Civil War Battles

Buckland Mills, Battle of
Fought on October 19, 1863, the Battle of Buckland Mills was a decisive Confederate cavalry victory that Rebel troopers later derisively called the Buckland Races. Continue Reading »
Buffington Island, Battle of
The only major American Civil War combat to occur in Ohio was the Battle of Buffington Island. Confederate cavalry leader Brigadier-General John Hunt Morgan led a force to northern Kentucky to create disorder within the Union military. Morgan succeeded in causing unrest for the enemy and exceeded his orders by crossing north of the Ohio River. On July 8, 1863, Morgan and approximately two-thousand soldiers crossed over the river into southern Indiana. Continue Reading »
Bull Run I, Battle of
The Battle of Bull Run I, also known as the Battle of Manassas I, was the first major land engagement of the American Civil War. Fought near the town of Manassas, Virginia, on July 21, 1861, the battle resulted in a decisive Confederate victory. Continue Reading »
Bull Run II, Battle of
The Battle of Bull Run II, also known as the Second Battle of Manassas, was fought on the same ground as the Battle of Bull Run I, near the town of Manassas Junction, Virginia, from August 28-30, 1862. The result of the battle was a decisive Confederate victory that enabled General Robert E. Lee to launch the South's first invasion of the North. Continue Reading »
Buzzard's Roost, Battle of
In late November 1863, Union forces commanded by Major General Ulysses S. Grant successfully lifted Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston's siege of Chattanooga. Union victories at Lookout Mountain (November 24) and Missionary Ridge (November 25) forced Johnston to withdraw 30 miles south near Dalton, Georgia. Continue Reading »
Campbell's Station, Battle of
On June 8, 1861, Tennessee became the last Southern state to secede from the Union. The decision, however, was far from unanimous. In the eastern part of the state, the referendum for secession lost by some 20,000 votes at the polls. Continue Reading »
Carnifex Ferry, Battle of
The Battle of Carnifex Ferry took place in Nicholas County, Virginia (now West Virginia) on September 10, 1861. The Union victory left western Virginia under the control of Federal troops and contributed to the formation of the new state of West Virginia. Continue Reading »
Carolinas Campaign
Major General William T. Sherman's Carolinas Campaign of 1865 was the last major Union offensive in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Cedar Creek, Battle of
On March 12, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln appointed native Ohioan Ulysses S. Grant as General-in-Chief of the Armies of the United States of America. Upon his arrival in Washington, Grant drafted a plan to get the various Union armies in the field to act in concert and strike the Confederacy from several directions. Continue Reading »
Cedar Mountain, Battle of
On August 9, 1862, Major General Stonewall Jackson rallied his soldiers to defeat Major General Nathaniel Banks' troops at the Battle of Cedar Mountain during the Northern Virginia Campaign. Continue Reading »

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