Civil War Battles

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 »
Sailor's Creek, Battle of
The Battle of Sailor's Creek, also known as the Battle of Sayler's Creek, the Battle of Hillsman Farm, and the Battle of Lockett Farm, took place in Prince Edward and Nottoway Counties, Virginia on April 6, 1865, during the Appomattox Campaign. 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 »
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 »
Savage's Station, Battle of
The Battle of Savage's Station, fought on June 29, 1862, in Henrico County, Virginia, was the fourth of the Seven Days Battles during the Peninsula Campaign. Continue Reading »
Selma, Battle of
The Battle of Selma took place in Selma, Alabama on April 2, 1865, during the American Civil War. Major General James H. Wilson's Union cavalrymen attacked Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest's greatly outnumbered Confederate cavalry force defending the city. Continue Reading »
Seven Days Battles
On June 25, 1862, Confederate General Robert E. Lee launched a series of six battles in seven days that pitted the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia against Major General George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac. Collectively known as the Seven Days Battles, Lee's assaults drove McClellan's army away from the outskirts of Richmond, ending the Union's Peninsula Campaign of 1862. Continue Reading »
Seven Pines, Battle of
The Battle of Seven Pines, also known as the Battle of Fair Oaks, took place near Seven Pines and Fair Oaks, Virginia, on May 31 and June 1, 1862. The battle was an important turning point in Union General George B. McClellan's Peninsula Campaign. Continue Reading »
Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862
Also known as Jackson's Valley Campaign, the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862, was remarkable for the adroit tactics of General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, who out-maneuvered and defeated three Union armies during the spring of 1862. 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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