Major battles from the American Civil War

basic facts

Dates

  • 1861-1865

Theaters

  • Eastern Theater
  • Western Theater
  • Trans-Mississippi
  • Gulf Coast
  • Sioux (Dakota) Uprising

Civil War Battles Summary

America’s Civil War consisted of nearly 10,500 battles, engagements, and other military actions including nearly 50 major battles and about 100 others that had major significance. The remainder were skirmishes, reconnaissances, naval engagements, sieges, bombardments, etc. The engagements were fought in 23 different states and resulted in a total of over 650,000 casualties.

Below is a chronological list of the more famous and important Civil War battles.

Civil War Battles: 1861

Eastern Theater

Battle of Fort Sumter

April 12, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. The bombardment/siege and ultimate surrender of Fort Sumter by Brig. General P.G.T. Beauregard was the official start of the Civil War.

Battle of Philippi

June 3, (West) Virginia. A skirmish involving over 3,000 soldiers, Philippi was the first battle of the American Civil War.

Big Bethel

June 10, Virginia. The skirmish of Big Bethel was the first land battle of the Civil War and was a portent of the carnage that was to come.

July 11, Rich Mountain (West) Virginia.

First Battle of Bull Run

July 21, Manassas, Virginia. Also known as First Manassas, the first major engagement of the American Civil War was a shocking rout of Union soldiers by confederates at Manassas Junction, VA.

August 28–29, Hatteras Inlet North Carolina.

September 10, Carnifax Ferry, (West) Virginia.

September 12–15, Cheat Mountain, (West) Virginia.

October 3, Greenbrier River (West) Virginia.

October 21, Ball’s Bluff, Virginia.

Battle of Santa Rosa Island

October 9, Santa Rosa Island (Florida). The Battle of Santa Rosa Island was a failed attempt by Confederate forces to take the Union-held Fort Pickens.

Battle of Port Royal Sound

November 7–8, Port Royal Sound, South Carolina. The battle of Port Royal was one of the earliest amphibious operations of the American Civil War.

December 13, Camp Alleghany, (West) Virginia.

December 20, Dranesville, Virginia.

Western Theater

September 19, Barbourville, Kentucky.

October 21, Wildcat Mountain (Wildcat Camp), Kentucky.

December 17, Rowlett’s Station, Kentucky.

Trans-Mississippi

June 17, Booneville, Missouri.

Battle of Wilson’s Creek

August 10, Wilson’s Creek/Oak Hills, Missouri. The Battle of Wilson’s Creek, a k a Battle of Oak Hills, was the first major battle of the Western Theater and is often called the “Bull Run of the West.”

September 13–20, Siege of Lexington, Missouri.

October 25, Springfield, Missouri.

Siege of Lexington, Missouri   October 25

Springfield, Missouri   November 7

Battle of Belmont

November 7, Belmont, Missouri. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant took command and began his Civil War career.

November 19, Round Mountain, Indian Territory.

December 9, Chusto–Talasah, Indian Territory.

December 26, Chustenahlah, Indian Territory.

December 28, Mount Zion Church, Missouri.

Civil War Battles: 1862

Eastern Theater

February 8, Roanoke Island, North Carolina.

Battle Of Hampton Roads

March 8-9, Hampton Roads, Virginia. First battle between the ironclad warships; often called the battle between the Monitor & the Merrimack, the Merrimack had already been renamed Virginia when it was converted to an ironclad by the Confederacy.

March 14, New Berne, North Carolina.

March 23, Kernstown, Virginia.

March 23–April 26, Siege of Fort Macon, North Carolina.

April 5–May 4, Siege of Yorktown, Virginia.

April 10–11, Fort Pulaski, Georgia.

May 5, Williamsburg, Virginia.

May 7, Eltham’s Landing, Virginia.

May 8, McDowell, Virginia.

May 15, Drewry’s Bluff, Virginia.

May 23, Front Royal, Virginia.

Battle Of Winchester

May 25, Winchester, Virginia. The town of Winchester, Virginia’s strategic location makes it the site of numerous Civil War engagements.

May 27, Hanover Courthouse, Virginia.

May 31–June 1, Seven Pines, Virginia.

June 5, Tranter’s Creek, North Carolina.

June 8, Cross Keys, Virginia.

June 9, Port Republic, Virginia.

June 16, Secessionville, South Carolina.

June 21, Simmon’s Bluff, South Carolina.

June 25, Oak Grove, Virginia.

The Seven Days Battle

June 25-July 1, Henrico County, Virginia. The Seven Days Battle, as it’s collectively known, was a series of battles in the Peninsula Campaign consisting of a Confederate counter-offensive which drove the Union Army away from the Confederate capitol of Richmond down the Virginia Peninsula. The list of individual battles appears below, beginning with Beaver Dam Creek and ending with Malvern Hill.

  • June 26, Beaver Dam Creek, Virginia.
  • June 27, Gaines Mill, Virginia.
  • June 27–28, Garnett’s Farm and Golding’s Farm, Virginia.
  • June 29, Savage Station and Allen’s Farm, Virginia.
  • June 30, White Oak Swamp, Virginia.
  • June 30, Glendale, Virginia.
  • July 1, Malvern Hill, Virginia.

August 9, Cedar Mountain, Virginia.

August 22–25, Rappahannock Station, Virginia.

August 25–27, Manassas, Virginia (Prelude to Second Bull Run/Manassas).

August 28, Thoroughfare Gap, Virginia.

Second Battle of Bull Run

August 28-30, Manassas, Virginia. The Second Battle of Bull Run, also called Second Manassas, resulted in a second defeat for Union troops in the area of First Bull Run (First Manassas), though it was not a complete rout like the first battle was. The Confederate victory set the stage for Robert E. Lee‘s first invasion of the North, which would result in the Battle of Antietam.    

Battle of Ox Hill

September 1, Chantilly, Virginia. The Battle of Ox Hill, aka Battle of Chantilly, was the final battle of the Northern Virginia Campaign.

September 12–15, Harpers Ferry, (West) Virginia.

Battle of South Mountain

September 14, Frederick County and Washington County, Maryland. The Battle of South Mountain, a k a the Battle of Boonsborough Gap, was part of the Maryland Campaign and found Robert E. Lee delaying George Mcclellan‘s Army of Northern Virginia through three mountain passes.

Battle of Antietam

September 17, Sharpsburg, Maryland. The bloodiest single day in American history, the Battle of Antietam turned back Robert E. Lee‘s first Northern invasion. Though tactically a draw, it was enough of a win to permit President Abraham Lincoln to announce his Emancipation Proclamation in its wake. When Lee’s adversary, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan failed to pursue following the battle, Lincoln removed him from command.

Battle of Shepherdstown

September 19-20, Shepherdstown, (West) Virginia. The Battle of Shepherdstown, a k a Battle of Boteler’s Ford, was the final battle of the Maryland Campaign.

Battle of Fredericksburg

December 11–15, Fredericksburg, Virginia. More troops were present at the Battle of Fredericksburg than at any other battle of the American Civil War, including Gettysburg. Poor coordination of attacks by Union commanders, combined with strong Confederate defensive positions, resulted in a lopsided slaughter of Federal troops.

December 14, Kinston, North Carolina.

December 16, White Hall, North Carolina.

December 17, Goldsborough Bridge, North Carolina.

Western Theater

January 19, Mill Springs, Kentucky.

Battle of Fort Henry

February 6, Fort Henry, Tennessee. The Battle of Fort Henry was the first major victory for the Union in the Western Theater, led by Brig. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.

Battle of Fort Donelson

February 11-16, Fort Donelson, Tennessee. The Battle of Fort Donelson saw Union General Ulysses S. Grant capture the fort, gaining him recognition as well as the nickname “Undonditional Surrender.”

March 3–April 8, Siege of New Madrid and Island No. 10, Missouri (Mississippi River).

Battle of Shiloh

April 6-7, Shiloh, Tennessee. The casualty totals of the Battle of Shiloh shocked Americans both North and South, with the two-day total exceeding that of all previous American wars combined. The battle turned back a Confederate attempt to recapture Middle Tennessee and contributed to Union Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant‘s reputation as a leader who would keep fighting even in adverse circumstances.

Siege of Corinth

April 29-May 30, Corinth, Mississippi. Henry Halleck took Corinth after a month-long siege.

Battle of Vicksburg

May 18, Vicksburg, Mississippi. “The Confederate Gibraltar,” Vicksburg, Mississippi, had to be captured before Union ships could safely traverse the entire length of the Mississippi. The Vicksburg Campaign lasted many months, leading to the Battle of Vicksburg in May 1863. After Federal assaults repulsed on May 19 and 22, the Union commander, Ulysses S. Grant, settled into siege warfare.

Battle of Richmond

August 29, Richmond, Kentucky. The Battle of Richmond was the first major battle of the Kentucky Campaign and a stunning victory for Confederate forces.

September 14–17, Siege of Munfordville, Kentucky.

September 19, Iuka, Mississippi.

Battle of Corinth

October 3-4, Corinth, Mississippi. Two months after the Siege of Corinth, Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans defeated the Confederate Army.

October 5, Hatchie’s Bridge, Tennessee.

Battle of Perryville

October 8, Perryville, Kentucky. Account of the 21st Wisconsin Infantry Regiment’s harrowing fight.

December 19, Jackson, Tennessee.

December 26–29, Chickasaw Bayou, Mississippi.

December 31, Parker’s Crossroads, Tennessee.

Battle of Stones River

December 31–January 2, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The culmination of the Stones River Campaign, the battle of Stones River resulted in a 29% casualty rate, the same percentage as Chickamauga and behind only Gettysburg‘s 31%.

Trans-Mississippi

February 20–21, Valverde, New Mexico.

Battle of Pea Ridge

March 8, Pea Ridge, Arkansas. The Battle of Pea Ridge, also called the Battle of Elkhorn Tavern, in Arkansas, marked a failed attempt by Confederate major general Earl Van Dorn to destroy the Union Army of the Southwest under Brigadier General Samuel Curtis. The victory solidified Union control over the state of Missouri for the next two years.

March 26–28, Glorietta Pass, New Mexico.

June 17, Saint Charles, Arkansas.

July 7, Hill’s Plantation, Arkansas.

August 6–9, Kirksville, Missouri.

August 11, Independence, Missouri.

August 15–16, Lone Jack, Missouri.

September 24–25, Sabine Pass, Texas.

September 30, Newtonia, Missouri.

October 4, Galveston, Texas.

October 22, Old Fort Wayne, Indian Territory.

November 7, Clark’s Mill, Missouri.

November 28, Cane Hill, Arkansas.

December 7, Prairie Grove, Arkansas

Gulf Coast

April 16–28, Forts Jackson and Saint Phillip, Louisiana.

August 9, Donaldsonville, Louisiana.

August 5, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

October 1–3, St. Johns Bluff, Florida.

October 27, Georgia Landing, Louisiana.

November 28, Kock’s Plantation, Louisiana.

Sioux Uprising

August 20–22, Fort Ridgely, Minnesota.

September 23, Wood Lake, Minnesota

Civil War Battles: 1863

Eastern Theater

March 3, Fort McAllister, Georgia.

March 13–15, Fort Anderson, North Carolina.

March 17, Kelly’s Ford, Virginia.

March 30–April 19, Siege of Washington, North Carolina.

April 7, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina.

April 13–15, Suffolk, Virginia.

Battle of Chancellorsville

April 30–May 6, Chancellorsville, Virginia. The Battle of Chancellorsville is widely regarded as Gen. Robert E. Lee‘s greatest victory. It turned back the Union Army of the Potomac under Joseph “Fighting Joe” Hooker, but it was a costly victory. Lee’s brilliant and aggressive corps commander Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was mortally wounded by his own men, who mistook him and his staff for Union cavalry.

May 3, Second Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia.

May 3–4, Salem Church, Virginia.

June 9, Brandy Station, Virginia.

Second Battle Of Winchester

June 13-15, Winchester, Virginia. The town of Winchester, Virginia, is the site of another battle.

Battle of Hanover

June 30, Hanover, Pennsylvania. The Battle of Hanover was part of Robert E. Lee‘s Gettysburg Campaign.

Battle of Gettysburg

July 1–3, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The largest battle ever fought on the North American continent, Gettysburg marked the end of Robert E. Lee‘s second invasion of the North and was a turning point in the Civil War.

July 8, Boonsborough, Maryland.

July 10–11, Fort Wagner, South Carolina.

July 16, Grimball’s Landing, South Carolina.

July 18–September 7, Siege of Fort Wagner, South Carolina.

July 19, Buffington Island, Ohio River (Ohio and West Virginia).

July 23, Manassas Gap, Virginia.

October 14, Bristoe Station, Virginia.

November 6, Droop Mountain, West Virginia.

November 7, Rappahanock Station.

November 27–December 2, Mine Run, Virginia.

Western Theater

February 3, Dover, Tennessee.

March 5, Thompson’s Station, Tennessee.

March 25, Brentwood, Tennessee.

April 29–May 1, Snyder’s Bluff, Mississippi.

April 30, Day’s Gap, Alabama.

May 1, Port Gibson, Mississippi.

Battle Of Raymond

May 12, Raymond, Mississippi. The Battle of Raymond was a key victory for Grant as part of his Vicksburg Campaign.

May 16, Champion’s Hill, Mississippi.

May 17, Big Black River Bridge, Mississippi.

Siege of Vicksburg

May 18–July 4, Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Siege of Vicksburg represented the last phase of the Vicksburg Campaign where Gen. Ulysses S. Grant surrounded the city of Vicksburg, which finally surrendered on July 4.

June 24–26, Hoover’s Gap, Tennessee.

July 9, Corydon, Indiana.

August 17–23, Bombardment of Fort Sumter, South Carolina.

September 7–8, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina.

September 10, Davis Crossroads, Georgia.

Battle Of Chickamauga

September 18, Chickamauga, Georgia. The largest battle fought in the Western Theater of the Civil War, Chickamauga was one of the few Confederate victories in that theater. Braxton Bragg‘s Confederate Army of Tennessee, reinforced by a corps from the Army of Northern Virginia, routed the forces of Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans. Bragg’s failure to follow up aggressively reduced an overwhelming Confederate victory to merely a tactical one.

September 23–October 30, Siege of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

October 28–29, Wauhatchie, Tennessee.

November 3, Collierville, Tennessee.

November 16, Campbell’s Station, Tennessee.

Battle Of Chattanooga

November 23-25, Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Union victory at Chattanooga in November 1863 opened the road to Atlanta for Federal armies. Following the Battle of Chickamauga in September, Confederate troops besieged those of the Union in Chattanooga. After Ulysses S. Grant took command, the siege was broken, and the thinly stretched Confederates were driven from the ridges above the town by an impromptu charge by the Army of the Cumberland.

November 24, Lookout Mountain (Chattanooga), Tennessee.

November 25, Missionary Ridge (Chattanooga), Tennessee.

December 29, Mossy Creek, Tennessee.

Trans-Mississippi

January 1, Galveston, Texas.

January 8, Springfield, Missouri.

January 9, Hartsville, Missouri.

January 9–11, Arkansas Post, Arkansas.

April 26, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

May 1–2, Chalk Bluff, Arkansas.

July 1–2, Cabin Creek, Indian Territory.

July 4, Helena, Arkansas.

July 17, Honey Springs, Indian Territory.

September 8, Sabine Pass, Texas.

September 10, Bayou Forche, Arkansas.

October 6, Baxter Springs, Kansas.

October 25, Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Gulf Coast

April 12–13, Fort Bisland, Louisiana.

April 14, Irish Bend, Louisiana.

April 17, Vermillion Bayou Louisiana.

May 21, Plains Store, Louisiana.

May 21–July 9, Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana.

June 20–21, La Fourche Crossing, Louisiana.

June 28, Donaldsonville, Louisiana.

June 29–30, Goodrich Landing, Louisiana.

September 29, Sterling’s Plantation, Louisiana.

October 16–18, Fort Brooke, Florida.

Civil War Battles: 1864

Eastern Theater

Feburary 6–7, Morton’s Ford, Virginia.

March 22, Walkerton, Virginia.

April 17–20, Plymouth, North Carolina.

May 5, Albemarle Sound, North Carolina.

Battle Of The Wilderness

May 5–7, Spotsylvania County, Virginia. The Battle of the Wilderness was the first clash between Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant. Three days of close-quarters fighting in woods and tangled underbrush resulted in nearly 20,000 total casualties. Although the Confederates could claim a tactical victory, the battle showed that the North’s largest army would no longer retreat after a reverse, and Lee’s army was slowly pushed back to trenches around Richmond and Petersburg.

May 6–7, Port Walthall Junction, Virginia.

Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse

May 8–21, Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Part of Ulysses S. Grant‘s Overland Campaign in Virginia in the summer of 1864, the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse was a costly tactical victory for Robert E. Lee‘s Army of Northern Virginia, which could not hope to win a war of attrition.

May 9, Swift Creek, Virginia.

May 9, Cloyd’s Mountain, Virginia.

May 10, Chester Station, Virginia.

May 10, Cove Mountain, Virginia.

Battle of Yellow Tavern

May 11, Henrico County, Virginia. The Battle of Yellow Tavern was a cavalry battle which was part of the Overland Campaign which saw J.E.B. Stuart mortally wounded.

May 12–16, Proctor’s Creek, Virginia.

Battle of New Market

May 15, Shenandoah County, Virginia. The Confederates, along with cadets from VMI, drove Union General Franz Sigel out of the Shenandoah Valley.

May 20, Ware Bottom Church, Virginia.

May 23–26, North Anna, Virginia.

May 24, Wilson’s Wharf, Virginia.

Battle of Cold Harbor

May 31-June 12, Cold Harbor, Virginia. The Battle of Cold Harbor marked the end of Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s Overland Campaign known for the 7,000 Union casualties suffered in under an hour in a frontal assault on Confederate lines.

Battle of Petersburg

June 15–18, Petersburg, Virginia. The Battle of Petersburg, Virginia (siege of Petersburg), June 9, 1864, to March 25, 1865, marked a change in tactics in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War. Instead of the campaigns of maneuver that had characterized the war up to that point, Union and Confederate armies fought a series of trench-warfare battles more like those of World War I than of the Civil War.

June 17–18, Leesburg, Virginia.

June 21–24, Jerusalem Plank Road, Virginia.

June 24, Saint Mary’s Church, Virginia.

June 25, Stanton River Bridge, Virginia.

June 28, Sappony Church, Virginia

June 29, Ream’s Station, Virginia.

July 9, Monocacy, Maryland.

July 11–12, Fort Stevens, Washington, DC.

July 17–18, Cool Spring, Virginia.

July 20, Rutherford Farm, Virginia.

July 24, Kernstown, Virginia.

July 27–29, Deep Bottom, Virginia.

July 30, Battle of the Crater, Siege of Petersburg, Virginia.

August 1, Folcks Mill, Maryland.

August 7, Moorefield, West Virginia.

August 13–20, Deep Bottom, Virginia.

August 16, Guard Hill, Virginia.

August 18–21, Globe Tavern, Virginia.

August 25, Ream’s Station, Virginia.

August 25–29, Smithfield Crossing, Virginia.

September 3–4, Berryville, Virginia.

September 19, Opequon, Virginia.

Battle of Fisher’s Hill

September 21–24, Fisher’s Hill, Virginia. Union Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan attacked the seemingly impregnable heights of Fisher’s Hill, grandly known as the “Gibraltar of the Shenandoah Valley.”

September 29–30, Chaffin’s Farm, Virginia.

September 30–October 2, Peeble’s Farm, Virginia.

October 2, Saltville, Virginia.

October 7, Darbytown & New Market roads, Virginia.

October 9, Tom’s Brook, Virginia.

October 13, Darbytown Road, Virginia.

October 19, Cedar Creek, Virginia.

October 27–28, Boydton Plank Road, Virginia.

October 27–28, Fair Oaks & Darbytown Road.

December 17–18, Marion, Virginia.

December 20–21, Saltville, Virginia

Western Theater

January 17, Dandridge, Tennessee.

January 26, Athens, Alabama.

January 27, Fair Garden, Tennessee.

February 22, Okalona, Mississippi.

February 22–27, Dalton, Georgia.

March 25, Paducah, Kentucky.

Battle of Fort Pillow

April 12, Fort Pillow, Tennessee. Nathan Bedford Forrest‘s command captures a Mississippi River fort in Tennessee, leading to a massacre of many of the United States Colored Troops defending the fort.

May 7–13, Rocky Face, Georgia.

Battle of Resaca

May 13–15, Resaca, Georgia. Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman took on Joseph E. Johnston during the Atlanta campaign.

May 17, Adairsville, Georgia.

May 25–26, New Hope Church, Georgia.

June 22, Kolb’s Farm, Georgia.

July 14–15, Tupelo, Mississippi.

Battle Of Peachtree Creek

July 20, Peach Tree Creek, Georgia. The Battle of Peachtree Creek was part of the Atlanta Campaign and was the first major attack by Lt. Gen. John B.Hood.

Battle of Atlanta

July 22, Atlanta, Georgia. Union victory in the Battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864, is often credited as the turning point that allowed Abraham Lincoln to be re-elected president instead of his opponent, George B. McClellan, who would have sought peace terms with the Confederacy. After the battle, Confederate troops set fire to the city before evacuating, to deny its resources to William T. Sherman‘s Federal troops.

July 28, Ezra Church, Georgia.

August 5–7, Utoy Creek, Georgia.

August 15–15, Dalton, Georgia.

August 20, Lovejoy’s Station, Georgia.

August 31–September 1, Jonesborough, Georgia.

October 5, Allatoona, Georgia.

October 26–29, Decatur, Alabama.

November 4–5, Johnsonville, Tennessee.

November 11–13, Bull’s Gap, Tennessee.

November 22, Griswoldville, Georgia.

November 28, Buck Head, Georgia.

November 29, Spring Hill, Tennessee.

Battle of Franklin

November 30, Franklin, Tennessee. Five bloody hours of fighting took place in the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, November 30, 1864.

November 30, Honey Hill, South Carolina.=

Battle of Waynesborough

December 4, Waynesborough, Georgia. The Battle of Waynesborough was one of the later battles of Sherman’s March to the Sea and opened the route to Savannah.

December 13, Fort McAllister, Georgia.

Battle of Nashville

December 15–16, Atlanta, Georgia. The battle of Nashville was the last major battle in the Western Theater and a major victory for the Union.

December 24–27, Fort Fisher, North Carolina.

Trans-Mississippi

February 13, Middle Boggy Depot, Indian Territory.

April 3–4, Elkin’s Ferry, Arkansas.

April 8, Mansfield, Louisiana.

April 9, Pleasant Hill, Louisiana.

April 9, Prairie D’Ane, Arkansas.

April 12–13, Blairs Landing, Louisiana.

April 23, Monetts Ferry, Louisiana.

April 30, Jenkins Ferry, Arkansas.

September 27, Fort Davidson, Missouri.

October 15, Glasgow, Missouri.

September 19, Lexington, Missouri.

October 21, Little Blue River, Missouri.

October 22, Independence, Missouri.

October 22, Byrams Ford, Missouri.

October 23, Westport, Missouri.

October 25, Mine Creek, Kansas.

Gulf Coast

February 20, Olustee, Florida.

March 14, Fort De Russy, Louisiana.

Battle of Mobile Bay

August 5, Mobile Bay, Alabama. In the Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama, August 5, 1864, a Union fleet under Rear Adm. David G. Farragut, attacked and defeated a smaller, less well-equipped Confederate naval force. The battle is most often remembered for a line Farragut may or may not have actually spoken: Warned there were torpedoes (mines) floating in the harbor, he reportedly said, “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!”

Off Cherbourg, France

June 25, USS Kearsarge fights CSS Alabama.

Civil War Battles: 1865

Eastern Theater

February 5–7, Hatcher’s Run, Virginia.

March 2, Waynesborough, Virginia.

March 25, Fort Stedman, Virginia.

Appomattox Campaign

  • March 29, Lewis’s Farm, Virginia.
  • March 31, White Oak Road, Virginia.
  • March 31, Dinwiddie Courthouse, Virginia.
  • April 1, Five Forks, Virginia.
  • April 2, Sutherland’s Station, Virginia.
  • April 3, Namozine Church, Virginia.
  • April 5, Amelia Springs, Virginia.
  • April 6, Rice’s Station, Virginia.

Battle of Sailor’s Creek

April 6, Amelia County, Virginia. The Battle of Sailor’s Creek was part of the Appomattox Campaign during the final days of the civil war and was Robert E. Lee‘s last battle before surrendering at Appomattox Court House.

Battle of Appomattox Courthouse

April 8, Appomattox Station, Virginia. The Battle of Appomattox Courthouse was the last battle fought by Robert E. Lee‘s Army of Northern Virginia. After his attempt to break out of a closing trap failed, Lee met with Ulysses S. Grant to surrender his army. Although the Civil War did not end with the surrender at Appomattox, the loss of the South’s largest army was the death knell of the Confederacy. The battles are collectively known as the Appomattox Campaign.

April 6-7, High Bridge, Virginia.

April 7, Cumberland Church, Virginia.

Western Theater

January 13–15, Fort Fisher, North Carolina.

February 3, Rivers Bridge, South Carolina.

February 13–21, Wilmington, North Carolina.

March 7–10, Wyse Fork, North Carolina.

March 10, Monroe’s Crossroads, North Carolina.

March 16, Averasborough, North Carolina.

March 19–21, Bentonville, North Carolina.

April 2, Selma, Alabama.

Trans-Mississippi

Battle of Palmetto Ranch

May 12-13, Palmetto Ranch, Texas.

Gulf Coast

March 6, Natural Bridge, Florida.

March 27–April 8, Siege of Spanish Fort, Alabama.

April 2–9, Siege of Fort Blakeley, Alabama.