Eastern Theater of the American Civil War timeline

  • Battle of Darbytown and New Market Roads

    Description:Responding to the loss of Fort Harrison and the increasing Federal threat against Richmond, Gen. Robert E. Lee directed an offensive... Read more

  • Battle of Tom's Brook

    County: Shenandoah, VA General Location: Valley Pike (US11) at Tom's Brook and Jordon Run, I-81, Back Road (rte. 623) at Tom's Brook. Size of... Read more

  • Battle of Cedar Creek

    Description: At dawn, October 19, 1864, the Confederate Army of the Valley under Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early surprised the Federal army at Cedar Creek... Read more

  • Battle of Fair Oaks & Darbytown Road

    Description: In combination with movements against the Boydton Plank Road at Petersburg, Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler attacked the Richmond defenses... Read more

  • Battle of Boydton Plank Road

    Description: Directed by Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock, divisions from three Union corps (II, V, and IX) and Gregg’s cavalry division, numbering... Read more

  • Rainbow Bluff Expedition

    On 9 December, an expedition, of which Wyalusing was a part, moved farther up the Roanoke to capture Rainbow Bluff and another Confederate ram,... Read more

  • Battle of Waynesboro

    Description: As Sherman’s infantry marched southeast through Georgia, his cavalry under Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick rode northeastward. He set out... Read more

  • First Battle of Fort Fisher

    Description: Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler was relieved of command of the Army of the James and assigned to lead an amphibious expedition against Fort... Read more

  • The Battle of Fort Branch

    Fort Branch was a fort built by the Confederate Army especially to defend against attacks from the Union Army along the Roanoke River in North... Read more

  • Second Battle of Fort Fisher

    The Second Battle of Fort Fisher was a joint assault by Union Army and naval forces against Fort Fisher, outside Wilmington, North Carolina, near... Read more

  • Battle of Hatcher's Run

    Description: On February 5, Bvt. Brig. Gen. David Gregg’s cavalry division rode out to the Boydton Plank Road via Ream's Station and Dinwiddie... Read more

  • Battle of Wilmington

    Description: With the fall of Fort Fisher to Maj. Gen. Alfred Terry’s and Rear Adm. David Porter’s combined operation on January 15, Wilmington’s... Read more

  • Battle of Fort Stedman

    Description: In a last-gasp offensive, Gen. Robert E. Lee amassed nearly half of his army in an attempt to break through Grant’s Petersburg... Read more

  • Battle of Lewis's Farm

    The Battle of Lewis's Farm (also known as Quaker Road, Military Road, or Gravelly Road) was fought on March 29, 1865, in Dinwiddie County,... Read more

  • Battle of Dinwiddie Court House

    Description: On March 29, with the Cavalry Corps and the II and V Corps, Sheridan undertook a flank march to turn Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Petersburg... Read more

  • Battle of White Oak Road

    Other Names: Hatcher’s Run, Gravelly Run, Boydton Plank Road, White Oak Ridge Location: Dinwiddie County Campaign: Appomattox Campaign... Read more

  • Battle of Five Forks

    The Battle of Five Forks was fought on April 1, 1865, southwest of Petersburg, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County, during the Appomattox Campaign of the... Read more

  • Battle of Sutherland's Station

    Other Names: None Location: Dinwiddie Campaign: Appomattox Campaign (March-April 1865) Date(s): April 2, 1865 Principal Commanders:... Read more

  • Third Battle of Petersburg

    The Third Battle of Petersburg, also known as the Breakthrough at Petersburg or the Fall of Petersburg, was a decisive Union assault on the... Read more

  • Battle of Namozine Church

    Other Names: None Location: Amelia County Campaign: Appomattox Campaign (March-April 1865) Date(s): April 3 1865 Principal Commanders:... Read more

  • Battle of Amelia Springs

    Other Names: None Location: Amelia Springs Campaign: Appomattox Campaign (March-April 1865) Date(s): April 5, 1865 Principal... Read more

  • Battle of High Bridge

    Other Names: None Location: Prince Edward County and Cumberland County Campaign: Appomattox Campaign (March-April 1865) Date(s): April... Read more

  • Battle of Rice's Station

    Other Names: Rice’s Depot Location: Prince Edward County Campaign: Appomattox Campaign (March-April 1865) Date(s): April 6,... Read more

  • Battle of Sayler's Creek

    Other Names: Hillsman Farm, Lockett Farm Location: Amelia County, Prince Edward County, and Nottoway County Campaign: Appomattox Campaign... Read more

  • Battle of Cumberland Church

    Other Names: Farmville Location: Cumberland County Campaign: Appomattox Campaign (March-April 1865) Date(s): April 7, 1865 Principal... Read more