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Pickett’s Charge

July 3, 1863 During the first two days of battle at Gettysburg (July 1 and 2, 1863), Robert E. Lee's Confederate forces tried unsuccessfully … Read more

President Lincoln’s Executive Order Tendering Thanks to William T. Sherman

September 3, 1864 On September 3, 1864, President Lincoln issued an executive order offering the thanks of the nation to William T. Sherman for … Read more

Red River Campaign

March 10 – May 22, 1864 The Red River Campaign was an ill-fated Union attempt to capture Shreveport, Louisiana and drive all Rebel forces … Read more

Seven Days Battles

June 25 – July 1, 1862 On June 25, 1862, Confederate General Robert E. Lee launched a series of six battles in seven days … Read more

Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862

February–June 1862 Also known as Jackson's Valley Campaign, the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862, was remarkable for the adroit tactics of General Thomas "Stonewall" … Read more

Sheridan’s Valley Campaign

August–October 1864 Sheridan's Valley Campaign was the last of three campaigns that comprise the Shenandoah Valley Campaigns of 1864. On March 12, 1864, President … Read more

Sherman’s March to the Sea

November 15, 1864 – December 21, 1864 Also known as the Savannah Campaign, Sherman’s March to the Sea, was a Union offensive in late … Read more

Siege of Corinth

April 29 to May 30, 1862 The Siege of Corinth, also known as the First Battle of Corinth or the Battle of Corinth I, … Read more

Siege of Port Hudson

May 22, 1863 – July 9, 1863 Also known as the Battle of Port Hudson, the Siege of Port Hudson was the longest siege … Read more