Civil War Battles

Pickett's Mill, Battle of
The Battle of Pickett's Mill was an encounter between Union forces commanded by Major General William T. Sherman and Confederate forces commanded by General Joseph E. Johnston on May 27, 1864 during the Atlanta Campaign. Continue Reading »
Piedmont, Battle of
The Battle of Piedmont took place at Piedmont, Virginia on June 5, 1864 during the Lynchburg Campaign. Continue Reading »
Pine Mountain, Battle of
The Battle of Pine Mountain, which also was known as the Battle of Pine Knob and the Battle of Pine Hill, was a relatively minor engagement between Union forces commanded by Major General William T. Sherman and Confederate forces commanded by General Joseph E. Johnston on June 14 and 15, 1864 during the Atlanta Campaign. Continue Reading »
Pleasant Hill, Battle of
The Battle of Pleasant Hill, fought on April 9, 1864, convinced Union General Nathaniel Banks to abandon his goal of capturing Shreveport, Louisiana during the Red River Campaign. Continue Reading »
Port Gibson, Battle of
The Federal landing at Bruinsburg, Mississippi, on April 30, 1863, and the ensuing victory at the Battle of Port Gibson the next day, cemented a Union presence in western Mississippi that led to the eventual downfall of the Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg on the Mississippi River. Continue Reading »
Port Hudson, Siege of
Also known as the Battle of Port Hudson, the Siege of Port Hudson was the longest siege in the history of American warfare. Continue Reading »
Port Republic, Battle of
Fought on June 9, 1862, the Battle of Port Republic was the sixth engagement and fifth Confederate victory of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862. Continue Reading »
President Lincoln's Executive Order Tendering Thanks to William T. Sherman
On September 3, 1864, President Lincoln issued an executive order offering the thanks of the nation to William T. Sherman for his successful campaign in Georgia that led to the capture of Atlanta. Continue Reading »
Princeton Court House, Battle of
The Princeton Court House, also known as the Battle of Pigeon’s Roost and the Battle of Pigeon Roost, was a three-day engagement in Mercer County, Virginia (now West Virginia) from May 15 to 17, 1862. 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 »

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