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The Battles of the American Civil War were fought between April 12, 1861 and May 12–13, 1865 in 23 states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia[upper-alpha 1]) and the District of Columbia, as well as the following territories (Arizona Territory[upper-alpha 2], Colorado Territory, Dakota Territory, Indian Territory, New Mexico Territory, and Washington Territory) and naval engagements.

For lists of battles organized by campaign and theater, see:

Some battles have more than one name; e.g., the battles known in the North as Battle of Antietam and Second Battle of Bull Run were referred to as the battles of Sharpsburg and Manassas by the South. This was because the North tended to name battles after any landmarks, whereas the South named battles after nearby towns. See Naming the American Civil War#Naming the battles and armies for more details.

American Civil War Battles by Theater, Year

Battles rated by CWSACEdit

The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) was established within the United States National Park Service to classify the preservation status of historic battlefield land. In 1993, the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission (CWSAC) reported to Congress and the ABPP on their extensive analysis of significant battles and battlefields. Of the estimated 8,000 occasions in which hostilities occurred in the American Civil War, this table and related articles describe the 384 battles that were classified in CWSAC's Report on the Nation's Civil War Battlefields. In addition to the status of battlefield land preservation (not included in this table) CWSAC rated the military significance of the battles into four classes, as follows:[1]

Class A – Decisive: A general engagement involving field armies in which a commander achieved a vital strategic objective. Such a result might include an indisputable victory on the field or be limited to the success or termination of a campaign offensive. Decisive battles had a direct, observable impact on the direction, duration, conduct, or outcome of the war.
Class B – Major: An engagement of magnitude involving field armies or divisions of the armies in which a commander achieved an important strategic objective within the context of an ongoing campaign offensive. Major battles had a direct, observable impact on the direction, duration, conduct, or outcome of the campaign.
Class C – Formative: An engagement involving divisions or detachments of the field armies in which a commander accomplished a limited campaign objective of reconnaissance, disruption, defense, or occupation. Formative battles had an observable influence on the direction, duration, or conduct of the campaign.
Class D – Limited: An engagement, typically involving detachments of the field armies, in which a commander achieved a limited tactical objective of reconnaissance, defense, or occupation. Limited battles maintained contact between the combatants without observable influence on the direction of the campaign.
BattleDateStateCWSACOutcome
Battle of Fort SumterError in Template:Dts: 'April 12, 1861' is an invalid dateApril 12–14, 1861South Carolina
A
Confederate victory: Beauregard takes Charleston Federal fort, first battle of American Civil War.
Battle of Sewell's PointError in Template:Dts: 'May 18, 1861' is an invalid dateMay 18–19, 1861Virginia
D
Inconclusive: Union gunboats fight inconclusive battle with Confederate artillery.
Battle of Aquia CreekError in Template:Dts: 'May 29, 1861' is an invalid dateMay 29 – June 1, 1861Virginia
D
Inconclusive: Confederate artillery hit by naval bombardment, later withdrawn.
Battle of Philippi (West Virginia)Error in Template:Dts: 'June 3, 1861' is an invalid dateWest Virginia
(Virginia
at the time)[upper-alpha 1]
D
Union victory: Union forces rout a small Confederate detachment in Western Virginia.
Battle of Big BethelError in Template:Dts: 'June 10, 1861' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Confederate victory: Union attack on Confederate positions near a church repelled.
Battle of Boonville (Missouri)Error in Template:Dts: 'June 17, 1861' is an invalid dateMissouri
C
Union victory: Union forces defeat pro-Confederate governor's Missouri State Guard.
Battle of Hoke's RunError in Template:Dts: 'July 2, 1861' is an invalid dateWest Virginia
(Virginia
at the time)[upper-alpha 1]
D
Union victory: Robert Patterson defeats Jackson's Confederates but fails to capitalize on his victory.
Battle of CarthageError in Template:Dts: 'July 5, 1861' is an invalid dateMissouri
C
Confederate victory: Confederate victory in Missouri during U.S. Civil War.
Battle of Rich MountainError in Template:Dts: 'July 11, 1861' is an invalid dateWest Virginia
(Virginia
at the time)[upper-alpha 1]
B
Union victory: Confederate forces under Gen. Robert S. Garnett split in half mid-battle by Union forces under Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan. One half surrenders; the other escapes.
Battle of Blackburn's FordError in Template:Dts: 'July 18, 1861' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Confederate victory: Irvin McDowell's recon-in-force defeated at Manassas.
First Battle of Bull Run
or First Manassas
Error in Template:Dts: 'July 21, 1861' is an invalid dateVirginia
A
Confederate victory: McDowell loses to J.E. Johnston, Beauregard; Jackson named "Stonewall".
Battle of Wilson's CreekError in Template:Dts: 'August 10, 1861' is an invalid dateMissouri
A
Confederate victory: Union forces under Nathaniel Lyon and Samuel D. Sturgis lose to Confederates under Sterling Price and Benjamin McCulloch. Lyon is killed. First major battle west of the Mississippi.
Battle of Kessler's Cross LanesError in Template:Dts: 'August 26, 1861' is an invalid dateWest Virginia
(Virginia
at the time)[upper-alpha 1]
D
Confederate victory: Confederates under John B. Floyd surprise and defeat Union forces under Erastus B. Tyler.
Battle of Hatteras Inlet BatteriesError in Template:Dts: 'August 28, 1861' is an invalid dateAugust 28–29, 1861North Carolina
C
Union victory: Union forces capture two North Carolina forts.
Battle of Dry Wood CreekError in Template:Dts: 'September 2, 1861' is an invalid dateMissouri
D
Confederate victory: Union cavalry from Kansas defeated by Missouri State Guard.
Battle of Carnifex FerryError in Template:Dts: 'September 10, 1861' is an invalid dateWest Virginia
(Virginia
at the time)[upper-alpha 1]
B
Union victory: Confederates withdraw by night after several hours of fighting.
Battle of Cheat MountainError in Template:Dts: 'September 12, 1861' is an invalid dateSeptember 12–15, 1861West Virginia
(Virginia
at the time)[upper-alpha 1]
B
Union victory: 300 Union troops withstand uncoordinated Confederate attacks.
First Battle of LexingtonError in Template:Dts: 'September 13, 1861' is an invalid dateSeptember 13–20, 1861Missouri
C
Confederate victory: Union forces badly defeated by Missouri State Guard.
Battle of LibertyError in Template:Dts: 'September 17, 1861' is an invalid dateMissouri
D
Confederate victory: Minor Missouri State Guard victory.
Battle of BarbourvilleError in Template:Dts: 'September 19, 1861' is an invalid dateKentucky
D
Confederate victory:Zollicoffer raided a Federal recruitment camp and brought a counter-thrust.
Battle of Greenbrier RiverError in Template:Dts: 'October 3, 1861' is an invalid dateWest Virginia
(Virginia
at the time)[upper-alpha 1]
D
Inconclusive: Confederates withdraw after inconclusive battle.
Battle of Santa Rosa IslandError in Template:Dts: 'October 9, 1861' is an invalid dateFlorida
C
Union victory: Union forces repel Confederate attempt to capture island.
Battle of Camp WildcatError in Template:Dts: 'October 21, 1861' is an invalid dateKentucky
C
Union victory: Confederates chased from Cumberland Gap
Battle of FredericktownError in Template:Dts: 'October 21, 1861' is an invalid dateMissouri
D
Union victory: Missouri State Guard defeated.
Battle of Ball's BluffError in Template:Dts: 'October 21, 1861' is an invalid dateVirginia
B
Confederate victory: 550 Union soldiers captured.
First Battle of SpringfieldError in Template:Dts: 'October 25, 1861' is an invalid dateMissouri
D
Union victory: Union forces capture town.
Battle of BelmontError in Template:Dts: 'November 7, 1861' is an invalid dateMissouri
C
Inconclusive: Grant captures and destroys Confederate supplies near Cairo, Illinois.
Battle of Ivy MountainError in Template:Dts: 'November 8, 1861' is an invalid dateKentucky
D
Union victory:
Battle of Round MountainError in Template:Dts: 'November 19, 1861' is an invalid dateOklahoma
(Indian Territory
at the time)
D
Confederate victory: Opothleyahola's Unionist Creeks and Seminoles defeated near present-day Stillwater.
Battle of Chusto-TalasahError in Template:Dts: 'December 9, 1861' is an invalid dateOklahoma
(Indian Territory
at the time)
D
Confederate victory: Opothleyahola defeated near present-day Tulsa.
Battle of Camp AlleghenyError in Template:Dts: 'December 13, 1861' is an invalid dateWest Virginia
(Virginia
at the time)[upper-alpha 1]
C
Inconclusive: Confederates withstand Union attack.
Battle of Rowlett's StationError in Template:Dts: 'December 17, 1861' is an invalid dateKentucky
D
Inconclusive:
Battle of DranesvilleError in Template:Dts: 'December 20, 1861' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Union victory: Union defeats Confederate forces under J.E.B. Stuart.
Battle of ChustenahlahError in Template:Dts: 'December 26, 1861' is an invalid dateOklahoma
(Indian Territory
at the time)
B
Confederate victory: Opothleyahola defeated, flees to Kansas.
Battle of Mount Zion ChurchError in Template:Dts: 'December 28, 1861' is an invalid dateMissouri
D
Union victory: Union victory in Northeastern Missouri.
Battle of Cockpit PointError in Template:Dts: 'January 3, 1862' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Inconclusive: Inconclusive Civil War battle in Virginia.
Battle of HancockError in Template:Dts: 'January 5, 1862' is an invalid dateJanuary 5–6, 1862Maryland
D
Inconclusive: Unsuccessful Confederate attack on Maryland town.
Battle of Roan's Tan YardError in Template:Dts: 'January 8, 1862' is an invalid dateMissouri
D
Union victory: Confederates routed.
Battle of Middle CreekError in Template:Dts: 'January 10, 1862' is an invalid dateKentucky
C
Union victory: Union forces under James A. Garfield defeat Confederates under Humphrey Marshall.
Battle of Mill SpringsError in Template:Dts: 'January 19, 1862' is an invalid dateKentucky
B
Union victory: Felix Zollicoffer killed.
Battle of Fort HenryError in Template:Dts: 'February 6, 1862' is an invalid dateTennessee
B
Union victory: Ulysses S. Grant and Foote's gunboats gain control of Tennessee River by defeating Lloyd Tilghman
Battle of Roanoke IslandError in Template:Dts: 'February 7, 1862' is an invalid dateFebruary 7–8, 1862North Carolina
B
Union victory: Union forces under Ambrose E. Burnside capture island from Henry A. Wise
Battle of Fort DonelsonError in Template:Dts: 'February 11, 1862' is an invalid dateFebruary 11–16, 1862Tennessee
A
Union victory: Confederate army under Simon Bolivar Buckner surrenders to Grant, Union gains control of Cumberland River
Battle of ValverdeError in Template:Dts: 'February 20, 1862' is an invalid dateFebruary 20–21, 1862New Mexico
(New Mexico Territory
at the time)
B
Confederate victory: Union forces routed in New Mexico Territory.
Battle of Island Number Ten
(Battle of New Madrid)
Error in Template:Dts: 'February 28, 1862' is an invalid dateFebruary 28 –
April 8, 1862
Missouri
A
Union victory: Union victory by Pope over John P. McCown.
Battle of Pea RidgeError in Template:Dts: 'March 6, 1862' is an invalid dateMarch 6–8, 1862Arkansas
A
Union victory: Union victory by Samuel Ryan Curtis over Earl Van Dorn ensured continued Union control of Missouri.
Battle of Hampton RoadsError in Template:Dts: 'March 8, 1862' is an invalid dateMarch 8–9, 1862Virginia
B
Inconclusive: USS Monitor battles CSS Virginia, battle ends in a draw.
Battle of New BernError in Template:Dts: 'March 14, 1862' is an invalid dateNorth Carolina
B
Union victory: Union troops disembark from ships and capture the town.
First Battle of KernstownError in Template:Dts: 'March 23, 1862' is an invalid dateVirginia
B
Union victory: Union forces defeat Confederates under "Stonewall" Jackson.
Battle of Fort MaconError in Template:Dts: 'March 23, 1862' is an invalid dateMarch 23 – April 26, 1862North Carolina
C
Union victory: Confederate fort surrenders after Union artillery bombardment.
Battle of Glorieta PassError in Template:Dts: 'March 26, 1862' is an invalid dateMarch 26–28, 1862New Mexico
(New Mexico Territory
at the time)
A
Confederate tactical victory. Union strategic victory. Dubbed the "Gettysburg of the West".
Siege of Yorktown (1862)
(Battle of Yorktown)
Error in Template:Dts: 'April 5, 1862' is an invalid date April 5 – May 4, 1862Virginia
B
Inconclusive: Union troops win skirmish near site of decisive Revolutionary War battle.
Battle of ShilohError in Template:Dts: 'April 6, 1862' is an invalid dateApril 6–7, 1862Tennessee
A
Union victory: Grant and reinforcements under Buell repulse Albert Sidney Johnston and P. G. T. Beauregard, but the Union lost more men.
Battle of Fort PulaskiError in Template:Dts: 'April 10, 1862' is an invalid dateApril 10–11, 1862Georgia
B
Union victory: Union blockade closes Savannah, Georgia. Parrott rifle makes masonry forts obsolete.
Battle of Forts Jackson and St. PhilipError in Template:Dts: 'April 18, 1862' is an invalid dateApril 18–28, 1862Louisiana
A
Union victory: Decisive battle for possession of New Orleans.
Battle of South MillsError in Template:Dts: 'April 19, 1862' is an invalid dateNorth Carolina
D
Inconclusive: Confederates thwart attempt to destroy a canal.
Capture of New OrleansError in Template:Dts: 'April 25, 1862' is an invalid dateApril 25 – May 1, 1862Louisiana
B
Union victory: Union forces capture city.
Siege of CorinthError in Template:Dts: 'April 29, 1862' is an invalid dateApril 29 – May 30, 1862Mississippi
A
Union victory: Union forces capture town, Beauregard tricks Union in order to escape to Tupelo.
Battle of WilliamsburgError in Template:Dts: 'May 5, 1862' is an invalid dateVirginia
B
Inconclusive: McClellan and Longstreet fight inconclusive battle.
Battle of Eltham's LandingError in Template:Dts: 'May 7, 1862' is an invalid dateVirginia
D
Inconclusive: Inconclusive Civil War battle in Virginia.
Battle of McDowellError in Template:Dts: 'May 8, 1862' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Confederate victory: Stonewall Jackson's Confederates defeat Union forces.
Battle of Drewry's BluffError in Template:Dts: 'May 15, 1862' is an invalid dateVirginia
B
Confederate victory: Union naval attack repelled by Confederate artillery.
Battle of Princeton Court HouseError in Template:Dts: 'May 15, 1862' is an invalid dateMay 15–17, 1862West Virginia
(Virginia
at the time)[upper-alpha 1]
C
Confederate victory:
Battle of Front RoyalError in Template:Dts: 'May 23, 1862' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Confederate victory: Stonewall Jackson threatens the Union rear, forces their retreat.
First Battle of WinchesterError in Template:Dts: 'May 25, 1862' is an invalid dateVirginia
A
Confederate victory: Stonewall Jackson defeats Nathaniel P. Banks.
Battle of Hanover Court HouseError in Template:Dts: 'May 27, 1862' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Union victory: Union victory during U.S. Civil War.
Battle of Seven PinesError in Template:Dts: 'May 31, 1862' is an invalid dateMay 31 – June 1, 1862Virginia
B
Inconclusive: J.E. Johnston attacks Union forces, wounded, inconclusive
Battle of Tranter's CreekError in Template:Dts: 'June 5, 1862' is an invalid dateNorth Carolina
D
Union victory: Confederate forces retreat after Colonel Singletary is killed.
Battle of MemphisError in Template:Dts: 'June 6, 1862' is an invalid dateTennessee
B
Union victory: Union forces capture the city.
First Battle of ChattanoogaError in Template:Dts: 'June 7, 1862' is an invalid dateJune 7–8, 1862Tennessee
D
Union victory: Union forces bombard the town.
Battle of Cross KeysError in Template:Dts: 'June 8, 1862' is an invalid dateVirginia
B
Confederate victory: John C. Fremont defeated by elements of Stonewall Jackson's force.
Battle of Port RepublicError in Template:Dts: 'June 9, 1862' is an invalid dateVirginia
B
Confederate victory: Costly victory for Stonewall Jackson.
Battle of James Island
(Battle of Secessionville)
Error in Template:Dts: 'June 16, 1862' is an invalid dateSouth Carolina
B
Confederate victory: Union repulsed, Union commander later court-martialed for disobeying orders.
Battle of Saint CharlesError in Template:Dts: 'June 17, 1862' is an invalid dateArkansas
C
Union victory: The USS Mound City is hit by Confederate shore gun and explodes.
Battle of Simmon's BluffError in Template:Dts: 'June 21, 1862' is an invalid dateSouth Carolina
D
Union victory:
Battle of Oak GroveError in Template:Dts: 'June 25, 1862' is an invalid dateVirginia
D
Inconclusive: (Seven Days) Indecisive battle between McClellan and Lee.
Battle of Beaver Dam CreekError in Template:Dts: 'June 26, 1862' is an invalid dateVirginia
B
Union victory: (Seven Days) Robert E. Lee defeated.
Battle of Gaines' MillError in Template:Dts: 'June 27, 1862' is an invalid dateVirginia
A
Confederate victory: (Seven Days) Lee defeats McClellan.
Battle of Garnett's & Golding's FarmError in Template:Dts: 'June 27, 1862' is an invalid dateJune 27–28, 1862Virginia
D
Inconclusive: (Seven Days) Indecisive battle between Lee and McClellan.
Battle of Savage's StationError in Template:Dts: 'June 29, 1862' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Inconclusive: (Seven Days) Union forces withdraw.
Battle of TampaError in Template:Dts: 'June 30, 1862' is an invalid dateJune 30 – July 1, 1862Florida
D
Confederate victory: Union gunboat attacks, but later withdraws.
Battle of GlendaleError in Template:Dts: 'June 30, 1862' is an invalid dateVirginia
B
Inconclusive: (Seven Days) McClellan retreats from Lee's Confederates.
Battle of White Oak SwampError in Template:Dts: 'June 30, 1862' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Inconclusive: Indecisive artillery duel.
Battle of Malvern HillError in Template:Dts: 'July 1, 1862' is an invalid dateVirginia
A
Union victory: (Seven Days) McClellan defeats Lee but withdraws after battle.
Battle of Cotton Plant
(Battle of Hill's Plantation)
Error in Template:Dts: 'July 7, 1862' is an invalid dateArkansas
D
Union victory: Union victory in Arkansas.
First Battle of MurfreesboroError in Template:Dts: 'July 13, 1862' is an invalid dateTennessee
C
Confederate victory.
Battle of Baton RougeError in Template:Dts: 'August 5, 1862' is an invalid dateLouisiana
B
Union victory:
Battle of KirksvilleError in Template:Dts: 'August 6, 1862' is an invalid dateAugust 6–9, 1862Missouri
D
Union victory: Union forces capture town.
First Battle of DonaldsonvilleError in Template:Dts: 'August 9, 1862' is an invalid dateLouisiana
D
Union victory:
Battle of Cedar MountainError in Template:Dts: 'August 9, 1862' is an invalid dateVirginia
B
Confederate victory: Union forces repelled by Confederate counter-attack.
First Battle of IndependenceError in Template:Dts: 'August 11, 1862' is an invalid dateMissouri
D
Confederate victory: Confederate victory near Kansas City.
Battle of Lone JackError in Template:Dts: 'August 15, 1862' is an invalid dateAugust 15–16, 1862Missouri
D
Confederate victory: Confederate victory, Union commander killed. Rebels forced to withdraw after battle.
Battle of Fort RidgelyError in Template:Dts: 'August 21, 1862' is an invalid dateAugust 21–22, 1862Minnesota
C
* Dakota War of 1862: Failed Santee Sioux attack on Union controlled fort.
First Battle of Rappahannock StationError in Template:Dts: 'August 22, 1862' is an invalid dateAugust 22–25, 1862Virginia
D
Inconclusive: Union supplies destroyed during skirmish.
Battle of Manassas Station Ops.Error in Template:Dts: 'August 25, 1862' is an invalid dateAugust 25–27, 1862Virginia
B
Confederate victory: Jackson turns into Pope's rear area; destroys Manassas Station.
Second Battle of Bull Run
or Second Manassas
Error in Template:Dts: 'August 28, 1862' is an invalid dateAugust 28–30, 1862Virginia
A
Confederate victory: Lee defeats Pope's Army of Virginia
Battle of Thoroughfare GapError in Template:Dts: 'August 28, 1862' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Confederate victory: Longstreet defeats small Union force to arrive at Manassas battlefield.
Battle of Richmond (Kentucky)Error in Template:Dts: 'August 30, 1862' is an invalid dateKentucky
B
Confederate victory: Edmund Kirby Smith routs Union army under Brig. Gen. William "Bull" Nelson.
Battle of ChantillyError in Template:Dts: 'September 1, 1862' is an invalid dateVirginia
B
Inconclusive: Union forces nearly being cut off, Isaac Stevens and Philip Kearny are killed.
Battle of Harpers FerryError in Template:Dts: 'September 12, 1862' is an invalid dateSeptember 12–15, 1862West Virginia
(Virginia
at the time)[upper-alpha 1]
B
Confederate victory: Stonewall Jackson captures Union garrison under Dixon S. Miles
Battle of MunfordvilleError in Template:Dts: 'September 14, 1862' is an invalid dateSeptember 14–17, 1862Kentucky
B
Confederate victory: Union force surrenders.
Battle of South MountainError in Template:Dts: 'September 14, 1862' is an invalid dateMaryland
B
Union victory: McClellan defeats Lee.
Battle of AntietamError in Template:Dts: 'September 17, 1862' is an invalid dateMaryland
A
Tactically inconclusive; strategic Union victory: McClellan ends Lee's invasion of North, bloodiest single day of the war.
Battle of ShepherdstownError in Template:Dts: 'September 19, 1862' is an invalid dateSeptember 19–20, 1862West Virginia
(Virginia
at the time)[upper-alpha 1]
C
Confederate victory: Confederate brigades counterattack and defeat pursuing Union brigades.
Battle of IukaError in Template:Dts: 'September 19, 1862' is an invalid dateMississippi
C
Union victory: Rosecrans is victorious over Price near Mississippi town.
Battle of Wood LakeError in Template:Dts: 'September 23, 1862' is an invalid dateMinnesota
C
* Dakota War of 1862: Overwhelming defeat of Santee Sioux forces during the Dakota War of 1862.
First Battle of Sabine PassError in Template:Dts: 'September 24, 1862' is an invalid dateTexas
C
Union victory:
First Battle of NewtoniaError in Template:Dts: 'September 30, 1862' is an invalid dateMissouri
C
Confederate victory: Union forces panic under bombardment from Confederate artillery.
Battle of Saint John's BluffError in Template:Dts: 'October 1, 1862' is an invalid dateOctober 1–3, 1862Florida
D
Union victory:
Second Battle of Corinth
(Battle of Corinth)
Error in Template:Dts: 'October 3, 1862' is an invalid dateOctober 3–4, 1862Mississippi
B
Union victory: Confederate attack fails.
Battle of Galveston Harbor (1862)
(First Battle of Galveston)
Error in Template:Dts: 'October 4, 1862' is an invalid dateTexas
D
Union victory:
Battle of Hatchie's BridgeError in Template:Dts: 'October 5, 1862' is an invalid dateTennessee
C
Inconclusive: Confederate force under Earl Van Dorn escapes across river.
Battle of PerryvilleError in Template:Dts: 'October 8, 1862' is an invalid dateKentucky
A
Inconclusive: Tactical indecisive battle that ended Bragg's Kentucky campaign.
Battle of Old Fort WayneError in Template:Dts: 'October 22, 1862' is an invalid dateOklahoma
(Indian Territory
at the time)
D
Union victory:
Battle of Georgia LandingError in Template:Dts: 'October 27, 1862' is an invalid dateLouisiana
C
Union victory:
Battle of Clark's MillError in Template:Dts: 'November 7, 1862' is an invalid dateMissouri
D
Confederate victory: Union force surrenders to larger Confederate force.
Battle of Cane HillError in Template:Dts: 'November 28, 1862' is an invalid dateArkansas
C
Confederate victory: Small Confederate force delays Union while larger force escapes.
Battle of Prairie GroveError in Template:Dts: 'December 7, 1862' is an invalid dateArkansas
B
Union victory: Union secures NW Arkansas.
Battle of HartsvilleError in Template:Dts: 'December 7, 1862' is an invalid dateTennessee
C
Confederate victory: Disguised in Union uniforms, Confederates infiltrate and defeat Union forces.
Battle of FredericksburgError in Template:Dts: 'December 13, 1862' is an invalid dateVirginia
A
Confederate victory: Lee beats back repeated frontal assaults by Burnside.
Battle of KinstonError in Template:Dts: 'December 14, 1862' is an invalid dateNorth Carolina
D
Union victory: Union forces under John G. Foster defeat Confederates under Nathan Evans.
Battle of White HallError in Template:Dts: 'December 16, 1862' is an invalid dateNorth Carolina
D
Inconclusive: Foster fights indecisive battle with Beverly Robertson.
Battle of Goldsboro BridgeError in Template:Dts: 'December 17, 1862' is an invalid dateNorth Carolina
C
Union victory: Foster defeats Confederates and destroys the bridge.
Battle of Jackson, TennesseeError in Template:Dts: 'December 19, 1862' is an invalid dateTennessee
D
Union victory: Confederate feint to distract Union forces.
Battle of Chickasaw BayouError in Template:Dts: 'December 26, 1862' is an invalid dateDecember 26–29, 1862Mississippi
B
Confederate victory: (Vicksburg Campaign) Pemberton defeats Sherman; Union attack on Confederate right flank thwarted.
Battle of Parker's Cross RoadsError in Template:Dts: 'December 31, 1862' is an invalid dateTennessee
C
Confederate victory: Confederates repel Union double-pronged assault.
Battle of Stones River
(Second Battle of Murfreesboro)
Error in Template:Dts: 'December 31, 1862' is an invalid dateDecember 31, 1862 –
January 2, 1863
Tennessee
A
Inconclusive: Forces fight to draw/Bragg retreats
Battle of Galveston
(Second Battle of Galveston)
Error in Template:Dts: 'January 1, 1863' is an invalid dateTexas
B
Confederate victory: John B. Magruder expels occupying Union troops from Galveston, Texas.
Second Battle of SpringfieldError in Template:Dts: 'January 8, 1863' is an invalid dateMissouri
D
Union victory: Confederates enter town, but are unable to take nearby fort.
Battle of Fort Hindman (Battle of Arkansas Post)Error in Template:Dts: 'January 9, 1863' is an invalid dateArkansas
C
Union victory: Part of Vicksburg Campaign, fight for control of mouth of Arkansas River.
Battle of HartvilleError in Template:Dts: 'January 9, 1863' is an invalid dateJanuary 9–11, 1863Missouri
D
Confederate victory: Confederates are victorious, but unable to continue raid.
Bear River MassacreError in Template:Dts: 'January 29, 1863' is an invalid dateIdaho
(Washington Territory
at the time)
C
* Indian Wars: Shoshone forces massacred by Union troops.
Battle of DoverError in Template:Dts: 'February 3, 1863' is an invalid dateTennessee
D
Union victory: Failed Confederate attack on town.
Battle of Fort McAllister (1863)Error in Template:Dts: 'March 5, 1863' is an invalid dateGeorgia
C
Confederate victory:
Battle of Thompson's StationError in Template:Dts: 'March 5, 1863' is an invalid dateTennessee
C
Confederate victory:
Battle of Fort AndersonError in Template:Dts: 'March 13, 1863' is an invalid dateMarch 13–15, 1863North Carolina
D
Union victory: Daniel H. Hill leads unsuccessful Confederate attack on New Bern.
Battle of Kelly's FordError in Template:Dts: 'March 17, 1863' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Confederate victory: Indecisive cavalry battle during Civil War.
Battle of Vaught's HillError in Template:Dts: 'March 20, 1863' is an invalid dateTennessee
D
Union victory: Union forces withstand attack by John Hunt Morgan's Confederates.
Battle of BrentwoodError in Template:Dts: 'March 25, 1863' is an invalid dateTennessee
D
Confederate victory: Union force surrenders.
Battle of Washington, NCError in Template:Dts: 'March 30, 1863' is an invalid dateMarch 30 – April 20, 1863North Carolina
D
Inconclusive: Hill unable to take North Carolina town from Union forces.
First Battle of Charleston HarborError in Template:Dts: 'April 7, 1863' is an invalid dateSouth Carolina
C
Confederate victory:
Battle of Franklin (1863)Error in Template:Dts: 'April 10, 1863' is an invalid dateTennessee
D
Union victory: Confederates withdraw after rearguard defeat.
Battle of Suffolk (Hill's Point)
(Battle of Fort Huger)
Error in Template:Dts: 'April 11, 1863' is an invalid dateApril 11 – May 4, 1863Virginia
C
Inconclusive
Battle of Suffolk (Norfleet House);
Siege of Suffolk
Error in Template:Dts: 'April 11, 1863' is an invalid dateApril 11 – May 4, 1863Virginia
C
Inconclusive: Twin battles fought over Suffolk.
Battle of Fort BislandError in Template:Dts: 'April 12, 1863' is an invalid dateApril 12–13, 1863Louisiana
D
Union victory:
Battle of Irish BendError in Template:Dts: 'April 14, 1863' is an invalid dateLouisiana
C
Union victory:
Battle of Vermillion BayouError in Template:Dts: 'April 17, 1863' is an invalid dateLouisiana
D
Union victory:
Battle of Cape GirardeauError in Template:Dts: 'April 26, 1863' is an invalid dateMissouri
D
Union victory: Confederate attack fails.
Battle of Grand GulfError in Template:Dts: 'April 29, 1863' is an invalid dateMississippi
C
Confederate victory: Unsuccessful naval attack by Grant's forces.
Battle of Snyder's BluffError in Template:Dts: 'April 29, 1863' is an invalid dateApril 29 – May 1, 1863Mississippi
D
Confederate victory: Union feint during Vicksburg Campaign.
Battle of Day's GapError in Template:Dts: 'April 30, 1863' is an invalid dateAlabama
C
Union victory: Union victory during a raid in Alabama.
Battle of ChancellorsvilleError in Template:Dts: 'April 30, 1863' is an invalid dateApril 30 – May 6, 1863Virginia
A
Confederate victory: Lee defeats Hooker's Army of Potomac, Jackson mortally wounded.
Battle of Port GibsonError in Template:Dts: 'May 1, 1863' is an invalid dateMississippi
B
Union victory: in Vicksburg campaign, Grant defeats Confederates
Battle of Chalk BluffError in Template:Dts: 'May 1, 1863' is an invalid dateMay 1–2, 1863Arkansas
D
Confederate victory: Confederates win but can't continue raid.
Second Battle of FredericksburgError in Template:Dts: 'May 3, 1863' is an invalid dateVirginia
B
Union victory: Union forces under John Sedgwick defeat Confederate forces left to guard the town by Lee.
Battle of Salem ChurchError in Template:Dts: 'May 3, 1863' is an invalid dateMay 3–4, 1863Virginia
B
Confederate victory: Lee defeats Sedgwick.
Battle of RaymondError in Template:Dts: 'May 12, 1863' is an invalid dateMississippi
B
Union victory: Failed Confederate attempt to protect Vicksburg from approaching Federals.
Battle of Jackson, MississippiError in Template:Dts: 'May 14, 1863' is an invalid dateMississippi
B
Union victory: Sherman, McPherson defeat Johnston
Battle of Champion HillError in Template:Dts: 'May 16, 1863' is an invalid dateMississippi
A
Union victory: Grant defeats Pemberton.
Battle of Big Black River BridgeError in Template:Dts: 'May 17, 1863' is an invalid dateMississippi
B
Union victory: Confederate forces trapped in Vicksburg.
Siege of VicksburgError in Template:Dts: 'May 18, 1863' is an invalid dateMay 18 – July 4, 1863Mississippi
A
Union victory: the siege ends; Grant accepts surrender of second Confederate army under Pemberton.
Battle of Plains StoreError in Template:Dts: 'May 21, 1863' is an invalid dateLouisiana
C
Union victory: Union victory near Baton Rouge.
Siege of Port HudsonError in Template:Dts: 'May 21, 1863' is an invalid dateMay 21 – July 9, 1863Louisiana
A
Union victory: last Confederate stronghold on Mississippi surrenders; Gardner surrenders to Banks.
Battle of Milliken's BendError in Template:Dts: 'June 7, 1863' is an invalid dateLouisiana
C
Union victory: In the largest battle fought between Confederate and Black troops, after nearly two days of close combat, the Confederates were defeated in their attempt to raise the siege of Vicksburg.
Battle of Brandy StationError in Template:Dts: 'June 9, 1863' is an invalid dateVirginia
B
Inconclusive: Pleasonton surprises J.E.B. Stuart's cavalrymen in their camps near Brandy Station.
Second Battle of WinchesterError in Template:Dts: 'June 13, 1863' is an invalid dateJune 13–15, 1863Virginia
B
Confederate victory: Confederate victory paves way for Lee's invasion of the North.
Battle of AldieError in Template:Dts: 'June 17, 1863' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Inconclusive: Indecisive battle during Robert E. Lee's march north.
Battle of MiddleburgError in Template:Dts: 'June 17, 1863' is an invalid dateJune 17–19, 1863Virginia
C
Inconclusive: J.E.B. Stuart retreats from engagement with Union cavalry.
Battle of LaFourche CrossingError in Template:Dts: 'June 20, 1863' is an invalid dateJune 20–21, 1863Louisiana
D
Union victory:
Battle of UppervilleError in Template:Dts: 'June 21, 1863' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Inconclusive: Indecisive cavalry battle during Lee's invasion.
Battle of Hoover's GapError in Template:Dts: 'June 24, 1863' is an invalid dateJune 24–26, 1863Tennessee
C
Union victory: Union victory prevents Confederates in Tennessee from coming to the aid of Vicksburg.
Second Battle of DonaldsonvilleError in Template:Dts: 'June 28, 1863' is an invalid dateLouisiana
D
Union victory:
Battle of Goodrich's LandingError in Template:Dts: 'June 29, 1863' is an invalid dateJune 29–30, 1863Louisiana
D
Inconclusive: Confederates drive Union Black Regiments off of several plantations.
Battle of HanoverError in Template:Dts: 'June 30, 1863' is an invalid datePennsylvania
C
Inconclusive: J.E.B. Stuart forced to change his route, delaying his efforts to unite with Lee's force outside Gettysburg.
Battle of Cabin CreekError in Template:Dts: 'July 1, 1863' is an invalid dateJuly 1–2, 1863Oklahoma
(Indian Territory
at the time)
C
Union victory:
Battle of GettysburgError in Template:Dts: 'July 1, 1863' is an invalid dateJuly 1–3, 1863Pennsylvania
A
Union victory: Lee loses to Meade, Pickett's Charge fails, ends second invasion of North. Confederate army arrived in Gettysburg to resupply army, unaware of Union army nearby.
Battle of HelenaError in Template:Dts: 'July 4, 1863' is an invalid dateArkansas
B
Union victory: Confederate assault on river port fails securing eastern Arkansas for Union.
Battle of WilliamsportError in Template:Dts: 'July 6, 1863' is an invalid dateJuly 6–16, 1863Maryland
C
Inconclusive: Meade and Lee fight indecisive battle.
Battle of BoonsboroError in Template:Dts: 'July 8, 1863' is an invalid dateMaryland
D
Inconclusive: Indecisive action at rearguard of Lee's retreat.
Battle of CorydonError in Template:Dts: 'July 9, 1863' is an invalid dateIndiana
C
Confederate victory: Confederate raid results in civilian casualties, including a Lutheran minister.
Battle of Fort WagnerError in Template:Dts: 'July 11, 1863' is an invalid dateSouth Carolina
D
Confederate victory: first of two Union attempts to take Ft. Wagner.
Battle of Kock's PlantationError in Template:Dts: 'July 12, 1863' is an invalid dateJuly 12–13, 1863Louisiana
C
Confederate victory:
Battle of Grimball's LandingError in Template:Dts: 'July 16, 1863' is an invalid dateSouth Carolina
D
Inconclusive:
Battle of Honey SpringsError in Template:Dts: 'July 17, 1863' is an invalid dateOklahoma
(Indian Territory
at the time)
B
Union victory: In Indian Territory, two largely Black and American Indian forces meet. Union victory.
Second Battle of Fort Wagner
(Battle of Fort Wagner, Morris Island)
Error in Template:Dts: 'July 18, 1863' is an invalid dateSouth Carolina
B
Confederate victory: second of two Union attempts to take Ft. Wagner fails, heroism of the 54th Massachusetts.
Battle of Buffington Island Error in Template:Dts: 'July 19, 1863' is an invalid dateOhio
C
Union Victory:
Battle of Manassas GapError in Template:Dts: 'July 23, 1863' is an invalid dateVirginia
D
Inconclusive: Indecisive battle by day, Confederates withdraw by night.
Battle of Big MoundError in Template:Dts: 'July 24, 1863' is an invalid dateJuly 24–25, 1863North Dakota
(Dakota Territory
at the time)
C
* Dakota War of 1862: Union forces defeat Santee and Teton Sioux forces.
Battle of Dead Buffalo LakeError in Template:Dts: 'July 26, 1863' is an invalid dateNorth Dakota
(Dakota Territory
at the time)
D
* Sioux Wars/Dakota War of 1862: Sibley defeats Sioux forces.
Battle of SalinevilleError in Template:Dts: 'July 26, 1863' is an invalid dateOhio
D
Union victory: Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan surrenders in Ohio. The northernmost battle in the Civil War.
Battle of Stony LakeError in Template:Dts: 'July 28, 1863' is an invalid dateNorth Dakota
(Dakota Territory
at the time)
D
* Dakota War of 1862: Sioux forces escape Union forces in pursuit.
Second Battle of Fort SumterError in Template:Dts: 'August 17, 1863' is an invalid dateAugust 17 –
September 9, 1863
South Carolina
B
Confederate victory: Union's massive bombardment and naval attack fails to retake the fort.
Second Battle of Charleston HarborError in Template:Dts: 'August 17, 1863' is an invalid dateAugust 17 –
September 8, 1863
South Carolina
B
Inconclusive:
Second Battle of ChattanoogaError in Template:Dts: 'August 21, 1863' is an invalid dateAugust 21 –
September 8, 1863
Tennessee
D
Union victory: Union captures town.
Lawrence Massacre
(Quantrill's Raid)
Error in Template:Dts: 'August 23, 1863' is an invalid dateKansas
C
Confederate victory: Quantrill's Raiders pillage the city.
Battle of Devil's BackboneError in Template:Dts: 'September 1, 1863' is an invalid dateArkansas
C
Union victory: Union victory after heavy fighting.
Battle of Whitestone HillError in Template:Dts: 'September 3, 1863' is an invalid dateSeptember 3–5, 1863North Dakota
(Dakota Territory
at the time)
D
* Sioux Wars/Dakota War of 1862: Union forces defeat several American Indian tribes including the Sioux and Blackfeet.
Second Battle of Sabine PassError in Template:Dts: 'September 8, 1863' is an invalid dateTexas
B
Confederate victory: Confederate forces place stakes in river to help aim their guns at Union ships.
Battle of Bayou FourcheError in Template:Dts: 'September 10, 1863' is an invalid dateArkansas
B
Union victory: Union victory allows for capture of Little Rock.
Battle of Davis's Cross RoadsError in Template:Dts: 'September 10, 1863' is an invalid dateSeptember 10–11, 1863Georgia
C
Union victory: Union forces establish defensive positions prior to Chickamauga.
Battle of ChickamaugaError in Template:Dts: 'September 19, 1863' is an invalid dateSeptember 19–20, 1863Georgia
A
Confederate victory: Bragg defeats Rosecrans, George Thomas of US anointed "The Rock of Chickamauga"
Battle of Blountville
(Battle of Blountsville)
Error in Template:Dts: 'September 22, 1863' is an invalid dateTennessee
D
Union victory: Union forces capture town.
Battle of Stirling's PlantationError in Template:Dts: 'September 29, 1863' is an invalid dateLouisiana
D
Confederate victory:
Battle of Fort Blair
(Battle of Baxter Springs)
Error in Template:Dts: 'October 6, 1863' is an invalid dateKansas
C
Confederate victory: Quantrill's Raiders massacre Union Black Troops during U.S. Civil War.
Battle of Blue SpringsError in Template:Dts: 'October 10, 1863' is an invalid dateTennessee
D
Union victory: Confederate forces overrun.
First Battle of AuburnError in Template:Dts: 'October 13, 1863' is an invalid dateVirginia
D
Union victory: J.E.B. Stuart escapes by hiding in a ravine.
Battle of Bristoe StationError in Template:Dts: 'October 14, 1863' is an invalid dateVirginia
B
Union victory: Meade defeats elements of Lee's forces, but Confederates destroy railroad during retreat.
Second Battle of AuburnError in Template:Dts: 'October 14, 1863' is an invalid dateVirginia
D
Inconclusive: Confederates attack Union rearguard, indecisive.
Battle of Fort BrookeError in Template:Dts: 'October 16, 1863' is an invalid dateOctober 16–18, 1863Florida
D
Union victory:
Battle of Buckland MillsError in Template:Dts: 'October 19, 1863' is an invalid dateVirginia
D
Confederate victory: Union cavalry caught in ambush, defeated.
Battle of Pine BluffError in Template:Dts: 'October 25, 1863' is an invalid dateArkansas
D
Union victory: Confederate attack fails.
Battle of WauhatchieError in Template:Dts: 'October 28, 1863' is an invalid dateOctober 28–29, 1863Tennessee
B
Union victory: Longstreet defeated by Union forces.
Battle of ColliervilleError in Template:Dts: 'November 3, 1863' is an invalid dateTennessee
D
Union victory: Abortive Confederate attack on the town.
Battle of Droop MountainError in Template:Dts: 'November 6, 1863' is an invalid dateWest Virginia
C
Union victory:
Second Battle of Rappahannock StationError in Template:Dts: 'November 7, 1863' is an invalid dateVirginia
B
Union victory: Union forces surge across river, forcing Lee to retreat.
Battle of Campbell's StationError in Template:Dts: 'November 16, 1863' is an invalid dateTennessee
D
Union victory: Confederate double-envelopment attempt fails.
Chattanooga CampaignError in Template:Dts: 'November 23, 1863' is an invalid dateNovember 23–25, 1863Tennessee
A
Union victory: Grant defeats Braxton Bragg and relieves Union forces besieged in Chattanooga.
Battle of Mine RunError in Template:Dts: 'November 27, 1863' is an invalid dateNovember 27 –
December 2, 1863
Virginia
B
Inconclusive: Meade bombards Lee's Confederates but then withdraws.
Battle of Ringgold GapError in Template:Dts: 'November 27, 1863' is an invalid dateGeorgia
B
Confederate victory: Confederates under Patrick Cleburne defeat Union forces under Joseph Hooker.
Battle of Fort SandersError in Template:Dts: 'November 29, 1863' is an invalid dateTennessee
B
Union victory: Longstreet unable to take fort due to poor quality gunpowder.
Battle of Bean's StationError in Template:Dts: 'December 14, 1863' is an invalid dateTennessee
D
Confederate victory: Union forces withdraw a short distance.
Battle of Mossy CreekError in Template:Dts: 'December 29, 1863' is an invalid dateTennessee
D
Union victory: Confederate cavalry forced back.
Battle of DandridgeError in Template:Dts: 'January 17, 1864' is an invalid dateTennessee
C
Confederate victory: Union forces withdraw.
Battle of AthensError in Template:Dts: 'January 26, 1864' is an invalid dateAlabama
D
Union victory: Union victory in Northern Alabama.
Battle of Fair GardenError in Template:Dts: 'January 27, 1864' is an invalid dateTennessee
C
Inconclusive: Union victory followed by withdrawal.
Battle of Morton's FordError in Template:Dts: 'February 6, 1864' is an invalid dateFebruary 6–7, 1864Virginia
D
Inconclusive: Diversionary Union attack.
Battle of Middle Boggy DepotError in Template:Dts: 'February 13, 1864' is an invalid dateOklahoma
(Indian Territory
at the time)
D
Union victory:
Battle of MeridianError in Template:Dts: 'February 14, 1864' is an invalid dateFebruary 14–20, 1864Mississippi
C
Union victory: Sherman occupies town.
Battle of OlusteeError in Template:Dts: 'February 20, 1864' is an invalid dateFlorida
B
Confederate victory: Union fail to take Florida.
Battle of OkolonaError in Template:Dts: 'February 22, 1864' is an invalid dateMississippi
B
Confederate victory: Confederate cavalry, commanded by Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, routed 7,000 cavalry under the command of Brig. Gen. William Sooy Smith.
First Battle of DaltonError in Template:Dts: 'February 22, 1864' is an invalid dateFebruary 22–27, 1864Georgia
C
Confederate victory: After several days of intense skirmishing, Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas's army withdrew upon realizing Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's troops could repel any assault. However, the intelligence garnered from the Battle of Dalton helped pave the way for a Union victory in the summer.
Battle of WalkertonError in Template:Dts: 'March 2, 1864' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Confederate victory: controversy surrounding the Dahlgren Affair.
Battle of Fort De RussyError in Template:Dts: 'March 12, 1864' is an invalid dateLouisiana
B
Union victory: Fort DeRussy fell and the Red River to Alexandria was open.
Battle of PaducahError in Template:Dts: 'March 25, 1864' is an invalid dateKentucky
C
Confederate victory: Confederate raid by Forrest successful.
Battle of Elkin's FerryError in Template:Dts: 'April 3, 1864' is an invalid dateApril 3–4, 1864Arkansas
C
Union victory: Confederates unable to prevent Union river crossing.
Battle of MansfieldError in Template:Dts: 'April 8, 1864' is an invalid dateLouisiana
A
Confederate victory: Banks Union Red River Campaign halted by the Confederates.
Battle of Prairie D'AneError in Template:Dts: 'April 9, 1864' is an invalid dateApril 9–13, 1864Arkansas
B
Union victory: Frederick Steele defeats Sterling Price.
Battle of Pleasant HillError in Template:Dts: 'April 9, 1864' is an invalid dateLouisiana
B
Union victory: Confederate attack fails.
Battle of Fort PillowError in Template:Dts: 'April 12, 1864' is an invalid dateTennessee
B
Confederate victory: N.B. Forrest takes fort, massacres black soldiers.
Battle of Blair's LandingError in Template:Dts: 'April 12, 1864' is an invalid dateApril 12–13, 1864Louisiana
C
Union victory:
Battle of PlymouthError in Template:Dts: 'April 17, 1864' is an invalid dateNorth Carolina
C
Confederate victory: Confederate land forces, supported by naval ram, retake two Union forts near Plymouth, North Carolina.
Battle of Poison SpringError in Template:Dts: 'April 18, 1864' is an invalid dateArkansas
C
Confederate victory: Part of Red River Campaign in Arkansas, black troops massacred.
Battle of Monett's FerryError in Template:Dts: 'April 23, 1864' is an invalid dateLouisiana
C
Union victory: Confederate forces driven back.
Battle of Marks' MillsError in Template:Dts: 'April 25, 1864' is an invalid dateArkansas
D
Confederate victory: Part of Red River Campaign in Arkansas.
Battle of Jenkins' FerryError in Template:Dts: 'April 30, 1864' is an invalid dateArkansas
C
Union victory: Part of Red River Campaign in Arkansas.
Battle of Albemarle SoundError in Template:Dts: 'May 5, 1864' is an invalid dateNorth Carolina
C
Inconclusive: Indecisive naval battle during U.S. Civil War.
Battle of the WildernessError in Template:Dts: 'May 5, 1864' is an invalid dateMay 5–7, 1864Virginia
A
Inconclusive: Grant and Lee meet inconclusively.
Battle of Port Walthall JunctionError in Template:Dts: 'May 6, 1864' is an invalid dateMay 6–7, 1864Virginia
C
Union victory: Union forces destroy railroad
Battle of Rocky Face RidgeError in Template:Dts: 'May 7, 1864' is an invalid dateMay 7–13, 1864Georgia
C
Union victory: Due to a flanking movement by Union troops under Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, Confederates led by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston were forced to evacuate their strong position near Atlanta.
Battle of Spotsylvania Court HouseError in Template:Dts: 'May 8, 1864' is an invalid dateMay 8–21, 1864Virginia
A
Inconclusive: 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 Swift CreekError in Template:Dts: 'May 9, 1864' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Inconclusive: Union forces damage railroad, but are stopped by Confederate forces.
Battle of Cloyd's MountainError in Template:Dts: 'May 9, 1864' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Union victory: Union victory, Confederate General Albert G. Jenkins killed.
Battle of Chester StationError in Template:Dts: 'May 10, 1864' is an invalid dateVirginia
D
Inconclusive: Union forces under Benjamin Butler pushed back.
Battle of Cove MountainError in Template:Dts: 'May 10, 1864' is an invalid dateVirginia
D
Union victory: Union victory after brief battle.
Battle of Yellow TavernError in Template:Dts: 'May 11, 1864' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Union victory: Union forces win cavalry battle, J.E.B. Stuart is mortally wounded.
Battle of Proctor's CreekError in Template:Dts: 'May 12, 1864' is an invalid dateMay 12–16, 1864Virginia
B
Confederate victory: Beauregard defeats Butler.
Battle of ResacaError in Template:Dts: 'May 13, 1864' is an invalid dateGeorgia
C
Inconclusive: Sherman defeats Johnston
Battle of New MarketError in Template:Dts: 'May 15, 1864' is an invalid dateVirginia
B
Confederate victory: Confederate forces halt Union army under Franz Sigel from advance up the Shenandoah Valley.
Battle of MansuraError in Template:Dts: 'May 16, 1864' is an invalid dateLouisiana
C
Union victory:
Battle of AdairsvilleError in Template:Dts: 'May 17, 1864' is an invalid dateGeorgia
C
Union victory: Failed Confederate attempt to destroy part of the Union force approaching Atlanta.
Battle of Yellow BayouError in Template:Dts: 'May 18, 1864' is an invalid dateLouisiana
C
Union victory:
Battle of Ware Bottom ChurchError in Template:Dts: 'May 20, 1864' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Confederate victory: Beauregard boxes Butler in.
Battle of North AnnaError in Template:Dts: 'May 23, 1864' is an invalid dateMay 23–26, 1864Virginia
B
Inconclusive: Lee outmaneuvers Grant, but because of illness, he is unable to capitalize.
Battle of Wilson's WharfError in Template:Dts: 'May 24, 1864' is an invalid dateVirginia
D
Union victory: Confederates under Fitzhugh Lee defeated by two Union black regiments.
Battle of New Hope ChurchError in Template:Dts: 'May 25, 1864' is an invalid dateMay 25–26, 1864Georgia
C
Confederate victory: Hooker's forces defeated.
Battle of Dallas (Georgia)Error in Template:Dts: 'May 26, 1864' is an invalid dateMay 26 – June 4, 1864Georgia
C
Union victory: Confederate withdrawal in Georgia.
Battle of Pickett's MillError in Template:Dts: 'May 27, 1864' is an invalid dateGeorgia
C
Confederate victory: Unsuccessful attack by Sherman on Johnston.
Battle of Haw's ShopError in Template:Dts: 'May 28, 1864' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Union victory: Union advance halted.
Battle of Totopotomoy CreekError in Template:Dts: 'May 28, 1864' is an invalid dateMay 28–30, 1864Virginia
B
Inconclusive: Union forces pushed back.
Battle of Old ChurchError in Template:Dts: 'May 30, 1864' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Union victory: Union forces drive Confederates back to Cold Harbor.
Battle of Cold HarborError in Template:Dts: 'May 31, 1864' is an invalid dateMay 31 –
June 12, 1864
Virginia
A
Confederate victory: Lee repulses Grant, Confederate general says "This is not war, this is murder".
Battle of PiedmontError in Template:Dts: 'June 5, 1864' is an invalid dateVirginia
B
Union victory: Union forces under David Hunter defeat Confederate defenses on march to Staunton, Virginia, upper Shenandoah Valley.
Battle of Old River LakeError in Template:Dts: 'June 6, 1864' is an invalid dateArkansas
D
Union victory:
Battle of MariettaError in Template:Dts: 'June 6, 1864' is an invalid dateJune 6 – July 3, 1864Georgia
B
Union victory: Sherman defeats Johnston.
First Battle of PetersburgError in Template:Dts: 'June 9, 1864' is an invalid dateVirginia
D
Confederate victory: Beauregard defeats Butler.
Battle of Brice's CrossroadsError in Template:Dts: 'June 10, 1864' is an invalid dateMississippi
B
Confederate victory: N.B. Forrest routs Union force almost three times as large.
Battle of CynthianaError in Template:Dts: 'June 11, 1864' is an invalid dateJune 11–12, 1864Kentucky
C
Union victory: Union Brig. Gen. Stephen Gano Burbridge defeated Confederate Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan. Most Confederate soldiers were casualties, though Morgan escaped.
Battle of Trevilian StationError in Template:Dts: 'June 11, 1864' is an invalid dateJune 11–12, 1864Virginia
B
Confederate victory: Confederate victory, George Armstrong Custer nearly surrounded and has to be rescued by Sheridan.
Second Battle of PetersburgError in Template:Dts: 'June 15, 1864' is an invalid dateJune 15–18, 1864Virginia
A
Confederate victory: Lee repulses Grant at back door to Richmond.
Battle of LynchburgError in Template:Dts: 'June 17, 1864' is an invalid dateJune 17–18, 1864Virginia
B
Confederate victory: Fake Confederate reinforcements lead to Union retreat.
Battle of Jerusalem Plank RoadError in Template:Dts: 'June 21, 1864' is an invalid dateJune 21–24, 1864Virginia
B
Inconclusive: Union siege lines extended for Siege of Petersburg.
Battle of Kolb's FarmError in Template:Dts: 'June 22, 1864' is an invalid dateGeorgia
C
Union victory: Confederate attack fails due to poor terrain conditions.
Battle of Saint Mary's ChurchError in Template:Dts: 'June 24, 1864' is an invalid dateVirginia
D
Inconclusive: Union forces fight a successful delaying action.
Battle of Staunton River BridgeError in Template:Dts: 'June 25, 1864' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Confederate victory:
Battle of Kennesaw MountainError in Template:Dts: 'June 27, 1864' is an invalid dateGeorgia
B
Confederate victory: Johnston repulses Sherman.
Battle of Sappony ChurchError in Template:Dts: 'June 28, 1864' is an invalid dateVirginia
D
Confederate victory:
First Battle of Ream's StationError in Template:Dts: 'June 29, 1864' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Confederate victory: Maj. Gen. William Mahone and Brig. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee defeated Union cavalry raiding Confederate railroads south of Petersburg, Virginia.
Battle of Monocacy
(Battle of Monocacy Junction)
Error in Template:Dts: 'July 9, 1864' is an invalid dateMaryland
B
Confederate victory: Union Gen. Lew Wallace slows up Jubal Early, saving DC.
Battle of Fort StevensError in Template:Dts: 'July 11, 1864' is an invalid dateJuly 11–12, 1864District of Columbia
B
Union victory: Failed Confederate attempt to capture Washington, D.C., President Lincoln, observing the battle, comes under Confederate fire.
Battle of TupeloError in Template:Dts: 'July 14, 1864' is an invalid dateJuly 14–15, 1864Mississippi
B
Union victory: Nathan Bedford Forrest
Battle of Cool SpringError in Template:Dts: 'July 18, 1864' is an invalid dateJuly 18–19, 1864Virginia
C
Confederate victory:
Battle of Peachtree CreekError in Template:Dts: 'July 20, 1864' is an invalid dateGeorgia
B
Union victory: (Atlanta Campaign) First Confederate attack against Union forces north of Atlanta fails.
Battle of Rutherford's FarmError in Template:Dts: 'July 20, 1864' is an invalid dateVirginia
D
Union victory: Confederates under Jubal Early caught by surprise and defeated.
Battle of AtlantaError in Template:Dts: 'July 22, 1864' is an invalid dateGeorgia
B
Union victory: (Atlanta Campaign) Sherman turns back Hood's attack east of Atlanta.
Second Battle of KernstownError in Template:Dts: 'July 24, 1864' is an invalid dateVirginia
B
Confederate victory: Jubal Early defeats Union forces.
Battle of Killdeer Mountain
Error in Template:Dts: 'July 26, 1864' is an invalid dateNorth Dakota
(Dakota Territory
at the time)
C
* Sioux Wars/Dakota War of 1862: Union forces defeat Sioux.
First Battle of Deep BottomError in Template:Dts: 'July 27, 1864' is an invalid dateJuly 27–29, 1864Virginia
C
Confederate victory:
Battle of Ezra ChurchError in Template:Dts: 'July 28, 1864' is an invalid dateGeorgia
B
Union victory: (Atlanta Campaign) Confederate attack on Union army northwest of Atlanta fails to gain element of surprise, finding entrenched Union forces. Union victory.
Battle of the CraterError in Template:Dts: 'July 30, 1864' is an invalid dateVirginia
A
Confederate victory: Lee defeats Burnside.
Battle of Folck's MillError in Template:Dts: 'August 1, 1864' is an invalid dateMaryland
D
Inconclusive: Indecisive Civil War battle.
Battle of Mobile BayError in Template:Dts: 'August 2, 1864' is an invalid dateAugust 2–23, 1864Alabama
A
Union victory: David Farragut takes port, says "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead".
Battle of Utoy CreekError in Template:Dts: 'August 5, 1864' is an invalid dateAugust 5–7, 1864Georgia
C
Inconclusive: (Atlanta Campaign) Indecisive battle on Union right flank near Atlanta.
Battle of MoorefieldError in Template:Dts: 'August 7, 1864' is an invalid dateWest Virginia
C
Union victory:
Second Battle of DaltonError in Template:Dts: 'August 14, 1864' is an invalid dateAugust 14–15, 1864Georgia
D
Union victory: Union forces withstand attack until relieved.
Second Battle of Deep BottomError in Template:Dts: 'August 14, 1864' is an invalid dateAugust 14–20, 1864Virginia
B
Confederate victory: The Confederates drove back the Union threat, but at a cost of diluting their forces as the Union had hoped.
Battle of Guard HillError in Template:Dts: 'August 16, 1864' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Inconclusive:
Battle of Globe TavernError in Template:Dts: 'August 18, 1864' is an invalid dateAugust 18–21, 1864Virginia
B
Union victory: Confederate forces lose control of railroads at Petersburg.
Battle of Lovejoy's StationError in Template:Dts: 'August 20, 1864' is an invalid dateGeorgia
D
Confederate victory: Confederates repel Union raiders attacking the station.
Second Battle of MemphisError in Template:Dts: 'August 21, 1864' is an invalid dateTennessee
C
Union victory: Partially successful Confederate raid.
Battle of Summit PointError in Template:Dts: 'August 21, 1864' is an invalid dateWest Virginia
D
Inconclusive:
Second Battle of Ream's StationError in Template:Dts: 'August 25, 1864' is an invalid dateVirginia
B
Confederate victory: Union lines overrun by Confederates.
Battle of Smithfield CrossingError in Template:Dts: 'August 25, 1864' is an invalid dateAugust 25–29, 1864West Virginia
D
Inconclusive:
Battle of JonesboroughError in Template:Dts: 'August 31, 1864' is an invalid dateAugust 31 –
September 1, 1864
Georgia
A
Union victory: William J. Hardee's Confederates defeated, resulting in Atlanta's fall the following day.
Battle of BerryvilleError in Template:Dts: 'September 3, 1864' is an invalid dateSeptember 3–4, 1864Virginia
C
Inconclusive: At the same time Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early sent Maj. Gen. Joseph B. Kershaw's division to attack Colonel Joseph Thoburn's division of the VIII Corps, and Kershaw initially routed Thoburn's left flank. Darkness ended the fighting. The next morning, Early, seeing the strength of the Union's entrenched line, retreated behind Opequon Creek.
Battle of Opequon
(Third Battle of Winchester)
Error in Template:Dts: 'September 19, 1864' is an invalid dateVirginia
A
Union victory: Sheridan defeats Early, several officers killed or wounded on both sides.
Battle of Fisher's HillError in Template:Dts: 'September 2, 1864' is an invalid dateSeptember 21–22, 1864Virginia
B
Union victory: Successful Union frontal assault.
Battle of Fort DavidsonError in Template:Dts: 'September 27, 1864' is an invalid dateMissouri
B
Union victory: Union forces detonate their own fort after losing to Confederates.
Battle of Chaffin's Farm
(New Market Heights)
Error in Template:Dts: 'September 29, 1864' is an invalid dateSeptember 29–30, 1864Virginia
B
Union victory: Union forces victorious, but fail to capture several forts.
Battle of Peebles' FarmError in Template:Dts: 'September 30, 1864' is an invalid dateSeptember 30 – October 2, 1864Virginia
B
Union victory: Union victory near Petersburg.
First Battle of SaltvilleError in Template:Dts: 'October 1, 1864' is an invalid dateOctober 1–3, 1864Virginia
C
Confederate victory: Confederates defeat Union Black Cavalry, war crimes committed against captured blacks.
Battle of AllatoonaError in Template:Dts: 'October 5, 1864' is an invalid dateGeorgia
B
Union victory: Union fortifications hold.
Battle of Darbytown and New MarketError in Template:Dts: 'October 7, 1864' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Union victory:
Battle of Tom's BrookError in Template:Dts: 'October 9, 1864' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Union victory: Union cavalry defeats Confederates.
Battle of Darbytown RoadError in Template:Dts: 'October 13, 1864' is an invalid dateVirginia
D
Union victory: Confederate attack repelled near Richmond.
Battle of GlasgowError in Template:Dts: 'October 15, 1864' is an invalid dateMissouri
C
Confederate victory: Union forces surrender.
Second Battle of LexingtonError in Template:Dts: 'October 19, 1864' is an invalid dateMissouri
D
Confederate victory: Union forces driven out of town.
Battle of Cedar CreekError in Template:Dts: 'October 19, 1864' is an invalid dateVirginia
A
Union victory: Sheridan defeats Early, drives Confederates from Shenandoah Valley.
Battle of Little Blue RiverError in Template:Dts: 'October 21, 1864' is an invalid dateMissouri
D
Confederate victory: Confederate victory in Missouri.
Battle of Byram's FordError in Template:Dts: 'October 22, 1864' is an invalid dateOctober 22–23, 1864Missouri
B
Union victory: Confederates under Marmaduke defeated.
Second Battle of IndependenceError in Template:Dts: 'October 22, 1864' is an invalid dateMissouri
C
Confederate victory: Union forces occupy town.
Battle of WestportError in Template:Dts: 'October 23, 1864' is an invalid dateMissouri
A
Union victory: Union forces win decisive battle to take control of Missouri.
Battle of Marais des CygnesError in Template:Dts: 'October 25, 1864' is an invalid dateKansas
C
Union victory: Price's Confederates pursued into Kansas.
Battle of Mine CreekError in Template:Dts: 'October 25, 1864' is an invalid dateKansas
C
Union victory: Price's army crushed, flees back into Missouri.
Battle of Marmiton RiverError in Template:Dts: 'October 25, 1864' is an invalid dateMissouri
D
Union victory: Price escapes Union pursuit.
Battle of DecaturError in Template:Dts: 'October 26, 1864' is an invalid dateOctober 26–29, 1864Alabama
C
Union victory: Confederates unable to cross river.
Battle of Boydton Plank RoadError in Template:Dts: 'October 27, 1864' is an invalid dateOctober 27–28, 1864Virginia
B
Inconclusive: Union forces take control of road, but withdraw after battle.
Battle of Fair Oaks & Darbytown RoadError in Template:Dts: 'October 27, 1864' is an invalid dateOctober 27–28, 1864Virginia
C
Confederate victory:
Second Battle of NewtoniaError in Template:Dts: 'October 28, 1864' is an invalid dateMissouri
B
Union victory: James G. Blunt defeats Joseph O. Shelby.
Battle of JohnsonvilleError in Template:Dts: 'November 4, 1864' is an invalid dateNovember 4–5, 1864Tennessee
B
Confederate victory: Confederates bombard Union forces during the night after a fire starts near union positions.
Battle of Bull's GapError in Template:Dts: 'November 11, 1864' is an invalid dateNovember 11–13, 1864Tennessee
D
Confederate victory: Minor Confederate victory during U.S. Civil War.
Battle of GriswoldvilleError in Template:Dts: 'November 22, 1864' is an invalid dateGeorgia
B
Union victory: Sherman's march to the sea continued.
Battle of ColumbiaError in Template:Dts: 'November 24, 1864' is an invalid dateTennessee
C
Confederate victory: Confederates divert attention.
Battle of Buck Head CreekError in Template:Dts: 'November 28, 1864' is an invalid dateGeorgia
C
Union victory:
Battle of Spring HillError in Template:Dts: 'November 29, 1864' is an invalid dateTennessee
B
Union victory: Confederate mistakes allow Federal forces to redeploy, leading to the Battle of Franklin.
Sand Creek massacreError in Template:Dts: 'November 29, 1864' is an invalid dateColorado
(Colorado Territory
at the time)
B
* Colorado War: U.S. forces massacre Cheyenne and Arapaho.
Battle of Honey HillError in Template:Dts: 'November 30, 1864' is an invalid dateSouth Carolina
C
Confederate victory: The third battle of Sherman's March to the Sea was a failed Union Army expedition under Maj. Gen. John P. Hatch that attempted to cut off the Charleston and Savannah Railroad in support of Sherman's projected arrival in Savannah.
Battle of Franklin (1864)Error in Template:Dts: 'November 30, 1864' is an invalid dateTennessee
A
Union victory: Hood attacks Schofield but suffers crushing losses; Pickett's Charge of the West.
Battle of Waynesboro, GeorgiaError in Template:Dts: 'December 4, 1864' is an invalid dateGeorgia
C
Union victory: Kilpatrick stops Wheeler from attacking Sherman.
Third Battle of MurfreesboroError in Template:Dts: 'December 5, 1864' is an invalid dateDecember 5–7, 1864Tennessee
D
Union victory: Confederate raid mostly unsuccessful.
First Battle of Fort FisherError in Template:Dts: 'December 7, 1864' is an invalid dateDecember 7–27, 1864North Carolina
C
Confederate victory: Failed Union attempt to take fort.
Second Battle of Fort McAllisterError in Template:Dts: 'December 13, 1864' is an invalid dateGeorgia
B
Union victory:
Battle of NashvilleError in Template:Dts: 'December 15, 1864' is an invalid dateDecember 15–16, 1864Tennessee
A
Union victory: Thomas attacks and virtually destroys Hood's Confederate Army of Tennessee.
Battle of MarionError in Template:Dts: 'December 17, 1864' is an invalid dateDecember 17–18, 1864Virginia
D
Union victory:
Second Battle of SaltvilleError in Template:Dts: 'December 20, 1864' is an invalid dateDecember 20–21, 1864Virginia
C
Union victory: Confederate forces retreated, and General George Stoneman's troops entered the town and destroyed the saltworks.
Second Battle of Fort FisherError in Template:Dts: 'January 13, 1865' is an invalid dateJanuary 13–15, 1865North Carolina
A
Union victory: Union takes fort.
Battle of Rivers' BridgeError in Template:Dts: 'February 3, 1865' is an invalid dateSouth Carolina
D
Union victory: Union forces capture river crossing.
Battle of Hatcher's RunError in Template:Dts: 'February 5, 1865' is an invalid dateFebruary 5–7, 1865Virginia
B
Union victory: Union force launch unexpected attack.
Battle of Wilmington (North Carolina)Error in Template:Dts: 'February 22, 1865' is an invalid dateNorth Carolina
D
Union victory: Last Confederate port falls.
Battle of Waynesboro, VirginiaError in Template:Dts: 'March 2, 1865' is an invalid dateVirginia
B
Union victory: Remnants of Confederate Army of the Valley are destroyed.
Battle of Natural BridgeError in Template:Dts: 'March 6, 1865' is an invalid dateFlorida
C
Confederate victory: Confederate victory in Florida prevents the capture of Tallahassee.
Battle of Wyse ForkError in Template:Dts: 'March 7, 1865' is an invalid dateMarch 7–10, 1865North Carolina
D
Union victory: Confederate attacks repelled by Union artillery.
Battle of Monroe's Cross Roads Error in Template:Dts: 'March 10, 1865' is an invalid dateNorth Carolina
D
Inconclusive:
Battle of AverasboroughError in Template:Dts: 'March 16, 1865' is an invalid dateNorth Carolina
C
Inconclusive: Union and Confederate forces attack one another in turn, both attacks fail.
Battle of BentonvilleError in Template:Dts: 'March 19, 1865' is an invalid dateMarch 19–21, 1865North Carolina
A
Union victory: Sherman defeats Confederates
Battle of Fort StedmanError in Template:Dts: 'March 25, 1865' is an invalid dateVirginia
A
Union victory: Lee attempts to break siege.
Battle of Spanish FortError in Template:Dts: 'March 27, 1865' is an invalid dateMarch 27 – April 8, 1865Alabama
B
Union victory: Union forces capture fort just east of Mobile.
Battle of Lewis's FarmError in Template:Dts: 'March 29, 1865' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Union victory: Union forces capture Confederate earthworks.
Battle of White Oak RoadError in Template:Dts: 'March 31, 1865' is an invalid dateVirginia
B
Union victory: Confederate forces under Richard H. Anderson defeated.
Battle of Dinwiddie Court HouseError in Template:Dts: 'March 31, 1865' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Confederate victory: Pickett defeats Sheridan.
Battle of Five ForksError in Template:Dts: 'April 1, 1865' is an invalid dateVirginia
A
Union victory: Sheridan routs Confederates.
Battle of SelmaError in Template:Dts: 'April 2, 1865' is an invalid dateAlabama
B
Union victory: Wilson defeats Forrest.
Third Battle of PetersburgError in Template:Dts: 'April 2, 1865' is an invalid dateVirginia
A
Union victory: Grant defeats Lee.
Battle of Sutherland's StationError in Template:Dts: 'April 2, 1865' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Union victory: Lee's supply lines are cut.
Battle of Fort BlakelyError in Template:Dts: 'April 2, 1865' is an invalid dateApril 2–9, 1865Alabama
A
Union victory: Union forces capture fort outside of Mobile.
Battle of Namozine ChurchError in Template:Dts: 'April 3, 1865' is an invalid dateVirginia
D
Confederate victory: Several Confederates captured, Custer's brother earns Medal of Honor.
Battle of Amelia SpringsError in Template:Dts: 'April 5, 1865' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Inconclusive:
Battle of Rice's StationError in Template:Dts: 'April 6, 1865' is an invalid dateVirginia
D
Union victory:
Battle of Sayler's Creek
(or Sailor's Creek)
Error in Template:Dts: 'April 6, 1865' is an invalid dateVirginia
B
Union victory: Lee realizes his army is on the verge of defeat.
Battle of High BridgeError in Template:Dts: 'April 6, 1865' is an invalid dateApril 6–7, 1865Virginia
C
Inconclusive: Union forces thwart Lee's attempts to burn bridges and to resupply, Grant proposes that Lee surrender, but he refuses.
Battle of Cumberland ChurchError in Template:Dts: 'April 7, 1865' is an invalid dateVirginia
C
Confederate victory: Union forces attack Confederate rearguard, but darkness cuts the attack short.
Battle of Appomattox StationError in Template:Dts: 'April 8, 1865' is an invalid dateVirginia
B
Union victory: Union forces thwart Lee's final attempt to resupply.
Battle of Appomattox Court HouseError in Template:Dts: 'April 9, 1865' is an invalid dateVirginia
A
Union victory: Lee's forces surrounded. He subsequently surrenders.
Battle of Palmito RanchError in Template:Dts: 'May 12, 1865' is an invalid dateMay 12–13, 1865Texas
D
Confederate victory: Confederate victory in Texas during final phases of the Civil War.

Highest casualty battlesEdit

The costliest land battles, measured by casualties (killed, wounded, captured, and missing) were:[upper-alpha 3]

Battle State Date Flag of the United States Flag of the Confederate States of America (1861–1863) Flag of the United States
Union
Flag of the Confederate States of America (1861–1863)
Confederacy
Flag of the United States Flag of the Confederate States of America (1861–1863) Total
Strength Commander Casualties
Battle of Gettysburg Pennsylvania Error in Template:Dts: 'July 1, 1863' is an invalid dateJuly 1–3, 1863 93,921 71,699 George G. Meade Robert E. Lee 23,055 23,231 46,286
Battle of Chickamauga Georgia Error in Template:Dts: 'September 19, 1863' is an invalid dateSeptember 19–20, 1863 60,000 65,000 William Rosecrans Braxton Bragg 16,170 18,454 34,624
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House Virginia Error in Template:Dts: 'May 8, 1864' is an invalid dateMay 8–21, 1864 100,000 52,000 Ulysses S. Grant Robert E. Lee 18,399 13,421 31,820
Battle of Chancellorsville Virginia Error in Template:Dts: 'May 1, 1863' is an invalid dateMay 1–4, 1863 133,868 60,892 Joseph Hooker Robert E. Lee 17,197 13,303 30,500
Battle of the Wilderness Virginia Error in Template:Dts: 'May 5, 1864' is an invalid dateMay 5–7, 1864 101,895 61,025 Ulysses S. Grant Robert E. Lee 17,666 11,125 28,791
Battle of Stones River
(Murfreesboro)
Tennessee Error in Template:Dts: 'December 31, 1862' is an invalid dateDecember 31, 1862 – January 2, 1863 41,400 35,000 William Rosecrans Braxton Bragg 12,906 11,739 24,645
Battle of Shiloh
(Pittsburg Landing)
Tennessee Error in Template:Dts: 'April 6, 1862' is an invalid dateApril 6–7, 1862 66,812 44,699 Ulysses S. Grant Albert Sidney Johnston 13,047 10,699 23,746
Battle of Antietam
(Sharpsburg)
Maryland Error in Template:Dts: 'September 17, 1862' is an invalid date 75,500 38,000 George B. McClellan Robert E. Lee 12,401 10,316 22,717
2nd Battle of Bull Run
(2nd Manassas)
Virginia Error in Template:Dts: 'August 29, 1862' is an invalid dateAugust 29–30, 1862 62,000 50,000 John Pope Robert E. Lee 10,000 8,300 18,300
Battle of Fredericksburg Virginia Error in Template:Dts: 'December 11, 1862' is an invalid dateDecember 11–15, 1862 114,000 72,500 Ambrose Burnside Robert E. Lee 12,653 5,377 18,030
Siege of Port Hudson Louisiana Error in Template:Dts: 'May 22, 1863' is an invalid dateMay 22 – July 9, 1863 35,000 7,500 Nathaniel P. Banks Franklin Gardner 10,000 7,500 17,500
Battle of Cold Harbor Virginia Error in Template:Dts: 'May 31, 1864' is an invalid dateMay 31 – June 12, 1864 108,000 59,000 Ulysses S. Grant Robert E. Lee 12,737 4,595 17,332
2nd Battle of Petersburg Virginia Error in Template:Dts: 'June 15, 1864' is an invalid dateJune 15–18, 1864 62,000 38,000 Ulysses S. Grant Robert E. Lee 11,386 4,000 15,386
Battle of Gaines's Mill Virginia Error in Template:Dts: 'June 27, 1862' is an invalid date 34,214 57,018 George B. McClellan Robert E. Lee 6,837 7,993 14,830
Battle of Missionary Ridge Tennessee Error in Template:Dts: 'November 25, 1863' is an invalid date 56,359 44,010 Ulysses S. Grant Braxton Bragg 5,824 6,667 12,491
Battle of Atlanta Georgia Error in Template:Dts: 'July 22, 1864' is an invalid date 34,863 40,438 William T. Sherman John Bell Hood 3,641 8,499 12,140
Battle of Seven Pines Virginia Error in Template:Dts: 'May 31, 1862' is an invalid dateMay 31 – June 1, 1862 34,000 39,000 George B. McClellan Joseph E. Johnston 5,031 6,134 11,165
Battle of Nashville Tennessee Error in Template:Dts: 'December 15, 1864' is an invalid dateDecember 15–16, 1864 55,000 30,000 George H. Thomas John Bell Hood 3,061 6,000 9,061
Battle of Cedar Creek Virginia Error in Template:Dts: 'October 19, 1864' is an invalid date 31,610 21,102 Philip Sheridan Jubal Early 5,764 2,910 8,674
Battle of Opequon Virginia Error in Template:Dts: 'September 19, 1864' is an invalid date 40,000 12,000 Philip Sheridan Jubal Early 5,020 3,610 8,630
Battle of Franklin Tennessee Error in Template:Dts: 'November 30, 1864' is an invalid date 27,000 27,000 John M. Schofield John Bell Hood 2,326 6,252 8,578
Battle of Malvern Hill Virginia Error in Template:Dts: 'July 1, 1862' is an invalid date 54,000 55,000 George B. McClellan Robert E. Lee 2,100 5,650 7,750
3rd Battle of Petersburg Virginia Error in Template:Dts: 'April 2, 1865' is an invalid date 76,113 58,400 Ulysses S. Grant Robert E. Lee 3,500 4,250 7,750
Battle of Perryville Kentucky Error in Template:Dts: 'October 8, 1862' is an invalid date 22,000 16,000 Don Carlos Buell Braxton Bragg 4,276 3,401 7,677
Battle of Glendale Virginia Error in Template:Dts: 'June 30, 1862' is an invalid date 40,000 45,000 George B. McClellan Robert E. Lee 3,797 3,673 7,470
2nd Battle of Corinth Mississippi Error in Template:Dts: 'October 3, 1862' is an invalid dateOctober 3–4, 1862 23,000 22,000 William S. Rosecrans Earl Van Dorn 2,520 4,233 6,753
Battle of Peachtree Creek Georgia Error in Template:Dts: 'July 20, 1864' is an invalid date 21,655 20,250 George H. Thomas John Bell Hood 1,710 4,796 6,506
Battle of Champion Hill Mississippi Error in Template:Dts: 'May 16, 1863' is an invalid date 32,000 22,000 Ulysses S. Grant John C. Pemberton 2,457 3,840 6,297
Battle of Richmond, Kentucky Kentucky Error in Template:Dts: 'August 29, 1862' is an invalid dateAugust 29–30, 1862 6,500 6,850 William "Bull" Nelson Edmund K. Smith 5,353 451 5,804
Battle of the Crater Virginia Error in Template:Dts: 'July 30, 1864' is an invalid date 8,500 6,100 Ulysses S. Grant Robert E. Lee 3,798 1,491 5,289
Battle of Fort Stedman Virginia Error in Template:Dts: 'March 25, 1865' is an invalid date 14,898 10,000 John G. Parke John B. Gordon 1,044 4,000 5,044
Battle of South Mountain Maryland Error in Template:Dts: 'September 14, 1862' is an invalid date 28,000 18,000 George B. McClellan Robert E. Lee 2,325 2,685 5,010
1st Battle of Bull Run
(1st Manassas)
Virginia Error in Template:Dts: 'July 21, 1861' is an invalid date 35,000 34,000 Irvin McDowell P. G. T. Beauregard 2,896 1,982 4,878

Other USA/CSA battlesEdit

Other non-Indian wars battles and skirmishes not rated by CWSAC.

BattleDateStateOutcome
Battle of Gloucester PointError in Template:Dts: 'May 7, 1861' is an invalid dateVirginiaInconclusive: Earliest exchange of gunfire between the Union Navy and organized Rebel forces after the surrender of Fort Sumter
Battle of Pig PointError in Template:Dts: 'June 5, 1861' is an invalid dateVirginiaConfederate victory: Early skirmish between Union gunboat USS Harriet Lane and a shore battery and rifle company of CSA defenders at Pig Point in Portsmouth, Virginia near Hampton Roads, Virginia.
Battle of Cole CampError in Template:Dts: 'June 19, 1861' is an invalid dateMissouriConfederate victory: Pro-Confederate Missouri State Guard defeat pro-Union Missouri Home Guard at Cole Camp
Battle of Mathias PointError in Template:Dts: 'June 27, 1861' is an invalid dateVirginiaConfederate victory: Confederates repulse the Union attack and kill Commander James H. Ward of the Union Potomac Flotilla, the first Union Navy officer killed during the Civil War.
Battle of Corrick's FordError in Template:Dts: 'July 13, 1861' is an invalid dateWest Virginia
(Virginia
at the time)[upper-alpha 1]
Union victory: Confederate Brig. Gen. Robert S. Garnett is the first general killed in the Civil War.
First Battle of MesillaError in Template:Dts: 'July 25, 1861' is an invalid dateNew Mexico
(New Mexico Territory
at the time)
Confederate victory: Confederate victory secures the southern part of the New Mexico Territory for the CSA.
Battle of AthensError in Template:Dts: 'August 5, 1861' is an invalid dateMissouriUnion victory: Union victory in small skirmish in Missouri
Battle of Charleston (1861) (Missouri)Error in Template:Dts: 'August 19, 1861' is an invalid dateMissouriUnion victory: Union force destroys Confederate camp.
Battle of Canada AlamosaError in Template:Dts: 'September 24, 1861' is an invalid date September 24–25, 1861New Mexico
(New Mexico Territory
at the time)
Confederate victory: One of several small cavalry skirmishs in Confederate Arizona near the border with Union New Mexico Territory.
Battle of Cockle CreekError in Template:Dts: 'October 5, 1861' is an invalid dateVirginiaUnion victory: ends Confederate smuggling up the Chincoteague Bay.
Battle of the Head of PassesError in Template:Dts: 'October 12, 1861' is an invalid dateLouisianaConfederate victory: Naval forces square-off at the mouth of the Mississippi River.
Battle of Port RoyalError in Template:Dts: 'November 7, 1861' is an invalid dateSouth CarolinaUnion victory: Union fleet under S. F. Du Pont capture Confederate forts at Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Skirmish at Blackwater CreekError in Template:Dts: 'December 19, 1861' is an invalid dateMissouriUnion victory: Union forces under General Pope capture a newly recruited Missouri State Guard regiment.
Battle of Elizabeth CityError in Template:Dts: 'February 10, 1862' is an invalid dateNorth CarolinaUnion victory: Destruction of the Mosquito Fleet.
Stanwix StationError in Template:Dts: 'March 30, 1862' is an invalid dateArizona
(New Mexico Territory
at the time)
Union victory: Westernmost skirmish of the war.
Battle of PeraltaError in Template:Dts: 'April 14, 1862' is an invalid dateNew Mexico
(New Mexico Territory
at the time)
Union victory: Union forces defeat the 5th Texas Mounted Volunteers.
Battle of Picacho PassError in Template:Dts: 'April 15, 1862' is an invalid dateArizona
(New Mexico Territory
at the time)
Confederate victory: Confederate pickets defeat Union cavalry patrol.
Battle of Whitney's Lane Error in Template:Dts: 'May 19, 1862' is an invalid date ArkansasUnion victory: Union campaign towards Little Rock, Arkansas halted.
Capture of Tucson (1862) Error in Template:Dts: 'May 20, 1862' is an invalid date Arizona
(New Mexico Territory
at the time)
Union victory: A Union force of 2,000 took the city from ten Tucson militiamen without a shot fired.
Battle of Compton's FerryError in Template:Dts: 'August 11, 1862' is an invalid dateMissouriUnion victory:
Battle of Charleston (1862)Error in Template:Dts: 'September 13, 1862' is an invalid dateWest Virginia
(Virginia
at the time)[upper-alpha 1]
Confederate victory: Confederate troops occupy Charleston during Kanawha Valley offensive.
Battle of Crampton's Gap Error in Template:Dts: 'September 14, 1862' is an invalid dateMarylandUnion victory: Union broke the Confederate line and drove through the gap. Confederates were strategically successful in stalling the Union advance and protecting the rear of their forces engaged at Harpers Ferry.
Battle of Pocotaligo Error in Template:Dts: 'October 22, 1862' is an invalid date South CarolinaConfederate victory: Union troops repulsed after minimally damaging the Charleston & Savannah railroad.
Skirmish at Island MoundError in Template:Dts: 'October 27, 1862' is an invalid dateOctober 27–29, 1862MissouriUnion victory:
Yazoo Pass ExpeditionError in Template:Dts: 'February 3, 1863' is an invalid dateFebruary 3 –
April 12, 1863
MississippiConfederate victory: Elaborate amphibious Union flanking maneuver is thwarted by Confederates at Fort Pemberton during the Vicksburg campaign.
Battle of Portland Harbor Error in Template:Dts: 'June 27, 1863' is an invalid date MaineUnion victory: Naval engagement.
Battle of Sporting Hill Error in Template:Dts: 'June 30, 1863' is an invalid date PennsylvaniaInconclusive: Small skirmish during the Gettysburg Campaign was the northernmost engagement of Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War.
Battle of Carlisle Error in Template:Dts: 'July 1, 1863' is an invalid datePennsylvania Inconclusive: Small, but strategically important skirmish during the Gettysburg Campaign.
Battle of Hunterstown Error in Template:Dts: 'July 2, 1863' is an invalid date Pennsylvania Inconclusive: Minor cavalry engagement during the Gettysburg Campaign
Battle of Fairfield Error in Template:Dts: 'July 3, 1863' is an invalid datePennsylvaniaConfederate victory: Cavalry engagement during the Gettysburg Campaign secured the important Hagerstown Road.
Jackson Expedition Error in Template:Dts: 'July 5, 1863' is an invalid dateJuly 5–25, 1863MississippiUnion victory: Forces under General William T. Sherman clear General Joseph E. Johnston's relief effort from the Vicksburg area.
Battle of Funkstown Error in Template:Dts: 'July 10, 1863' is an invalid dateMaryland Inconclusive: Action during Lee's retreat to Virginia after the Battle of Gettysburg.
Draft Riots Error in Template:Dts: 'July 13, 1863' is an invalid dateJuly 13–16, 1863New York
Battle of Bayou Meto (Battle of Reed's Bridge) Error in Template:Dts: 'August 27, 1863' is an invalid date ArkansasConfederate Victory: Confederate forces delay the Union advance on Little Rock.
Battle of Bayou BourbeuxError in Template:Dts: 'November 3, 1863' is an invalid dateLouisianaConfederate victory: Confederate District of Western Louisiana troops attack the isolated rear guard during Union withdrawal from Opelousas.
Battle of LaredoError in Template:Dts: 'March 18, 1864' is an invalid dateTexasConfederate victory: Union force sent to destroy 05,000 bales of cotton
Battle of SalyersvilleError in Template:Dts: 'April 13, 1864' is an invalid dateApril 13–14, 1864KentuckyUnion victory: Confederates were driven into Salyersville with heavy losses.
Battle of Cherbourg (1864)
(Sinking of CSS Alabama)
Error in Template:Dts: 'June 19, 1864' is an invalid date(Naval engagement)Union victory: USS Kearsarge sinks CSS Alabama
Battle of Camden PointError in Template:Dts: 'July 13, 1864' is an invalid dateMissouriUnion victory:
Battle of Brown's Mill Error in Template:Dts: 'July 30, 1864' is an invalid dateGeorgiaConfederate victory: cavalry engagement during Atlanta campaign
Battle of Fort SmithError in Template:Dts: 'July 31, 1864' is an invalid dateArkansasUnion victory: Federal troops maintain control of western Arkansas
Battle of GainesvilleError in Template:Dts: 'August 17, 1864' is an invalid dateFloridaConfederate victory:
Battle of Sulphur Creek TrestleError in Template:Dts: 'September 23, 1864' is an invalid dateSeptember 23–25, 1864AlabamaConfederate victory: Raid to disrupt Sherman's supply line
Battle of MariannaError in Template:Dts: 'September 27, 1864' is an invalid dateFloridaUnion victory: Cavalry raid into Florida panhandle.
St. Albans raidError in Template:Dts: 'October 19, 1864' is an invalid date Vermont Confederate victory: Northernmost land action of the American Civil War
Battle of Anthony's Hill (Battle of King's Hill)Error in Template:Dts: 'December 24, 1864' is an invalid dateTennesseeConfederate victory: Forrest turns back Union pursuers after the Battle of Nashville.
Battle of Broxton BridgeError in Template:Dts: 'February 2, 1865' is an invalid dateSouth Carolina[2]
Battle of Fort Myers Error in Template:Dts: 'February 20, 1865' is an invalid date FloridaUnion victory: Southernmost land battle of the war.
Battle of Morrisville Error in Template:Dts: 'April 13, 1865' is an invalid dateApril 13–15, 1865North CarolinaUnion victory: Last cavalry battle of the War.
Battle of West PointError in Template:Dts: 'April 16, 1865' is an invalid date GeorgiaUnion victory: Union victory during final phase of U.S. Civil War.
Battle of Columbus (1865) (Battle of Girard)Error in Template:Dts: 'April 16, 1865' is an invalid dateGeorgiaUnion victory: during final phase of war.
Battle of AndersonError in Template:Dts: 'May 1, 1865' is an invalid dateSouth CarolinaInconclusive: Minor skirmish.
Battle of Crooked Creek (Cullman County, Alabama) sortkeyAlabama
Battle of Aiken sortkeySouth Carolina

Other battles in the Indian WarsEdit

Other battles and skirmishes, not rated by CWSAC, of the Indian Wars between either USA or CSA forces and the Apache, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Comanche, Dakota, Kiowa, Navajo, and Shoshone which occurred during the American Civil War – including: the Apache Wars, Colorado War, Dakota War of 1862, and Navajo Wars.

BattleDateStateOutcome
Siege of TubacError in Template:Dts: 'August, 1861' is an invalid dateArizona
(New Mexico Territory
at the time)
Apache victory. Confederate militia and townspeople flee to Tucson.
First Battle of Dragoon SpringsError in Template:Dts: 'May 5, 1862' is an invalid dateArizona
(New Mexico Territory
at the time)
Apache victory. Westernmost Confederate battle fatalities.
Second Battle of Dragoon SpringsError in Template:Dts: 'May 9, 1862' is an invalid dateArizona
(New Mexico Territory
at the time)
Confederate victory. Livestock recaptured.
Battle of Apache PassError in Template:Dts: 'July 15, 1862' is an invalid dateJuly 15–16, 1862Arizona
(New Mexico Territory
at the time)
Apache Wars: Union soldiers fight with Apache warriors.
Battles of New UlmError in Template:Dts: 'August 19, 1862' is an invalid dateAugust 19 and 23, 1862Minnesota Dakota War of 1862: Two battles in the Dakota War of 1862.
Battle of Birch CouleeError in Template:Dts: 'September 2, 1862' is an invalid dateMinnesota Dakota War of 1862: Worst defeat of Union forces during the Dakota War of 1862.
Battle of Canyon de ChellyError in Template:Dts: 'January 12, 1864' is an invalid dateJanuary 12–14, 1864Arizona
(Arizona Territory
at the time)
US victory
First Battle of Adobe WallsError in Template:Dts: 'November 25, 1864' is an invalid dateTexas American Indian Wars: Kit Carson fights Kiowa forces to a draw, but manages to destroy their settlement.
Battle of Dove CreekError in Template:Dts: 'January 8, 1865' is an invalid dateTexas Kickapoo victory: Texas State Militia and CS troops are defeated by Kickapoo Indians.
Battle of Fort BuchananError in Template:Dts: 'February 17, 1865' is an invalid dateArizona
(Arizona Territory
at the time)
Apache victory. Fort Buchanan destroyed.

Troop engagementsEdit

This is a chronological summary and record of every engagement between the troops of the Union and of the Confederacy, showing the total losses and casualties in each engagement. It was collated and compiled from the Official Records of the War Department.

This summary has been divided by year:

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 On June 19, 1861, at the Second Wheeling Convention, delegates from western Virginia formed the Unionist "Restored government of Virginia" in Wheeling opposed to the secessionist government in Richmond.[3] West Virginia became the 35th state in the Union on June 20, 1863.[4][5]
  2. Arizona Territory (USA) was split from New Mexico Territory on February 24, 1863. The geographically different Arizona Territory (CSA), known as Confederate Arizona, was officially declared on August 1, 1861.
  3. All strengths and casualties are cited in the named articles. The Siege of Vicksburg (37,532 total casualties), the Battle of Appomattox Court House (28,469), the Battle of Fort Donelson (16,537), the Battle of Harpers Ferry (12,922), the Battle of Island Number Ten (7,108), and the Battle of Munfordville (4,862) have been omitted from this list because the casualty figures include very high percentages of soldiers surrendered.

ReferencesEdit

  1. CWSAC Report
  2. Durgan, Jerry (March 8, 2011). "Last stand: Battle for Broxton Bridge reenactment draws hundreds of students, spectators". The Times and Democrat. Orangeburg, SC. http://thetandd.com/news/local/article_0db24a72-4917-11e0-9977-001cc4c002e0.html. Retrieved October 28, 2011. 
  3. "First Session of the Second Wheeling Convention". State of West Virginia Division of Culture and History. http://www.wvculture.org/history/statehood/statehood07.html. Retrieved May 19, 2011. 
  4. Lincoln, Abraham. "Statehood Proclamation". State of West Virginia Division of Culture and History. http://www.wvculture.org/hiStory/statehood/statehoodproclamation.html. Retrieved May 19, 2011. 
  5. "West Virginians Approve the Willey Amendment". State of West Virginia Division of Culture and History. http://www.wvculture.org/hiStory/statehood/statehood15.html. Retrieved May 19, 2011. 

SourcesEdit

  • Lossing, Benson J., LL.D. A History of the Civil War 1861–65: And the Causes that Led Up to the Great Conflict. New York: The War Memorial Association, 1912.
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