What Happened in Aug 1864

  • Battle of Mobile Bay

    The Battle of Mobile Bay of August 5, 1864, was an engagement of the American Civil War in which a Federal fleet commanded by Rear Admiral David G.... Read more

  • Siege of Fort Gaines

    The Siege of Fort Gaines occurred between August 3 and 8, 1864, during the American Civil War. It took place in the Mobile Bay area of Alabama as... Read more

  • Battle of Utoy Creek

    Description: After failing to envelop Hood’s left flank at Ezra Church, Sherman still wanted to extend his right flank to hit the railroad between... Read more

  • Battle of Moorefield

    Other Names: Oldfields Location: Hardy County Campaign: Early’s Raid and Operations against the B&O Railroad (June-August) Date(s): August... Read more

  • Siege of Fort Morgan

    Other Names: Passing of Forts Morgan and Gaines Location: Mobile County and Baldwin County Campaign: Operations in Mobile Bay... Read more

  • Second Battle of Deep Bottom

    Description: During the night of August 13-14, the Union II Corps, X Corps, and Gregg’s cavalry division, all under command of Maj. Gen. Winfield... Read more

  • Battle of Guard Hill

    Description: Kershaw’s infantry division and Fitzhugh Lee’s cavalry, under overall command of Lt. Gen. Richard Anderson (Army of Northern Virginia,... Read more

  • Battle of Gainesville

    The Battle of Gainesville was fought on August 17, 1864, as part of the Florida Expedition of the American Background Gainesville, site of a... Read more

  • Battle of Globe Tavern

    Description: While Hancock’s command demonstrated north of the James River at Deep Bottom, the Union V Corps and elements of the IX and II Corps... Read more

  • Battle of Lovejoy's Station

    The Battle of Lovejoy's Station was fought on August 20, 1864, near what is now Lovejoy, Georgia, in Clayton County, during the Atlanta Campaign of... Read more

  • Battle of Summit Point

    Description:As Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan concentrated his army near Charles Town, Lt. Gen. Jubal Early and Maj. Gen. Richard Anderson attacked the... Read more

  • Second Battle of Memphis

    The Second Battle of Memphis was a battle of the American Civil War occurring on August 21, 1864, in Shelby County, Tennessee. At 4:00 a.m. on... Read more

  • The Union Navy Captures Fort Morgan, Alabama

    On August 23, 1864, the Union navy captured Fort Morgan, Alabama, breaking the Confederate dominance of the ports of the Gulf of Mexico. As the... Read more

  • Battle of Smithfield Crossing

    Description: On August 29, two Confederate infantry divisions crossed Opequon Creek at Smithfield and forced back Merritt’s Union cavalry division... Read more

  • Second Battle of Ream's Station

    Description: On August 24, Union II Corps moved south along the Weldon Railroad, tearing up track, preceded by Gregg’s cavalry division. On August... Read more

  • Battle of Jonesborough

    Description: Sherman had successfully cut Hood’s supply lines in the past by sending out detachments, but the Confederates quickly repaired the... Read more