Battles

Battle of Fayette

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Date(s): 09/24/1864

The Battle of Fayette occurred on Sept. 24, 1864, when a large force of guerrillas assaulted a fortified Union garrison in Fayette. The attacking force of approximately 250 partisans was led by two of Missouri’s most notorious guerrilla chieftains, William … Continue reading Battle of Fayette

Battle of Morrisville Station

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Date(s): 04/13/1865

In April 1865 as Johnston’s Confederate army evacuated Raleigh they loaded trains at Morrisville Station to move west toward Greensboro when they were attacked by Federal Cavalry under the command of Gen. Judson Kilpatrick. A short battle ensued with the … Continue reading Battle of Morrisville Station

Battle of Compton’s Ferry

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Date(s): 08/11/1862

The Battle of Compton’s Ferry (also known as Little Compton Ferry) was an action during the American Civil War, occurring August 11, 1862, along the Grand River. Colonel John A. Poindexter and his force of 1200 to 1500 Confederate recruits were caught at Compton Ferry along the Grand River by forces … Continue reading Battle of Compton’s Ferry

Battle of Orchard Knob

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one of many monuments on Orchard Knob,
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Date(s): 11/23/1863

Minor American Civil War battle that saw the first fighting in General Grant’s plan to drive away the Confederate army besieging Chattanooga. That army’s main defensive position ran along Missionary Ridge, east of Chattanooga. However, Bragg had also constructed an … Continue reading Battle of Orchard Knob

Battle of Missionary Ridge

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Date(s): 11/25/1863

The Battle of Missionary Ridge was fought November 25, 1863, as part of the Chattanooga Campaign of the American Civil War. Following the Union victory in the Battle of Lookout Mountain on November 24, Union forces under Maj. Gen. Ulysses … Continue reading Battle of Missionary Ridge

Action at Spring River, Arkansas

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Reworked section of Arkansas 1863 map section of the action near Salem, Arkansas Fulton Co.
Category: Battles
Date(s): 03/11/1862

Action at Spring River was the largest Civil War engagement in Fulton County. Union forces from Missouri ventured into north-central Arkansas in search of Confederate cavalry bands seeking to unite as a regiment. The battle was fought over the space … Continue reading Action at Spring River, Arkansas

Sailor’s Creek

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Sailor's Creek Battlefield
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Date(s): 04/06/1865 to 09/27/1864

Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan [US]; Lt. Gen. Richard Ewell and Maj. Gen. John B. Gordon [CS] Forces Engaged: Corps Estimated Casualties: 9,980 total Description: On April 6 at Sailor’s Creek, nearly one fourth of the retreating Confederate army … Continue reading Sailor’s Creek

Battle of Lookout Mountain

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Date(s): 11/24/1863

The Battle of Lookout Mountain was fought November 24, 1863, as part of the Chattanooga Campaign of the American Civil War. Union forces under Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker assaulted Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Tennessee, and defeated Confederate forces commanded by Maj. … Continue reading Battle of Lookout Mountain

Battle of Centralia

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Date(s): 09/27/1864

The Centralia Massacre was an incident during the American Civil War in which twenty-four unarmed Union soldiers were captured and executed at Centralia, Missouri on September 27, 1864 by the pro-Confederate guerrilla leader William T. Anderson. Future outlaw Jesse James … Continue reading Battle of Centralia

Killdeer Mountain

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Category: Battles
Date(s): 07/28/1864 to 07/29/1864

Principal Commanders: Brig. Gen. Alfred Sully [US]; Chief Inkpaduta [I] Forces Engaged: Detachments from eight units (2,200) [US];  Santee and Teton Sioux [I] Estimated Casualties: Unknown Description: Brig. Gen. Alfred Sully, who had defeated the recalcitrant Sioux at Whitestone Hill … Continue reading Killdeer Mountain

Sand Creek

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Category: Battles
Date(s): 11/29/1864 to 11/30/1864

Principal Commanders: Col. John Chivington [US]; Black Kettle, Cheyenne [I] Forces Engaged: Third Colorado Regiment (approx. 700 men) [US]; 500 Cheyennes and a few Arapahos [I] Estimated Casualties: Total unknown (US unknown; I 200) Description: Scattered Indian raids had caused … Continue reading Sand Creek

Whitestone Hill

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Category: Battles
Date(s): 09/03/1863 to 09/05/1863

Principal Commanders: Brig. Gen. Alfred Sully [US]; Chief Inkpaduta [I] Forces Engaged: Northwestern Expedition (600-700) [US]; Santee, Yankton, Cut-heads, Hunkapapa and Teton Sioux and Blackfeet (1,200-1,500) [I] Estimated Casualties: 822 total (US 72; I 750) Description: Following Brig. Gen. Henry … Continue reading Whitestone Hill

Stony Lake

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Category: Battles
Date(s): 07/28/1863

Principal Commanders: Brig. Gen. Henry Hastings Sibley [US]; Chief Inkpaduta [I] Forces Engaged: District of Minnesota [US]; Santee and Teton Sioux [I] Estimated Casualties: Unknown Description: Following the Battle of Dead Buffalo Lake, Brig. Gen. Henry Hastings Sibley continued his … Continue reading Stony Lake

Dead Buffalo Lake

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Category: Battles
Date(s): 07/26/1863

Principal Commanders: Brig. Gen. Henry Hastings Sibley [US]; Chief Inkpaduta [I] Forces Engaged: District of Minnesota [US]; Santee and Teton Sioux [I] Estimated Casualties: Unknown Description: Following the Battle of Big Mound on July 24, 1863, Brig. Gen. Henry Hastings … Continue reading Dead Buffalo Lake