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Civil war in the United States from 1861 to 1865, fought between northern states loyal to the Union and southern states that had seceded to form the Confederate States of America. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Fought July 1–3, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, by Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War. Often described as the war's turning point. Wikipedia

  • Appomattox campaign

    Series of American Civil War battles fought March 29 – April 9, 1865, in Virginia that concluded with the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia to forces of the Union Army under the overall command of Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, marking the effective end of the war. Outnumbered and exhausted from a winter of trench warfare over an approximately 40 mi front, numerous battles, disease, hunger and desertion. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of the American Civil War, fought on September 17, 1862, between Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and Union Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac, near Sharpsburg, Maryland and Antietam Creek. The first field army–level engagement in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War to take place on Union soil. Wikipedia

  • Siege of Petersburg

    Series of battles around Petersburg, Virginia, fought from June 15, 1864, to April 2, 1865, during the American Civil War. More popularly known as the Siege of Petersburg, it was not a classic military siege, in which a city is usually surrounded and all supply lines are cut off, nor was it strictly limited to actions against Petersburg. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Appomattox Court House

    One of the last battles of the American Civil War . The final engagement of Confederate General in Chief, Robert E. Lee, and his Army of Northern Virginia before it surrendered to the Union Army of the Potomac under the Commanding General of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Fort Sumter

    The bombardment of Fort Sumter near Charleston, South Carolina by the South Carolina militia (the Confederate Army did not yet exist), and the return gunfire and subsequent surrender by the United States Army, that started the American Civil War. Following the declaration of secession by South Carolina on December 20, 1860, its authorities demanded that the U.S. Army abandon its facilities in Charleston Harbor. Wikipedia

  • First Battle of Bull Run

    The first major battle of the American Civil War. Fought on July 21, 1861, in Prince William County, Virginia, just north of the city of Manassas and about 30 miles west-southwest of Washington, D.C. The Union's forces were slow in positioning themselves, allowing Confederate reinforcements time to arrive by rail. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Major battle of the American Civil War , and the principal engagement of the Chancellorsville campaign. Fought from April 30 to May 6, 1863, in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, near the village of Chancellorsville. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Fought December 11–15, 1862, in and around Fredericksburg, Virginia, in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War. The combat, between the Union Army of the Potomac commanded by Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia under Gen. Robert E. Lee, included futile frontal attacks by the Union Army on December 13 against entrenched Confederate defenders on the heights behind the city. Wikipedia

  • Campaign of the Carolinas

    The final campaign conducted by the United States Army (Union Army) against the Confederate States Army in the Western Theater. On January 1, Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman advanced north from Savannah, Georgia, through the Carolinas, with the intention of linking up with Union forces in Virginia. Wikipedia

  • Battle of the Wilderness

    The first battle of Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's and General George G. Meade's 1864 Virginia Overland Campaign against Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War. Both armies suffered heavy casualties, around 5,000 men killed in total, a harbinger of a bloody war of attrition by Grant against Lee's army and, eventually, the Confederate capital, Richmond, Virginia. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Perryville

    Fought on October 8, 1862, in the Chaplin Hills west of Perryville, Kentucky, as the culmination of the Confederate Heartland Offensive during the American Civil War. Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg's Army of Mississippi initially won a tactical victory against primarily a single corps of Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell's Union Army of the Ohio. Wikipedia

  • Union blockade

    Naval strategy by the United States to prevent the Confederacy from trading. Proclaimed by President Abraham Lincoln in April 1861, and required the monitoring of 3500 mi of Atlantic and Gulf coastline, including 12 major ports, notably New Orleans and Mobile. Wikipedia

  • First Battle of Newtonia

    Fought on September 30, 1862, between Confederate soldiers commanded by Colonel Douglas H. Cooper and a Union column commanded by Brigadier General Frederick Salomon near Newtonia, Missouri, during the American Civil War. Cooper's force had moved into southwestern Missouri, and encamped near the town of Newtonia. Wikipedia

  • Second Battle of Bull Run

    Fought August 29–30, 1862, in Prince William County, Virginia, as part of the American Civil War. The culmination of the Northern Virginia Campaign waged by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia against Union Maj. Gen. John Pope's Army of Virginia, and a battle of much larger scale and numbers than the First Battle of Bull Run fought on July 21, 1861 on the same ground. Wikipedia

  • Mexican–American War

    Armed conflict between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848. Prisoner of the Texian Army during the 1836 Texas Revolution. Wikipedia

  • Warrenton Junction Raid

    Surprise attack by Confederate guerrilla warriors on a Union cavalry detachment during the American Civil War. The raid took place near a railroad junction in Virginia's Fauquier County, less than 10 mi from the town of Warrenton. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Chickamauga

    The Battle of Chickamauga, fought on September 18–20, 1863, between U.S. and Confederate forces in the American Civil War, marked the end of a Union offensive, the Chickamauga Campaign, in southeastern Tennessee and northwestern Georgia. The first major battle of the war fought in Georgia, the most significant Union defeat in the Western Theater, and involved the second-highest number of casualties after the Battle of Gettysburg. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Cold Harbor

    Fought during the American Civil War near Mechanicsville, Virginia, from May 31 to June 12, 1864, with the most significant fighting occurring on June 3. One of the final battles of Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign, and is remembered as one of American history's bloodiest, most lopsided battles. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Cumberland Church

    Fought on April 7, 1865, between the Union Army's II Corps of the Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia during the Appomattox Campaign of the American Civil War. After the Battle of Sailor's Creek on April 6, 1865, surviving Confederate troops of Lieutenant General Richard H. Anderson and Major General John B. Gordon headed for the High Bridge, a double-deck structure with a railroad bridge on top and a lower wagon road bridge over the Appomattox River to cross to the north side of the river and continue their retreat to the west. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Nashville

    Two-day battle in the Franklin-Nashville Campaign that represented the end of large-scale fighting west of the coastal states in the American Civil War. Fought at Nashville, Tennessee, on December 15–16, 1864, between the Confederate Army of Tennessee under Lieutenant General John Bell Hood and the Union Army of the Cumberland under Major General George H. Thomas. Wikipedia

  • Overland Campaign

    Series of battles fought in Virginia during May and June 1864, in the American Civil War. Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, general-in-chief of all Union armies, directed the actions of the Army of the Potomac, commanded by Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, and other forces against Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Appomattox Station

    Fought between a Union Army cavalry division under the command of Brigadier General (Brevet Major General) George Armstrong Custer and Confederate Army of Northern Virginia artillery units commanded by Brigadier General Lindsay Walker with support from some dismounted cavalrymen, artillerymen armed with muskets and some stragglers on April 8, 1865, at Appomattox Station, Virginia during the Appomattox Campaign of the American Civil War. Following the withdrawal of General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia from their defenses at Petersburg, Virginia after the Battle of Five Forks, Third Battle of Petersburg and Battle of Sutherland's Station, the Union Army closely pursued the Confederates westward on parallel and trailing routes. Wikipedia

  • War of 1812

    Conflict fought between the United States and its allies, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and its dependent colonies in North America and indigenous allies. Ratified by the United States in February 1815. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Fort Donelson

    Fought from February 11–16, 1862, in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. Important avenue for the invasion of the South. Wikipedia

  • Battle of North Anna

    Fought May 23–26, 1864, as part of Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign against Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. It consisted of a series of small actions near the North Anna River in central Virginia, rather than a general engagement between the armies. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Marion

    Military engagement fought between units of the Union Army and the Confederate Army during the American Civil War near the town of Marion, Virginia. Part of Union Maj. Gen. George Stoneman's attack upon southwest Virginia, aimed at destroying Confederate industrial infrastructure near Saltville and Marion. Wikipedia

  • Vicksburg campaign

    Series of maneuvers and battles in the Western Theater of the American Civil War directed against Vicksburg, Mississippi, a fortress city that dominated the last Confederate-controlled section of the Mississippi River. The Union Army of the Tennessee under Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant gained control of the river by capturing this stronghold and defeating Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's forces stationed there. Wikipedia

  • Inconclusive exchange of cannon fire between a shore battery on the York River which was manned by Virginia forces and the Union gunboat USS Yankee. The action occurred on May 7, 1861, three weeks after the start of the American Civil War (Civil War) at Fort Sumter in the harbor at Charleston, South Carolina on April 14, 1861. Wikipedia

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  • Upstate, and New York City, gave strong support for the American Civil War, in terms of finances, volunteer soldiers, and supplies.New York (state)-Wikipedia
  • The outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861 led to the expansion of the federal government and notable growth in the district's population, including a large influx of freed slaves.Washington, D.C.-Wikipedia
  • On April 21, 1861, The New York Times began publishing a Sunday edition to offer daily coverage of the Civil War.The New York Times-Wikipedia
  • During the American Civil War (1861–1865), California sent gold shipments eastwards to Washington in support of the Union.California-Wikipedia
  • While far from the major battlefields of the American Civil War, Texas contributed large numbers of men and equipment to the rest of the Confederacy.Texas-Wikipedia
  • Slavery was legal in the southern United States until the second half of the 19th century when the American Civil War led to its abolition.United States-Wikipedia

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