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Gettysburg
Robert E. Lee
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Fort Sumter
Virginia vs Monitor


MILITARY & POLITICAL

    1861
  • Action at Blackwater Creek. Missouri
  • Action at Milford. Missouri
  • Action at Shawnee Mound. Missouri

    1862
  • Johnson Kelly Duncan, Confederate General, dies in Tennessee.
  • Union Operations against Nathan Bedford Forrest (Dec. 18, 1862-Jan. 3, 1863). Mississippi
  • Skirmish at Water Valley. Mississippi
  • Skirmish at Pontotoc. Mississippi
  • Grant's Campaign in Central Mississippi (Oct. 31, 1862-Jan. 10, 1863). Mississippi
  • Raid from Corinth to Tupelo on the Mobile & Ohio Railroad (December 13-19). Mississippi
  • Skirmish at Lexington. Tennessee

    1863
  • Skirmish at Indiantwon. North Carolina
  • Skirmish at Sandy Creek. North Carolina
  • Skirmish at Barren Fork. Oklahoma
  • Skirmish near Sheldon Place. Oklahoma
  • Skirmish at Blain's Crossroads. Tennessee
  • Skirmish at Bean's Station. Tennessee
  • Action at Rutledge. Tennessee
  • Knoxville Campaign (Nov. 4-Dec. 23). Tennessee
  • Averill's Raid on the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad. Virginia

    1864
  • Skirmish at Pine Barren Ford. Florida
  • Expedition from Fort Barrancas to Polard, Alabama. Florida
  • Attack on Fort Rosedew (Dec. 14-21). Georgia
  • Attack on Fort Beaulieu (Dec. 14-21). Georgia
  • Operations at Hermitage Plantation near Morganza (Dec. 14-Jan. 5). Louisiana
  • Operations around Dams 4 and 5 (Dec 17-19). Maryland
  • Skirmish at Little River. Missouri
  • Union operations against Fort Fisher (December 7-27). North Carolina
  • Skirmish at Franklin. Tennessee
  • Action at Spring Hill. Tennessee
  • Engagement at Marion. Virginia
  • Action at Abingdon. Virginia
  • Siege of Petersburg and Richmond (June 9, 1864-April 2, 1865). Virginia
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