THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR, THE ARMY OF VIRGINIA AND THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC 1861-1865

More Americans died fighting in the Civil War than in any other conflict in our country's history.

Revised March 30,2001

Special thanks and credit for many of the links found on this page must be given to the National Parks Service and The American Battlefield Protection Program--Civil War Battlefield Summaries.

 

 

 

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1861-1862

Grant's Overland Campaign

Jackson's Valley Campaign

The Battle of New Market (Virginia)

Peninsula Campaign

Early's Raid

Seven Days

Richmond-Petersburg Campaign

Northern Virginia Campaign

Sheridan's Valley Campaign

Maryland Campaign

Richmond to Appomattox, 1865

Fredericksburg

Abraham Lincoln

Chancellorsville Campaign

Civil War Sites of Interest

Battle of Brandy Station

Page Dedication--E-Mail

Gettysburg Campaign

1861-62

Secession of the Confederate States

Civil War begins--first shots fired
Call to arms
Armies meet in first major battle

View of the battlefield July, 1861

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Jackson's Valley Campaign [March-June 1862]

They called him Stonewall

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The Peninsula Campaign

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Seven Days, Robert E. Lee, "King of Spades," Saves Richmond

"It is well that war is so terrible, lest we grow too fond of it."--Robert E. Lee

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Northern Virginia Campaign [August 1862]

Major General Fitz-John Porter's V Corps finally attacks "Stonewall" Jackson's position on the afternoon of August 30, 1862--one day too late, according to Maj. Gen. John Pope. The humiliating Federal defeat would result in controversy and court-martial.

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Maryland Campaign [September 1862]

Dead at the Dunkard Church

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Fredericksburg, December, 1862

Image: Street fighting in Fredericksburg from Harper's Weekly.

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Chancellorsville Campaign [April-May 1863]

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Battle of Brandy Station, June 9, 1863

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Gettysburg Campaign

Cannons at the Angle. On the last day of battle Confederate troops walked right into them. As many times as I have stood on this very spot it is almost impossible to imagine what it must have taken to march across that open field of Pickett's Charge into the muskets and cannon that were right here.

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Grant's Overland Campaign [May-June 1864] 

Cold Harbor, VA--African Americans collecting bones of soldiers killed in the battle.

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The Battle of New Market (Virginia)

Jacob and Sarah Bushong established their home here in 1818. The current home was built in 1825. Three generations of their family found shelter in the basement as the battle raged around them.

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Early's Raid

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Richmond-Petersburg Campaign [June-December 1864]

Petersburg, VA, Confederate fortifications with chevaux-de-frise beyond

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Sheridan's Valley Campaign [August-October 1864]

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"Waterloo of the Confederacy"

Richmond to Appomattox, 1865

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Abraham Lincoln

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Civil War Sites of Interest

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