Battles during the Civil War
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 […]
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 […]
September 17, 1862
The battle of Antietam took place on September 17, 1862. This was Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s first invasion of the north. Following his recent victories over the Union during the Seven Days battles and Second Manassas, Lee wanted to continue his good fortunes with an attack […]
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 […]
The American Civil War officially started with the battle of Fort Sumter in South Carolina on April 12th 1861.
Fort Sumter Facts
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 […]