Battle of Fort Sumter April 12 - P.G.T. Beauregard fires on Fort - first important
battle of American Civil War
Battle of Sewell's Point (May 15 – May 16) - Union gunboats fight inconclusive
battle with Confederate artillery.
Battle of Aquia Creek (May 29 – June 1) - Confederate artillery hit by naval
bombardment, later withdrawn.
Battle of Philippi Races June 3 - Union troops under McClellan defeats rebels
Battle of Big Bethel June 10 - Union attack on Confederate positions near a church repelled.
Battle of Boonville June 17 - Union forces defeat pro-Confederate governor's Missouri
Battle of Hoke's Run July 2 - Robert Patterson defeats Confederate force but fails to
capitalize on his victory.
Battle of Carthage July 5 - Confederate victory in Missouri during U.S. Civil War.
Battle of Rich Mountain July 11 - Confederate force split in half mid-battle; one half
surrenders, the other escapes.
Battle of Blackburn's Ford July 18 - Irvin McDowell defeated in recon-in-force against
Confederate forces at Manassas.
Battle of 1st Bull Run, or 1st Manassas July 21 - Union under McDowell lose to
Confederates under J.E. Johnston, P.G.T. Beauregard, Jackson nicknamed "Stonewall".
Battle of Athens August 5 - Union victory in small skirmish in Missouri
Battle of Wilson's Creek August 10 - Union forces lose
Battle of Kessler's Cross Lanes August 26 - Confederates surprise and defeat Union forces.
Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries (August 28 – August 29) - Union forces capture
two North Carolina forts.
Battle of Dry Wood Creek September 2 - Union cavalry from Kansas defeated by
Missouri State Guard.
Battle of Carnifex Ferry September 10 - Confederates withdraw by night after
several hours of fighting.
Battle of Cheat Mountain (September 12 – September 15) - 300 Union troops
withstand uncoordinated Confederate attacks.
First Battle of Lexington (September 13 – September 20) - Union forces badly
defeated by Missouri State Guard.
Battle of Liberty September 17 - Minor Missouri State Guard victory.
Battle of Greenbrier River October 3 - Confederates withdraw after inconclusive battle.
Battle of Santa Rosa Island October 9 - Union forces capture island.
Battle of Ball's Bluff October 21 - 700 Union soldiers captured
Battle of Camp Wild Cat October 21 - Confederates chased from Cumberland Gap
Battle of Fredericktown October 21 - Missouri State Guard defeated.
First Battle of Springfield October 25 - Union forces capture town.
Battle of Belmont November 9 - Grant captures and destroys Confederate
supplies near Cairo, Illinois
Battle of Round Mountain November 19 - Confederate forces defeat Opothleyahola
near present-day Stillwater.
Battle of Chusto-Talasah December 9 - Opothleyahola defeated near present-day Tulsa.
Battle of Camp Alleghany December 13 - Confederates withstand Union attack.
Battle of Dranesville December 20 - Union defeats Confederate forces under J.E.B. Stuart.
Battle of Chustenahlah December 26 - Opothleyahola defeated, flees to Kansas.
Battle of Mount Zion Church December 28 - Union victory in Northeastern Missouri.
Battle of Cockpit Point January 3 - Inconclusive Civil War battle in Virginia.
Battle of Hancock - (January 5 – January 6) - Unsuccessful Confederate attack
on Maryland town.
Battle of Roan's Tan Yard January 8 - Confederates routed.
Battle of Middle Creek January 10 - Union forces under James A. Garfield
defeat Confederates under Humphrey Marshall.
Battle of Mill Springs January 19 - Union victory, Felix Zollicoffer killed.
Battle of Fort Henry February 6 - Ulysses S. Grant and gunboats under
Andrew Hull Foote take fort and gain control of Tennessee River
Battle of Roanoke Island (February 7 – February 8) - Union forces under Ambrose
E. Burnside capture island.
Battle of Elizabeth City February 10 - Destruction of the Mosquito Fleet.
Battle of Fort Donelson (February 12 – February 16) - Grant takes fort, accepts
surrender of Confederate army, and gains control of Cumberland River
Battle of Valverde (February 20 – February 21) - Union forces routed in New Mexico Territory.
Battle of Pea Ridge March 7 - Missouri saved for Union
Battle of Hampton Roads March 9 - Monitor defeats Merrimac
Battle of New Bern March 14 - Union troops disembark from ships and capture town.
First Battle of Kernstown March 23 - Union forces defeat Confederates under
Battle of Glorieta (March 26 – March 28) - Union forces outmaneuver Confederates
near Santa Fe.
Battle of Shiloh (April 6 – April 7) - Ulysses S. Grant attacked by Albert Sidney
Johnston and P.G.T. Beauregard, defeats them
Battle of Island Number Ten (February 28 – April 8) - Union victory by Pope
Battle of Ft. Pulaski April 11 - Union takes fort
Battle of Peralta April 15 - Union forces defeat the 5th Texas Mounted Volunteers.
Battle of South Mills April 19 - Confederates thwart attempt to destroy a canal.
Battle of Fort Macon (March 23 – April 26) Confederate fort surrenders after Union
Battle of New Orleans (April 25 – May 1) - Union forces capture city.
Battle of Yorktown (April 5 – May 4) - Union troops win skirmish near site of
decisive Revolutionary War battle.
Battle of Williamsburg May 5 - McClellan and Longstreet fight inconclusive battle.
Battle of Eltham's Landing May 7 - Inconclusive Civil War battle in Virginia.
Battle of McDowell (May 8 – May 9) - Stonewall Jackson's Confederates defeat Union forces.
Battle of Drewry's Bluff May 15 - Union naval attack repelled by Confederate artillery.
Battle of Whitney's Lane May 19 - Union campaign towards Little Rock, Arkansas halted
Battle of Front Royal May 23 - Stonewall Jackson forces Union retreat by
threatening the rear of the Union force.
First Battle of Winchester May 25 - Stonewall Jackson defeats Nathaniel P. Banks.
Battle of Hanover Courthouse May 27 - Union victory during U.S. Civil War.
Siege of Corinth April 29 – May 30 - Union forces capture town, Beauregard
tricks Union in order to escape to Tupelo.
Battle of Seven Pines May 31 - J.E. Johnston attacks Union forces, wounded, inconclusive
Battle of Tranter's Creek June 5 - Confederate forces retreat after Colonel Singletary is killed.
Battle of Memphis June 6 - Union forces capture the city.
First Battle of Chattanooga (June 7 – June 8) - Union forces bombard the town.
Battle of Cross Keys June 8 – John C. Fremont defeated by elements of
Stonewall Jackson's force.
Battle of Port Republic June 9 - Costly victory for Stonewall Jackson.
Battle of Secessionville June 16 - Union fails to take town, Union commander
later court-martialed for disobeying orders.
Battle of Saint Charles June 17 - The USS Mound City is hit by Confederate
shore gun and explodes.
Battle of Oak Grove June 25 - Indecisive battle between McClellan and Lee.
Battle of Beaver Dam Creek June 26 - Robert E. Lee defeated.
Battle of Gaines' Mill June 27 - Lee defeats McClellan.
Battle of Garnett's & Golding's Farm (June 27 – June 28) - Indecisive battle
between Lee and McClellan.
Battle of Savage's Station June 29 - Union forces withdraw
Battle of White Oak Swamp June 30 - Indecisive artillery duel during U.S. Civil War.
Battle of Glendale June 30 - McClellan retreats from Lee's Confederates.
Battle of Tampa (June 30 – July 1) - Union gunboat attacks, but later withdraws.
Battle of Malvern Hill July 1 - McClellan defeats Lee but withdraws after battle.
Battle of Hill's Plantation July 7 - Union victory in Arkansas.
First Battle of Murfreesboro July 13 - Confederate victory during American Civil War.
Battle of Cedar Mountain July 30 - Jackson defeats Union troops
Battle of Baton Rouge August 5
Battle of Kirksville (August 6 – August 9) - Union forces capture town.
Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9 - Union forces repelled by Confederate counter-attack.
First Battle of Independence August 11 - Confederate victory near Kansas City.
Battle of Lone Jack (August 15 – August 16) - Confederate victory, Union
commander killed. Rebels forced to withdraw after battle.
Battle of Fort Ridgely (August 21 – August 22) - Failed Santee Sioux attack
on Union controlled fort.
First Battle of Rappahannock Station (August 22 – August 25) - Union supplies
destroyed during skirmish.
Battle of Bull Run Bridge - Confederates capture and destroy Manassas Station.
Battle of Thoroughfare Gap August 28 - Longstreet defeats small union force.
Battle of 2nd Bull Run, or Second Manassas August 30 - Jackson, Lee, and
Longstreet defeats Pope's Army of Northern Virginia
Battle of Richmond (Kentucky) - August 30 - Confederates under Edmund Kirby
Smith rout Union army under Gen. William Nelson
Battle of Chantilly September 1 - Union forces escape from nearly being cut off,
Philip Kearny is killed.
Battle of South Mountain September 14 - McClellan defeats Lee.
Battle of Harpers Ferry (September 12 – September 15) - Stonewall Jackson
captures Union garrison.
Battle of Antietam September 17 - McClellan ends Lee's invasion of North,
bloodiest day of war
Battle of Munfordville (September 17 – September 18) - Union force surrenders.
Battle of Iuka September 19 - Grant is victorious near Mississippi town.
Battle of Shepherdstown (September 19 – September 20) - Confederate
brigades counterattack and defeat pursuing Union brigades.
First Battle of Newtonia September 30 - Union forces panic under bombardment
from Confederate artillery.
Second Battle of Corinth (October 3 – October 4) - Confederate attack fails.
Battle of Hatchie's Bridge October 5 - Confederate force under Earl Van Dorn
escapes across river.
Battle of Perryville October 8 - Buell v. Bragg, indecisive
Battle of Clark's Mill November 7 - Union force surrenders to larger Confederate force.
Battle of Cane Hill November 28 - Small Confederate force delays Union while larger
Battle of Prairie Grove December 7 - Union secures NW Arkansas
Battle of Hartsville December 7 - Disguised in Union uniforms, Confederates infiltrate
and defeat Union forces.
Battle of Fredericksburg December 13 - Lee routs Burnside
Battle of Kinston December 14 - Union forces under John G. Foster defeat Confederates
under Nathan Evans.
Battle of White Hall December 16 - Foster fights indecisive battle with Beverly Robertson
Battle of Goldsboro Bridge December 17 - Foster defeats Confederates and destroys
Battle of Jackson, Tennessee December 19 - Confederate feint to distract Union forces.
Battle of Chickasaw Bayou (December 26 – December 29) - Union attack on
Confederate right flank thwarted.
Battle of Parker's Cross Roads December 31 - Confederates repel Union
Battle of Murfreesboro December 31, 1862 – January 2, 1863 - Forces fight to draw
Second Battle of Springfield January 8 - Confederates enter town, but are unable to
take nearby fort.
Battle of Arkansas Post January 9 - Part of Vicksburg Campaign, fight for control of
mouth of Arkansas River
Battle of Hartville (January 9 – January 11) - Confederates are victorious, but unable
to continue raid.
Bear River Massacre January 29 - Shoshone forces massacred by Union troops.
Battle of Dover February 3 - Failed Confederate attack on town.
Battle of Thompson's Station March 5 - Confederate victory in Tennessee.
Battle of Fort Anderson (March 13 – March 15) Daniel H. Hill leads unsuccessful
Confederate attack on New Bern.
Battle of Kelly's Ford March 17 - Indecisive cavalry battle during Civil War.
Battle of Vaught's Hill March 20 - Union forces withstand attack by John Hunt
Battle of Brentwood March 25 - Union force surrenders.
Battle of Washington (March 30 – April 20) Hill unable to take North Carolina town
from Union forces.
First Battle of Franklin April 10 - Confederates withdraw after rearguard defeat.
Battle of Suffolk (April 11 – May 4) Twin indecisive battles at Norfleet House and
Hill's Point fought over town.
Battle of Cape Girardeau April 26 - Confederate attack fails.
Battle of Grand Gulf April 29 - Unsuccessful naval attack by Grant's forces.
Battle of Snyder's Bluff April 29 – May 1 Union feint during Vicksburg Campaign.
Battle of Day's Gap April 30 - Union victory during a raid in Alabama.
Battle of Port Gibson May 1 - in Vicksburg campaign, Grant defeats Confederates
Battle of Chalk Bluff (May 1 – May 2) - Confederates win but can't continue raid.
Battle of Chancellorsville May 2 - Lee defeats Hooker's Army of Potomac, Jackson killed
Second Battle of Fredericksburg May 3 - Union forces under John Sedgwick
defeat Confederate forces left to guard the town by Lee.
Battle of Salem Church (May 3 – May 4) - Lee defeats Sedgwick.
Battle of Raymond May 12 - Failed Confederate attempt to protect Vicksburg from
Battle of Jackson (MS) May 14 - Sherman, McPherson defeat Johnston
Battle of Champion's Hill May 16 - Grant defeats Confederates
Battle of Big Black River Bridge May 17 - Confederate forces trapped in Vicksburg.
Battle of Plains Store May 21 - Union victory near Baton Rouge.
Battle of Milliken's Bend June 7 - Confederates unable to break Siege of Vicksburg.
Battle of Brandy Station June 9 - Pleasonton surprises J.E.B. Stuart's cavalrymen
in their camps near Brandy Station
Second Battle of Winchester (June 13 – June 15) - Confederate victory paves way
for Lee's invasion.
Battle of Aldie June 17 - Indecisive battle during Robert E. Lee's march north.
Battle of Middleburg (June 17 – June 19) - J.E.B. Stuart retreats from engagement
with Union cavalry.
Battle of Upperville June 21 - Indecisive cavalry battle during Lee's invasion.
Battle of Hoover's Gap (June 24 – June 26) - Union victory prevents Confederates in
Tennessee from coming to the aid of Vicksburg.
Battle of Goodrich's Landing (June 29 – June 30) - Confederates drive Union Black
Regiments off of several plantations.
Battle of Hanover June 30 - J.E.B. Stuart forced to change his route, delaying his
efforts to unite with Lee's force outside Gettysburg.
Battle of Gettysburg (July 1 – July 3) - Lee loses to Meade, Pickett's Charge fails,
ends second invasion of North
Battle of Vicksburg July 4 - siege from May 22 ends, Grant accepts surrender of
second Confederate army
Battle of Helena July 4 - Confederate assault on river port fails securing eastern
Arkansas for Union
Battle of Boonsboro July 8 - indecisive action at rearguard of Lee's retreat.
Siege of Port Hudson (May 21 – July 9) - last Confederate stronghold on
Battle of Corydon July 9 - Confederate raid results in civilian casualties, including
a Lutheran minister.
Battle of Fort Wagner July 11 - first of two Union attempts to take Ft. Wagner.
Battle of Williamsport (July 6 – July 16) - Meade and Lee fight indecisive battle.
Battle of Honey Springs July 17 - In Indian Territory, two largely Black and Native
American forces meet. Union victory.
Battle of Fort Wagner, Morris Island July 18 - second of two Union attempts to take
Ft. Wagner fails, heroism of the 54th Massachusetts.
Battle of Manassas Gap July 23 - Indecisive battle by day, Confederates withdraw
Battle of Big Mound (July 24 – July 25) - Union forces defeat Santee and Teton Sioux forces.
Battle of Dead Buffalo Lake July 26 - Sibley defeats Sioux forces.
Battle of Salineville July 26 - Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan
surrenders in Ohio: the Northernmost U.S. Civil War Battle
Battle of Stony Lake July 28 - Sioux forces escape Union forces in pursuit.
Second Battle of Fort Sumter (August 17 – September 9) - Union attempt to retake
fort fails even after massive bombardment and naval attack.
Second Battle of Chattanooga (August 21 – September 8) - Union captures town.
Battle of Lawrence August 23 - Quantrill's Raiders pillage the city.
Battle of Devil's Backbone September 1 - Union victory after heavy fighting.
Battle of Whitestone Hill (September 3 – September 5) - Union forces defeat
several Native American tribes including Sioux and Blackfeet.
Second Battle of Sabine Pass September 8 - Confederate forces place stakes
in river to help aim their guns at Union ships, Confederate victory.
Battle of Bayou Fourche September 10 - Union victory allows for capture of Little Rock.
Battle of Davis' Cross Roads (September 10 – September 11) - Union forces
establish defensive positions prior to Chickamauga.
Battle of Chickamauga September 19 - Bragg defeats Rosecrans, George
Thomas of US anointed "The Rock of Chickamauga"
Battle of Blountsville September 22 - Union forces capture town.
Battle of Baxter Springs October 6 - Quantrill's Raiders massacre Union Black
Troops during U.S. Civil War.
Battle of Blue Springs October 10 - Confederate forces overrun.
First Battle of Auburn October 13 - J.E.B. Stuart escapes by hiding in a ravine.
Second Battle of Auburn October 14 - Confederates attack Union rearguard, indecisive.
Battle of Bristoe Station October 14 - Meade defeats elements of Lee's forces,
but Confederates destroy railroad during retreat.
Battle of Buckland Mills October 19 - Union cavalry caught in ambush, defeated.
Battle of Pine Bluff October 25 - Confederate attack fails.
Battle of Wauhatchie (October 28 – October 29) Longstreet defeated by Union forces.
Battle of Collierville November 3 - Abortive Confederate attack on the town.
Second Battle of Rappahannock Station November 7 - Union forces surge across
river, forcing Lee to retreat.
Battle of Campbell's Station November 16 - Confederate double-envelopment attempt fails.
Third Battle of Chattanooga (November 23 – November 25) - Grant defeats Braxton
Bragg and relieves Union forces besieged in Chattanooga
Battle of Ringgold Gap November 27 - Confederates under Patrick Cleburne defeat
Union forces under Joseph Hooker.
Battle of Fort Sanders November 29 - Longstreet unable to take fort due to poor
Battle of Mine Run (November 27 – December 2) Meade bombards Lee's
Confederates but then withdraws.
Battle of Bean's Station December 14 - Union forces withdraw a short distance.
Battle of Mossy Creek December 29 - Confederate cavalry forced back.
Battle of Dandridge January 17 - Union forces withdraw
Battle of Athens January 26 - Union victory in Northern Alabama.
Battle of Fair Garden January 27 - Union phyrric victory.
Battle of Morton's Ford (February 6 – February 7) - Diversionary Union attack.
Battle of Meridian (February 14 – February 20) - Sherman occupies town
Battle of Olustee February 20 - Union can't take Florida
Battle of Paducah March 25 - Confederate raid by Forrest successful.
Battle of Elkin's Ferry (April 3 – April 4) - Confederates unable to prevent Union
Battle of Mansfield April 8 - Banks Union Red River Campaign halted by rebels
Battle of Pleasant Hill April 9 - Confederate attack fails.
Battle of Prairie D'Ane (April 9 – April 13) - Frederick Steele defeats Sterling Price.
Battle of Fort Pillow April 12 - N.B. Forrest takes fort, massacres black soldiers
Battle of Poison Spring April 18 - Part of Red River Campaign in Arkansas, black
Battle of Monett's Ferry April 23 - Confederate forces driven back.
Battle of Marks' Mills April 25 - Part of Red River Campaign in Arkansas
Battle of Jenkins' Ferry April 30 - Part of Red River Campaign in Arkansas
Battle of the Wilderness May 5 - Grant and Lee meet inconclusively
Battle of Albemarle Sound May 5 - Indecisive naval battle during U.S. Civil War.
Battle of Port Walthall Junction (May 6 – May 7) - Union forces destroy railroad
Battle of Cloyd's Mountain May 9 - Union victory, Confederate General Albert G.
Battle of Swift Creek May 9 - Union forces damage railroad, but are stopped by
Battle of Cove Mountain May 10 - Union victory after brief battle.
Battle of Chester Station May 10 - Union forces under Benjamin Butler pushed back.
Battle of Yellow Tavern May 11 - Union forces win cavalry battle, J.E.B. Stuart is killed.
Battle of Rocky Face Ridge May 7 – May 13 Indecisive battle near Atlanta.
Battle of Resaca May 13 - Sherman defeats Johnston
Battle of New Market May 15 - Confederate forces halt Union army under Franz
Sigel from advance up Shenandoah Valley
Battle of Proctor's Creek (May 12 – May 16) - Beauregard defeats Butler.
Battle of Adairsville May 17 - Failed Confederate attempt to destroy part of the
Union force approaching Atlanta.
Battle of Ware Bottom Church May 20 - Beauregard boxes Butler in.
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House (May 8 – May 21) - Grant and Lee meet
inconclusively, Grant writes to Halleck "I propose to fight it out on this line if it
takes all summer"
Battle of Wilson's Wharf May 24 - Confederates under Fitzhugh Lee defeated by
two Union black regiments.
Battle of North Anna (May 23 – May 26) - Lee outmaneuvers Grant, but because
of illness, he is unable to capitalize.
Battle of New Hope Church (May 25 – May 26) Hooker's forces defeated.
Battle of Pickett's Mill May 27 - Unsuccessful attack by Sherman on Johnston.
Battle of Haw's Shop May 28 - Union advance halted.
Battle of Dallas (Georgia) May 28 - Confederate withdrawal in Georgia.
Battle of Totopotomoy Creek (May 28 – May 30) - Union forces pushed back.
Battle of Old Church May 30 - Union forces drive Confederates back to Cold Harbor.
Battle of Cold Harbor (May 31 – June 12) - Lee repulses Grant, Confederate general
says "This is not war, this is murder".
Battle of Piedmont June 5 - Union forces under David Hunter defeat Confederate
defenses on march to Staunton, Virginia, upper Shenandoah Valley
First Battle of Petersburg June 9 - Beauregard defeats Butler.
Battle of Brices Crossroads June 10 - N.B. Forrest routs Union force almost three
times as large
Battle of Trevilian Station (June 11 – June 12) - Confederate victory, George Armstrong
Custer nearly surrounded and has to be rescued by Sheridan.
Second Battle of Petersburg (June 15 – June 18) - Lee repulses Grant at back door to
Battle of Lynchburg June 17
Sinking of CSS Alabama June 19 - USS Kearsarge sinks CSS Alabama
Battle of Kolb's Farm June 22 - Confederate attack fails due to poor terrain conditions.
Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road (June 21 – June 24) - Union siege lines extended for
Siege of Petersburg.
Battle of Saint Mary's Church June 24 - Union forces fight a successful delaying action.
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain June 27 - Johnston repulses Sherman
Battle of Marietta (June 6 – July 3) - Sherman defeats Johnston
Battle of Monocacy Junction July 9 - Union Gen. Lew Wallace slows up Jubal Early,
Battle of Fort Stevens (July 11 – July 12) - Failed confederate attempt to capture
Washington, D.C., President Lincoln, observing the battle, comes under Confederate fire.
Battle of Tupelo (July 14 – July 15) - Union victory, Nathan Bedford Forrest wounded.
Battle of Cool Spring (July 18 – July 19)
Battle of Rutherford's Farm July 20 - Confederates under Jubal Early caught by surprise
Battle of Peachtree Creek July 20 - Confederate attack fails
Battle of Atlanta July 22 - Sherman turns back Hood
Second Battle of Kernstown July 24 - Jubal Early defeats Union forces.
Battle of Killdeer Mountain July 26 - Union forces defeat Sioux.
Battle of Ezra Church July 28 - Confederates fail to gain element of surprise, finding
entrenched Union forces. Union victory.
Battle of the Crater July 30 - Lee defeats Burnside
Battle of Folck's Mill August 1 - Indecisive Civil War battle.
Battle of Utoy Creek (August 5 – August 7) Indecisive battle on Union right flank near Atlanta.
Second Battle of Dalton (August 14 – August 15) - Union forces withstand attack until relieved.
Battle of Globe Tavern (August 18 – August 21) - Confederate forces lose control of
railroads at Petersburg.
Battle of Lovejoy's Station August 20 - Confederates repel Union raiders attacking the station.
Second Battle of Memphis August 21 - Partially successful Confederate raid.
Battle of Mobile Bay August 23 - David Farragut takes port, says "Damn the
torpedoes, full speed ahead"
Second Battle of Ream's Station August 25 - Union lines overrun by Confederates.
Battle of Jonesborough (August 31 – September 1) - William J. Hardee's Confederates
defeated, resulting in Atlanta's fall.
Third Battle of Winchester September 19 - Sheridan defeats Early, several officers
killed or wounded on both sides.
Battle of Fisher's Hill (September 21 – September 22) - Successful Union frontal assault.
Battle of Fort Davidson September 27 - Union forces detonate their own fort after
losing to Confederates.
Battle of Chaffin's Farm (September 29 – September 30) - Union forces victorious,
but fail to capture several forts.
Battle of Peebles' Farm (September 30 – October 2) - Union victory near Petersburg.
Battle of Saltville (October 1 – October 3) - Confederates defeat Union Black Cavalry,
war crimes committed against captured blacks.
Battle of Allatoona October 5 - Union fortifications hold.
Battle of Darbytown Road October 7 - Confederate attack repelled near Richmond.
Battle of Tom's Brook October 9 - Union cavalry defeats Confederates.
Battle of Glasgow October 15 - Union forces surrender.
Second Battle of Lexington October 19 - Union forces driven out of town.
Battle of Cedar Creek October 19 - Sheridan defeats Early, drives rebels from
Battle of Little Blue River October 21 - Confederate victory in Missouri.
Second Battle of Independence October 22 - Union forces occupy town.
Battle of Byram's Ford (October 22 – October 23) - Confederates under Marmaduke defeated.
Battle of Westport October 23 - Union forces win decisive battle to take control of Missouri.
Battle of Marais des Cygnes October 25 - Price's Confederates pursued into Kansas.
Battle of Mine Creek October 25 - Price's army crushed, flees back into Missouri.
Battle of Marmiton River October 25 - Price escapes Union pursuit.
Battle of Decatur October 26 – October 29) - Confederates unable to cross river.
Battle of Boydton Plank Road (October 27 – October 28) - Union forces take
control of road, but withdraw after battle.
Second Battle of Newtonia October 28 - James G. Blunt defeats Joseph O. Shelby.
Battle of Johnsonville (November 4 – November 5) - Confederates bombard Union
forces during the night after a fire starts near union positions.
Battle of Bull's Gap (November 11 – November 13) - Minor Confederate victory during
U.S. Civil War.
Sherman's March to the Sea November 16 - Sherman lays waste to South
Battle of Columbia November 24 - Confederates divert attention
First Battle of Adobe Walls November 25 - Kit Carson fights Kiowa forces to a draw,
but manages to destroy their settlement.
Battle of Sand Creek November 29 - U.S. forces massacre Cheyenne and Arapaho.
Battle of Spring Hill November 29 - Confederate mistakes allow Federal forces to redeploy,
leading to the Battle of Franklin.
Battle of Franklin November 30 - Hood attacks Thomas but loses
Battle of Waynesboro, Georgia December 4 - Kilpatrick stops Wheeler from attacking
Third Battle of Murfreesboro (December 5 – December 7) - Confederate raid mostly
First Battle of Fort Fisher (December 7 – December 27) - Failed Union attempt to take fort.
Battle of Nashville (December 15 – December 16) - Confederate Army in Tennessee
Second Battle of Fort Fisher January 15 - Union takes fort
Battle of Rivers' Bridge February 3 - Union forces capture river crossing.
Battle of Hatcher's Run February 5 - Union force launch unexpected attack.
Battle of Wilmington (North Carolina) February 22 - Last rebel port falls.
Battle of Waynesboro March 2 - Remnants of Confederate Army of the Valley are destroyed.
Battle of Natural Bridge March 6 - Confederate victory in Florida prevents the capture
Battle of Wyse Fork (March 7 – March 10) - Confederate attacks repelled by Union artillery.
Battle of Averasborough March 16 - Union and Confederate forces attack one another
in turn, both attacks fail.
Battle of Bentonville (March 19 – March 21) - Sherman defeats Confederates
Battle of Fort Steadman March 25 - Lee attempts to break siege
Battle of Lewis's Farm March 29 - Union forces capture Confederate earthworks.
Battle of White Oak Road March 31 - Confederate forces under Richard H. Anderson
Battle of Dinwiddie Court House March 31 - Pickett defeats Sheridan.
Battle of Five Forks April 1 - Sheridan routs Confederates in last important battle of
American Civil War
Battle of Selma April 2 - Wilson defeats Forrest.
Third Battle of Petersburg April 2 - Grant defeats Lee.
Battle of Sutherland's Station April 2 - Lee's supply lines are cut.
Battle of Namozine Church April 3 - Several Confederates captured, Custer's brother
earns Medal of Honor.
Battle of Sayler's Creek April 6 - Union victory, Lee realizes his army will not last long.
Battle of High Bridge (April 6 – April 7) - Union forces thwart Lee's attempts to burn
bridges and to resupply, Grant proposes that Lee surrender, but he refuses.
Battle of Cumberland Church April 7 - Union forces attack Confederate rearguard, but
darkness cuts the attack short.
Battle of Spanish Fort (March 27 – April 8) - Union forces capture fort just east of Mobile.
Battle of Appomattox Station April 8 - Union forces thwart Lee's final attempt to resupply.
Battle of Fort Blakely (April 2 – April 9) - Union forces capture fort outside of Mobile.
Battle of Appomattox Courthouse April 9 - Lee's forces surrounded. He subsequently
Battle of West Point April 16 - Union victory during final phase of U.S. Civil War.
Battle of Palmito Ranch (May 22 – May 23) - Confederate victory in Texas during
final phases of U.S. Civil War.
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