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Department of History : American Civil War

 
 
The American Civil War Description of Symbols
Principal Campaigns of the War
Rail Roads of the Confederacy

First Bull Run Campaign
Situation 18 and 24 July 1861
Battle of the First Bull Run, Situation, 1400 Hours, 21 July 1861

Henry and Donelson Campaign
Situation Prior to the Opening, January 1862
Union Advance and Capture of Fort Donelson 1862
Strategic Situation at the End of the Campaign, 27 February 1862

Shiloh Campaign
Union and Confederate Concentrations, 29 March 1862
Confederate Attack and Situation at the End of the First Day, 6 April 1862
Situation at the Close of the Second Day of Battle, 7 April 1862

Jackson's Valley Campaign
Situation, January - June and Intended Federal Trap 1862

Campaigns Around Richmond
The Battle of New Berne, 14 March 1862
Richmond and Peninsula, 1862 - Stuart's Raid, 12-15 June
Northen Virginia, 1862
Maneuvers Prior to Battle, 29-30 August 1862
The Concentration, 27-29 August 1862
Centreville, Situation about 1630 Hours, 30 August 1862

Antietam Campaign
Virginia and Maryland, 7 September 1862
Situation, 7 September1862
Situation on Evening of 13 September 1862, When Lee's Orders Fell Into McClellan's Hands
Capture of Harper's Ferry, Situation Early 15 September 1862, Shortly before the Federal Surrender
Situation at 1800, 16 September
Situation at Dawn, 17 September
Situation at 0900 Hours, 17 September
Situation at1000 Hours, 17 September
Situation at 1200 Hours, 17 September
Situation at 1630 Hours, 17 September
Sharpsburg and Vicinity, 1862 - Situation 0900 and 1300, 17 September
Antietam Campaign, Situation About 0900, 17 September 1862
The Battle of Antietam, Situation About 1630, 17 September 1862

The War in the West
Kentucky - Tennessee, 1862 - Developments,from the Battle of Shiloh and Confederate Invasion
Developments between the Battle of Shiloh and the Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
Closeup
 Confederate Invasion of Kentucky, 14 August - 10 October 1862
Kentucky - Tennessee, 1862 - Withdrawal and Maneuvering
Confederate Withdrawal and Maneuvering leading to the Battle of Stones River, October - December
Battle of Stones River, 31 December 1862
The Battle of South Mountain, 14 September 1862
The Battle of Crampton's Gap, 14 September 1862
Capture of Harper's Ferry, Situation Early 15 September 1862, Shortly before the Federal Surrender

The War At Sea
Southeastern United States, 1861

Vicksburg Campaign
Lower Mississippi River Valley and Vicinity, 1861
Unsuccessful Attempts to Reach Vicksburg with Grant's Preliminary Diversions
The Bayous and the Canal
Vicksburg and Vicinity, 1863 - The Crossing of the River, 29 April-14 May
Vicksburg and Vicinity, 15 - 19 May 1863
Grant's Advance from Jackson to Vicksburg, 15-19 May 1863
The Battle of Champion's Hill, Situation at Noon, 16 May 1863
The Battle of Champion's Hill, Withdrawal Late, 16 May 1863
The Siege of Vicksburg, 22 May - 3 July 1863
The Siege of Vicksburg, Operations 22 May 1863
The Siege of Vicksburg, Situation 3 July 1862
 The Pursuit of Johnston, 4-10 July 1863

Fredericksburg Campaign
Northern Virgina, 19 November - 10 October
Fredericksburg and Vicinity, 1862 - Situation 19 November
Situation about 1300 Hours, 13 December
Situation at Dark, 13 December

Chancellorsville Campaign
Movements Since 27 April 1863
Situation Dark, 1 May 1863
Situation 1800, 2 May 1863
Situation Early 3 May 1863
Battle of Salem Church, Situation at 1600 Hours, 3 May
The Wilderness, Situation at 1800 Hours, 4 May
The Wilderness, Situation at 1700 Hours, 6 May

Gettysburg Campaign
Situation 1 June 1863
Virginia and Maryland, 1863 - 19 June - 28 June
Movements Since 19 June 1863
 Stuart's Movement's Since 25 June1863
 Gettysburg and Vicinity, 1000 - 1430, 1 July 1863
Situation at 1000 Hours , July 1863
Situation at 1430 Hours , July 1863
Gettysburg and Vicinity, 1800, 1 July - 1530 2 July 1863
Situation at 1800 Hours, 1 July 1863
Situation at 1530 Hours, 2 July 1863
Gettysburg and Vicinity, Evening 2 July - 1430 3 July 1863
Situation Evening 2 July 1863
Situation at 1430 Hours, 3 July 1863
Virginia and Maryland, 1863
Movements 4-7 July 1863
Movements 7-13 July 1863

Tennessee Campaign
Chattanooga and Vicinity, 1863 - Movements Since 24 June
Chattanooga and Vicinity, 1863 - The Advance of Chattanooga, 15 August
Chattanooga and Vicinity, 1863 - 10 September - 12 September
Bragg's Counterattack, Situation at Dawn, 10 September 1863
Bragg's Counterattack, Situation at Dusk, 12 September 1863
Chickamauga Creek and Vicinity, Dawn 19 September - 1130 20 September 1863
The Battle of Chickamauga, Situation at Dawn, 19 September
The Battle of Chickamauga, Situation at 1130 Hours, 20 September, 1863
Chattanooga and Vicinty, 1863 - Opening the Gateway, 30 September -17 October
The Battles of Racoon and Lookout Mountains, and Missionary Ridge
Raccoon Mountain, Situation at Dark, 28 October 1863
The Battle of Lookout Mountain, Situation at Noon, 24 November 1863
The Battle of Missionary Ridge, Situation at Dawn, 25 November 1863
The Battle of Missionary Ridge, Situation at 1530 Hours, 25 November 1863

Southeastern United States, 1861
 Grant's Plan for the 1864 Campaign

The Road To Richmond
Eastern Virginia, 3 May - 26 May 1864
The Road to Richmond, Federal Advance
The Wilderness Campaign, Situation about 0700 Hours, 7 May 1864
The Battle of Spotsylvania, Upton's Attack, 10 May 1864
The Battle of North Anna, 23-26 May 1864
Eastern Virginia, 27 May - 18 June 1864
Federal Advance, May - June 1864
The Battle of Cold Harbor, 3 June 1864
Movement to James River, 12-16 June 1864
The Siege of Petersburg, 18 June 1864

The Road To Atlanta
Northwestern Georgia, 4 May - 8 July 1864
Federal Advance, 4 May - 8 July 1864
Johnston's Planned Counterattack at Cassville, 18 May 1864
The Battle of Kenesaw Mountain, Situation on 27 June 1864
The Battle of Kenesaw Mountain, Situation on 8 July 1864
Atlanta and Vicinity, 20 July - 3 September 1864
The Battle of Peachtree Creek, 20 July 1864
The Battle of Atlanta, 22 July 1864
The Battle of Ezra Church, 28 July 1864
Sherman's Turning Movement, 26 August 1864

Franklin and Nashville Campaign
Tennessee - Alabama. 1864 - Movements Since 29 September and Situation 26 November
Columbia, Tennessee and Vicinity, 1864
The Battle of Spring Hill, 29 November
The Battle at Franklin, 30 November
Nashville and Vicinity, 15 - 16 December 1864
The Battle of Nashville, Situation about 1300 Hours, 15 December
The Battle of Nashville, Situation about 1600 Hours, 16 December

Southeastern United States, 1861
Principal Federal Movements, November 1864 - April 1865

The Siege of Petersburg
Petersburg and Vicinity, 26 July - 18 August 1864
Hancock's Movements, 26-29 July 1864
The Capture of Weldon Railroad, 18 August 1864
 Petersburg and Vicinity, 27 October 1864 - 31 March 1865
Federal Drive for the Southside Railroad, 27 October 1864
The Battle of Five Forks, 29-31 March 1865

Northern Virginia, 1864
Operations in the Shenandoah Valley, 10-16 August 1864
Operations in the Shenandoah Valley, 18-23 September 1864
The Defeat of Lee, 3-9 April 1865

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Civil War Prelude
Civil War Overview
Campaigns in the East, March - August 1862
Antietam
Chancellorsville
The Indian Wars