Civil War Battles

Sherman's March to the Sea
Also known as the Savannah Campaign, Sherman's March to the Sea, was a Union offensive in late 1864 that cut a swath of destruction across Georgia about 60 miles wide and 250 miles long, from Atlanta to Savannah. Continue Reading »
Shiloh, Battle of
The Battle of Shiloh, also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, was a land engagement fought on April 6 and 7, 1862 close to the Shiloh Church, near Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee, during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of
Fought between May 8 and 21, 1864, the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House was the second major engagement of Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign. Continue Reading »
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 »
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 »
Stones River, Battle of
The Battle of Stones River, also known as the Battle of Murfreesboro, was a land engagement fought near Murfreesboro, Tennessee during the American Civil War, between December 31, 1862 and January 2, 1863. Continue Reading »
Sutherland's Station, Battle of
The Battle of Sutherland's Station was one of several skirmishes that comprised the Battle of Petersburg III. The battle took place at Petersburg, Virginia on April 2, 1865, during Appomattox Campaign. 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 »
Trevilian Station, 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. Unlike previous Union generals, whose leadership was marked their own timidity, Grant was tenacious. Continue Reading »

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