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Army of the South
Formed in February 1865 and commanded by Major General Joseph E. Johnson, the Confederate Army of the South, consisted of the Army of Tennessee and all troops in Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and the Department of Southern Virginia. Continue Reading »
Army of Georgia
The Army of Georgia, consisting of the 14th and 20th Army Corps, served as the left wing of Major General William T. Sherman's army group throughout the Savannah Campaign and the Carolinas Campaign. Continue Reading »
Army of Tennessee
The Army of Tennessee was the Confederacy's primary fighting force in the Western Theater of the American Civil War between 1862 and 1865. Continue Reading »
Davis, Jefferson Finis
A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, Mexican-American War veteran, U.S. Congressman, Senator, and Secretary of War, Jefferson Davis served as the first and only President of the Confederate States of America. Continue Reading »
Johnston, Joseph E.
Joseph Eggleston Johnston was a Confederate military leader during the American Civil War, who received both criticism and praise for his defensive tactics during the Peninsula and Atlanta Campaigns. Continue Reading »
Carolinas Campaign
Major General William T. Sherman's Carolinas Campaign of 1865 was the last major Union offensive in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Averasboro, Battle of
On March 16, 1865, at the Battle of Averasboro, nearly 5,400 Confederate soldiers, commanded by William J. Hardee, temporarily delayed the left wing of William T. Sherman's forces, as it proceeded through the Carolinas. Continue Reading »
Bentonville, Battle of
The Battle of Bentonville, fought from March 19 through March 21, 1865, near Bentonville, North Carolina, was the final battle of Major General William T. Sherman's Carolinas Campaign. Continue Reading »
Princeton Court House, Battle of
The Princeton Court House, also known as the Battle of Pigeon’s Roost and the Battle of Pigeon Roost, was a three-day engagement in Mercer County, Virginia (now West Virginia) from May 15 to 17, 1862. Continue Reading »
Yellow Tavern, Battle of
The Battle of Yellow Tavern (May 11, 1864) was a cavalry engagement during Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign. Continue Reading »
Wilson's Creek, Battle of
Fought on August 10, 1861, the Battle of Wilson's Creek was the first major Civil War battle fought west of the Mississippi River and the scene of the death of Nathaniel Lyon, the first Union general killed in combat. Continue Reading »
Wilderness, Battle of the
Fought between May 5 and 7, 1864, the Battle of the Wilderness was the first major battle in Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign. Continue Reading »
White Oak Road, Battle of
The Battle of White Oak Road took place in Dinwiddie County, Virginia on March 31, 1865, during Appomattox Campaign. Continue Reading »
Waynesboro, Battle of
The Union victory at the Battle of Waynesboro, fought on March 2, 1865 in Augusta County, Virginia, ended any meaningful Confederate presence in the Shenandoah Valley for the remainder of the Civil War. Continue Reading »
Wauhatchie, Battle of
One of the largest night battles of the American Civil War, the Battle of Wauhatchie took place on October 28–29, 1863, in Hamilton and Marion counties, Tennessee, and in Dade County, Georgia. Continue Reading »
Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of
Fought between May 2 and 21, 1864, the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House was the second major engagement of Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign. Continue Reading »
Selma, Battle of
The Battle of Selma took place in Selma, Alabama on April 2, 1865, during the American Civil War. Major General James H. Wilson's Union cavalrymen attacked Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest's greatly outnumbered Confederate cavalry force defending the city. Continue Reading »
Rich Mountain, Battle of
The Battle of Rich Mountain was fought on July 11 1861, in Randolph County, Virginia (now West Virginia). Continue Reading »
Ream's Station II, Battle of
Fought on August 25, 1864, during the Petersburg Campaign, the Battle of Ream's Station II was a Confederate victory that followed the destruction by Union forces of several miles of the Weldon Railroad. Continue Reading »
Raymond, Battle of
The Battle of Raymond was fought south of Raymond, Mississippi on May 12, 1863, during the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »

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