Battle of Spotsylvania (Court House) Timeline (May 9th-21st, 1864)
Part of the Overland Campaign, the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House proved inconclusive between generals Grant and Lee.
There are a total of (2)Battle of Spotsylvania (Court House) Timeline (May 9th-21st, 1864) events in the CivilWarTimeline.net database. Entries are listed below by date-of-occurrence ascending (first-to-last). Other leading and trailing events are also included for perspective.
COMMAND(S): Robert E. LeeARMY FORCE(S):
Army of Northern Virginia
STRENGTH: 63,000 menCASUALTIES*:
12,687 men (20.1%)
* Includes killed, wounded, and missing.
Day-by-Day Timeline of Events
May 8, 1864
The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House begins. Union Generals Grant and Meade square off, once again, against Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The action takes place in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Union forces number as many as 110,000 against a Confederate army of 63,000.
May 20, 1864
The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House concludes as a Confederate tactical victory. General Lee takes the credit over Union leaders General Grant and Meade. Casualties and losses number 12,687 for the victors and 18,399 for the defeated.