Sieges timeline

  • Siege Of Antioch

    The Siege of Antioch took place during the First Crusade in 1097 and 1098. The first siege, by the crusaders against the Muslim city, lasted from... Read more

  • Siege Of Edessa

    The Siege of Edessa took place from November 28 to December 24, 1144, resulting in the fall of the capital of the crusader County of Edessa to... Read more

  • Siege of Jerusalem (1187)

    The Siege of Jerusalem took place from September 20 to October 2, 1187. It resulted in the recapture of Jerusalem by Saladin and the near total... Read more

  • Siege Of Acre

    The Siege of Acre was the first confrontation of the Third Crusade, lasting from August 28, 1189 until July 12, 1191, and the first time in the... Read more

  • Siege Of Zara

    The Siege of Zara (Croatian - Zadar) (November 10-November 23, 1202) was the first major action of the Fourth Crusade. It was the first attack... Read more

  • Siege of Constantinople (1203)

    The Siege of Constantinople (1203) was a Crusader siege of the capital of the Byzantine Empire. To take the city by force, the Crusaders first... Read more

  • Siege of Constantinople (1204)

    The Sack of Constantinople or Siege of Constantinople (also called the Fourth Crusade) occurred in 1204; it destroyed parts of the capital of the... Read more

  • Siege of Pilsen

    On September 19, 1618, Mansfeld's army reached the outskirts of the city. The defenders blocked two city gates and the third one was reinforced... Read more

  • Siege of Boston

    In the immediate aftermath of the battles of the 19th, the Massachusetts militia, under the loose leadership of William Heath, who was superseded... Read more

  • Siege Of Fort St. Jean

    The Siege of Fort St. Jean (also called St. John or St. John's) was conducted by American Brigadier General Richard Montgomery on the town and fort... Read more

  • Siege Of Pondicherry

    The 1778 Siege of Pondicherry was the first military action on the Indian subcontinent following the declaration of war between Great Britain and... Read more

  • Siege of Boonesborough

    Gunfire was exchanged over the next several days. After the initial flurry of shooting, Boone—who reemerged as the natural leader even though as a... Read more

  • Siege of Savannah

    The Siege of Savannah was an encounter of the American Revolutionary War in 1779. The year before, the city of Savannah, Georgia had been captured... Read more

  • Siege Of Charleston

    The Siege of Charleston was one of the major battles which took place towards the end of the American Revolutionary War, after the British began to... Read more

  • Siege Of Augusta

    The Siege of Augusta began on May 22, 1781 and was conducted by General Andrew Pickens and Colonel Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee against British... Read more

  • Siege Of Ninety-Six

    The Siege of Ninety Six was a siege late in the American Revolutionary War. From May 22 to June 18, 1781, Continental Army Major General Nathanael... Read more

  • Siege of Negapatam

    The Siege of Negapatam was the first offensive military action on the Indian subcontinent following the arrival of news that was had been declared... Read more

  • Siege of Fort Meigs

    On May 9, 1813, General William Henry Harrison turned back a siege of Fort Meigs by Shawnee military leader Tecumseh and British general Henry A.... Read more

  • The Siege Of Fort Texas Begins

    The Siege of Fort Texas began on May 3. Mexican artillery at Matamoros opened fire on Fort Texas, which replied with its own guns. The bombardment... Read more

  • The Siege Of Fort Texas Ends

    The Siege of Fort Texas marked the beginning of active campaigning by the armies of the United States and Mexico during the Mexican-American War.... Read more

  • Siege Of Los Angeles

    The "Siege of Los Angeles" was a military occupation by the United States Marines of the Pueblo de Los Angeles during the Mexican-American... Read more

  • Siege of Veracruz

    The Battle of Veracruz was a 20-day siege of the key Mexican seaport of Veracruz, during the Mexican-American War. Lasting from March 9 to March... Read more

  • Siege Of Puebla

    The Siege of Puebla began the same day Mexico City fell to Winfield Scott and lasted for 28 days when a relief force was able to fight its way into... Read more

  • Confederate Forces Surrender at the Siege of Vicksburg

    Description: In May and June of 1863, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s armies converged on Vicksburg, investing the city and entrapping a Confederate... Read more

  • The Siege and Capture of the Fortress of Przemysl

    Russian Army, 100,000 General Selivanoff Austrian Army, 120,000 General Kusmanek The most spectacular victory in the Eastern theater of... Read more