List Of American Civil War Battles

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List of every major American Civil War battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous American Civil War battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the American Civil War, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this American Civil War list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these American Civil War battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

List features battles like Battle of Gettysburg, Siege of Yorktown.
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    Action at Fayetteville

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    • Locations: Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States of America
    • Part of: American Civil War
    • Combatants: Confederate States of America, United States of America, Union
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    • Locations: Virginia, United States of America
    • Part of: American Civil War
    • Combatants: Confederate States of America, United States of America
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    Sinking of USS Housatonic

    Sinking of USS Housatonic is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List Of American Civil War Battles
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    • Locations: Charleston Harbor
    • Part of: American Civil War
    • Combatants: Confederate States of America, Union
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    Action off Galveston Light

    Action off Galveston Light is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List Of American Civil War Battles
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    • Locations: Gulf of Mexico
    • Part of: American Civil War
    • Combatants: Confederate States of America, United States of America, Union
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    Atlanta Campaign is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List Of American Civil War Battles
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    • Locations: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    • Part of: Western Theater of the American Civil War, American Civil War
    • Events: Battle of Utoy Creek, Battle of Ezra Church, Battle of Pickett's Mill, Battle of Atlanta, Battle of New Hope Church, + more
    • Combatants: Confederate States of America, United States of America
    • Commanders: James B. McPherson, Joseph E. Johnston, John Bell Hood, William Tecumseh Sherman
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    Attack on USS New Ironsides

    Attack on USS New Ironsides is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List Of American Civil War Battles
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    • Locations: Charleston Harbor
    • Part of: American Civil War
    • Combatants: Confederate States of America
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    Bahia incident

    Bahia incident is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List Of American Civil War Battles
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    • Locations: Bahia, Brazil
    • Part of: American Civil War
    • Combatants: Confederate States of America, Brazil
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    • Locations: Georgia, United States of America
    • Part of: Atlanta Campaign, American Civil War
    • Combatants: Confederate States of America, United States of America, Union
    • Commanders: Joseph E. Johnston, William Tecumseh Sherman
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