The Battles of the American Civil War
can be organized in a variety of ways, including chronologically, alphabetically by state, by winner, by casualty statistics, etc. Of the estimated 10,000 occasions in which hostilities occurred, this list (and related articles) includes the 391 battles
considered by the United States National Park Service
to be the most significant. The American Civil war started in 1861 and ended in 1865.
For lists of battles organized by campaign and theater, see:
Some battles have more than one name; e.g., Antietam vs. Sharpsburg, Bull Run vs. Manassas. A complete list appears in the article Naming the American Civil War.
Major land battles
The ten costliest land battles, measured by casualties (killed, wounded, captured, and missing) were:
| Battle (State)
| Union Commander
|| Conf. Forces
|| Union Forces
|| Casualties |
| Battle of Gettysburg (Pennsylvania)
|| July 1–3, 1863
|| Robert E. Lee
|| George G. Meade
| Battle of Chickamauga (Georgia)
|| September 19–20, 1863
|| Braxton Bragg
|| William Rosecrans
| Battle of Chancellorsville (Virginia)
|| May 1–4, 1863
|| Robert E. Lee
|| Joseph Hooker
| Battle of Spotsylvania Court House (Virginia)
|| May 8 –21, 1864
|| Robert E. Lee
|| Ulysses S. Grant
| Battle of Antietam (Maryland)
|| September 17, 1862
|| Robert E. Lee
|| George B. McClellan
| Battle of the Wilderness (Virginia)
|| May 5–7, 1864
|| Robert E. Lee
|| Ulysses S. Grant
| Second Battle of Manassas (Virginia)
|| August 29–30, 1862
|| Robert E. Lee
|| William Pope
| Battle of Stones River (Tennessee)
|| December 31, 1862
|| Braxton Bragg
|| William S. Rosecrans
| Battle of Shiloh (Tennessee)
|| April 6–7, 1862
|| Albert Sidney Johnston|
| Ulysses S. Grant
| Battle of Fort Donelson (Tennessee)
|| February 13–16, 1862
|| John B. Floyd|
Simon B. Buckner
| Ulysses S. Grant
List of battles by date
- Battle of Fort Sumter April 12 - P.G.T. Beauregard fires on Federal fort in Charleston Harbor, the first battle of the American Civil War
- Battle of Sewell's Point (May 18 – May 19) - Union gunboats fight inconclusive battle with Confederate artillery.
- Battle of Aquia Creek (May 29 – June 1) - Confederate artillery hit by naval bombardment, later withdrawn.
- Battle of Philippi Races June 3 -
- Battle of Big Bethel June 10 - Union attack on Confederate positions near a church repelled.
- Battle of Boonville June 17 - Union forces defeat pro-Confederate governor's Missouri State Guard.
- Battle of Cole Camp June 19 - Pro-Confederate Missouri State Guard defeat pro-Union Missouri Home Guard at Cole Camp
- Battle of Hoke's Run July 2 - Robert Patterson defeats Jackson's Confederate force but fails to capitalize on his victory.
- Battle of Carthage July 5 - Confederate victory in Missouri during U.S. Civil War.
- Battle of Rich Mountain July 11 - Confederate force split in half mid-battle; one half surrenders, the other escapes.
- Battle of Blackburn's Ford July 18 - Irvin McDowell defeated in recon-in-force against Confederate forces at Manassas.
- First Battle of Bull Run, or First Manassas July 21 - Union under McDowell lose to Confederates under J.E. Johnston, P.G.T. Beauregard, Jackson nicknamed "Stonewall".
- Battle of Athens August 5 - Union victory in small skirmish in Missouri
- Battle of Wilson's Creek August 10 - Union forces lose, first major battle west of the Mississippi.
- Battle of Kessler's Cross Lanes August 26 - Confederates surprise and defeat Union forces.
- Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries (August 28 – August 29) - Union forces capture two North Carolina forts.
- Battle of Dry Wood Creek September 2 - Union cavalry from Kansas defeated by Missouri State Guard.
- Battle of Carnifex Ferry September 10 - Confederates withdraw by night after several hours of fighting.
- Battle of Cheat Mountain (September 12 – September 15) - 300 Union troops withstand uncoordinated Confederate attacks.
- First Battle of Lexington (September 13 – September 20) - Union forces badly defeated by Missouri State Guard.
- Battle of Liberty September 17 - Minor Missouri State Guard victory.
- Battle of Greenbrier River October 3 - Confederates withdraw after inconclusive battle.
- Battle of Santa Rosa Island October 9 - Union forces capture island.
- Battle of Ball's Bluff October 21 - 700 Union soldiers captured
- Battle of Camp Wild Cat October 21 - Confederates chased from Cumberland Gap
- Battle of Fredericktown October 21 - Missouri State Guard defeated.
- First Battle of Springfield October 25 - Union forces capture town.
- Battle of Belmont November 7 - Grant captures and destroys Confederate supplies near Cairo, Illinois
- Battle of Port Royal 7 November - Union fleet under S. F. Du Pont capture Confederate forts at Hilton Head, South Carolina.
- Battle of Round Mountain November 19 - Confederate forces defeat Opothleyahola near present-day Stillwater.
- Battle of Chusto-Talasah December 9 - Opothleyahola defeated near present-day Tulsa.
- Battle of Camp Alleghany December 13 - Confederates withstand Union attack.
- Battle of Dranesville December 20 - Union defeats Confederate forces under J.E.B. Stuart.
- Battle of Chustenahlah December 26 - Opothleyahola defeated, flees to Kansas.
- Battle of Mount Zion Church December 28 - Union victory in Northeastern Missouri.
- Battle of Cockpit Point January 3 - Inconclusive Civil War battle in Virginia.
- Battle of Hancock - (January 5 – January 6) - Unsuccessful Confederate attack on Maryland town.
- Battle of Roan's Tan Yard January 8 - Confederates routed.
- Battle of Middle Creek January 10 - Union forces under James A. Garfield defeat Confederates under Humphrey Marshall.
- Battle of Mill Springs January 19 - Union victory, Felix Zollicoffer killed.
- Battle of Fort Henry February 6 - Ulysses S. Grant and gunboats under Andrew Hull Foote take fort and gain control of Tennessee River
- Battle of Roanoke Island (February 7 – February 8) - Union forces under Ambrose E. Burnside capture island.
- Battle of Elizabeth City February 10 - Destruction of the Mosquito Fleet.
- Battle of Fort Donelson (February 11 – February 16) - Grant takes fort, accepts surrender of Confederate army, and gains control of Cumberland River
- Battle of Valverde (February 20 – February 21) - Union forces routed in New Mexico Territory.
- Battle of Pea Ridge March 7 - Missouri saved for Union
- Battle of Hampton Roads March 9 - Monitor battles Virginia, battle ends in a draw.
- Battle of New Bern March 14 - Union troops disembark from ships and capture town.
- First Battle of Kernstown March 23 - Union forces defeat Confederates under "Stonewall" Jackson.
- Battle of Glorieta (March 26 – March 28) - Union forces outmaneuver Confederates near Santa Fe.
- Battle of Shiloh (April 6 – April 7) - Ulysses S. Grant attacked by Albert Sidney Johnston and P.G.T. Beauregard, defeats them
- Battle of Ft. Pulaski April 10 -April 11 - Union takes fort
- Battle of Island Number Ten (February 28 – April 8) - Union victory by Pope
- Battle of Peralta April 15 - Union forces defeat the 5th Texas Mounted Volunteers.
- Battle of South Mills April 19 - Confederates thwart attempt to destroy a canal.
- Battle of Fort Macon (March 23 – April 26) Confederate fort surrenders after Union artillery bombardment.
- Battle of New Orleans (April 25 – May 1) - Union forces capture city.
- Battle of Yorktown (April 5 – May 4) - Union troops win skirmish near site of decisive Revolutionary War battle.
- Battle of Williamsburg May 5 - McClellan and Longstreet fight inconclusive battle.
- Battle of Eltham's Landing May 7 - Inconclusive Civil War battle in Virginia.
- Battle of McDowell (May 8 – May 9) - Stonewall Jackson's Confederates defeat Union forces.
- Battle of Drewry's Bluff May 15 - Union naval attack repelled by Confederate artillery.
- Battle of Whitney's Lane May 19 - Union campaign towards Little Rock, Arkansas halted
- Battle of Front Royal May 23 - Stonewall Jackson forces Union retreat by threatening the rear of the Union force.
- First Battle of Winchester May 25 - Stonewall Jackson defeats Nathaniel P. Banks.
- Battle of Hanover Courthouse May 27 - Union victory during U.S. Civil War.
- Siege of Corinth April 29 – May 30 - Union forces capture town, Beauregard tricks Union in order to escape to Tupelo.
- Battle of Seven Pines May 31 - J.E. Johnston attacks Union forces, wounded, inconclusive
- Battle of Tranter's Creek June 5 - Confederate forces retreat after Colonel Singletary is killed.
- Battle of Memphis June 6 - Union forces capture the city.
- First Battle of Chattanooga (June 7 – June 8) - Union forces bombard the town.
- Battle of Cross Keys June 8 – John C. Fremont defeated by elements of Stonewall Jackson's force.
- Battle of Port Republic June 9 - Costly victory for Stonewall Jackson.
- Battle of Secessionville June 16 - Union fails to take town, Union commander later court-martialed for disobeying orders.
- Battle of Saint Charles June 17 - The USS Mound City is hit by Confederate shore gun and explodes.
- The Seven Days June 25 - July 1 - Lee's sucessfull counter offensive against McClellan.
- Battle of Oak Grove June 25 - (Seven Days) Indecisive battle between McClellan and Lee.
- Battle of Beaver Dam Creek June 26 - (Seven Days) Robert E. Lee defeated.
- Battle of Gaines' Mill June 27 - (Seven Days) Lee defeats McClellan.
- Battle of Garnett's & Golding's Farm (June 27 – June 28) - (Seven Days) Indecisive battle between Lee and McClellan.
- Battle of Savage's Station June 29 - (Seven Days) Union forces withdraw
- Battle of White Oak Swamp June 30 - Indecisive artillery duel during U.S. Civil War.
- Battle of Glendale June 30 - (Seven Days) McClellan retreats from Lee's Confederates.
- Battle of Tampa (June 30 – July 1) - Union gunboat attacks, but later withdraws.
- Battle of Malvern Hill July 1 - (Seven Days) McClellan defeats Lee but withdraws after battle.
- Battle of Hill's Plantation July 7 - Union victory in Arkansas.
- First Battle of Murfreesboro July 13 - Confederate victory during American Civil War.
- Battle of Baton Rouge August 5
- Battle of Kirksville (August 6 – August 9) - Union forces capture town.
- Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9 - Union forces repelled by Confederate counter-attack.
- First Battle of Independence August 11 - Confederate victory near Kansas City.
- Battle of Lone Jack (August 15 – August 16) - Confederate victory, Union commander killed. Rebels forced to withdraw after battle.
- Battle of Fort Ridgely (August 21 – August 22) - Failed Santee Sioux attack on Union controlled fort.
- First Battle of Rappahannock Station (August 22 – August 25) - Union supplies destroyed during skirmish.
- Battle of Bull Run Bridge - Confederates capture and destroy Manassas Station.
- Battle of Thoroughfare Gap August 28 - Longstreet defeats small union force.
- Second Battle of Bull Run, or Second Manassas August 30 - Jackson, Lee, and Longstreet defeats Pope's Army of Northern Virginia
- Battle of Richmond (Kentucky) - August 30 - Confederates under Edmund Kirby Smith rout Union army under Gen. William Nelson
- Battle of Chantilly September 1 - Union forces escape from nearly being cut off, Philip Kearny is killed.
- Battle of South Mountain September 14 - McClellan defeats Lee.
- Battle of Harpers Ferry (September 12 – September 15) - Stonewall Jackson captures Union garrison.
- Battle of Antietam September 17 - McClellan ends Lee's invasion of North, bloodiest day of war
- Battle of Munfordville (September 17 – September 18) - Union force surrenders.
- Battle of Iuka September 19 - Grant is victorious near Mississippi town.
- Battle of Shepherdstown (September 19 – September 20) - Confederate brigades counterattack and defeat pursuing Union brigades.
- First Battle of Newtonia September 30 - Union forces panic under bombardment from Confederate artillery.
- Second Battle of Corinth (October 3 – October 4) - Confederate attack fails.
- Battle of Hatchie's Bridge October 5 - Confederate force under Earl Van Dorn escapes across river.
- Battle of Perryville October 8 - Buell v. Bragg, indecisive
- Battle of Clark's Mill November 7 - Union force surrenders to larger Confederate force.
- Battle of Cane Hill November 28 - Small Confederate force delays Union while larger force escapes.
- Battle of Prairie Grove December 7 - Union secures NW Arkansas
- Battle of Hartsville December 7 - Disguised in Union uniforms, Confederates infiltrate and defeat Union forces.
- Battle of Fredericksburg December 13 - Lee beats back repeated frontal assaults by Burnside.
- Battle of Kinston December 14 - Union forces under John G. Foster defeat Confederates under Nathan Evans.
- Battle of White Hall December 16 - Foster fights indecisive battle with Beverly Robertson
- Battle of Goldsboro Bridge December 17 - Foster defeats Confederates and destroys the bridge.
- Battle of Jackson, Tennessee December 19 - Confederate feint to distract Union forces.
- Battle of Chickasaw Bayou (December 26 – December 29) - (Vicksburg Campaign) Union attack on Confederate right flank thwarted.
- Battle of Parker's Cross Roads December 31 - Confederates repel Union double-pronged assault.
- Battle of Stones River December 31, 1862 – January 2, 1863 - Forces fight to draw
- Second Battle of Springfield January 8 - Confederates enter town, but are unable to take nearby fort.
- Battle of Arkansas Post January 9 - Part of Vicksburg Campaign, fight for control of mouth of Arkansas River
- Battle of Hartville (January 9 – January 11) - Confederates are victorious, but unable to continue raid.
- Bear River Massacre January 29 - Shoshone forces massacred by Union troops.
- Battle of Dover February 3 - Failed Confederate attack on town.
- Battle of Thompson's Station March 5 - Confederate victory in Tennessee.
- Battle of Fort Anderson (March 13 – March 15) Daniel H. Hill leads unsuccessful Confederate attack on New Bern.
- Battle of Kelly's Ford March 17 - Indecisive cavalry battle during Civil War.
- Battle of Vaught's Hill March 20 - Union forces withstand attack by John Hunt Morgan's Confederates.
- Battle of Brentwood March 25 - Union force surrenders.
- Battle of Washington, NC (March 30 - April 20) Hill unable to take North Carolina town from Union forces.
- First Battle of Franklin April 10 - Confederates withdraw after rearguard defeat.
- Battle of Suffolk (April 11 – May 4) Twin indecisive battles at Norfleet House and Hill's Point fought over town.
- Battle of Cape Girardeau April 26 - Confederate attack fails.
- Battle of Grand Gulf April 29 - Unsuccessful naval attack by Grant's forces.
- Battle of Snyder's Bluff April 29 – May 1 Union feint during Vicksburg Campaign.
- Battle of Day's Gap April 30 - Union victory during a raid in Alabama.
- Battle of Chancellorsville (April 30 – May 6) - Lee defeats Hooker's Army of Potomac, Jackson killed.
- Battle of Port Gibson May 1 - in Vicksburg campaign, Grant defeats Confederates
- Battle of Chalk Bluff (May 1 – May 2) - Confederates win but can't continue raid.
- Second Battle of Fredericksburg May 3 - Union forces under John Sedgwick defeat Confederate forces left to guard the town by Lee.
- Battle of Salem Church (May 3 – May 4) - Lee defeats Sedgwick.
- Battle of Raymond May 12 - Failed Confederate attempt to protect Vicksburg from approaching Federals.
- Battle of Jackson (MS) May 14 - Sherman, McPherson defeat Johnston
- Battle of Champion's Hill May 16 - Grant defeats Confederates
- Battle of Big Black River Bridge May 17 - Confederate forces trapped in Vicksburg.
- Battle of Plains Store May 21 - Union victory near Baton Rouge.
- Battle of Milliken's Bend June 7 - Confederates unable to break Siege of Vicksburg.
- Battle of Brandy Station June 9 - Pleasonton surprises J.E.B. Stuart's cavalrymen in their camps near Brandy Station
- Second Battle of Winchester (June 13 – June 15) - Confederate victory paves way for Lee's invasion.
- Battle of Aldie June 17 - Indecisive battle during Robert E. Lee's march north.
- Battle of Middleburg (June 17 – June 19) - J.E.B. Stuart retreats from engagement with Union cavalry.
- Battle of Upperville June 21 - Indecisive cavalry battle during Lee's invasion.
- Battle of Hoover's Gap (June 24 – June 26) - Union victory prevents Confederates in Tennessee from coming to the aid of Vicksburg.
- Battle of Goodrich's Landing (June 29 – June 30) - Confederates drive Union Black Regiments off of several plantations.
- Battle of Hanover June 30 - J.E.B. Stuart forced to change his route, delaying his efforts to unite with Lee's force outside Gettysburg.
- Battle of Gettysburg (July 1 – July 3) - Lee loses to Meade, Pickett's Charge fails, ends second invasion of North
- Battle of Vicksburg July 4 - siege from May 22 ends, Grant accepts surrender of second Confederate army
- Battle of Helena July 4 - Confederate assault on river port fails securing eastern Arkansas for Union
- Battle of Boonsboro July 8 - indecisive action at rearguard of Lee's retreat.
- Siege of Port Hudson (May 21 – July 9) - last Confederate stronghold on Mississippi surrenders.
- Battle of Corydon July 9 - Confederate raid results in civilian casualties, including a Lutheran minister.
- Battle of Fort Wagner July 11 - first of two Union attempts to take Ft. Wagner.
- Battle of Williamsport (July 6 – July 16) - Meade and Lee fight indecisive battle.
- Battle of Honey Springs July 17 - In Indian Territory, two largely Black and Native American forces meet. Union victory.
- Battle of Fort Wagner, Morris Island July 18 - second of two Union attempts to take Ft. Wagner fails, heroism of the 54th Massachusetts.
- Battle of Manassas Gap July 23 - Indecisive battle by day, Confederates withdraw by night.
- Battle of Big Mound (July 24 – July 25) - Union forces defeat Santee and Teton Sioux forces.
- Battle of Dead Buffalo Lake July 26 - Sibley defeats Sioux forces.
- Battle of Salineville July 26 - Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan surrenders in Ohio: the Northernmost U.S. Civil War Battle
- Battle of Stony Lake July 28 - Sioux forces escape Union forces in pursuit.
- Second Battle of Fort Sumter (August 17 – September 9) - Union attempt to retake fort fails even after massive bombardment and naval attack.
- Second Battle of Chattanooga (August 21 – September 8) - Union captures town.
- Battle of Lawrence August 23 - Quantrill's Raiders pillage the city.
- Battle of Devil's Backbone September 1 - Union victory after heavy fighting.
- Battle of Whitestone Hill (September 3 – September 5) - Union forces defeat several Native American tribes including Sioux and Blackfeet.
- Second Battle of Sabine Pass September 8 - Confederate forces place stakes in river to help aim their guns at Union ships, Confederate victory.
- Battle of Bayou Fourche September 10 - Union victory allows for capture of Little Rock.
- Battle of Davis' Cross Roads (September 10 – September 11) - Union forces establish defensive positions prior to Chickamauga.
- Battle of Chickamauga September 19 - Bragg defeats Rosecrans, George Thomas of US anointed "The Rock of Chickamauga"
- Battle of Blountsville September 22 - Union forces capture town.
- Battle of Baxter Springs October 6 - Quantrill's Raiders massacre Union Black Troops during U.S. Civil War.
- Battle of Blue Springs October 10 - Confederate forces overrun.
- First Battle of Auburn October 13 - J.E.B. Stuart escapes by hiding in a ravine.
- Second Battle of Auburn October 14 - Confederates attack Union rearguard, indecisive.
- Battle of Bristoe Station October 14 - Meade defeats elements of Lee's forces, but Confederates destroy railroad during retreat.
- Battle of Buckland Mills October 19 - Union cavalry caught in ambush, defeated.
- Battle of Pine Bluff October 25 - Confederate attack fails.
- Battle of Wauhatchie (October 28 – October 29) Longstreet defeated by Union forces.
- Battle of Collierville November 3 - Abortive Confederate attack on the town.
- Second Battle of Rappahannock Station November 7 - Union forces surge across river, forcing Lee to retreat.
- Battle of Campbell's Station November 16 - Confederate double-envelopment attempt fails.
- Third Battle of Chattanooga (November 23 – November 25) - Grant defeats Braxton Bragg and relieves Union forces besieged in Chattanooga
- Battle of Ringgold Gap November 27 - Confederates under Patrick Cleburne defeat Union forces under Joseph Hooker.
- Battle of Fort Sanders November 29 - Longstreet unable to take fort due to poor quality gunpowder.
- Battle of Mine Run (November 27 – December 2) Meade bombards Lee's Confederates but then withdraws.
- Battle of Bean's Station December 14 - Union forces withdraw a short distance.
- Battle of Mossy Creek December 29 - Confederate cavalry forced back.
- Battle of Dandridge January 17 - Union forces withdraw.
- Battle of Athens January 26 - Union victory in Northern Alabama.
- Battle of Fair Garden January 27 - Union victory followed by withdrawal.
- Battle of Morton's Ford (February 6 – February 7) - Diversionary Union attack.
- Battle of Meridian (February 14 – February 20) - Sherman occupies town
- Battle of Olustee February 20 - Union can't take Florida
- Battle of Walkerton March 2 - controversy surrounding the Dahlgren Affair.
- Battle of Paducah March 25 - Confederate raid by Forrest successful.
- Battle of Elkin's Ferry (April 3 – April 4) - Confederates unable to prevent Union river crossing.
- Battle of Mansfield April 8 - Banks Union Red River Campaign halted by Confederates.
- Battle of Pleasant Hill April 9 - Confederate attack fails.
- Battle of Prairie D'Ane (April 9 – April 13) - Frederick Steele defeats Sterling Price.
- Battle of Fort Pillow April 12 - N.B. Forrest takes fort, massacres black soldiers
- Battle of Plymouth April 17 - Confederate land forces, supported by naval ram, retake two Union forts near Plymouth, North Carolina
- Battle of Poison Spring April 18 - Part of Red River Campaign in Arkansas, black troops massacred
- Battle of Monett's Ferry April 23 - Confederate forces driven back.
- Battle of Marks' Mills April 25 - Part of Red River Campaign in Arkansas
- Battle of Jenkins' Ferry April 30 - Part of Red River Campaign in Arkansas
- Battle of the Wilderness May 5 - Grant and Lee meet inconclusively
- Battle of Albemarle Sound May 5 - Indecisive naval battle during U.S. Civil War.
- Battle of Port Walthall Junction (May 6 – May 7) - Union forces destroy railroad
- Battle of Cloyd's Mountain May 9 - Union victory, Confederate General Albert G. Jenkins killed.
- Battle of Swift Creek May 9 - Union forces damage railroad, but are stopped by Confederate forces.
- Battle of Cove Mountain May 10 - Union victory after brief battle.
- Battle of Chester Station May 10 - Union forces under Benjamin Butler pushed back.
- Battle of Yellow Tavern May 11 - Union forces win cavalry battle, J.E.B. Stuart is killed.
- Battle of Rocky Face Ridge May 7 – May 13 Indecisive battle near Atlanta.
- Battle of Resaca May 13 - Sherman defeats Johnston
- Battle of New Market May 15 - Confederate forces halt Union army under Franz Sigel from advance up Shenandoah Valley
- Battle of Proctor's Creek (May 12 – May 16) - Beauregard defeats Butler.
- Battle of Adairsville May 17 - Failed Confederate attempt to destroy part of the Union force approaching Atlanta.
- Battle of Ware Bottom Church May 20 - Beauregard boxes Butler in.
- Battle of Spotsylvania Court House (May 8 – May 21) - Grant and Lee meet inconclusively, Grant writes to Halleck "I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer"
- Battle of Wilson's Wharf May 24 - Confederates under Fitzhugh Lee defeated by two Union black regiments.
- Battle of North Anna (May 23 – May 26) - Lee outmaneuvers Grant, but because of illness, he is unable to capitalize.
- Battle of New Hope Church (May 25 – May 26) Hooker's forces defeated.
- Battle of Pickett's Mill May 27 - Unsuccessful attack by Sherman on Johnston.
- Battle of Haw's Shop May 28 - Union advance halted.
- Battle of Dallas (Georgia) May 28 - Confederate withdrawal in Georgia.
- Battle of Totopotomoy Creek (May 28 – May 30) - Union forces pushed back.
- Battle of Old Church May 30 - Union forces drive Confederates back to Cold Harbor.
- Battle of Cold Harbor (May 31 – June 12) - Lee repulses Grant, Confederate general says "This is not war, this is murder".
- Battle of Piedmont June 5 - Union forces under David Hunter defeat Confederate defenses on march to Staunton, Virginia, upper Shenandoah Valley
- First Battle of Petersburg June 9 - Beauregard defeats Butler.
- Battle of Brices Crossroads June 10 - N.B. Forrest routs Union force almost three times as large
- Battle of Trevilian Station (June 11 – June 12) - Confederate victory, George Armstrong Custer nearly surrounded and has to be rescued by Sheridan.
- Second Battle of Petersburg (June 15 – June 18) - Lee repulses Grant at back door to Richmond.
- Battle of Lynchburg June 17- Fake Confederate reinforcements lead to Union retreat.
- Sinking of CSS Alabama June 19 - USS Kearsarge sinks CSS Alabama
- Battle of Kolb's Farm June 22 - Confederate attack fails due to poor terrain conditions.
- Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road (June 21 – June 24) - Union siege lines extended for Siege of Petersburg.
- Battle of Saint Mary's Church June 24 - Union forces fight a successful delaying action.
- Battle of Kennesaw Mountain June 27 - Johnston repulses Sherman
- Battle of Marietta (June 6 – July 3) - Sherman defeats Johnston
- Battle of Monocacy Junction July 9 - Union Gen. Lew Wallace slows up Jubal Early, saving DC
- Battle of Fort Stevens (July 11 – July 12) - Failed confederate attempt to capture Washington, D.C., President Lincoln, observing the battle, comes under Confederate fire.
- Battle of Tupelo (July 14 – July 15) - Union victory, Nathan Bedford Forrest wounded.
- Battle of Cool Spring (July 18 – July 19)
- Battle of Rutherford's Farm July 20 - Confederates under Jubal Early caught by surprise and defeated.
- Battle of Peachtree Creek July 20 - (Atlanta Campaign) First Confederate attack aganist Union forces north of Atlanta fails
- Battle of Atlanta July 22 - (Atlanta Campaign) Sherman turns back Hood's attack east of Atlanta
- Second Battle of Kernstown July 24 - Jubal Early defeats Union forces.
- Battle of Killdeer Mountain July 26 - Union forces defeat Sioux.
- Battle of Ezra Church July 28 - Confederate attack on Union army northwest of Atlanta fails to gain element of surprise, finding entrenched Union forces. Union victory.
- Battle of the Crater July 30 - Lee defeats Burnside
- Battle of Folck's Mill August 1 - Indecisive Civil War battle.
- Battle of Utoy Creek (August 5 – August 7) Indecisive battle on Union right flank near Atlanta.
- Second Battle of Dalton (August 14 – August 15) - Union forces withstand attack until relieved.
- Battle of Globe Tavern (August 18 – August 21) - Confederate forces lose control of railroads at Petersburg.
- Battle of Lovejoy's Station August 20 - Confederates repel Union raiders attacking the station.
- Second Battle of Memphis August 21 - Partially successful Confederate raid.
- Battle of Mobile Bay August 23 - David Farragut takes port, says "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead"
- Second Battle of Ream's Station August 25 - Union lines overrun by Confederates.
- Battle of Jonesborough (August 31 – September 1) - William J. Hardee's Confederates defeated, resulting in Atlanta's fall the following day.
- Third Battle of Winchester September 19 - Sheridan defeats Early, several officers killed or wounded on both sides.
- Battle of Fisher's Hill (September 21 – September 22) - Successful Union frontal assault.
- Battle of Fort Davidson September 27 - Union forces detonate their own fort after losing to Confederates.
- Battle of Chaffin's Farm (September 29 – September 30) - Union forces victorious, but fail to capture several forts.
- Battle of Peebles' Farm (September 30 – October 2) - Union victory near Petersburg.
- Battle of Saltville (October 1 – October 3) - Confederates defeat Union Black Cavalry, war crimes committed against captured blacks.
- Battle of Allatoona October 5 - Union fortifications hold.
- Battle of Darbytown Road October 7 - Confederate attack repelled near Richmond.
- Battle of Tom's Brook October 9 - Union cavalry defeats Confederates.
- Battle of Glasgow October 15 - Union forces surrender.
- Second Battle of Lexington October 19 - Union forces driven out of town.
- Battle of Cedar Creek October 19 - Sheridan defeats Early, drives rebels from Shenandoah Valley
- Battle of Little Blue River October 21 - Confederate victory in Missouri.
- Second Battle of Independence October 22 - Union forces occupy town.
- Battle of Byram's Ford (October 22 – October 23) - Confederates under Marmaduke defeated.
- Battle of Westport October 23 - Union forces win decisive battle to take control of Missouri.
- Battle of Marais des Cygnes October 25 - Price's Confederates pursued into Kansas.
- Battle of Mine Creek October 25 - Price's army crushed, flees back into Missouri.
- Battle of Marmiton River October 25 - Price escapes Union pursuit.
- Battle of Decatur October 26 – October 29) - Confederates unable to cross river.
- Battle of Boydton Plank Road (October 27 – October 28) - Union forces take control of road, but withdraw after battle.
- Second Battle of Newtonia October 28 - James G. Blunt defeats Joseph O. Shelby.
- Battle of Johnsonville (November 4 – November 5) - Confederates bombard Union forces during the night after a fire starts near union positions.
- Battle of Bull's Gap (November 11 – November 13) - Minor Confederate victory during U.S. Civil War.
- Sherman's March to the Sea (November 16 – December 21) - Sherman lays waste to South
- Battle of Columbia November 24 - Confederates divert attention
- First Battle of Adobe Walls November 25 - Kit Carson fights Kiowa forces to a draw, but manages to destroy their settlement.
- Battle of Sand Creek November 29 - U.S. forces massacre Cheyenne and Arapaho.
- Battle of Spring Hill November 29 - Confederate mistakes allow Federal forces to redeploy, leading to the Battle of Franklin.
- Second Battle of Franklin November 30 - Hood attacks Thomas but loses
- Battle of Waynesboro, Georgia December 4 - Kilpatrick stops Wheeler from attacking Sherman.
- Third Battle of Murfreesboro (December 5 – December 7) - Confederate raid mostly unsuccessful.
- First Battle of Fort Fisher (December 7 – December 27) - Failed Union attempt to take fort.
- Battle of Nashville (December 15 – December 16) - Confederate Army in Tennessee overwhelmed.
- Battle of King's Hill (December 24) - Forrest turns back Union pursuers after the Battle of Nashville
List of battles by state
Battle of Athens
Battle of Day's Gap
Battle of Decatur
Battle of Fort Blakely
Battle of Mobile Bay
Battle of Selma
Battle of Spanish Fort
Battle of Arkansas Post
Battle of Bayou Fourche
Battle of Cane Hill
Battle of Chalk Bluff
Battle of Devil's Backbone
Battle of Elkin's Ferry
Battle of Helena
Battle of Hill's Plantation
Battle of Jenkins' Ferry
Battle of Marks' Mills
Battle of Old River Lake
Battle of Pea Ridge
Battle of Pine Bluff
Battle of Poison Spring
Battle of Prairie D'Ane
Battle of Prairie Grove
Battle of Saint Charles
Battle of Whitney's Lane
Battle of Sand Creek
District of Columbia
Battle of Fort Stevens
Battle of Fort Brooke
Battle of Natural Bridge
Battle of Olustee
Battle of Saint John's Bluff
Battle of Santa Rosa Island
Battle of Tampa
Battle of Adairsville
Battle of Allatoona
Battle of Atlanta
Battle of Brown's Mill
Battle of Buck Head Creek
Battle of Chickamauga
Battle of Dallas
Battle of Dalton I
Battle of Dalton II
Battle of Davis' Cross Roads
Battle of Ezra Church
Battle of Fort McAllister I
Battle of Fort McAllister II
Battle of Fort Pulaski
Battle of Griswoldville
Battle of Jonesborough
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Battle of Kolb's Farm
Battle of Lovejoy's Station
Battle of Marietta
Battle of New Hope Church
Battle of Peachtree Creek
Battle of Pickett's Mill
Battle of Resaca
Battle of Ringgold Gap
Battle of Rocky Face Ridge
Battle of Utoy Creek
Battle of Waynesboro
Battle of Bear River (Bear River Massacre)
Battle of Cabin Creek
Battle of Chustenahlah
Battle of Chusto-Talasah
Battle of Honey Springs
Battle of Middle Boggy Depot
Battle of Old Fort Wayne
Battle of Round Mountain
Battle of Corydon
Battle of Baxter Springs
Battle of Lawrence
Battle of Marais des Cygnes
Battle of Mine Creek
Battle of Barbourville
Battle of Camp Wildcat
Battle of Cynthiana
Battle of Ivy Mountain
Battle of Middle Creek
Battle of Mill Springs
Battle of Munfordville
Battle of Paducah
Battle of Perryville
Battle of Richmond
Battle of Rowlett's Station
Battle of Salyersville
Battle of Baton Rouge
Battle of Bayou Bourbeux (aka Grand Coteau)
Battle of Blair's Landing
Battle of Donaldsonville I
Battle of Donaldsonville II
Battle of Fort Bisland
Battle of Fort De Russy
Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip
Battle of Georgia Landing
Battle of Goodrich's Landing
Battle of Irish Bend
Battle of Kock's Plantation
Battle of LaFourche Crossing
Battle of Mansfield (aka Sabine Cross-Roads)
Battle of Mansura
Battle of Milliken's Bend
Battle of Monett's Ferry
Battle of New Orleans (Civil War)
Battle of Plains Store
Battle of Pleasant Hill
Battle of Port Hudson
Battle of Stirling's Plantation
Battle of Vermillion Bayou
Battle of Yellow Bayou
Battle of Portland Harbor
Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg)
Battle of Boonsborough
Battle of Crampton's Gap
Battle of Folck's Mill
Battle of Funkstown
Battle of Hancock
Battle of Monocacy Junction
Battle of South Mountain
Battle of Williamsport
Battle of Big Black River Bridge
Battle of Brice's Crossroads
Battle of Champion Hill
Battle of Chickasaw Bayou
Battle of Corinth I
Battle of Corinth II
Battle of Grand Gulf
Battle of Iuka
Battle of Jackson
Battle of Meridian
Battle of Okolona
Battle of Port Gibson
Battle of Raymond
Battle of Snyder's Bluff
Battle of Tupelo
Battle of Vicksburg
Battle of Athens
Battle of Belmont
Battle of Boonville
Battle of Byram's Ford
Battle of Cape Girardeau
Battle of Carthage
Battle of Clark's Mill
Battle of Cole Camp
Battle of Dry Wood Creek
Battle of Fort Davidson
Battle of Fredericktown
Battle of Glasgow
Battle of Hartville
Battle of Independence I
Battle of Independence II
Battle of Island Number Ten
Battle of Kirksville
Battle of Lexington I
Battle of Lexington II
Battle of Liberty
Battle of Little Blue River
Battle of Lone Jack
Battle of Marmiton River
Battle of Mount Zion Church
Battle of New Madrid
Battle of Newtonia I
Battle of Newtonia II
Battle of Roan's Tan Yard
Battle of Springfield I
Battle of Springfield II
Battle of Westport (named after the town in Missouri)
Battle of Wilson's Creek
Battle of Glorieta Pass
Battle of Valverde
Battle of Peralta
Battle of Albemarle Sound
Battle of Averasborough
Battle of Bentonville
Battle of Fort Anderson
Battle of Fort Fisher I
Battle of Fort Fisher II
Battle of Fort Macon
Battle of Goldsboro Bridge
Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries
Battle of Kinston
Battle of Monroe's Cross Roads
Battle of Morrisville
Battle of New Berne
Battle of Plymouth
Battle of Roanoke Island
Battle of South Mills
Battle of Tranter's Creek
Battle of Washington
Battle of White Hall
Battle of Wilmington
Battle of Wyse Fork
Battle of Big Mound
Battle of Dead Buffalo Lake
Battle of Killdeer Mountain
Battle of Stony Lake
Battle of Whitestone Hill
Battle of Buffington Island
Battle of Salineville
Battle of Carlisle
Battle of Fairfield
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of Sporting Hill
Battle of Hanover
Battle of Hunterstown
Battle of Aiken
Battle of Anderson
Battle of Broxton Bridge
Battle of Charleston Harbor I
Battle of Charleston Harbor II
Battle of Congaree Creek
Battle of Fort Sumter I
Battle of Fort Sumter II
Battle of Fort Wagner
Battle of Fort Wagner, Morris Island
Battle of Grimball's Landing
Battle of Honey Hill
Battle of Pocolatigo
Battle of Port Royal
Battle of Rivers' Bridge
Battle of Secessionville
Battle of Simmon's Bluff
Battle of Bean's Station
Battle of Blountsville
Battle of Blue Springs
Battle of Brentwood
Battle of Bull's Gap
Battle of Campbell's Station
Battle of Chattanooga I
Battle of Chattanooga II
Battle of Chattanooga III
Battle of Collierville
Battle of Columbia
Battle of Dandridge
Battle of Dover
Battle of Fair Garden
Battle of Fort Donelson
Battle of Fort Henry
Battle of Fort Pillow
Battle of Fort Sanders
Battle of Franklin I
Battle of Franklin II
Battle of Hartsville
Battle of Hatchie's Bridge
Battle of Hoover's Gap
Battle of Island Number Ten
Battle of Jackson
Battle of Johnsonville
Battle of Memphis I
Battle of Memphis II
Battle of Mossy Creek
Battle of Murfreesboro I
Battle of Murfreesboro II
Battle of Murfreesboro III
Battle of Nashville
Battle of Parker's Cross Roads
Battle of Shiloh
Battle of Spring Hill
Battle of Stones River
Battle of Thompson's Station
Battle of Vaught's Hill
Battle of Wauhatchie
Battle of Galveston
Battle of Palmito Ranch
Battle of Sabine Pass I
Battle of Sabine Pass II
St. Albans raid
Battle of Aldie
Battle of Amelia Springs
Battle of Appomattox Courthouse
Battle of Appomattox Station
Battle of Aquia Creek
Battle of Auburn I
Battle of Auburn II
Battle of Ball's Bluff
Battle of Beaver Dam Creek
Battle of Berryville
Battle of Big Bethel
Battle of Blackburn's Ford
Battle of Boydton Plank Road
Battle of Brandy Station
Battle of Bristoe Station
Battle of Buckland Mills
Battle of Bull Run/Manassas I
Battle of Bull Run/Manassas II
Battle of Cedar Creek
Battle of Cedar Mountain
Battle of Chaffin's Farm and New Market Heights
Battle of Chancellorsville
Battle of Chantilly
Battle of Chester Station
Battle of Cloyd's Mountain
Battle of Cockpit Point
Battle of Cold Harbor
Battle of Cool Spring
Battle of Cove Mountain
Battle of the Crater
Battle of Cross Keys
Battle of Cumberland Church
Battle of Darbytown and New Market
Battle of Darbytown Road
Battle of Deep Bottom I
Battle of Deep Bottom II
Battle of Dinwiddie Court House
Battle of Dranesville
Battle of Drewry's Bluff
Battle of Eltham's Landing
Battle of Fair Oaks & Darbytown Road
Battle of Fisher's Hill
Battle of Five Forks
Battle of Fort Stedman
Battle of Fredericksburg I
Battle of Fredericksburg II
Battle of Front Royal
Battle of Gaines' Mill
Battle of Garnett's & Golding's Farm
Battle of Glendale
Battle of Globe Tavern
Battle of Guard Hill
Battle of Hampton Roads
Battle of Hanover Courthouse
Battle of Hatcher's Run
Battle of Haw's Shop
Battle of High Bridge
Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road
Battle of Kelly's Ford
Battle of Kernstown I
Battle of Kernstown II
Battle of Lewis's Farm
Battle of Lynchburg
Battle of Malvern Hill
Battle of Manassas Gap
Battle of Manassas Station Ops.
Battle of Marion
Battle of McDowell
Battle of Middleburg
Battle of Mine Run
Battle of Morton's Ford
Battle of Namozine Church
Battle of New Market
Battle of North Anna
Battle of Oak Grove
Battle of Old Church
Battle of Opequon
Battle of Peebles' Farm
Battle of Petersburg I
Battle of Petersburg II
Battle of Petersburg III
Battle of Piedmont
Battle of Port Republic
Battle of Port Walthall Junction
Battle of Proctor's Creek
Battle of Rappahannock Station I
Battle of Rappahannock Station II
Battle of Ream's Station I
Battle of Ream's Station II
Battle of Rice's Station
Battle of Rio Hill
Battle of Rutherford's Farm
Battle of Saint Mary's Church
Battle of Salem Church
Battle of Saltville I
Battle of Saltville II
Battle of Sappony Church
Battle of Savage's Station
Battle of Sayler's Creek
Battle of Seven Pines
Battle of Sewell's Point
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Battle of Staunton River Bridge
Battle of Suffolk (Hill's Point)
Battle of Suffolk (Norfleet House)
Battle of Sutherland's Station
Battle of Swift Creek
Battle of Thoroughfare Gap
Battle of Tom's Brook
Battle of Totopotomoy Creek
Battle of Trevilian Station
Battle of Upperville
Battle of Walkerton
Battle of Ware Bottom Church
Battle of Waynesboro
Battle of White Oak Road
Battle of White Oak Swamp
Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Williamsburg
Battle of Wilson's Wharf
Battle of Winchester I
Battle of Winchester II
Battle of Yellow Tavern
Battle of Yorktown
Battle of Camp Alleghany
Battle of Carnifex Ferry
Battle of Charleston
Battle of Cheat Mountain
Battle of Droop Mountain
Battle of Greenbrier River
Battle of Harpers Ferry
Battle of Hoke's Run
Battle of Kessler's Cross Lanes
Battle of Moorefield
Battle of Philippi Races
Battle of Princeton Courthouse
Battle of Rich Mountain
Battle of Shepherdstown
Battle of Smithfield Crossing
Battle of Summit Point
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: