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Battle of Carnifex Ferry

September 10, 1861 The Battle of Carnifex Ferry took place in Nicholas County, Virginia (now West Virginia) on September 10, 1861. The Union victory … Read more

Battle of Cedar Creek

October 19, 1864 On March 12, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln appointed native Ohioan Ulysses S. Grant as General-in-Chief of the Armies of the United … Read more

Battle of Cedar Mountain

August 9, 1862 On August 9, 1862, Major General Stonewall Jackson rallied his soldiers to defeat Major General Nathaniel Banks' troops at the Battle … Read more

Battle of Chaffin’s Farm and New Market Heights

September 29-30, 1864 Fought on September 29-30, 1864, during the Petersburg Campaign, the Battle of Chaffin’s Farm and New Market Heights was noteworthy for … Read more

Battle of Chancellorsville

April 30–May 6, 1863 Despite losing General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson to a mortal injury, the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia defeated the Army … Read more

Battle of Chantilly

September 1, 1862 Also known as the Battle of Ox Hill, the Battle of Chantilly was fought on September 1, 1862 in Fairfax County, … Read more

Battle of Chaplin Hills

October 8, 1862

Battle of Charles City Road

August 13-20, 1864

Battle of Charleston

September 13, 1862 Fought on September 13, 1862, in Charleston, Virginia (now West Virginia), the Battle of Charleston was the culminating engagement of Confederate … Read more