Civil War Battles

Bean's Station, Battle of
When Tennessee seceded from the Union on June 8, 1861, the majority of the population in the eastern part of the state remained loyal to the Union. Consequently, the governor was forced to send military personnel to Knoxville to enforce the vote for secession. Because of the number of loyalists in the area, President Abraham Lincoln considered the liberation of East Tennessee to be of paramount importance. Continue Reading »
Beaver Dam Creek, Battle of
Also known as the Battle of Mechanicsville, and the Battle of Ellerson's Mill, the Battle of Beaver Dam Creek was the second engagement of the Seven Days Battles during the Peninsula Campaign. Continue Reading »
Bentonville, Battle of
The Battle of Bentonville, fought from March 19 through March 21, 1865, near Bentonville, North Carolina, was the final battle of Major General William T. Sherman's Carolinas Campaign. Continue Reading »
Big Black River Bridge, Battle of
Fought on May 17, 1863, the Battle of Big Black River Bridge, also known as the Battle of Big Black, was the final battle in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Boonville, Battle of
Fought on June 17, 1861. the Battle of Boonville was a small, but significant engagement fought for control of central Missouri. Continue Reading »
Boydton Plank Road, Battle of
Fought from October 27-28, 1864, during the Petersburg Campaign, the Battle of Boydton Plank Road was a failed Union attempt to sever the Boydton Plank Road and South Side Railroad south of Petersburg, Virginia. Continue Reading »
Brandy Station, Battle of
The Battle of Brandy Station, also known as the Battle of Fleetwood Hill, fought June 9, 1863, in Culpeper County, Virginia, was the largest cavalry engagement of the Civil War. Continue Reading »
Bristoe Campaign
The Bristoe Campaign was a short series of engagements that took place in northeastern Virginia between October 13 and November 7, 1863, as the Union Army of the Potomac pursued the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia following the Federal victory at the Battle of Gettysburg in July. Continue Reading »
Bristoe Station, Battle of
Fought on October 14, 1863, the Battle of Bristoe Station was a decisive Union victory during the Bristoe Campaign. Continue Reading »
Brown's Mill, Battle of
Following the Federal breakout from Chattanooga in November 1863, Major General Ulysses S. Grant was promoted to the special rank of Lieutenant General and placed in command of all Union armies. Grant moved his headquarters to Washington, DC, leaving his trusted subordinate, Major General William T. Sherman, in command of Federal operations in the western theater. Continue Reading »

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