Civil War Battles

Nashville, Battle of
The Battle of Nashville was a military engagement that took place in Davidson County, Tennessee, near the city of Nashville, on December 15 and 16, 1864 during the Franklin-Nashville Campaign. Continue Reading »
New Hope Church, Battle of
The Battle of New Hope Church was an encounter between Union forces commanded by Major General William T. Sherman and Confederate forces commanded by General Joseph E. Johnston during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War. The engagement took place in Paulding County, Georgia on May 25 and 26, 1864. Continue Reading »
New Market, 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, Grant drafted a plan to have the various Union armies in the field to act in concert and strike the Confederacy from several directions. Continue Reading »
North Anna, Battle of
Fought between May 23 and 26, 1864, the Battle of North Anna was an engagement in Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign between the Union Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. Continue Reading »
Northern Virginia Campaign
A string of Confederate victories during Northern Virginia Campaign enabled General Robert E. Lee to invade Maryland on September 4, 1862, taking the Civil War to Northern soil for the first time. Continue Reading »
Oak Grove, Battle of
Fought on June 25, 1862, the Battle of Oak Grove, also known as the Battle of French's Field and the Battle of King's School House, was the first engagement of the Seven Days Battles during the Peninsula Campaign. Continue Reading »
Opequon, Battle of
Fought on the morning of September 19, 1864, between Philip Sheridan's Army of the Shenandoah and Jubal Early's Army of the Valley, the Battle of Opequon, also known as the Battle of Third Winchester, was the bloodiest engagement of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864. Continue Reading »
Orchard Knob, Battle of
Fought on November 23, 1863, the Battle of Orchard Knob was the first engagement of Major General Ulysses S. Grant’s breakout from Confederate General Braxton Bragg’s siege of Chattanooga. Continue Reading »
Overland Campaign
The Overland Campaign, also known as the Wilderness Campaign, was a Union offensive launched in May 1864, intended to defeat Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, and to bring an end to the American Civil War. The campaign, designed by Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, was the bloodiest of the war. Continue Reading »
Pea Ridge, Battle of
Fought from March 6 to 8, 1862, the Battle of Pea Ridge, also known as the Battle of Elkhorn Tavern, was the largest battle fought west of the Mississippi River during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »

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