donald Chester
Colonel Donald Chester Stith (CSA) was one of four graduates of the United States Military Academy to join the Confederate Army after first fighting for the Union Army during the Civil War. Continue Reading »
Stoneman, George
A prominent Union cavalry officer, Major General George Stoneman commanded the cavalry corps of the Army of the Potomac and the cavalry corps of the Army of the Ohio. Continue Reading »
Stonewall Brigade
Populated by recruits from Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, and originally commanded by Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, the Stonewall Brigade participated in nearly every major campaign in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Stuart, J.E.B.
James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart was one of the greatest cavalry commanders in American history. Popularly known for his dashing image, Stuart inspired Southern morale with his daring raids and reconnaissance missions into enemy territory during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Sumner, Edwin V.
A prominent Union general officer, Edwin V. Sumner was the first new general to be appointed in the United States Army after the beginning of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Sykes, George
Major General George Sykes was a career United States Army officer, whose 5th Corps of the Army of the Potomac successfully defended Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg. Continue Reading »
Taylor, Richard
The son of United States President Zachary Taylor, Richard Taylor was a prominent Confederate general in the Eastern and Western theaters of the American Civil War Continue Reading »
Thomas, George Henry
Major General George Henry Thomas was a prominent Union general who served primarily in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Tod Barracks
Constructed in 1863, Tod Barracks, located in Columbus, Ohio, served as a recruitment and discharge base for soldiers in the Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The site was named in honor of Ohio Governor David Tod. Continue Reading »
Tod, David
David Tod was the twenty-fifth Governor of Ohio, serving from January 4, 1862 through January 11, 1864. He was Ohio's second governor during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Tom's Brook, 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, DC, Grant drafted a plan to have the various Union armies in the field to act in concert and to strike the Confederacy from several directions. Continue Reading »
Totopotomoy Creek, Battle of
On March 10, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln appointed Ulysses S. Grant as General-in-Chief of the Armies of the United States. Grant brought with him, from his successes in the western theater of the war, a reputation for the doggedness Lincoln was seeking. Continue Reading »

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