Battles during the Civil War

Battle of Gettysburg

The battle of Gettysburg is the most well known battle of the American Civil War. The battle lasted for three days from July 1st to July 3rd 1863. When it was over more than 8,000 soldiers on both sides would be dead.

Why Was the Battle of Gettysburg a Turning Point […]

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Civil War Battles

How Many Civil War Battles Were There?

The simple answer is, there were a lot of them. I estimate there were at least 9,620 battles during the Civil War. That’s not an exact number and the vast majority of these battles were skirmishes between small groups.

These were not all Gettysburg […]

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May 25th – July 4th 1863

The battles of the Vicksburg campaign were some of the fiercest and long lasting of the war. This was to be the last of the western fortresses on the Mississippi to be taken at all cost by the Union and General Grant.

The Union had taken […]


Fort Pickens

Fort Pickens protects Pensacola Bay and the navy yard in the state of Florida. Fort Barrancas, the Barrancas barracks and Fort McRee also protect Pensacola Bay however Fort Pickens is the biggest and strongest fort in the area.

On January 10th 1861 Florida seceded from the United States. All of […]

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Charleston Harbor

Charleston Harbor South Carolina is where the American Civil War started. Three main forts controlled access to the harbor and the city of Charleston. The forts were commanded by Colonel John Gardner.

On November 15th 1860 Colonel Gardner was relieved of command and sent […]

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Fort Sumter

The American Civil War officially started with the battle of Fort Sumter in South Carolina on April 12th 1861.

Fort Sumter Facts

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Fort Taylor

Fort Taylor is a United States fortification located in Key West in the Florida Keys.

It was located within the Department of Florida under overall command of Colonel Harvey Brown who’s headquarters was at Fort Pickens in Pensacola Florida.

Fort Taylor was commanded by Union Major French. Florida seceded from […]

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Wilson’s Creek

August 10th 1861

The Battle of Wilson’s Creek was one of the minor engagements of the Civil War that sent a clear message to both parties. This would not be over anytime soon. The Confederates were faced with the problem of respecting the state of Kentucky’s right to neutrality.

They needed to […]

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