American Civil War in History (Part 2)

American Civil War: Atlanta Campaign - Battle of Petersburg

Historical Events

  • 1863-08-16 Chickamauga campaign of the US Civil War begins in Georgia

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1863-09-20 US Civil War Battle of Chickamauga, near Chattanooga, Tennessee ends with a Union withdrawal

Union General Gordon Granger
Union General
Gordon Granger
  • 1863-11-03 Battle of Grand Coteau in Southwestern Louisiana in the American Civil War
  • 1864-01-27 Civil War skirmish at Kelly's Ford, Virginia
  • 1864-02-20 Civil War battle of Olustee, Florida
  • 1864-04-09 Union surgeon Mary Edwards Walker is captured by Confederate troops and arrested as a spy during US Civil War
  • 1864-05-06 Battle of Port Walthall Junction, fought in Virginia begins (Battle of Port Walthall Junction), Union victory (US Civil War)

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1864-05-06 Battle of Wilderness, fought in Virginia, Confederate General James Longstreet seriously injured (Overland Campaign), inconclusive result (US Civil War)

Confederate General James Longstreet
Confederate General
James Longstreet

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1864-05-06 Union Army General Sherman begins advance to Atlanta Georgia during the Atlanta Campaign (US Civil War)

  • 1864-05-12 Battle of Drewry's Bluff, fought in Chesterfield County, Virginia (Peninsula Campaign), Confederate victory (US Civil War)
  • 1864-05-12 Battle of Spotsylvania, fought near Courthouse, Virginia (Overland Campaign), inconclusive result (US Civil War)
  • 1864-05-12 Battle of Todd's Tavern, cavalry battle fought near Todds Tavern, Virginia (Sheridan's Raid), inconclusive result (US Civil War)
  • 1864-05-20 Spotsylvania campaign in US Civil War ends after 10,920 killed or injured
  • 1864-05-26 Battle of Dallas, begins near Paulding County, Georgia (Atlanta Campaign), Union victory (US Civil War)
  • 1864-05-30 Battle of Bethesda Church [Totopotomoy Creek], cavalry battle fought in Hanover County, Virginia, inconclusive result (US Civil War)

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1864-06-03 General Robert E. Lee wins his last victory of Civil War at Battle of Cold Harbor

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee

  • 1864-06-11 The Battle of Trevilian Station, the bloodiest and largest all-cavalry battle of the American Civil War, begins in Louisa County, Virginia
  • 1864-06-12 The Battle of Trevilian Station, the bloodiest and largest all-cavalry battle of the American Civil War in Louisa County ends with Confederate tactical victory and Union successful retreat
  • 1864-07-05 Battle at Chattahoochee River, Georgia (Skirmish at Pace's Ferry) fought during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War
  • 1864-07-29 American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C.

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1864-08-05 Battle of Mobile Bay, won by the Union Army led by Rear Admiral Farragut with the cry "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" (US Civil War)

US Civil War Admiral David Farragut
US Civil War Admiral
David Farragut
  • 1864-09-02 Union General William T. Sherman captures and burns Atlanta during Savannah Campaign (US Civil War)
  • 1864-09-17 American Civil War: Grant approves Sheridan's plan for Shenandoah Valley Campaign
  • 1864-09-18 Hood's Tennessee campaign begins (also called The Franklin–Nashville Campaign), American Civil War
  • 1864-09-27 Battle at Pilot Knob (Ft Davidson) American Civil War, Missouri: 1700 killed/injured
  • 1864-10-28 Second Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri
  • 1864-11-22 American Civil War Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia, ends after 650 casualties
  • 1865-01-31 General Robert E. Lee named Commander-in-Chief of Confederate Armies during US Civil War
  • 1865-02-08 Martin Robison Delany, 1st black major in US Army appointed during US Civil war
  • 1865-02-17 Columbia, South Carolina, burns down during American Civil War
  • 1865-02-27 Civil War skirmish near Sturgeon, Missouri
  • 1865-03-02 Conferate General Early's army is defeated at the battle of Waynesboro, Virginia, during American Civil War

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1865-03-13 Confederate President Jefferson Davis signs bill authorizing use of slaves as soldiers (US Civil War)

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • 1865-04-02 Confederate President Jefferson Davis flees Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia (US Civil War)
  • 1865-04-02 Battle of Fort Blakely Alabama, last major battle of the US Civil War
  • 1865-04-06 Battle of Sayler's Creek, fought near Farmville, Virginia (Appomattox Campaign), 1/4 of General Robert E. Lee's army cut off, Union victory (US Civil War)

  • 1865-04-06 Battle of High Bridge, fought near Farmville, Virginia (Appomattox Campaign), inconclusive result (US Civil War)
  • 1865-04-09 Confederate General Robert E. Lee and 26,765 troops surrender at Appomattox Court House to US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant ending the Civil War in North Virginia
  • 1865-04-16 Battle of Columbus & West Point, Georgia (Ft Tyler), Union forces win one of the last battles of the US Civil War

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1865-05-09 President Andrew Johnson issues a proclamation declaring armed resistance in the South is virtually at an end; this is the commonly accepted end date of the American Civil War

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • 1865-05-10 Confederate President Jefferson Davis captured by Union troops at Irwinsville Georgia (US Civil War)
  • 1865-05-12 Last land action of Civil war at Palmito Ranch, Texas
  • 1865-05-13 Battle of Palmito Ranch, near Brownsville, Texas: final engagement of the American Civil War, Private John Jefferson Williams of B Company, 34th Regiment Indiana Infantry is last man killed
  • 1865-06-22 The CSS Shenandoah fires the last shot of the American Civil War in the Bering Strait to indicate surrender
  • 1865-11-06 American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe, on its cruise that sank or captured 37 vessels
  • 1866-04-02 US President Andrew Johnson ends civil war in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee & Virginia
  • 1866-08-20 President Andrew Johnson formally declares US Civil War over
  • 1868-12-25 Despite bitter opposition, US President Andrew Johnson grants unconditional pardon to all persons involved in Southern rebellion (Civil War)
  • 1870-01-16 Virginia becomes 8th state readmitted to US after Civil War
  • 1870-02-23 Mississippi is readmitted to US after the Civil War
  • 1872-09-14 Britain pays US$15½m for damages during Civil War

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1885-03-04 Grover Cleveland inaugrated as 1st US Democratic President since Civil War

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland
  • 1900-05-23 William Harvey Carney becomes the first African-American soldier awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Civil War at the Battle of Fort Wagner
  • 1905-03-25 Confederate battle flags captured during the American Civil War are returned to South
  • 1908-04-02 Mills Committee declares baseball was invented by in 1839 by future American Civil War general Abner Doubleday in Cooperstown, New York; known as 'the Doubleday myth'
  • 1913-06-25 American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913
  • 1922-06-28 The Irish Civil War starts when Irish Free State forces attack anti-treaty republicans in Dublin
  • 1967-07-06 Nigerian Civil War erupts as Nigerian forces invade the secessionist state of Biafra
  • 1974-03-07 "USS Monitor", Union Ship sunk in 1862 during US Civil War, restored at Cape Hatteras
  • 1987-05-28 Monitor, Civil War warship, is discovered by a deep sea robot

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