Civil War Battles

Chaffin’s Farm and New Market Heights, Battle of
Fought on September 29-30, 1864, during the Petersburg Campaign, the Battle of Chaffin’s Farm and New Market Heights was noteworthy for the heroism displayed by members of the United States Colored Troops. Continue Reading »
Champion Hill, Battle of
The Battle of Champion Hill, also known as the Battle of Bakers Creek, was the decisive battle in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. Union General Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee defeated General John C. Pemberton's Confederate force twenty miles east of Vicksburg, forcing the Rebels to withdraw to defensive positions closer to the city, making them more vulnerable to the forthcoming Siege of Vicksburg. Continue Reading »
Chancellorsville, Battle of
Despite losing General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson to a mortal injury, the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia defeated the Army of the Potomac, at the Battle of Chancellorsville (April 30 - May 6, 1863). Continue Reading »
Chantilly, Battle of
Also known as the Battle of Ox Hill, the Battle of Chantilly was fought on September 1, 1862 in Fairfax County, Virginia. The engagement was the last battle of Robert E. Lee's Northern Virginia Campaign. Continue Reading »
Chattanooga Campaign
On December 26, 1862, Major General William S. Rosecrans led the Union Army of the Cumberland out of Nashville, Tennessee with orders to capture Chattanooga, Tennessee. Chattanooga was an important railroad junction that connected the upper Confederacy with the Deep South. Continue Reading »
Chattanooga, Battle of
Fought from November 23 through November 25, 1863, the Battle of Chattanooga ended Confederate General Braxton Bragg's investment of Federal troops at Chattanooga and paved the way for for the Union's successful Atlanta Campaign in 1864. Continue Reading »
Cheat Mountain: Battle of
The Union victory at the Battle of Cheat Mountain, also known as the Battle of Cheat Summit Fort, fought from September 12 to 15, 1861, was instrumental in the formation of the State of West Virginia. Continue Reading »
Chickamauga, Battle of
Fought from September 19 to September 20, 1863, the Battle of Chickamauga produced the highest casualty totals for any battle in the western theater of the American Civil War and second only to the Battle of Gettysburg for the entire war. Continue Reading »
Chickasaw Bayou, Battle of
The Battle of Chickasaw Bayou (also known as the Battle of Chickasaw Bluffs, and the Battle of Walnut Hills) was the first major engagement of the Federal campaign to capture the Confederate fortress of Vicksburg, Mississippi on the Mississippi River. Continue Reading »
Cloyd's Mountain, Battle of
The Federal victory at the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain on May 9, 1864 enabled Army of West Virginia to destroy the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad in western Virginia, the last southern railroad connecting Virginia and Tennessee. Continue Reading »

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