1861 Battle of Fort Sumter April 12 - P.G.T. Beauregard fires on Fort - first important battle of American Civil War Battle of Sewell's Point (May 15 – May 16) - Union gunboats fight inconclusive battle with Confederate artillery. Battle of Aquia Creek (May 29 – June 1) - Confederate artillery hit by naval bombardment, later withdrawn. Battle of Philippi Races June 3 - Union troops under McClellan defeats rebels Battle of Big Bethel June 10 - Union attack on Confederate positions near a church repelled. Battle of Boonville June 17 - Union forces defeat pro-Confederate governor's Missouri State Guard. Battle of Hoke's Run July 2 - Robert Patterson defeats Confederate force but fails to capitalize on his victory. Battle of Carthage July 5 - Confederate victory in Missouri during U.S. Civil War. Battle of Rich Mountain July 11 - Confederate force split in half mid-battle; one half surrenders, the other escapes. Battle of Blackburn's Ford July 18 - Irvin McDowell defeated in recon-in-force against Confederate forces at Manassas. Battle of 1st Bull Run, or 1st Manassas July 21 - Union under McDowell lose to Confederates under J.E. Johnston, P.G.T. Beauregard, Jackson nicknamed "Stonewall". Battle of Athens August 5 - Union victory in small skirmish in Missouri Battle of Wilson's Creek August 10 - Union forces lose Battle of Kessler's Cross Lanes August 26 - Confederates surprise and defeat Union forces. Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries (August 28 – August 29) - Union forces capture two North Carolina forts. Battle of Dry Wood Creek September 2 - Union cavalry from Kansas defeated by Missouri State Guard. Battle of Carnifex Ferry September 10 - Confederates withdraw by night after several hours of fighting. Battle of Cheat Mountain (September 12 – September 15) - 300 Union troops withstand uncoordinated Confederate attacks. First Battle of Lexington (September 13 – September 20) - Union forces badly defeated by Missouri State Guard. Battle of Liberty September 17 - Minor Missouri State Guard victory. Battle of Greenbrier River October 3 - Confederates withdraw after inconclusive battle. Battle of Santa Rosa Island October 9 - Union forces capture island. Battle of Ball's Bluff October 21 - 700 Union soldiers captured Battle of Camp Wild Cat October 21 - Confederates chased from Cumberland Gap Battle of Fredericktown October 21 - Missouri State Guard defeated. First Battle of Springfield October 25 - Union forces capture town. Battle of Belmont November 9 - Grant captures and destroys Confederate supplies near Cairo, Illinois Battle of Round Mountain November 19 - Confederate forces defeat Opothleyahola near present-day Stillwater. Battle of Chusto-Talasah December 9 - Opothleyahola defeated near present-day Tulsa. Battle of Camp Alleghany December 13 - Confederates withstand Union attack. Battle of Dranesville December 20 - Union defeats Confederate forces under J.E.B. Stuart. Battle of Chustenahlah December 26 - Opothleyahola defeated, flees to Kansas. Battle of Mount Zion Church December 28 - Union victory in Northeastern Missouri. 1862 Battle of Cockpit Point January 3 - Inconclusive Civil War battle in Virginia. Battle of Hancock - (January 5 – January 6) - Unsuccessful Confederate attack on Maryland town. Battle of Roan's Tan Yard January 8 - Confederates routed. Battle of Middle Creek January 10 - Union forces under James A. Garfield defeat Confederates under Humphrey Marshall. Battle of Mill Springs January 19 - Union victory, Felix Zollicoffer killed. Battle of Fort Henry February 6 - Ulysses S. Grant and gunboats under Andrew Hull Foote take fort and gain control of Tennessee River Battle of Roanoke Island (February 7 – February 8) - Union forces under Ambrose E. Burnside capture island. Battle of Elizabeth City February 10 - Destruction of the Mosquito Fleet. Battle of Fort Donelson (February 12 – February 16) - Grant takes fort, accepts surrender of Confederate army, and gains control of Cumberland River Battle of Valverde (February 20 – February 21) - Union forces routed in New Mexico Territory. Battle of Pea Ridge March 7 - Missouri saved for Union Battle of Hampton Roads March 9 - Monitor defeats Merrimac Battle of New Bern March 14 - Union troops disembark from ships and capture town. First Battle of Kernstown March 23 - Union forces defeat Confederates under "Stonewall" Jackson. Battle of Glorieta (March 26 – March 28) - Union forces outmaneuver Confederates near Santa Fe. Battle of Shiloh (April 6 – April 7) - Ulysses S. Grant attacked by Albert Sidney Johnston and P.G.T. Beauregard, defeats them Battle of Island Number Ten (February 28 – April 8) - Union victory by Pope Battle of Ft. Pulaski April 11 - Union takes fort Battle of Peralta April 15 - Union forces defeat the 5th Texas Mounted Volunteers. Battle of South Mills April 19 - Confederates thwart attempt to destroy a canal. Battle of Fort Macon (March 23 – April 26) Confederate fort surrenders after Union artillery bombardment. Battle of New Orleans (April 25 – May 1) - Union forces capture city. Battle of Yorktown (April 5 – May 4) - Union troops win skirmish near site of decisive Revolutionary War battle. Battle of Williamsburg May 5 - McClellan and Longstreet fight inconclusive battle. Battle of Eltham's Landing May 7 - Inconclusive Civil War battle in Virginia. Battle of McDowell (May 8 – May 9) - Stonewall Jackson's Confederates defeat Union forces. Battle of Drewry's Bluff May 15 - Union naval attack repelled by Confederate artillery. Battle of Whitney's Lane May 19 - Union campaign towards Little Rock, Arkansas halted Battle of Front Royal May 23 - Stonewall Jackson forces Union retreat by threatening the rear of the Union force. First Battle of Winchester May 25 - Stonewall Jackson defeats Nathaniel P. Banks. Battle of Hanover Courthouse May 27 - Union victory during U.S. Civil War. Siege of Corinth April 29 – May 30 - Union forces capture town, Beauregard tricks Union in order to escape to Tupelo. Battle of Seven Pines May 31 - J.E. Johnston attacks Union forces, wounded, inconclusive Battle of Tranter's Creek June 5 - Confederate forces retreat after Colonel Singletary is killed. Battle of Memphis June 6 - Union forces capture the city. First Battle of Chattanooga (June 7 – June 8) - Union forces bombard the town. Battle of Cross Keys June 8 – John C. Fremont defeated by elements of Stonewall Jackson's force. Battle of Port Republic June 9 - Costly victory for Stonewall Jackson. Battle of Secessionville June 16 - Union fails to take town, Union commander later court-martialed for disobeying orders. Battle of Saint Charles June 17 - The USS Mound City is hit by Confederate shore gun and explodes. Battle of Oak Grove June 25 - Indecisive battle between McClellan and Lee. Battle of Beaver Dam Creek June 26 - Robert E. Lee defeated. Battle of Gaines' Mill June 27 - Lee defeats McClellan. Battle of Garnett's & Golding's Farm (June 27 – June 28) - Indecisive battle between Lee and McClellan. Battle of Savage's Station June 29 - Union forces withdraw Battle of White Oak Swamp June 30 - Indecisive artillery duel during U.S. Civil War. Battle of Glendale June 30 - McClellan retreats from Lee's Confederates. Battle of Tampa (June 30 – July 1) - Union gunboat attacks, but later withdraws. Battle of Malvern Hill July 1 - McClellan defeats Lee but withdraws after battle. Battle of Hill's Plantation July 7 - Union victory in Arkansas. First Battle of Murfreesboro July 13 - Confederate victory during American Civil War. Battle of Cedar Mountain July 30 - Jackson defeats Union troops Battle of Baton Rouge August 5 Battle of Kirksville (August 6 – August 9) - Union forces capture town. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9 - Union forces repelled by Confederate counter-attack. First Battle of Independence August 11 - Confederate victory near Kansas City. Battle of Lone Jack (August 15 – August 16) - Confederate victory, Union commander killed. Rebels forced to withdraw after battle. Battle of Fort Ridgely (August 21 – August 22) - Failed Santee Sioux attack on Union controlled fort. First Battle of Rappahannock Station (August 22 – August 25) - Union supplies destroyed during skirmish. Battle of Bull Run Bridge - Confederates capture and destroy Manassas Station. Battle of Thoroughfare Gap August 28 - Longstreet defeats small union force. Battle of 2nd Bull Run, or Second Manassas August 30 - Jackson, Lee, and Longstreet defeats Pope's Army of Northern Virginia Battle of Richmond (Kentucky) - August 30 - Confederates under Edmund Kirby Smith rout Union army under Gen. William Nelson Battle of Chantilly September 1 - Union forces escape from nearly being cut off, Philip Kearny is killed. Battle of South Mountain September 14 - McClellan defeats Lee. Battle of Harpers Ferry (September 12 – September 15) - Stonewall Jackson captures Union garrison. Battle of Antietam September 17 - McClellan ends Lee's invasion of North, bloodiest day of war Battle of Munfordville (September 17 – September 18) - Union force surrenders. Battle of Iuka September 19 - Grant is victorious near Mississippi town. Battle of Shepherdstown (September 19 – September 20) - Confederate brigades counterattack and defeat pursuing Union brigades. First Battle of Newtonia September 30 - Union forces panic under bombardment from Confederate artillery. Second Battle of Corinth (October 3 – October 4) - Confederate attack fails. Battle of Hatchie's Bridge October 5 - Confederate force under Earl Van Dorn escapes across river. Battle of Perryville October 8 - Buell v. Bragg, indecisive Battle of Clark's Mill November 7 - Union force surrenders to larger Confederate force. Battle of Cane Hill November 28 - Small Confederate force delays Union while larger force escapes. Battle of Prairie Grove December 7 - Union secures NW Arkansas Battle of Hartsville December 7 - Disguised in Union uniforms, Confederates infiltrate and defeat Union forces. Battle of Fredericksburg December 13 - Lee routs Burnside Battle of Kinston December 14 - Union forces under John G. Foster defeat Confederates under Nathan Evans. Battle of White Hall December 16 - Foster fights indecisive battle with Beverly Robertson Battle of Goldsboro Bridge December 17 - Foster defeats Confederates and destroys the bridge. Battle of Jackson, Tennessee December 19 - Confederate feint to distract Union forces. Battle of Chickasaw Bayou (December 26 – December 29) - Union attack on Confederate right flank thwarted. Battle of Parker's Cross Roads December 31 - Confederates repel Union double-pronged assault. 1863 Battle of Murfreesboro December 31, 1862 – January 2, 1863 - Forces fight to draw Second Battle of Springfield January 8 - Confederates enter town, but are unable to take nearby fort. Battle of Arkansas Post January 9 - Part of Vicksburg Campaign, fight for control of mouth of Arkansas River Battle of Hartville (January 9 – January 11) - Confederates are victorious, but unable to continue raid. Bear River Massacre January 29 - Shoshone forces massacred by Union troops. Battle of Dover February 3 - Failed Confederate attack on town. Battle of Thompson's Station March 5 - Confederate victory in Tennessee. Battle of Fort Anderson (March 13 – March 15) Daniel H. Hill leads unsuccessful Confederate attack on New Bern. Battle of Kelly's Ford March 17 - Indecisive cavalry battle during Civil War. Battle of Vaught's Hill March 20 - Union forces withstand attack by John Hunt Morgan's Confederates. Battle of Brentwood March 25 - Union force surrenders. Battle of Washington (March 30 – April 20) Hill unable to take North Carolina town from Union forces. First Battle of Franklin April 10 - Confederates withdraw after rearguard defeat. Battle of Suffolk (April 11 – May 4) Twin indecisive battles at Norfleet House and Hill's Point fought over town. Battle of Cape Girardeau April 26 - Confederate attack fails. Battle of Grand Gulf April 29 - Unsuccessful naval attack by Grant's forces. Battle of Snyder's Bluff April 29 – May 1 Union feint during Vicksburg Campaign. Battle of Day's Gap April 30 - Union victory during a raid in Alabama. Battle of Port Gibson May 1 - in Vicksburg campaign, Grant defeats Confederates Battle of Chalk Bluff (May 1 – May 2) - Confederates win but can't continue raid. Battle of Chancellorsville May 2 - Lee defeats Hooker's Army of Potomac, Jackson killed Second Battle of Fredericksburg May 3 - Union forces under John Sedgwick defeat Confederate forces left to guard the town by Lee. Battle of Salem Church (May 3 – May 4) - Lee defeats Sedgwick. Battle of Raymond May 12 - Failed Confederate attempt to protect Vicksburg from approaching Federals. Battle of Jackson (MS) May 14 - Sherman, McPherson defeat Johnston Battle of Champion's Hill May 16 - Grant defeats Confederates Battle of Big Black River Bridge May 17 - Confederate forces trapped in Vicksburg. Battle of Plains Store May 21 - Union victory near Baton Rouge. Battle of Milliken's Bend June 7 - Confederates unable to break Siege of Vicksburg. Battle of Brandy Station June 9 - Pleasonton surprises J.E.B. Stuart's cavalrymen in their camps near Brandy Station Second Battle of Winchester (June 13 – June 15) - Confederate victory paves way for Lee's invasion. Battle of Aldie June 17 - Indecisive battle during Robert E. Lee's march north. Battle of Middleburg (June 17 – June 19) - J.E.B. Stuart retreats from engagement with Union cavalry. Battle of Upperville June 21 - Indecisive cavalry battle during Lee's invasion. Battle of Hoover's Gap (June 24 – June 26) - Union victory prevents Confederates in Tennessee from coming to the aid of Vicksburg. Battle of Goodrich's Landing (June 29 – June 30) - Confederates drive Union Black Regiments off of several plantations. Battle of Hanover June 30 - J.E.B. Stuart forced to change his route, delaying his efforts to unite with Lee's force outside Gettysburg. Battle of Gettysburg (July 1 – July 3) - Lee loses to Meade, Pickett's Charge fails, ends second invasion of North Battle of Vicksburg July 4 - siege from May 22 ends, Grant accepts surrender of second Confederate army Battle of Helena July 4 - Confederate assault on river port fails securing eastern Arkansas for Union Battle of Boonsboro July 8 - indecisive action at rearguard of Lee's retreat. Siege of Port Hudson (May 21 – July 9) - last Confederate stronghold on Mississippi surrenders. Battle of Corydon July 9 - Confederate raid results in civilian casualties, including a Lutheran minister. Battle of Fort Wagner July 11 - first of two Union attempts to take Ft. Wagner. Battle of Williamsport (July 6 – July 16) - Meade and Lee fight indecisive battle. Battle of Honey Springs July 17 - In Indian Territory, two largely Black and Native American forces meet. Union victory. Battle of Fort Wagner, Morris Island July 18 - second of two Union attempts to take Ft. Wagner fails, heroism of the 54th Massachusetts. Battle of Manassas Gap July 23 - Indecisive battle by day, Confederates withdraw by night. Battle of Big Mound (July 24 – July 25) - Union forces defeat Santee and Teton Sioux forces. Battle of Dead Buffalo Lake July 26 - Sibley defeats Sioux forces. Battle of Salineville July 26 - Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan surrenders in Ohio: the Northernmost U.S. Civil War Battle Battle of Stony Lake July 28 - Sioux forces escape Union forces in pursuit. Second Battle of Fort Sumter (August 17 – September 9) - Union attempt to retake fort fails even after massive bombardment and naval attack. Second Battle of Chattanooga (August 21 – September 8) - Union captures town. Battle of Lawrence August 23 - Quantrill's Raiders pillage the city. Battle of Devil's Backbone September 1 - Union victory after heavy fighting. Battle of Whitestone Hill (September 3 – September 5) - Union forces defeat several Native American tribes including Sioux and Blackfeet. Second Battle of Sabine Pass September 8 - Confederate forces place stakes in river to help aim their guns at Union ships, Confederate victory. Battle of Bayou Fourche September 10 - Union victory allows for capture of Little Rock. Battle of Davis' Cross Roads (September 10 – September 11) - Union forces establish defensive positions prior to Chickamauga. Battle of Chickamauga September 19 - Bragg defeats Rosecrans, George Thomas of US anointed "The Rock of Chickamauga" Battle of Blountsville September 22 - Union forces capture town. Battle of Baxter Springs October 6 - Quantrill's Raiders massacre Union Black Troops during U.S. Civil War. Battle of Blue Springs October 10 - Confederate forces overrun. First Battle of Auburn October 13 - J.E.B. Stuart escapes by hiding in a ravine. Second Battle of Auburn October 14 - Confederates attack Union rearguard, indecisive. Battle of Bristoe Station October 14 - Meade defeats elements of Lee's forces, but Confederates destroy railroad during retreat. Battle of Buckland Mills October 19 - Union cavalry caught in ambush, defeated. Battle of Pine Bluff October 25 - Confederate attack fails. Battle of Wauhatchie (October 28 – October 29) Longstreet defeated by Union forces. Battle of Collierville November 3 - Abortive Confederate attack on the town. Second Battle of Rappahannock Station November 7 - Union forces surge across river, forcing Lee to retreat. Battle of Campbell's Station November 16 - Confederate double-envelopment attempt fails. Third Battle of Chattanooga (November 23 – November 25) - Grant defeats Braxton Bragg and relieves Union forces besieged in Chattanooga Battle of Ringgold Gap November 27 - Confederates under Patrick Cleburne defeat Union forces under Joseph Hooker. Battle of Fort Sanders November 29 - Longstreet unable to take fort due to poor quality gunpowder. Battle of Mine Run (November 27 – December 2) Meade bombards Lee's Confederates but then withdraws. Battle of Bean's Station December 14 - Union forces withdraw a short distance. Battle of Mossy Creek December 29 - Confederate cavalry forced back. 1864 Battle of Dandridge January 17 - Union forces withdraw Battle of Athens January 26 - Union victory in Northern Alabama. Battle of Fair Garden January 27 - Union phyrric victory. Battle of Morton's Ford (February 6 – February 7) - Diversionary Union attack. Battle of Meridian (February 14 – February 20) - Sherman occupies town Battle of Olustee February 20 - Union can't take Florida Battle of Paducah March 25 - Confederate raid by Forrest successful. Battle of Elkin's Ferry (April 3 – April 4) - Confederates unable to prevent Union river crossing. Battle of Mansfield April 8 - Banks Union Red River Campaign halted by rebels Battle of Pleasant Hill April 9 - Confederate attack fails. Battle of Prairie D'Ane (April 9 – April 13) - Frederick Steele defeats Sterling Price. Battle of Fort Pillow April 12 - N.B. Forrest takes fort, massacres black soldiers Battle of Poison Spring April 18 - Part of Red River Campaign in Arkansas, black troops massacred Battle of Monett's Ferry April 23 - Confederate forces driven back. Battle of Marks' Mills April 25 - Part of Red River Campaign in Arkansas Battle of Jenkins' Ferry April 30 - Part of Red River Campaign in Arkansas Battle of the Wilderness May 5 - Grant and Lee meet inconclusively Battle of Albemarle Sound May 5 - Indecisive naval battle during U.S. Civil War. Battle of Port Walthall Junction (May 6 – May 7) - Union forces destroy railroad Battle of Cloyd's Mountain May 9 - Union victory, Confederate General Albert G. Jenkins killed. Battle of Swift Creek May 9 - Union forces damage railroad, but are stopped by Confederate forces. Battle of Cove Mountain May 10 - Union victory after brief battle. Battle of Chester Station May 10 - Union forces under Benjamin Butler pushed back. Battle of Yellow Tavern May 11 - Union forces win cavalry battle, J.E.B. Stuart is killed. Battle of Rocky Face Ridge May 7 – May 13 Indecisive battle near Atlanta. Battle of Resaca May 13 - Sherman defeats Johnston Battle of New Market May 15 - Confederate forces halt Union army under Franz Sigel from advance up Shenandoah Valley Battle of Proctor's Creek (May 12 – May 16) - Beauregard defeats Butler. Battle of Adairsville May 17 - Failed Confederate attempt to destroy part of the Union force approaching Atlanta. Battle of Ware Bottom Church May 20 - Beauregard boxes Butler in. Battle of Spotsylvania Court House (May 8 – May 21) - Grant and Lee meet inconclusively, Grant writes to Halleck "I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer" Battle of Wilson's Wharf May 24 - Confederates under Fitzhugh Lee defeated by two Union black regiments. Battle of North Anna (May 23 – May 26) - Lee outmaneuvers Grant, but because of illness, he is unable to capitalize. Battle of New Hope Church (May 25 – May 26) Hooker's forces defeated. Battle of Pickett's Mill May 27 - Unsuccessful attack by Sherman on Johnston. Battle of Haw's Shop May 28 - Union advance halted. Battle of Dallas (Georgia) May 28 - Confederate withdrawal in Georgia. Battle of Totopotomoy Creek (May 28 – May 30) - Union forces pushed back. Battle of Old Church May 30 - Union forces drive Confederates back to Cold Harbor. Battle of Cold Harbor (May 31 – June 12) - Lee repulses Grant, Confederate general says "This is not war, this is murder". Battle of Piedmont June 5 - Union forces under David Hunter defeat Confederate defenses on march to Staunton, Virginia, upper Shenandoah Valley First Battle of Petersburg June 9 - Beauregard defeats Butler. Battle of Brices Crossroads June 10 - N.B. Forrest routs Union force almost three times as large Battle of Trevilian Station (June 11 – June 12) - Confederate victory, George Armstrong Custer nearly surrounded and has to be rescued by Sheridan. Second Battle of Petersburg (June 15 – June 18) - Lee repulses Grant at back door to Richmond. Battle of Lynchburg June 17 Sinking of CSS Alabama June 19 - USS Kearsarge sinks CSS Alabama Battle of Kolb's Farm June 22 - Confederate attack fails due to poor terrain conditions. Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road (June 21 – June 24) - Union siege lines extended for Siege of Petersburg. Battle of Saint Mary's Church June 24 - Union forces fight a successful delaying action. Battle of Kennesaw Mountain June 27 - Johnston repulses Sherman Battle of Marietta (June 6 – July 3) - Sherman defeats Johnston Battle of Monocacy Junction July 9 - Union Gen. Lew Wallace slows up Jubal Early, saving DC Battle of Fort Stevens (July 11 – July 12) - Failed confederate attempt to capture Washington, D.C., President Lincoln, observing the battle, comes under Confederate fire. Battle of Tupelo (July 14 – July 15) - Union victory, Nathan Bedford Forrest wounded. Battle of Cool Spring (July 18 – July 19) Battle of Rutherford's Farm July 20 - Confederates under Jubal Early caught by surprise and defeated. Battle of Peachtree Creek July 20 - Confederate attack fails Battle of Atlanta July 22 - Sherman turns back Hood Second Battle of Kernstown July 24 - Jubal Early defeats Union forces. Battle of Killdeer Mountain July 26 - Union forces defeat Sioux. Battle of Ezra Church July 28 - Confederates fail to gain element of surprise, finding entrenched Union forces. Union victory. Battle of the Crater July 30 - Lee defeats Burnside Battle of Folck's Mill August 1 - Indecisive Civil War battle. Battle of Utoy Creek (August 5 – August 7) Indecisive battle on Union right flank near Atlanta. Second Battle of Dalton (August 14 – August 15) - Union forces withstand attack until relieved. Battle of Globe Tavern (August 18 – August 21) - Confederate forces lose control of railroads at Petersburg. Battle of Lovejoy's Station August 20 - Confederates repel Union raiders attacking the station. Second Battle of Memphis August 21 - Partially successful Confederate raid. Battle of Mobile Bay August 23 - David Farragut takes port, says "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead" Second Battle of Ream's Station August 25 - Union lines overrun by Confederates. Battle of Jonesborough (August 31 – September 1) - William J. Hardee's Confederates defeated, resulting in Atlanta's fall. Third Battle of Winchester September 19 - Sheridan defeats Early, several officers killed or wounded on both sides. Battle of Fisher's Hill (September 21 – September 22) - Successful Union frontal assault. Battle of Fort Davidson September 27 - Union forces detonate their own fort after losing to Confederates. Battle of Chaffin's Farm (September 29 – September 30) - Union forces victorious, but fail to capture several forts. Battle of Peebles' Farm (September 30 – October 2) - Union victory near Petersburg. Battle of Saltville (October 1 – October 3) - Confederates defeat Union Black Cavalry, war crimes committed against captured blacks. Battle of Allatoona October 5 - Union fortifications hold. Battle of Darbytown Road October 7 - Confederate attack repelled near Richmond. Battle of Tom's Brook October 9 - Union cavalry defeats Confederates. Battle of Glasgow October 15 - Union forces surrender. Second Battle of Lexington October 19 - Union forces driven out of town. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19 - Sheridan defeats Early, drives rebels from Shenandoah Valley Battle of Little Blue River October 21 - Confederate victory in Missouri. Second Battle of Independence October 22 - Union forces occupy town. Battle of Byram's Ford (October 22 – October 23) - Confederates under Marmaduke defeated. Battle of Westport October 23 - Union forces win decisive battle to take control of Missouri. Battle of Marais des Cygnes October 25 - Price's Confederates pursued into Kansas. Battle of Mine Creek October 25 - Price's army crushed, flees back into Missouri. Battle of Marmiton River October 25 - Price escapes Union pursuit. Battle of Decatur October 26 – October 29) - Confederates unable to cross river. Battle of Boydton Plank Road (October 27 – October 28) - Union forces take control of road, but withdraw after battle. Second Battle of Newtonia October 28 - James G. Blunt defeats Joseph O. Shelby. Battle of Johnsonville (November 4 – November 5) - Confederates bombard Union forces during the night after a fire starts near union positions. Battle of Bull's Gap (November 11 – November 13) - Minor Confederate victory during U.S. Civil War. Sherman's March to the Sea November 16 - Sherman lays waste to South Battle of Columbia November 24 - Confederates divert attention First Battle of Adobe Walls November 25 - Kit Carson fights Kiowa forces to a draw, but manages to destroy their settlement. Battle of Sand Creek November 29 - U.S. forces massacre Cheyenne and Arapaho. Battle of Spring Hill November 29 - Confederate mistakes allow Federal forces to redeploy, leading to the Battle of Franklin. Battle of Franklin November 30 - Hood attacks Thomas but loses Battle of Waynesboro, Georgia December 4 - Kilpatrick stops Wheeler from attacking Sherman. Third Battle of Murfreesboro (December 5 – December 7) - Confederate raid mostly unsuccessful. First Battle of Fort Fisher (December 7 – December 27) - Failed Union attempt to take fort. Battle of Nashville (December 15 – December 16) - Confederate Army in Tennessee overwhelmed. 1865 Second Battle of Fort Fisher January 15 - Union takes fort Battle of Rivers' Bridge February 3 - Union forces capture river crossing. Battle of Hatcher's Run February 5 - Union force launch unexpected attack. Battle of Wilmington (North Carolina) February 22 - Last rebel port falls. Battle of Waynesboro March 2 - Remnants of Confederate Army of the Valley are destroyed. Battle of Natural Bridge March 6 - Confederate victory in Florida prevents the capture of Tallahassee. Battle of Wyse Fork (March 7 – March 10) - Confederate attacks repelled by Union artillery. Battle of Averasborough March 16 - Union and Confederate forces attack one another in turn, both attacks fail. Battle of Bentonville (March 19 – March 21) - Sherman defeats Confederates Battle of Fort Steadman March 25 - Lee attempts to break siege Battle of Lewis's Farm March 29 - Union forces capture Confederate earthworks. Battle of White Oak Road March 31 - Confederate forces under Richard H. Anderson defeated. Battle of Dinwiddie Court House March 31 - Pickett defeats Sheridan. Battle of Five Forks April 1 - Sheridan routs Confederates in last important battle of American Civil War Battle of Selma April 2 - Wilson defeats Forrest. Third Battle of Petersburg April 2 - Grant defeats Lee. Battle of Sutherland's Station April 2 - Lee's supply lines are cut. Battle of Namozine Church April 3 - Several Confederates captured, Custer's brother earns Medal of Honor. Battle of Sayler's Creek April 6 - Union victory, Lee realizes his army will not last long. Battle of High Bridge (April 6 – April 7) - Union forces thwart Lee's attempts to burn bridges and to resupply, Grant proposes that Lee surrender, but he refuses. Battle of Cumberland Church April 7 - Union forces attack Confederate rearguard, but darkness cuts the attack short. Battle of Spanish Fort (March 27 – April 8) - Union forces capture fort just east of Mobile. Battle of Appomattox Station April 8 - Union forces thwart Lee's final attempt to resupply. Battle of Fort Blakely (April 2 – April 9) - Union forces capture fort outside of Mobile. Battle of Appomattox Courthouse April 9 - Lee's forces surrounded. He subsequently surrenders. Battle of West Point April 16 - Union victory during final phase of U.S. Civil War. Battle of Palmito Ranch (May 22 – May 23) - Confederate victory in Texas during final phases of U.S. Civil War.
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