Civil War Battles

Drewry's Bluff. Battle of
Fought on May 15, 1862, the Confederate victory at Battle of Drewry's Bluff spared Richmond from the threat of being reduced by U.S. Naval artillery. Continue Reading »
Droop Mountain, Battle of
The Battle of Droop Mountain was fought on November 6, 1863, in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. Continue Reading »
Early's Valley Campaign
Also known as Early's Raid, Early's Valley Campaign was one of three campaigns that comprise the Shenandoah Valley Campaigns of 1864. Continue Reading »
East Tennessee Campaign
Major General Ambrose E. Burnside's East Tennessee Campaign was a Union offensive that resulted in the pacification of East Tennessee in 1863. Continue Reading »
Ezra Church, Battle of
Taking place on July 28, 1864, in Fulton County, near Atlanta, Georgia, the Battle of Ezra Church was a military engagement between Union forces commanded by Major General Oliver O. Howard and Confederate forces commanded by General John B. Hood during the Atlanta Campaign. Continue Reading »
Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road, Battle of
Fought from October 27-28, 1864, during the Petersburg Campaign, the Battle of Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road was the last failed Union attempt to capture Richmond, Virginia in 1864. Continue Reading »
Fisher's Hill, Battle of
The Battle of Fisher's Hill was fought in Shenandoah County, Virginia, near Strasburg, on September 21 and 22, 1864. The Union Army of the Shenandoah dealt the Confederate Army of the Valley a crushing defeat opening the door for Philip Sheridan's scorched earth offensive known as "The Burning." Continue Reading »
Five Forks, Battle of
The Battle of Five Forks took place in Dinwiddie County, Virginia on April 1, 1865, during the Appomattox Campaign. Continue Reading »
Fort DeRussy, Battle of
The Battle of Fort DeRussy, fought on March 14, 1864, was the first engagement of the Red River Campaign during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Fort Donelson, Battle of
The Battle of Fort Donelson was fought in northern Tennessee, near the Kentucky border, from February 12 through 16, 1862. Union forces of about 25,000 men under the command of Ulysses S. Grant forced the surrender of Fort Donelson and about 13,000 Confederate troops. The victory opened the Cumberland River as a pathway for Federal invasion of the South in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »

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