Campaigns, Battles and Events of the American Civil War, 1861–1865


  • 12 April 1861 – Rebel attack on Fort Sumter, South Carolina
  • 21 July 1861 – Battle of Bull Run (Manassas)
  • 8 February 1862 – US Flag Officer Andrew Foote takes Fort Henry, Tennessee
  • 15 - 16 February 1862 – US General Grant takes Fort Donelson, Tennessee
  • 7 March 1862 – Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas
  • 6 - 7 April 1862 – Battle of Shiloh (Pittsburg Landing), Tennessee
  • 24 April 1862 – New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 4 May 1862 – end of the Siege of Yorktown, Virginia
  • 5 May 1862 – Action at Williamsburg, Virginia
  • 31 May 1862 – Battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia
  • 26 June 1862 – Battle of Mechanicsville
  • 27 June 1862 – Battle of Gaines' Mill
  • 30 June 1862 – Frayser's Farm
  • 29 - 30 August 1862 – Second Battle of Bull Run
  • 17 September 1862 – Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg)
  • 8 October 1862 – Battle of Perryville, Kentucky
  • 13 December 1862 – Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • 31 December 1862 und 2 Januar 1863 – Battle of Murfreesboro (Stones River)
  • 1 - 2 May 1863 – Battle of Chancellorsville
  • 3 May 1863 – Union attack against Marye's Heights, Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • 5 May 1863 – Salem Church
  • 3 - 5 July 1863 – Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • 4 July 1863 – General Grant takes Vicksburg
  • 19 - 20 September 1863 – Battle of Chickamauga
  • 23 November 1863 – Orchard Knob, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 24 November 1863 – Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 25 November 1863 – Missionary Ridge, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 5 - 6 May 1864 – The Wilderness
  • 12 May 1864 – Battle of Spotsylvania, The Wilderness
  • 25 May 1864 – Battle of New Hope Church, Georgia
  • 27 May 1864 – Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia
  • 3 June 1864 – Battle of Cold Harbor
  • 10 June 1864 – Action at Brice's Crossroad, Mississippi
  • 22 July 1864 – Battle of Atlanta, Georgia
  • 30 July 1864 – The Crater, Petersburg, Virginia
  • 19 September 1864 – Battle of Winchester
  • 23 October 1864 – Battle of Westport, Missouri
  • 29 November 1864 – Battle of Spring Hill, Tennessee
  • 30 November 1864 – Battle of Franklin, Tennessee
  • 15.-16 December 1864 – Battle of Nashville, Tennessee
  • 25 March 1865 – Attack on Fort Stedman, Petersburg, Virginia
  • 31 March - 1 April 1865 – Battle of Five Forks, Virginia
  • 3 April 1865 – Union Army enters Richmond, Virginia
  • 9 April 1865 – Surrender at Appomatox Court House, Virginia

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