Civil War Battles

Gaines' Mill, Battle of
The Confederate victory at the Battle of Gaines' Mill on June 27, 1862, featured the largest single assault of the American Civil War and prompted Major General George B. McClellan to suspend his plans to invest Richmond during the Peninsula Campaign. Continue Reading »
Gettysburg, Battle of
Often referred to as the turning point in the American Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg was fought in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, from July 1 to July 3, 1863. Continue Reading »
Gilgal Church, 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, Tennessee. Union victories at Lookout Mountain (November 24) and Missionary Ridge (November 25) forced Johnston to withdraw thirty miles south to near Dalton, Georgia. Continue Reading »
Glendale, Battle of
The Battle of Glendale, also known as the battles of Frayser’s Farm, Frazier's Farm, Charles City Crossroads, New Market Road, and Riddell's Shop, was fought on June 30, 1862, in Henrico County, Virginia. It was the fifth of the Seven Days Battles during the Peninsula Campaign. Continue Reading »
Globe Tavern, Battle of
Fought from August 18-21, 1864, the Battle of Globe Tavern was the first Union victory of the Petersburg Campaign. Continue Reading »
Grand Gulf, Battle of
Fought on April 29, 1863, the Battle of Grand Gulf was a naval engagement on the Mississippi River that began Ulysses S. Grant's final assault on Vicksburg. Continue Reading »
Greenbrier River: Battle of
The Battle of Greenbrier River, also known as the Battle of Camp Bartow, took place in Pocahontas County, Virginia (now West Virginia) on October 3, 1861. The battle was part of the Western Virginia Campaign. Continue Reading »
Hampton Roads, Battle of
Also known as the Battle of the Monitor and the Merrimack and the Battle of the Ironclads, the Battle of Hampton Roads was the most notable naval battle of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Harpers Ferry, Battle of
The Battle of Harpers Ferry, which took place between September 12 and September 15, 1862, resulted in the largest surrender of Union soldiers during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Hatcher's Run, Battle of
Fought from February 5 to 7, 1865, during the Petersburg Campaign, the Battle of Hatcher's Run was a failed Union attempt to sever the Boydton Plank Road and the South Side Railroad. Continue Reading »

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