List of Civil War Battles

American Civil War Battles / Civil War Battles

One must view the full list of Civil War battles to gather a full understanding of this conflict. We often only hear of the major fights like the Battles of Gettysburg, Antietam and Shiloh but there were 391 battles that were considered after the war to be "significant". We have compiled this full list of American Civil War battles with a link to a description of each.

Please see the navigation bar to the left under "Civil War Battles", and navigate to detailed pages describing the most famous battles of the American Civil War.

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1861 - List of Civil War battles

List of Civil War Battles, American Civil War Battles, Civil War Battles

Battle of Fort Sumter - April 12

Battle of Sewell's Point - May 18-19

Battle of Aquia Creek - May 29-June 1

Battle of Philippi Races - June 3

Battle of Big Bethel - June 10

Battle of Boonville - June 17

Battle of Cole Camp - June 19

Battle of Hoke's Run - July 2

Battle of Carthage - July 5

Battle of Rich Mountain - July 11

Battle of Blackburn's Ford - July 18

First Battle of Bull Run or First Manassas - July 21

Battle of Mesilla - July 25

Battle of Athens - August 5

Battle of Wilson's Creek - August 10

Battle of Charleston (1861) - August 19

Battle of Kessler's Cross Lanes - August 26

Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries - August 28-29

Continue on to complete the full list of Civil War Battles for 1861.

Battle of Dry Wood Creek - September 2

Battle of Carnifex Ferry - September 10

Battle of Cheat Mountain - September 12-15

First Battle of Lexington - September 13-20

Battle of Liberty - September 17

Battle of Greenbrier River - October 3

Battle of Cockle Creek - October 5

Battle of Santa Rosa Island - October 9

Battle of the Head of Passes - October 12

Battle of Ball's Bluff - October 21

Battle of Camp Wild Cat - October 21

Battle of Fredericktown - October 21

First Battle of Springfield - October 25

Battle of Belmont - November 7

Battle of Port Royal - November 7

Battle of Round Mountain - November 19

Battle of Chusto-Talasah - December 9

Battle of Camp Alleghany - December 13

Skirmish at Blackwater Creek - December 19

Battle of Dranesville - December 20

Battle of Chustenahlah - December 26

Battle of Mount Zion Church - December 28

This concludes the full list of Civil War Battles for 1861.


1862 - List of Civil War battles

List of Civil War Battles, American Civil War Battles, Civil War Battles

Battle of Cockpit Point - January 3

Battle of Hancock - January 5–6

Battle of Roan's Tan Yard - January 8

Battle of Middle Creek - January 10

Battle of Mill Springs - January 11

Battle of Fort Henry - February 6

Battle of Roanoke Island - February 7-8

Battle of Elizabeth City - February 10

Battle of Fort Donelson - February 11-16

Battle of Valverde - February 20-21

Battle of Pea Ridge - March 7

Battle of Hampton Roads - March 9

Battle of New Bern - March 14

First Battle of Kernstown - March 23

Battle of Glorieta - March 26-28

Stanwix Station - March 30

Battle of Shiloh - April 6-7

Battle of Ft. Pulaski - April 10-11

Battle of Island Number Ten - February 28-March 8

Battle of Peralta - April 15

Battle of Picacho Pass - April 15

Battle of South Mills - April 19

Battle of Fort Macon - March 23-26

Battle of New Orleans - April 25-May 1

Battle of Yorktown - April 4-May 4

Battle of Williamsburg - May 5

Battle of Eltham's Landing - May 7

Battle of McDowell - May 8-9

Battle of Drewry's Bluff - May 15

Continue on to complete the full list of Civil War Battles for 1862.

Battle of Whitney's Lane - May 19

Battle of Front Royal - May 23

First Battle of Winchester - May 25

Battle of Hanover Courthouse - May 27

Siege of Corinth - April 29-May 30

Battle of Seven Pines - May 31-June 1

Battle of Tranter's Creek - June 5

Battle of Memphis - June 6

First Battle of Chattanooga - June 7–8

Battle of Cross Keys - June 8

Battle of Port Republic - June 9

Battle of Secessionville - June 16

Battle of Saint Charles - June 17

The Seven Days - June 25-July 1

Battle of Oak Grove - June 25

Battle of Beaver Dam Creek - June 26

Battle of Gaines' Mill - June 27

Battle of Garnett's & Golding's Farm - June 27–28

Battle of Savage's Station - June 29

Battle of White Oak Swamp - June 30

Battle of Glendale - June 30

Battle of Tampa - June 30-July 1

Battle of Malvern Hill - July 1

Battle of Hill's Plantation - July 7

First Battle of Murfreesboro - July 13

Battle of Baton Rouge - August 5

Battle of Kirksville - August 6-9

Battle of Cedar Mountain - August 9

Continue on to complete the full list of Civil War Battles for 1862.

First Battle of Independence - August 11

Battle of Compton's Ferry - August 11

Battle of Lone Jack - August 15-16

Battles of New Ulm - August 19 and 23

Battle of Fort Ridgely - August 21-22

First Battle of Rappahannock Station - August 22-25

Battle of Manassas Station Ops. - August 25-27

Battle of Thoroughfare Gap - August 28

Second Battle of Bull Run or Second Manassas - August 28-30

Battle of Richmond (Kentucky) - August 30

Battle of Chantilly - September 1

Battle of Birch Coulee - September 2

Battle of South Mountain - September 14

Battle of Harpers Ferry - September 12-15

Battle of Antietam - September 17

Battle of Munfordville - September 17-18

Battle of Iuka - September 19

Battle of Shepherdstown - September 19-20

Battle of Wood Lake - September 23

First Battle of Newtonia - September 30

Second Battle of Corinth - October 3-4

Battle of Hatchie's Bridge - October 5

Battle of Perryville - October 8

Skirmish at Island Mound - October 27-29

Battle of Clark's Mill - November 7

Battle of Cane Hill - November 28

Battle of Prairie Grove - December 7

Battle of Hartsville - December 7

Battle of Fredericksburg - December 13

Battle of Kinston - December 14

Battle of White Hall - December 16

Battle of Goldsboro Bridge - December 17

Battle of Jackson, Tennessee - December 19

Battle of Chickasaw Bayou - December 26–29

Battle of Parker's Cross Roads - December 31

This concludes the full list of Civil War Battles for 1862.


1863 - List of Civil War battles

List of Civil War Battles, American Civil War Battles, Civil War Battles

Battle of Stones River - December 31, 1862-January 2, 1863

Second Battle of Springfield - January 8

Battle of Arkansas Post - January 9

Battle of Hartville - January 9-11

Bear River Massacre - January 29

Battle of Dover - February 3

Battle of Thompson's Station - March 5

Battle of Fort Anderson - March 13-15

Battle of Kelly's Ford - March 17

Battle of Vaught's Hill - March 20

Battle of Brentwood - March 25

Battle of Washington, NC - March 30-April 20

First Battle of Franklin - April 10

Battle of Suffolk - April 11-May 4

Battle of Cape Girardeau - April 26

Battle of Grand Gulf - April 29

Battle of Snyder's Bluff - April 29-May 1

Battle of Day's Gap - April 30

Battle of Chancellorsville - April 30-May 6

Battle of Port Gibson - May 1

Battle of Chalk Bluff - May 1-2

Second Battle of Fredericksburg - May 3

Battle of Salem Church - May 3-4

Battle of Raymond - May 12

Battle of Jackson (MS) - May 14

Battle of Champion's Hill - May 16

Battle of Big Black River Bridge - May 17

Battle of Plains Store - May 21

Continue on to complete the full list of Civil War Battles for 1863.

Battle of Milliken's Bend - June 7

Battle of Brandy Station - June 9

Second Battle of Winchester - June 13-15

Battle of Aldie - June 17

Battle of Middleburg - June 17–19

Battle of Upperville - June 21

Battle of Hoover's Gap - June 24-26

Battle of Goodrich's Landing - June 29-30

Battle of Hanover - June 30

Battle of Gettysburg - July 1–3

Siege of Vicksburg - May 18-July 4

Battle of Helena - July 4

Battle of Boonsboro - July 8

Siege of Port Hudson - May 21-July 9

Battle of Corydon - July 9

Battle of Fort Wagner - July 11

Battle of Williamsport - July 6-16

Battle of Apache Pass - July 15-16

Battle of Honey Springs - July 17

Battle of Fort Wagner, Morris Island - July 18

Battle of Manassas Gap - July 23

Battle of Big Mound - July 24-25

Battle of Dead Buffalo Lake - July 26

Battle of Salineville - July 26

Battle of Stony Lake - July 28

Continue on to complete the full list of Civil War Battles for 1863.

Second Battle of Fort Sumter - August 17-September 9

Second Battle of Chattanooga - August 21-September 8

Battle of Lawrence - August 23

Battle of Devil's Backbone - September 1

Battle of Whitestone Hill - September 3-5

Second Battle of Sabine Pass - September 8

Battle of Bayou Fourche - September 10

Battle of Davis' Cross Roads - September 10-11

Battle of Chickamauga - September 19

Battle of Blountville - September 22

Battle of Baxter Springs - October 6

Battle of Blue Springs - October 10

First Battle of Auburn - October 13

Second Battle of Auburn - October 14

Battle of Bristoe Station - October 14

Battle of Buckland Mills - October 19

Battle of Pine Bluff - October 25

Battle of Wauhatchie - October 28-29

Battle of Collierville - November 3

Second Battle of Rappahannock Station - November 7

Battle of Campbell's Station - November 16

Third Battle of Chattanooga - November 23-25

Battle of Ringgold Gap - November 27

Battle of Fort Sanders - November 29

Battle of Mine Run - November 27-December 2

Battle of Bean's Station - December 14

Battle of Mossy Creek - December 29

This concludes the full list of Civil War Battles for 1863.


1864 - List of Civil War battles

List of Civil War Battles, American Civil War Battles, Civil War Battles

Battle of Dandridge - January 17

Battle of Athens - January 26

Battle of Fair Garden - January 27

Battle of Morton's Ford - February 6-7

Battle of Meridian - February 14–20

Battle of Olustee - February 20

Battle of Walkerton - March 2

Battle of Laredo - March 18

Battle of Paducah - March 25

Battle of Elkin's Ferry - April 3-4

Battle of Mansfield - April 8

Battle of Pleasant Hill - April 9

Battle of Prairie D'Ane - April 9-13

Battle of Fort Pillow - April 12

Battle of Plymouth - April 17

Battle of Poison Spring - April 18

Battle of Monett's Ferry - April 23

Battle of Marks' Mills - April 25

Battle of Jenkins' Ferry - April 30

Battle of the Wilderness - May 5–7

Battle of Albemarle Sound - May 5

Battle of Port Walthall Junction - May 6-7

Battle of Cloyd's Mountain - May 9

Battle of Swift Creek - May 9

Battle of Cove Mountain - May 10

Battle of Chester Station - May 10

Battle of Yellow Tavern - May 11

Battle of Rocky Face Ridge - May 7-13

Battle of Resaca - May 13

Battle of New Market - May 15

Battle of Proctor's Creek - May 12-16

Battle of Adairsville - May 17

Battle of Ware Bottom Church - May 20

Battle of Spotsylvania Court House - May 8-21

Battle of Wilson's Wharf - May 24

Battle of North Anna - May 23-26

Battle of New Hope Church - May 25-26

Battle of Pickett's Mill - May 27

Battle of Haw's Shop - May 28

Battle of Dallas (Georgia) - May 26-June 4

Battle of Totopotomoy Creek - May 28-30

Battle of Old Church - May 30

Battle of Cold Harbor - May 31-June 12

Battle of Piedmont - June 5

First Battle of Petersburg - June 9

Battle of Brice's Crossroads - June 10

Battle of Cynthiana - June 11-12

Battle of Trevilian Station - June 11-12

Second Battle of Petersburg - June 15-18

Battle of Lynchburg - June 17-18

Battle of Cherbourg - June 19

Battle of Kolb's Farm - June 22

Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road - June 21-24

Battle of Saint Mary's Church - June 24

Battle of Kennesaw Mountain - June 27

Continue on to complete the full list of Civil War Battles for 1864.

Battle of Marietta - June 6-July 3

Battle of Monocacy - July 9

Battle of Fort Stevens - July 11-12

Battle of Camden Point - July 13

Battle of Tupelo - July 14-15

Battle of Cool Spring - July 18-19

Battle of Rutherford's Farm - July 20

Battle of Peachtree Creek - July 20

Battle of Atlanta - July 22

Second Battle of Kernstown - July 24

Battle of Killdeer Mountain - July 26

Battle of Ezra Church - July 28

Battle of the Crater - July 30

Battle of Folck's Mill - August 1

Battle of Utoy Creek - August 5-7

Second Battle of Dalton - August 14-15

Battle of Gainesville - August 17

Battle of Globe Tavern - August 18-21

Battle of Lovejoy's Station - August 20

Second Battle of Memphis - August 21

Battle of Mobile Bay - August 2-23

Second Battle of Deep Bottom - August 14-20

Second Battle of Ream's Station - August 25

Battle of Jonesborough - August 31-September 1

Battle of Opequon (Third Battle of Winchester) - September 19

Battle of Fisher's Hill - September 21-22

Battle of Fort Davidson - September 27

Battle of Marianna - September 27

Battle of Chaffin's Farm - September 29-30

Battle of Peebles' Farm - September 30-October 2

First Battle of Saltville - October 1–3

Battle of Allatoona - October 5

Battle of Darbytown Road - October 7

Battle of Tom's Brook - October 9

Battle of Glasgow - October 15

Second Battle of Lexington - October 19

Battle of Cedar Creek - October 19

Battle of Little Blue River - October 21

Second Battle of Independence - October 22

Battle of Byram's Ford - October 22-23

Battle of Westport - October 23

Battle of Marais des Cygnes - October 25

Battle of Mine Creek - October 25

Battle of Marmiton River - October 25

Battle of Decatur - October 26-29

Battle of Boydton Plank Road - October 27-28

Second Battle of Newtonia - October 28

Battle of Johnsonville - November 4-5

Battle of Bull's Gap - November 11-13

Sherman's March to the Sea - November 16-December 21

Battle of Columbia - November 24

First Battle of Adobe Walls - November 25

Sand Creek Massacre - November 29

Battle of Spring Hill - November 29

Battle of Franklin - November 30

Battle of Waynesboro (Georgia) - December 4

Third Battle of Murfreesboro - December 5-7

First Battle of Fort Fisher - December 7-27

Battle of Nashville - December 15-16

Battle of Anthony's Hill (Battle of King's Hill) - December 24

This concludes the full list of Civil War Battles for 1864.


1865 - List of Civil War battles

List of Civil War Battles, American Civil War Battles, Civil War Battles

Battle of Dove Creek - January 8

Second Battle of Fort Fisher - January 13-15

Battle of Rivers' Bridge - February 3

Battle of Hatcher's Run - February 5-7

Battle of Fort Myers - February 20

Battle of Wilmington (North Carolina) - February 22

Battle of Waynesboro - March 2

Battle of Natural Bridge - March 6

Battle of Wyse Fork - March 7-10

Battle of Averasborough - March 16

Battle of Bentonville - March 19-21

Battle of Fort Stedman - March 25

Continue on to complete the full list of Civil War Battles for 1865.

Battle of Lewis's Farm - March 29

Battle of White Oak Road - March 31

Battle of Dinwiddie Court House - March 31

Battle of Five Forks - April 1

Battle of Selma - April 2

Third Battle of Petersburg - April 2

Battle of Sutherland's Station - April 2

Battle of Namozine Church - April 3

Battle of Sayler's Creek - April 6

Battle of High Bridge - April 6-7

Battle of Cumberland Church - April 7

Battle of Spanish Fort - March 27-April 8

Battle of Appomattox Station - April 8

Battle of Fort Blakely - April 2-9

Battle of Appomattox Court House - April 9

Battle of West Point - April 16

Battle of Columbus - April 16

Battle of Anderson - May 1

Battle of Palmito Ranch - May 12-13

This concludes the full list of Civil War Battles for 1865.





We hope this list of Civil War battles provides valuable perspective in discovering just how vast and far-reaching this war was. It is considered today to be the most critical moment in the development of America as an emerging nation and provides valuable perspective into understanding how 620,000 soldiers would lose their lives in this epic struggle.

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