Civil War Battles

McDowell, Battle of
Fought on May 8, 1862, the Battle of McDowell was the second engagement and first Confederate victory of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862. Continue Reading »
Meridian, Battle of
Following the Federal breakout from Chattanooga in November of 1863, Major General William T. Sherman returned to Vicksburg Sherman intended to destroy Southern infrastructure in the area, thereby freeing up troops to move east and participate in his upcoming Atlanta Campaign. Continue Reading »
Middle Fork Bridge, Battle of
The Battle of Middle Fork Bridge was fought on July 6 and 7, 1861, in Upshur County, Virginia (now West Virginia). Continue Reading »
Mill Springs, Battle of
The Battle of Mill Springs, also known as the Battle of Fishing Creek and the Battle of Logan's Crossroads, was the first major Union victory of the American Civil War. Fought in Pulaski and Wayne Counties, near the present-day city of Nancy, Kentucky, on January 19, 1862, Union forces, commanded by Brigadier General George H. Thomas, repulsed an early-morning attack, led by Major General George B. Crittenden, forcing the Confederates to abandon eastern Kentucky and to retreat into Tennessee. Continue Reading »
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 »
Missionary Ridge, Battle of
Fought on November 25, 1863, the Battle of Missionary Ridge was a military engagement between Union forces commanded by Major General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate forces commanded by General Braxton Bragg during the Chattanooga Campaign. 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 »
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 »
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 »

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