Before the 16th century
1325 Crow Creek Massacre in present-day South Dakota
1565 Spanish massacre of French Huguenots at Fort Caroline in Florida. This is notable as
it is the first conflict between European powers in what is today the United States.
1609 - 1613 First AngloPowhatan War
1622 Jamestown Massacre in which English settlers are attacked by Indians of the Powhatan
Confederacy in Jamestown Colony in Virginia
1634-1638 Pequot War in New England
1637 Kent Island Rebellion in Maryland
1640 French and Iroquois Wars
1641-1667 First Beaver War in the Great Lakes region
1644-1647 Claiborne and Ingle's Rebellion in Maryland; part of the English Civil War
1644-1646 Second AngloPowhatan War following Opechancanough's Massacre in Virginia
1655 Battle of the Severn in Maryland; part of the English Civil War
1643-1645 Kieft's War in New Netherlands
1644-1647 Claiborne and Ingle's Rebellion in Maryland; part of the English Civil War
1644-1646 Second AngloPowhatan War following Opechancanough's Massacre in Virginia
1655 Battle of the Severn in Maryland; part of the English Civil War
1659-1660 First Esopus War in New Netherlands
1659-1660 Fendall's Rebellion in Maryland; part of the English Civil War
1663 Second Esopus War in New Netherlands
1664 Second Anglo-Dutch War in which the English conquer New Netherlands and rename it New
York (The war lasts in Europe and elsewhere until 1667.)
1673-1674 Third Anglo-Dutch War in which the Dutch re-capture New York, but return it to
the English after the war
1675-1678 King Philip's War in New England
1676 Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia
1677 Culpeper's Rebellion in Carolina
1680 Pueblo Revolt in New Mexico
1683-1701 Second Beaver War in the Great Lakes region
1689-1692 Overthrow of the Dominion of New England and Sir Edmund Andros; part of the Glorious Revolution
1689-1691 Leisler's Rebellion in New York; part of the Glorious Revolution
1689-1692 Coode's Rebellion in Maryland; part of the Glorious Revolution
1689-1697 King William's War; related to the Glorious Revolution and the Nine Years' War
1702-1713 Queen Anne's War
1703-1719 Noncomformists Disturbances in Jamaica, New York
1703 Political factionalism riot in Charleston, South Carolina
1704 Riot of Young Gentry in Philadelphia
1705 Privateersman's riot in New York
1710 Food riot in Boston
1711-1715 Tuscarora War
1711 Cary's Rebellion in North Carolina
1711 Dutch Church Riot in Flatbush, New York
1711 Anti-impressment riot in New York
1712 New York Slave Revolt of 1712
1715-1717 Yamasee War
1716-1729 Natchez Wars
1718 Riotous seizure of records in North Carolina
1719 Anti-customs riot in Newport, Rhode Island
1719 Overthrow of the proprietor in South Carolina
1720 Defeat of the Spanish Villasur expedition in present-day Nebraska by Pawnee (with the
possible assistance of the French)
1722 Jailbreak riot in Hartford, Connecticut
1722-1727 Dummer's War with the Abenaki Indians in Maine and New Hampshire
1726 Philadelphia riot against pillory and stocks
1734 Riot against ship seizure in Hartford County, Connecticut
1734 Mast-Tree Riot in Exeter, New Hampshire
1736-1752 Chickasaw Wars
1737 Anti-prostitution riot in Boston
1737 Anti-markethouse riot in Boston
1737 Anti-Quitrent riot in North Carolina
1738 Fish Dam Riot on the Schuylkill River, Pennsylvania
1739 Stono Rebellion, slave rebellion in South Carolina
1741 New York Conspiracy of 1741, a suspected slave revolt
1739 - 1748 War of Jenkins' Ear with Spain
1742 Battle of Gully Hole Creek
1742 Battle of Bloody Marsh
1742 Election riot in Philadelphia
1744-1748 King George's War
1745-1754 Horseneck Riots, land riots in New Jersey
1747 Impressment riot in Boston
1750 Election riot in York, Pennsylvania
1751-1757 Anti-rent riot by tenants in New York
1754 Riot against the surveyor of the woods in Exeter, New Hampshire
1754-1763 French and Indian War/ Seven Years' War
Battle of Jumonville Glen (May 28, 1754)
Battle of Fort Necessity, aka the Battle of Great Meadows (July 3, 1754)
Battle of Fort Beausιjour (June 16, 1755)
Braddock Expedition (Battle of the Monongahela aka Battle of the Wilderness) (July 9, 1755)
Battle of Lake George (1755)
Battle of Great Cacapon (April 18, 1756)
Battle of Fort Oswego (1756) (August, 1756)
Kittanning Expedition (climax about September 8, 1756)
Battle on Snowshoes (January 21, 1757)
Battle of Sabbath Day Point (July 26, 1757)
Battle of Fort William Henry (August 9, 1757)
Battle on Snowshoes (March 23, 1758)
Battle of Louisburg (July 27, 1758)
Battle of Fort Frontenac (August, 1758)
Battle of Carillon (July 8, 1758)
Battle of Fort Duquesne (September 14, 1758)
Battle of Fort Ligonier (October 12, 1758)
Forbes Expedition (climax on November 25, 1758 with the British occupation of the ruins of
Battle of Ticonderoga (1759)
Battle of Fort Niagara (1759)
Battle of Beauport (July 31, 1759)
Battle of the Plains of Abraham (September 13, 1759)
Battle of Sainte-Foy (April 28, 1760)
Battle of Montreal (1760)
Battle of Signal Hill (1762)
1754 Battle of Fort Necessity (Great Meadows)
1755 Braddock Expedition (Battle of the Monongahela)
1756 Battle of Fort Oswego (1756)
1757 Battle of Fort William Henry, including subsequent "massacre"
1758 Battle of Fort Duquesne
1758 Battle of Ticonderoga
1758 Battle of Fort Duquesne
1759 Battle of Fort Niagara
1757 Riot against the recruitment of troops in Brentwood, New Hampshire
1757 Seizure of longboat of HMS Enterprise by mob in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
1758-1761 Cherokee War in Georgia
1759 Anti-land tax riot in North Carolina
1763 Pontiac's Rebellion
1763-1764 Paxton Boys' Rebellion in Pennsylvania
1763 Wyoming Valley Massacre against Connecticut settlers in Pennsylvania
1764-1771 War of the Regulation
1771 Battle of Alamance in North Carolina
1764 Pope Day Riot in Boston
1766 Quartering Act riot in New York
1765 Stamp Act riots in Boston, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and Maryland
1769-1771 First Pennamite War between settlers from Connecticut and Pennsylvania in
Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania
1770 Boston Massacre
1772 Burning of the customs schooner HMS Gaspee in Narragansett Bay
1773-1774 Lord Dunmore's War
1775-1783 American Revolutionary War
Major campaigns and expeditions of the war:
1774-1776 Boston campaign
1775-1776 Invasion of Canada
1776 New York Campaign
1777 Saratoga Campaign
1779 Sullivan Expedition
Battle of Lexington and Concord - April 19, 1775
Siege of Boston - April 20, 1775March 17, 1776
Capture of Fort Ticonderoga - May 10, 1775
Battle of Machias - June 11June 12, 1775
Battle of Bunker Hill - June 17, 1775
Battle of Gloucester - August 8, 1775
Siege of Fort St. Jean - August 23November 3, 1775
Battle of Longue-Pointe - September 24, 1775
Battle of Kemp's Landing - November 14, 1775
Battle of Great Bridge - November 28December 9, 1775
Battle of Quebec - December 31, 1775
Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge - February 27, 1776
Fortification of Dorchester Heights - March 2March 4, 1776
Battle of the Rice Boats - March 2March 3, 1776
Battle of the Cedars - May 15May 26, 1776
Battle of Trois-Riviθres - June 8, 1776
Battle of Long Island - August 27, 1776 (or the Battle of Brooklyn)
Landing at Kip's Bay - September 15, 1776
Battle of Harlem Heights - September 16, 1776
Battle of Valcour Bay - October 11, 1776
Battle of White Plains - October 28, 1776
Battle of Trenton - December 26, 1776
Battle of Princeton - January 3, 1777
Siege of Fort Ticonderoga (1777) - July 5July 6, 1777
Battle of Oriskany - August 6, 1777
Battle of Bennington - August 16, 1777
Battle of Brandywine - September 11, 1777
Battle of Freeman's Farm - September 19, 1777 (or 1st Saratoga)
Battle of Germantown - October 2, 1777
Battle of Bemis Heights - October 7, 1777 (or 2nd Saratoga)
Battle of Saratoga - October 17, 1777
Battle of Freetown - May 25, 1778
Battle of Monmouth - June 28, 1778
Battle of Alligator Bridge - June 30, 1778
First Battle of Ushant - July 27, 1778
Battle of Rhode Island - August 29, 1778
Battle of Vincennes - February 23February 25, 1779
Battle of Stony Point - July 16, 1779
Penobscot Expedition - July 24August 12, 1779
Battle of Newtown - August 29, 1779
Siege of Savannah - October 9, 1779
Battle of Cape St. Vincent - January 16, 1780
Siege of Charleston - March 29, 1780
Battle of Piqua - August 8, 1780
Battle of Camden - August 16, 1780
Battle of King's Mountain - October 7, 1780
Battle of Cowpens - January 17, 1781
Battle of Guilford Court House - March 15, 1781
Battle of Groton Heights - September 6, 1781
Battle of Eutaw Springs - September 8, 1781
Siege of Yorktown - September 28October 19, 1781
Second Battle of Ushant - December 12, 1781
Battle of Sadras - February 17, 1782
Battle of the Saintes - April 9April 12, 1782
Battle of Blue Licks - August 19, 1782
Battles of Lexington and Concord
Siege of Boston
Battle of Ticonderoga
Battle of Bunker Hill
Battle of Long Island
Battle of Harlem Heights
Battle of White Plains
Battle of Trenton
Battle of Princeton
Battle of Oriskany
Battle of Bennington
Battle of Brandywine Creek
Battle of Saratoga
Capture of Philadelphia
Battle of Germantown
Battle of Monmouth
Battle of Savannah
Battle of Baton Rouge
Battle of Vincennes
Battle of Charleston
Battle of Camden
Battle of King's Mountain
Battle of Cowpens
Battle of Guilford Court House
Siege of Ninety Six
Siege of Yorktown
17771794 Chickamauga wars
17831788 Second Pennamite War between settlers from Connecticut and Pennsylvania in
Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania
17851795 Northwest Indian War
17861787 Shays' Rebellion
17911794 Whiskey Rebellion
1791 - 1804 Haitian Revolution
17981800 Quasi-War, an undeclared naval war with France
1804 Battle of Sitka Russian forces defeat the Tlingit in the last major armed conflict
between Europeans and Alaska Natives.
1810 - 1821 Mexican War of Independence
1811 Tecumseh's War
18121815 War of 1812
Siege of Fort of Mackinac
First Battle of Sackett's Harbor
Battle of Brownstown
Battle of Maguaga
Battle of Fort Dearborn
Siege of Detroit
Siege of Fort Harrison
Siege of Fort Wayne
Battle of the Mississinewa
Battle of Frenchtown
Raid on Elizabethtown
Battle of Ogdensburg
Siege of Fort Meigs
Battle of Sackett's Harbor
Battle of Craney Island
Battle of Fort Stephenson
Battle of St. Michaels
Battle of Lake Erie
Capture of Fort Niagara
Raid on Fort Oswego
Siege of Prairie du Chien
Battle of Big Sandy Creek
Battle of Mackinac Island
Battle of Bladensburg
Burning of Washington
Raid on Alexandria
Battle of Caulk's Field
Battle of North Point
Battle of Lake Champlain
Battle of Baltimore
Battle of Pensacola (1812)
Battle of New Orleans
Battle of Fort Bowyer
18131814 Creek War
18171818 First Seminole War
1827 Winnebago War
1831 Nat Turner's Rebellion
1832 Black Hawk War
18351842 Second Seminole War
18351836 Toledo War (bloodless)
18351836 Texas Revolution
Battle of Gonzales
Battle of Bexar
Siege of the Alamo
Massacre at Goliad
Battle of San Jacinto
1836 Battle of the Alamo
1836 Battle of Coleto
1836 Battle of San Jacinto
1837 - 1838 Rebellions of 1837
1837 - 1838 Lower Canada Rebellion
1837 - 1838 Upper Canada Rebellion
1838 Missouri Mormon War
18381839 Aroostook War
1839 Honey War (bloodless)
18411842 Dorr War
1845 Milwaukee Bridge War
1844-1846 Illinois Mormon War
18461848 MexicanAmerican War
Siege of Los Angeles
1846 Battle of Palo Alto
1846 Battle of Resaca de la Palma
1846 Occupation of Santa Fe
1846 Battle of San Pasqual
1847 - 1901 Caste War
18481855 Cayuse War
1850-1851 Mariposa War
18541858 Bleeding Kansas
1855 -1856 Puget Sound War
1856 Tule River War
18551858 Third Seminole War
18571858 Utah War
1859 Pig War
1859 Mendocino War
1860 Pyramid Lake War
18611865 American Civil War
Battle of Fort Sumter April 12 P.G.T. Beauregard fires on Federal fort in Charleston Harbor,
the first battle of the American Civil War
Battle of Sewell's Point May 1819 Union gunboats fight inconclusive battle with Confederate artillery.
Battle of Aquia Creek May 29 June 1 Confederate artillery hit by naval bombardment, later withdrawn.
Battle of Philippi Races June 3 Union forces rout a small Confederate detachment in West Virginia.
Battle of Big Bethel June 10 Union attack on Confederate positions near a church repelled.
Battle of Boonville June 17 Union forces defeat pro-Confederate governor's Missouri State Guard.
Battle of Cole Camp June 19 Pro-Confederate Missouri State Guard defeat pro-Union Missouri
Home Guard at Cole Camp
Battle of Hoke's Run July 2 Robert Patterson defeats Jackson's Confederate force but fails
to capitalize on his victory.
Battle of Carthage July 5 Confederate victory in Missouri during U.S. Civil War.
Battle of Rich Mountain July 11 Confederate force split in half mid-battle; one half
surrenders, the other escapes.
Battle of Blackburn's Ford July 18 Irvin McDowell defeated in recon-in-force against
Confederate forces at Manassas.
First Battle of Bull Run or First Manassas July 21 Union under McDowell lose to Confederates
under J.E. Johnston, P.G.T. Beauregard, Jackson nicknamed "Stonewall".
Battle of Mesilla July 25 Confederate victory secures the southern part of the New Mexico
Territory for the CSA.
Battle of Athens August 5 Union victory in small skirmish in Missouri
Battle of Wilson's Creek August 10 Union forces lose, first major battle west of the Mississippi.
Battle of Charleston (1861) August 19 Union force destroys Confederate camp.
Battle of Kessler's Cross Lanes August 26 Confederates surprise and defeat Union forces.
Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries August 2829 Union forces capture two North Carolina forts.
Battle of Dry Wood Creek September 2 Union cavalry from Kansas defeated by Missouri State Guard.
Battle of Carnifex Ferry September 10 Confederates withdraw by night after several hours of fighting.
Battle of Cheat Mountain September 1215 300 Union troops withstand uncoordinated
First Battle of Lexington September 1320 Union forces badly defeated by Missouri State Guard.
Battle of Liberty September 17 Minor Missouri State Guard victory.
Battle of Greenbrier River October 3 Confederates withdraw after inconclusive battle.
Battle of Cockle Creek October 5 Union victory ends Confederate smuggling up the Chincoteague Bay.
Battle of Santa Rosa Island October 9 Union forces repel Confederate attempt to capture island.
Battle of the Head of Passes October 12 Naval forces square-off at the mouth of the Mississippi River.
Battle of Ball's Bluff October 21 550 Union soldiers captured.
Battle of Camp Wild Cat October 21 Confederates chased from Cumberland Gap
Battle of Fredericktown October 21 Missouri State Guard defeated.
First Battle of Springfield October 25 Union forces capture town.
Battle of Belmont November 7 Grant captures and destroys Confederate supplies near Cairo, Illinois
Battle of Port Royal November 7 Union fleet under S. F. Du Pont capture Confederate forts
at Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Battle of Round Mountain November 19 Confederate forces defeat Opothleyahola near present-day
Battle of Chusto-Talasah December 9 Opothleyahola defeated near present-day Tulsa.
Battle of Camp Alleghany December 13 Confederates withstand Union attack.
Skirmish at Blackwater Creek December 19 Union forces under General Pope capture a newly-recruited
Missouri State Guard regiment.
Battle of Dranesville December 20 Union defeats Confederate forces under J.E.B. Stuart.
Battle of Chustenahlah December 26 Opothleyahola defeated, flees to Kansas.
Battle of Mount Zion Church December 28 Union victory in Northeastern Missouri.
Battle of Cockpit Point January 3 Inconclusive Civil War battle in Virginia.
Battle of Hancock January 56 Unsuccessful Confederate attack on Maryland town.
Battle of Roan's Tan Yard January 8 Confederates routed.
Battle of Middle Creek January 10 Union forces under James A. Garfield defeat Confederates
under Humphrey Marshall.
Battle of Mill Springs January 19 Union victory, Felix Zollicoffer killed.
Battle of Fort Henry February 6 Ulysses S. Grant and gunboats under Andrew Hull Foote take
fort and gain control of Tennessee River
Battle of Roanoke Island February 78 Union forces under Ambrose E. Burnside capture island.
Battle of Elizabeth City February 10 Destruction of the Mosquito Fleet.
Battle of Fort Donelson February 1116 Grant takes fort, accepts surrender of Confederate
army, and gains control of Cumberland River
Battle of Valverde February 2021 Union forces routed in New Mexico Territory.
Battle of Pea Ridge March 7 Missouri saved for Union
Battle of Hampton Roads March 9 USS Monitor battles CSS Virginia, battle ends in a draw.
Battle of New Bern March 14 Union troops disembark from ships and capture the town.
First Battle of Kernstown March 23 Union forces defeat Confederates under "Stonewall" Jackson.
Battle of Glorieta March 2628 Union forces outmaneuver Confederates near Santa Fe.
Stanwix Station March 30 Westernmost skirmish of the war.
Battle of Shiloh April 67 Ulysses S. Grant attacked by Albert Sidney Johnston and P.G.T.
Beauregard, defeats them.
Battle of Ft. Pulaski April 1011 Union takes fort.
Battle of Island Number Ten February 28
March 8 Union victory by Pope.
Battle of Peralta April 15 Union forces defeat the 5th Texas Mounted Volunteers.
Battle of Picacho Pass April 15 Confederate pickets defeat Union cavalry patrol.
Battle of South Mills April 19 Confederates thwart attempt to destroy a canal.
Battle of Fort Macon March 2326 Confederate fort surrenders after Union artillery bombardment.
Battle of New Orleans April 25 May 1 Union forces capture city.
Battle of Yorktown April 5 May 4 Union troops win skirmish near site of decisive
Revolutionary War battle.
Battle of Williamsburg May 5 McClellan and Longstreet fight inconclusive battle.
Battle of Eltham's Landing May 7 Inconclusive Civil War battle in Virginia.
Battle of McDowell May 89 Stonewall Jackson's Confederates defeat Union forces.
Battle of Drewry's Bluff May 15 Union naval attack repelled by Confederate artillery.
Battle of Whitney's Lane May 19 Union campaign towards Little Rock, Arkansas halted.
Battle of Front Royal May 23 Stonewall Jackson forces Union retreat by threatening the
rear of the Union force.
First Battle of Winchester May 25 Stonewall Jackson defeats Nathaniel P. Banks.
Battle of Hanover Courthouse May 27 Union victory during U.S. Civil War.
Siege of Corinth April 29 May 30 Union forces capture town, Beauregard tricks Union in
order to escape to Tupelo.
Battle of Seven Pines May 31 June 1 J.E. Johnston attacks Union forces, wounded, inconclusive
Battle of Tranter's Creek June 5 Confederate forces retreat after Colonel Singletary is killed.
Battle of Memphis June 6 Union forces capture the city.
First Battle of Chattanooga June 78 Union forces bombard the town.
Battle of Cross Keys June 8 John C. Fremont defeated by elements of Stonewall Jackson's force.
Battle of Port Republic June 9 Costly victory for Stonewall Jackson.
Battle of Secessionville June 16 Union fails to take town, Union commander later court-martialed
for disobeying orders.
Battle of Saint Charles June 17 The USS Mound City is hit by Confederate shore gun and explodes.
The Seven Days June 25 July 1 Lee's successful counter offensive against McClellan.
Battle of Oak Grove June 25 (Seven Days) Indecisive battle between McClellan and Lee.
Battle of Beaver Dam Creek June 26 (Seven Days) Robert E. Lee defeated.
Battle of Gaines' Mill June 27 (Seven Days) Lee defeats McClellan.
Battle of Garnett's & Golding's Farm June 2728 (Seven Days) Indecisive battle between Lee and McClellan.
Battle of Savage's Station June 29 (Seven Days) Union forces withdraw.
Battle of White Oak Swamp June 30 Indecisive artillery duel during U.S. Civil War.
Battle of Glendale June 30 (Seven Days) McClellan retreats from Lee's Confederates.
Battle of Tampa June 30 July 1 Union gunboat attacks, but later withdraws.
Battle of Malvern Hill July 1 (Seven Days) McClellan defeats Lee but withdraws after battle.
Battle of Hill's Plantation July 7 Union victory in Arkansas.
First Battle of Murfreesboro July 13 Confederate victory during American Civil War.
Battle of Baton Rouge August 5
Battle of Kirksville August 69 Union forces capture town.
Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9 Union forces repelled by Confederate counter-attack.
First Battle of Independence August 11 Confederate victory near Kansas City.
Battle of Compton's Ferry August 11
Battle of Lone Jack August 1516 Confederate victory, Union commander killed. Rebels forced
to withdraw after battle.
Battles of New Ulm August 19 and 23 Two battles in the Dakota War of 1862.
Battle of Fort Ridgely August 2122 Failed Santee Sioux attack on Union controlled fort.
First Battle of Rappahannock Station August 2225 Union supplies destroyed during skirmish.
Battle of Manassas Station Ops. August 2527 Jackson conducts turning movement into Pope's
rear area, destroying Manassas Station.
Battle of Thoroughfare Gap August 28 Longstreet defeats small Union force to arrive at Manassas battlefield.
Second Battle of Bull Run or Second Manassas August 2830 Lee defeats Pope's Army of Virginia
Battle of Richmond (Kentucky) August 30 Edmund Kirby Smith routs Union army under Brig.
Gen. William "Bull" Nelson.
Battle of Chantilly September 1 Union forces escape from nearly being cut off, Isaac
Stevens and Philip Kearny are killed.
Battle of Birch Coulee September 2 Worst defeat of Union forces during the Dakota War of 1862.
Battle of South Mountain September 14 McClellan defeats Lee.
Battle of Harpers Ferry September 1215 Stonewall Jackson captures Union garrison.
Battle of Antietam September 17 McClellan ends Lee's invasion of North, bloodiest day of war.
Battle of Munfordville September 1718 Union force surrenders.
Battle of Iuka September 19 Grant is victorious near Mississippi town.
Battle of Shepherdstown September 1920 Confederate brigades counterattack and defeat
pursuing Union brigades.
Battle of Wood Lake September 23 Overwhelming defeat of Santee Sioux forces during the
Dakota War of 1862.
First Battle of Newtonia September 30 Union forces panic under bombardment from
Second Battle of Corinth October 34 Confederate attack fails.
Battle of Hatchie's Bridge October 5 Confederate force under Earl Van Dorn escapes across river.
Battle of Perryville October 8 Tactically indecisive battle that ended Braxton Bragg's
Skirmish at Island Mound October 2729
Battle of Clark's Mill November 7 Union force surrenders to larger Confederate force.
Battle of Cane Hill November 28 Small Confederate force delays Union while larger force escapes.
Battle of Prairie Grove December 7 Union secures NW Arkansas.
Battle of Hartsville December 7 Disguised in Union uniforms, Confederates infiltrate and
defeat Union forces.
Battle of Fredericksburg December 13 Lee beats back repeated frontal assaults by Burnside.
Battle of Kinston December 14 Union forces under John G. Foster defeat Confederates under
Battle of White Hall December 16 Foster fights indecisive battle with Beverly Robertson.
Battle of Goldsboro Bridge December 17 Foster defeats Confederates and destroys the bridge.
Battle of Jackson, Tennessee December 19 Confederate feint to distract Union forces.
Battle of Chickasaw Bayou December 2629 (Vicksburg Campaign) Union attack on Confederate
right flank thwarted.
Battle of Parker's Cross Roads December 31 Confederates repel Union double-pronged assault.
Battle of Stones River December 31, 1862
January 2, 1863 Forces fight to draw
Second Battle of Springfield January 8 Confederates enter town, but are unable to take nearby fort.
Battle of Arkansas Post January 9 Part of Vicksburg Campaign, fight for control of mouth
of Arkansas River.
Battle of Hartville January 911 Confederates are victorious, but unable to continue raid.
Bear River Massacre January 29 Shoshone forces massacred by Union troops.
Battle of Dover February 3 Failed Confederate attack on town.
Battle of Thompson's Station March 5 Confederate victory in Tennessee.
Battle of Fort Anderson March 1315 Daniel H. Hill leads unsuccessful Confederate attack on New Bern.
Battle of Kelly's Ford March 17 Indecisive cavalry battle during Civil War.
Battle of Vaught's Hill March 20 Union forces withstand attack by John Hunt Morgan's Confederates.
Battle of Brentwood March 25 Union force surrenders.
Battle of Washington, NC March 30 April 20 Hill unable to take North Carolina town from Union forces.
First Battle of Franklin April 10 Confederates withdraw after rearguard defeat.
Battle of Suffolk April 11 May 4 Twin indecisive battles at Norfleet House and Hill's
Point fought over town.
Battle of Cape Girardeau April 26 Confederate attack fails.
Battle of Grand Gulf April 29 Unsuccessful naval attack by Grant's forces.
Battle of Snyder's Bluff April 29 May 1 Union feint during Vicksburg Campaign.
Battle of Day's Gap April 30 Union victory during a raid in Alabama.
Battle of Chancellorsville April 30 May 6 Lee defeats Hooker's Army of Potomac, Jackson
Battle of Port Gibson May 1 in Vicksburg campaign, Grant defeats Confederates
Battle of Chalk Bluff May 12 Confederates win but can't continue raid.
Second Battle of Fredericksburg May 3 Union forces under John Sedgwick defeat Confederate
forces left to guard the town by Lee.
Battle of Salem Church May 34 Lee defeats Sedgwick.
Battle of Raymond May 12 Failed Confederate attempt to protect Vicksburg from approaching Federals.
Battle of Jackson (MS) May 14 Sherman, McPherson defeat Johnston
Battle of Champion's Hill May 16 Grant defeats Confederates.
Battle of Big Black River Bridge May 17 Confederate forces trapped in Vicksburg.
Battle of Plains Store May 21 Union victory near Baton Rouge.
Battle of Milliken's Bend June 7 Confederates unable to break Siege of Vicksburg.
Battle of Brandy Station June 9 Pleasonton surprises J.E.B. Stuart's cavalrymen in their
camps near Brandy Station.
Second Battle of Winchester June 1315 Confederate victory paves way for Lee's invasion.
Battle of Aldie June 17 Indecisive battle during Robert E. Lee's march north.
Battle of Middleburg June 1719 J.E.B. Stuart retreats from engagement with Union cavalry.
Battle of Upperville June 21 Indecisive cavalry battle during Lee's invasion.
Battle of Hoover's Gap June 2426 Union victory prevents Confederates in Tennessee from
coming to the aid of Vicksburg.
Battle of Goodrich's Landing June 2930 Confederates drive Union Black Regiments off of
Battle of Hanover June 30 J.E.B. Stuart forced to change his route, delaying his efforts
to unite with Lee's force outside Gettysburg.
Battle of Gettysburg July 13 Lee loses to Meade, Pickett's Charge fails, ends second
invasion of North.
Siege of Vicksburg May 18 July 4 the siege ends; Grant accepts surrender of second
Battle of Helena July 4 Confederate assault on river port fails securing eastern Arkansas
Battle of Boonsboro July 8 Indecisive action at rearguard of Lee's retreat.
Siege of Port Hudson May 21 July 9 last Confederate stronghold on Mississippi surrenders.
Battle of Corydon July 9 Confederate raid results in civilian casualties, including a
Battle of Fort Wagner July 11 first of two Union attempts to take Ft. Wagner.
Battle of Williamsport July 616 Meade and Lee fight indecisive battle.
Battle of Apache Pass July 1516 Union soldiers fight with Apache warriors.
Battle of Honey Springs July 17 In Indian Territory, two largely Black and Native American
forces meet. Union victory.
Battle of Fort Wagner, Morris Island July 18 second of two Union attempts to take Ft.
Wagner fails, heroism of the 54th Massachusetts.
Battle of Manassas Gap July 23 Indecisive battle by day, Confederates withdraw by night.
Battle of Big Mound July 2425 Union forces defeat Santee and Teton Sioux forces.
Battle of Dead Buffalo Lake July 26 Sibley defeats Sioux forces.
Battle of Salineville July 26 Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan surrenders in
Ohio: the Northernmost U.S. Civil War Battle.
Battle of Stony Lake July 28 Sioux forces escape Union forces in pursuit.
Second Battle of Fort Sumter August 17
September 9 Union attempt to retake fort fails even after massive bombardment and naval attack.
Second Battle of Chattanooga August 21
September 8 Union captures town.
Battle of Lawrence August 23 Quantrill's Raiders pillage the city.
Battle of Devil's Backbone September 1 Union victory after heavy fighting.
Battle of Whitestone Hill September 35 Union forces defeat several Native American tribes
including Sioux and Blackfeet.
Second Battle of Sabine Pass September 8 Confederate forces place stakes in river to help
aim their guns at Union ships, Confederate victory.
Battle of Bayou Fourche September 10 Union victory allows for capture of Little Rock.
Battle of Davis' Cross Roads September 1011 Union forces establish defensive positions
prior to Chickamauga.
Battle of Chickamauga September 19 Bragg defeats Rosecrans, George Thomas of US anointed
"The Rock of Chickamauga"
Battle of Blountville September 22 Union forces capture town.
Battle of Baxter Springs October 6 Quantrill's Raiders massacre Union Black Troops during
U.S. Civil War.
Battle of Blue Springs October 10 Confederate forces overrun.
First Battle of Auburn October 13 J.E.B. Stuart escapes by hiding in a ravine.
Second Battle of Auburn October 14 Confederates attack Union rearguard, indecisive.
Battle of Bristoe Station October 14 Meade defeats elements of Lee's forces, but Confederates
destroy railroad during retreat.
Battle of Buckland Mills October 19 Union cavalry caught in ambush, defeated.
Battle of Pine Bluff October 25 Confederate attack fails.
Battle of Wauhatchie October 2829 Longstreet defeated by Union forces.
Battle of Collierville November 3 Abortive Confederate attack on the town.
Second Battle of Rappahannock Station November 7 Union forces surge across river, forcing
Lee to retreat.
Battle of Campbell's Station November 16 Confederate double-envelopment attempt fails.
Third Battle of Chattanooga November 2325 Grant defeats Braxton Bragg and relieves Union
forces besieged in Chattanooga
Battle of Ringgold Gap November 27 Confederates under Patrick Cleburne defeat Union forces
under Joseph Hooker.
Battle of Fort Sanders November 29 Longstreet unable to take fort due to poor quality gunpowder.
Battle of Mine Run November 27
December 2 Meade bombards Lee's Confederates but then withdraws.
Battle of Bean's Station December 14 Union forces withdraw a short distance.
Battle of Mossy Creek December 29 Confederate cavalry forced back.
Battle of Dandridge January 17 Union forces withdraw.
Battle of Athens January 26 Union victory in Northern Alabama.
Battle of Fair Garden January 27 Union victory followed by withdrawal.
Battle of Morton's Ford February 67 Diversionary Union attack.
Battle of Meridian February 1420 Sherman occupies town
Battle of Olustee February 20 Union can't take Florida
Battle of Walkerton March 2 controversy surrounding the Dahlgren Affair.
Battle of Laredo March 18 Union force sent to destroy 5,000 bales of cotton
Battle of Paducah March 25 Confederate raid by Forrest successful.
Battle of Elkin's Ferry April 34 Confederates unable to prevent Union river crossing.
Battle of Mansfield April 8 Banks Union Red River Campaign halted by the Confederates.
Battle of Pleasant Hill April 9 Confederate attack fails.
Battle of Prairie D'Ane April 913 Frederick Steele defeats Sterling Price.
Battle of Fort Pillow April 12 N.B. Forrest takes fort, massacres black soldiers.
Battle of Plymouth April 17 Confederate land forces, supported by naval ram, retake two
Union forts near Plymouth, North Carolina.
Battle of Poison Spring April 18 Part of Red River Campaign in Arkansas, black troops massacred.
Battle of Monett's Ferry April 23 Confederate forces driven back.
Battle of Marks' Mills April 25 Part of Red River Campaign in Arkansas.
Battle of Jenkins' Ferry April 30 Part of Red River Campaign in Arkansas.
Battle of the Wilderness May 5 Grant and Lee meet inconclusively.
Battle of Albemarle Sound May 5 Indecisive naval battle during U.S. Civil War.
Battle of Port Walthall Junction May 67 Union forces destroy railroad
Battle of Cloyd's Mountain May 9 Union victory, Confederate General Albert G. Jenkins killed.
Battle of Swift Creek May 9 Union forces damage railroad, but are stopped by Confederate forces.
Battle of Cove Mountain May 10 Union victory after brief battle.
Battle of Chester Station May 10 Union forces under Benjamin Butler pushed back.
Battle of Yellow Tavern May 11 Union forces win cavalry battle, J.E.B. Stuart is mortally wounded.
Battle of Rocky Face Ridge May 713 Indecisive battle near Atlanta.
Battle of Resaca May 13 Sherman defeats Johnston
Battle of New Market May 15 Confederate forces halt Union army under Franz Sigel from
advance up Shenandoah Valley.
Battle of Proctor's Creek May 1216 Beauregard defeats Butler.
Battle of Adairsville May 17 Failed Confederate attempt to destroy part of the Union force
Battle of Ware Bottom Church May 20 Beauregard boxes Butler in.
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House May 821 Grant and Lee meet inconclusively, Grant
writes to Halleck "I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer".
Battle of Wilson's Wharf May 24 Confederates under Fitzhugh Lee defeated by two Union
Battle of North Anna May 2326 Lee outmaneuvers Grant, but because of illness, he is
unable to capitalize.
Battle of New Hope Church May 2526 Hooker's forces defeated.
Battle of Pickett's Mill May 27 Unsuccessful attack by Sherman on Johnston.
Battle of Haw's Shop May 28 Union advance halted.
Battle of Dallas (Georgia) May 28 Confederate withdrawal in Georgia.
Battle of Totopotomoy Creek May 2830 Union forces pushed back.
Battle of Old Church May 30 Union forces drive Confederates back to Cold Harbor.
Battle of Cold Harbor May 31
June 12 Lee repulses Grant, Confederate general says "This is not war, this is murder".
Battle of Piedmont June 5 Union forces under David Hunter defeat Confederate defenses on
march to Staunton, Virginia, upper Shenandoah Valley.
First Battle of Petersburg June 9 Beauregard defeats Butler.
Battle of Brices Crossroads June 10 N.B. Forrest routs Union force almost three times as large.
Battle of Trevilian Station June 1112 Confederate victory, George Armstrong Custer nearly
surrounded and has to be rescued by Sheridan.
Second Battle of Petersburg June 1518 Lee repulses Grant at back door to Richmond.
Battle of Lynchburg June 17 Fake Confederate reinforcements lead to Union retreat.
Sinking of CSS Alabama June 19 USS Kearsarge sinks CSS Alabama
Battle of Kolb's Farm June 22 Confederate attack fails due to poor terrain conditions.
Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road June 2124 Union siege lines extended for Siege of Petersburg.
Battle of Saint Mary's Church June 24 Union forces fight a successful delaying action.
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain June 27 Johnston repulses Sherman.
Battle of Marietta June 6 July 3 Sherman defeats Johnston.
Battle of Monocacy Junction July 9 Union Gen. Lew Wallace slows up Jubal Early, saving DC.
Battle of Fort Stevens July 1112 Failed Confederate attempt to capture Washington, D.C.,
President Lincoln, observing the battle, comes under Confederate fire.
Battle of Camden Point July 13 Union victory.
Battle of Tupelo July 1415 Union victory, Nathan Bedford Forrest wounded.
Battle of Cool Spring July 1819
Battle of Rutherford's Farm July 20 Confederates under Jubal Early caught by surprise and defeated.
Battle of Peachtree Creek July 20 (Atlanta Campaign) First Confederate attack against
Union forces north of Atlanta fails.
Battle of Atlanta July 22 (Atlanta Campaign) Sherman turns back Hood's attack east of Atlanta.
Second Battle of Kernstown July 24 Jubal Early defeats Union forces.
Battle of Killdeer Mountain July 26 Union forces defeat Sioux.
Battle of Ezra Church July 28 (Atlanta Campaign) Confederate attack on Union army northwest
of Atlanta fails to gain element of surprise, finding entrenched Union forces. Union victory.
Battle of the Crater July 30 Lee defeats Burnside.
Battle of Folck's Mill August 1 Indecisive Civil War battle.
Battle of Utoy Creek August 57 (Atlanta Campaign) Indecisive battle on Union right flank
Second Battle of Dalton August 1415 Union forces withstand attack until relieved.
Battle of Gainesville August 17
Battle of Globe Tavern August 1821 Confederate forces lose control of railroads at Petersburg.
Battle of Lovejoy's Station August 20 Confederates repel Union raiders attacking the station.
Second Battle of Memphis August 21 Partially successful Confederate raid.
Battle of Mobile Bay August 23 David Farragut takes port, says "Damn the torpedoes, full
Second Battle of Ream's Station August 25 Union lines overrun by Confederates.
Battle of Jonesborough August 31
September 1 William J. Hardee's Confederates defeated, resulting in Atlanta's fall the
Third Battle of Winchester September 19 Sheridan defeats Early, several officers killed or
wounded on both sides.
Battle of Fisher's Hill September 2122 Successful Union frontal assault.
Battle of Fort Davidson September 27 Union forces detonate their own fort after losing to Confederates.
Battle of Marianna September 27 Union victory during cavalry raid into Florida panhandle.
Battle of Chaffin's Farm September 2930 Union forces victorious, but fail to capture
Battle of Peebles' Farm September 30
October 2 Union victory near Petersburg.
Battle of Saltville October 13 Confederates defeat Union Black Cavalry, war crimes
committed against captured blacks.
Battle of Allatoona October 5 Union fortifications hold.
Battle of Darbytown Road October 7 Confederate attack repelled near Richmond.
Battle of Tom's Brook October 9 Union cavalry defeats Confederates.
Battle of Glasgow October 15 Union forces surrender.
Second Battle of Lexington October 19 Union forces driven out of town.
Battle of Cedar Creek October 19 Sheridan defeats Early, drives Confederates from
Battle of Little Blue River October 21 Confederate victory in Missouri.
Second Battle of Independence October 22 Union forces occupy town.
Battle of Byram's Ford October 2223 Confederates under Marmaduke defeated.
Battle of Westport October 23 Union forces win decisive battle to take control of Missouri.
Battle of Marais des Cygnes October 25 Price's Confederates pursued into Kansas.
Battle of Mine Creek October 25 Price's army crushed, flees back into Missouri.
Battle of Marmiton River October 25 Price escapes Union pursuit.
Battle of Decatur October 2629 Confederates unable to cross river.
Battle of Boydton Plank Road October 2728 Union forces take control of road, but withdraw
Second Battle of Newtonia October 28 James G. Blunt defeats Joseph O. Shelby.
Battle of Johnsonville November 45 Confederates bombard Union forces during the night
after a fire starts near union positions.
Battle of Bull's Gap November 1113 Minor Confederate victory during U.S. Civil War.
Sherman's March to the Sea November 16
December 21 Sherman advances from Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia, destroying Southern
infrastructure along a wide path.
Battle of Columbia November 24 Confederates divert attention.
First Battle of Adobe Walls November 25 Kit Carson fights Kiowa forces to a draw, but
manages to destroy their settlement.
Battle of Sand Creek November 29 U.S. forces massacre Cheyenne and Arapaho.
Battle of Spring Hill November 29 Confederate mistakes allow Federal forces to redeploy,
leading to the Battle of Franklin.
Second Battle of Franklin November 30 Hood attacks Schofield but suffers crushing losses;
Pickett's Charge of the West.
Battle of Waynesboro, Georgia December 4 Kilpatrick stops Wheeler from attacking Sherman.
Third Battle of Murfreesboro December 57 Confederate raid mostly unsuccessful.
First Battle of Fort Fisher December 727 Failed Union attempt to take fort.
Battle of Nashville December 1516 Thomas attacks and virtually destroys Hood's Confederate
Army of Tennessee.
Battle of King's Hill December 24 Forrest turns back Union pursuers after the Battle of
Battle of Dove Creek January 8 Texas State Militia and CS troops are defeated by Kickapoo Indians.
Second Battle of Fort Fisher January 15 Union takes fort.
Battle of Rivers' Bridge February 3 Union forces capture river crossing.
Battle of Hatcher's Run February 5 Union force launch unexpected attack.
Battle of Fort Myers February 20 Southernmost land battle of the war.
Battle of Wilmington (North Carolina) February 22 Last Confederate port falls.
Battle of Waynesboro March 2 Remnants of Confederate Army of the Valley are destroyed.
Battle of Natural Bridge March 6 Confederate victory in Florida prevents the capture of Tallahassee.
Battle of Wyse Fork March 710 Confederate attacks repelled by Union artillery.
Battle of Averasborough March 16 Union and Confederate forces attack one another in turn,
both attacks fail.
Battle of Bentonville March 1921 Sherman defeats Confederates
Battle of Fort Steadman March 25 Lee attempts to break siege.
Battle of Lewis's Farm March 29 Union forces capture Confederate earthworks.
Battle of White Oak Road March 31 Confederate forces under Richard H. Anderson defeated.
Battle of Dinwiddie Court House March 31 Pickett defeats Sheridan.
Battle of Five Forks April 1 Sheridan routs Confederates in last important battle of
American Civil War.
Battle of Selma April 2 Wilson defeats Forrest.
Third Battle of Petersburg April 2 Grant defeats Lee.
Battle of Sutherland's Station April 2 Lee's supply lines are cut.
Battle of Namozine Church April 3 Several Confederates captured, Custer's brother earns
Medal of Honor.
Battle of Sayler's Creek April 6 Union victory, Lee realizes his army will not last long.
Battle of High Bridge April 67 Union forces thwart Lee's attempts to burn bridges and to
resupply, Grant proposes that Lee surrender, but he refuses.
Battle of Cumberland Church April 7 Union forces attack Confederate rearguard, but darkness
cuts the attack short.
Battle of Spanish Fort March 27 April 8 Union forces capture fort just east of Mobile.
Battle of Appomattox Station April 8 Union forces thwart Lee's final attempt to resupply.
Battle of Fort Blakely April 29 Union forces capture fort outside of Mobile.
Battle of Appomattox Courthouse April 9 Lee's forces surrounded. He subsequently surrenders.
Battle of West Point April 16 Union victory during final phase of U.S. Civil War.
Battle of Columbus, Georgia (Battle of Girard) April 16 Union victory during final phase
of U.S. Civil War.
Battle of Anderson May 1 Minor skirmish.
Battle of Palmito Ranch May 1213 Confederate victory in Texas during final phases of the
Ten Major Battles of the American Civil War:
1.Battle of Gettysburg
2.Battle of Chickamauga
3.Battle of Chancellorsville
4.Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
5.Battle of Antietam
6.Battle of the Wilderness
7.Second Battle of Bull Run
8.Battle of Stones River
9.Battle of Shiloh
10.Battle of Fort Donelson
Battle of Fort Sumter
Battle of Philippi
Battle of Big Bethel
First Battle of Bull Run
Battle of Balls Bluff
Battle of Roanoke Island
Battle of Fort Donelson
Battle of Pea Ridge
Battle of Hampton Roads
Battle of Shiloh
Battle of Island Number 10
Battle of Fair Oaks
Battle of Memphis
Battle of Cross Keys
Battle of Port Republic
Seven Days' Battles
Battle of Cedar Mountain
Second Battle of Bull Run
Battle of Antietam
Battle of Fredericksburg
Battle of Stones River
Battle of Baton Rouge
Battle of Chancellorsville
Siege of Vicksburg
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of Chickamauga
Battle of Chattanooga
Battle of Knoxville
Battle of Olustee
Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Spotsylvania
Battle of North Anna
Battle of Cold Harbor
Battle of Chickahominy River
Siege of Petersburg
Battle of the Crater
Battle of Mobile Bay
Siege of Atlanta
Battle of Franklin II
Battle of Nashville
Battle of Natural Bridge
Battle of Bentonville
Battle of Five Forks
Capture of Richmond
Battle of Appomattox Court House
1862 Dakota War of 1862
18631865 Colorado War
1864 Sand Creek Massacre
1865 - 1866 Fenian Raids
18661868 Red Cloud's War
18671875 Comanche War
1868 Grito de Lares, Proclamation of Puerto Rico's independence from Spain
1868 Grito de Yara, Proclamation of Cuba's independence from Spain
1869 - 1870 Red River Rebellion
18721873 Modoc War
18761877 Black Hills War
1877 Nez Percι War
1885 Northwest Rebellion
18901891 Ghost Dance War
1892 Johnson County War
1892 Homestead Strike
1898 Spanish-American War
1.1898 - Battle for Santiago, Cuba
2.1898 - Bombardment of San Juan, Puerto Rico
3.1898 - U.S. invasion of Puerto Rico through Guanica in the south of the island
1898 Battle of Sugar Point, the last major battle of the American Indian Wars
18991902 Philippine-American War
18991913 Moro Rebellion
1910 - 1921 Mexican Revolution
19141918 World War I
Black Tom explosion July 30, 1916
Kingsland Explosion January 11, 1917
Attack on Orleans July 21, 1918
Battle of Ambos Nogales August 27, 1918
1914 A Japanese fleet captured the Mariana Islands from Germany without any loss of life.
This is notable as the only land action fought during World War I that took place on what
is now U.S. soil (Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands).
1916 German saboteurs destroy ammunition in Jersey City to be used by the Allied forces.
The ensuing explosion sends shockwaves through the New York area and kills 7.
1918 German submarine SM U-156 attacks the port of Orleans, Massachusetts on July 21,
sinking several small vessels, in an action which became known as the Bombardment of
1916 Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa leads a night raid on the New Mexico border town
1926-1929 Cristero War
19411945 World War II
Attack on Pearl Harbor (didn't become part of the USA until 1959, but technically not
part of North America) - December 7, 1941
Battle of the Aleutian Islands - June 3, 1942 - August 15, 1943
1941 Japanese surprise attack on American naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
1942 Bombardment of Fort Stevens, Oregon by Japanese submarine I-25
1942 The Lookout Air Raids by a floatplane from Japanese submarine I-25; incendiary bombs
were dropped but did not start a forest fire in Oregon
19411945 Mostly during a period known as the "Second Happy Time", numerous American
warships and merchant vessels sunk in American territorial waters by German U-boats.
19421943 World War II Battle of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska.
19441945 Fire balloon bombing of the US by Japanese balloon bombs: six civilians killed,
minor damage inflicted.
1953-1959 Cuban Revolutionary War
1994-1995 Zapatista Uprising
2001-present War on Terrorism
2001-September 11 attacks
2001 Operation Yellow Ribbon
2006 Ontario terrorism plot
2007 Fort Dix attack plot
2006-present Mexican Drug War
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