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Civil War Battles

This is a listing of principal events, as taken directly from the Official Records. This index will show the primary Battles and Campaigns.

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Dec 20, 1860 - Ordinance of secession adopted by the South Carolina Convention
Jan 9, 1861 - Ordinance of secession adopted in Mississippi
Jan 10, 1861 - Ordinance of secession adopted in Florida
Jan 11, 1861 - Ordinance of Secession adopted in Alabama
Jan 19, 1861 - Ordinance of secession adopted in Georgia
Jan 26, 1861 - Ordinance of secession adopted in Louisiana
Feb 1, 1861 - Ordinance of secession adopted by Texas Convention
Feb 7, 1861 - The Choctaw Nation (Indian Territory) declares its adherence to the Southern states
Apr 12-14, 1861 - Bombardment and evacuation of Fort Sumter
Apr 17, 1861 - Ordinance of secession adopted by Virginia Convention
May 6, 1861 - Ordinance of secession adopted by Arkansas Convention
May 18-19, 1861 - Engagement at Sewell's Point VA
May 20, 1861 - Ordinance of secession adopted in North Carolina
Jun 10, 1861 - Engagement at Big Bethel, or Bethel church, VA
Jun 17, 1861 - Engagement at Boonville, MO
Jul 5, 1861 - Engagement near Carthage, MO embracing actions at Dry Fork Creek and Brier Fork.
Jul 16-22, 1861 - The Bull Run, or Manassas, campaign VA
Aug 10, 1861 - Battle of Oak Hills, Springfield, or Wilson's Creek, MO.
Nov 28, 1861 - Missouri admitted as a member of the confederate States of America.
Feb 8, 1862 - Battle of Roanoke Island, NC
Mar 6-8, 1862 - Battle of Pea Ridge, or Elkhorn Tavern, Ark
Mar 14, 1862 - Battle of New Berne, NC
Mar 18-Aug. 6, 1862 - Operations about Vicksburg, Miss., and Baton Rouge, La.
Mar 23, 1862 - Battle of Kernstown or Winchester, VA
Apr 5-May 4, 1862 - Siege of Yorktown, VA
Apr 6-7, 1862 - Battle of Pittsburg Landing, or Shiloh TN
Apr 10-11, 1862 - Bombardment and capture of Fort Pulaski GA
May 5, 1862 - Battle of Williamsburg, VA
May 12-13,1862 - Surrender of Natchez, Miss., demanded, and occupation of, by U. S. naval forces.
May 31-Jun 1, 1862 - Battle of Fair Oaks, or Seven Pines, VA
Jun 25-Jul 1, 1862 - The Seven Days Battles
          Jun 25, 1862 - Engagement at Oak Grove, King's School-House, French's Field or the Orchard
          Jun 26, 1862 - Battle of Mechanicsville, Beaver Dam Creek, or Ellison's Mill. Engagement at
                     Point of Rocks, Appomattox River
          Jun 27, 1862 - Battles of Gaines' Mill, Cold Harbor, or the Chickahominy. 
          Jun 29, 1862 - Engagement at Peach Orchard, or Allen's Farm, near Fair Oaks Station. Battle of
                     Savage Station, on Richmond and York River Railroad. 

          Jun 30, 1862 - Engagement at White Oak Swamp Bridge. Battle of Glendale, Nelson's Farm,
                     Charles city Cross-Roads, New Market Road, Frazier's Farm, or Willis' Church.

                     Engagement at Turkey Bridge, or Malvern Cliff. 
          Jul 1, 1862 - Battle of Malvern Hill, or Crew's (or Poindexter's) Farm
Aug 9, 1862 - Battle of Cedar Run, or Cedar (or Slaughter) Mountain VA
Aug 30, 1862 - Battle of Richmond, Ky., or engagements at Mount Zion Church, White's Farm, and Richmond.
Oct 8, 1862 - Battle of Perryville, or Chaplin Hills, Ky.
Oct 3-12, 1862 - Battle of Corinth, Miss., and pursuit of the Confederate forces.
Dec 7, 1862 - Battle of Prairie Grove, Fayetteville, or Illinois Creek, Ark.
Dec 11-15, 1862 - Battle of Fredericksburg, Va.
Jan 20-24, 1863 - The "Mud March."
May 1, 1863 - Battle of Port Gibson, or Thompson's Hill, Miss.
May 16, 1863 - Battle of Champion's Hill, or Baker's Creek, Miss.
May 19-July 4, 1863 - Siege of Vicksburg, Miss.
Jul 1-3, 1863 - Battle of Gettysburg, Pa.
Sep 19-20, 1863 - Battle of Chickamauga, Ga.
Nov 24, 1863 - Battle of Lookout Mountain, Tenn.
Nov 25, 1863 - Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tenn.
May 14-15, l864 - Battle of Resaca, Ga.
Jul 20, 1864 - Battle of Peach Tree Creek, Ga.
Jul 22, 1864 - Battle of Atlanta, Ga.
Jul 28, 1864 - Battle of Ezra Church, GA.
Jul 30, 1864 - Explosion of the Mine and assault on the Crater, Petersburg, Va.
Aug 18-21, 1864 - Battle of the Weldon Railroad, Va. (including combats at Globe Tavern, Yellow House, and Blick's Station)
Aug 25, 1864 - Battle of Reams' Station, Va.
Aug 31-Sept. 1, 1864 - Battle of Jonesborough, Ga.
Sep 29-30, 1864 - Battle of Chaffin's Farm, Va. (including combats at Fort Harrison, Fort Gilmer, New Market Heights, and Laurel Hill).
Sep 29-Oct. 2, 1864 - Battle of Poplar Spring Church, Va. (including combats at Wyatt's, Peebles', and Pegram's Farms, Chappell House, and Vaughan Road).
Feb 5-7, 1865 - Battle of Hatcher's Run, Va. (otherwise known as Dabney's Mill, Armstrong's Mill, Rowanty Creek, and Vaughan Road).
Mar 8-10, 1865 - Battle of Kinston, or Wise's Forks, N. C.
Mar 16, 1865 - Battle of Averasborough (or Taylor's Hole Creek), N. C.
Mar 19-21, 1865 - Battle of Bentonville , N. C.
Apr 1, 1865 - Battle of Five Forks, Va.
 

 

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