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