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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 »
Shiloh, Battle of
The Battle of Shiloh, also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, was a land engagement fought on April 6 and 7, 1862 close to the Shiloh Church, near Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee, during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Pine Mountain, Battle of
The Battle of Pine Mountain, which also was known as the Battle of Pine Knob and the Battle of Pine Hill, was a relatively minor engagement between Union forces commanded by Major General William T. Sherman and Confederate forces commanded by General Joseph E. Johnston on June 14 and 15, 1864 during the Atlanta Campaign. Continue Reading »
Pigeon Roost, Battle of
The Battle of Pigeon Roost, also known as the Battle of Pigeon’s Roost, was the culmination of a three-day engagement known as the Battle of Princeton Court House. The battle took place in Mercer County, Virginia (now West Virginia) on May 17, 1862. Continue Reading »
Piedmont, Battle of
The Battle of Piedmont took place at Piedmont, Virginia on June 5, 1864 during the Lynchburg Campaign. Continue Reading »
Pickett's Mill, Battle of
The Battle of Pickett's Mill was an encounter between Union forces commanded by Major General William T. Sherman and Confederate forces commanded by General Joseph E. Johnston on May 27, 1864 during the Atlanta Campaign. Continue Reading »
Petersburg II, Battle of
Also known as the Assault on Petersburg, some historians consider the Battle of Petersburg II, fought between June 15 - 18, 1864, to be the first engagement of the Petersburg Campaign. Continue Reading »
Pea Ridge, Battle of
Fought from March 6 to 8, 1862, the Battle of Pea Ridge, also known as the Battle of Elkhorn Tavern, was the largest battle fought west of the Mississippi River during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Orchard Knob, Battle of
Fought on November 23, 1863, the Battle of Orchard Knob was the first engagement of Major General Ulysses S. Grant’s breakout from Confederate General Braxton Bragg’s siege of Chattanooga. Continue Reading »
Petersburg I, Battle of
Also known as the Battle of Old Men and Young Boys, some historians consider the Battle of Petersburg I, fought on June 9, 1864, to be the first engagement of the Petersburg Campaign. Continue Reading »
Oak Grove, Battle of
Fought on June 25, 1862, the Battle of Oak Grove, also known as the Battle of French's Field and the Battle of King's School House, was the first engagement of the Seven Days Battles during the Peninsula Campaign. Continue Reading »
North Anna, Battle of
Fought between May 23 and 26, 1864, the Battle of North Anna was an engagement in Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign between the Union Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. Continue Reading »
Nashville, Battle of
The Battle of Nashville was a military engagement that took place in Davidson County, Tennessee, near the city of Nashville, on December 15 and 16, 1864 during the Franklin-Nashville Campaign. Continue Reading »
Saint Mary's Church, Battle of
The Battle of Saint Mary's Church, which was also known as the Battle of Nance's Shop, was an engagement in Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign. On June 24, 1864, Confederate cavalry, commanded by Major General Wade Hampton, engaged Union cavalry forces, commanded by Major General Philip Sheridan, near Saint Mary's Church in Charles City, Virginia. Continue Reading »
Stones River, Battle of
The Battle of Stones River, also known as the Battle of Murfreesboro, was a land engagement fought near Murfreesboro, Tennessee during the American Civil War, between December 31, 1862 and January 2, 1863. Continue Reading »
Monocacy, Battle of
The Battle of Monocacy, also known as the Battle of Monocacy Junction and the Battle of Monocacy River, was fought in Frederick County, Maryland on July 9, 1864. Continue Reading »

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