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The Great Events of the American Civil War, Day-by-Day



The American Civil War, spanning from 1861 to 1865, marked the bloodiest conflict in American history. The new war was a complex one, wrapped around the issues of slavery, economy, and state's rights. One-by-one, southern states would secede from the Union, prompting the North to finally declare war.

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  Civil War by Battle / Engagement  

Battle of Fort Sumter (1861)
1st Bull Run / 1st Manassas (1861)
Battle of Wilson's Creek (1861)
Battle of Belmont (1861)
Henry-Donelson Campaign (1862)
Battle of Hampton Roads (1862)
Battle of Pea Ridge (1862)
Shenandoah Valley (1862)
Mississippi River Campaign (1862-1863)
Peninsular Campaign (1862)
Shiloh (1862)
Seven Days Battles (1862)
Chattanooga Campaign (1862)
2nd Bull Run / 2nd Manassas (1862)
Battle of Chantilly / Ox Hill (1862)
Battle of Harpers Ferry (1862)
Antietam / Sharpsburg (1862)
Battle of Fredricksburg (1862)
Battle of Murfreesboro (1862-1863)
Battle of Chancellorsville (1863)
Battle of Gettysburg (1863)
Vicksburg (1863)
Battle of Chickamauga (1863)
Atlanta (1864)
Battle of Spotsylvania (1864)
Overland Campaign (1864)
Battle of Petersburg (1864-1865)
Shenandoah Valley (1864)
Battle of Franklin (1864)
Battle of Nashville (1864)
Appomattox Courthouse (1865)


  Civil War Events by State  

Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona (Territory)
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Mississippi
Missouri
New Jersey
New Mexico (Territory)
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma (Territory)
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennesee
Texas
Virginia
West Virginia
Washington, D.C.


  Civil War Events by War Year  

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