Virginia timeline

  • 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

  • Beefsteak Raid

    The Beefsteak Raid was a Confederate cavalry raid that took place in September 1864 as part of the Siege of Petersburg during the American Civil... Read more

  • Battle of Opqueon - also known as Third Winchester

    Description:After Kershaw’s division left Winchester to rejoin Lee’s army at Petersburg, Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early renewed his raids on the B&O... Read more

  • Battle of Fisher's Hill

    Description: Early’s army, bloodied by its defeat at Opequon (Third Winchester) on September 19, took up a strong defensive position at Fisher’s... Read more

  • Battle of Chaffin's Farm

    Description: During the night of September 28-29, Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler’s Army of the James crossed James River to assault the Richmond... Read more

  • Battle of Peebles' Farm

    Description:In combination with Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler’s offensive north of the James River, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant extended his left flank... Read more

  • First Battle of Saltville

    Description: Union cavalry and infantry raiders led by Brig. Gen. Stephen Burbridge attempted to destroy the saltworks near Saltville. He was... Read more

  • 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 Darbytown Road

    Description: On October 13, Union forces advanced to find and feel the new Confederate defensive line in front of Richmond. While mostly a battle... 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 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

  • Battle of Marion

    Description: Riding through the Cumberland Gap, Stoneman’s expedition advanced on the important lead mines and salt ponds around Marion and... Read more

  • Second Battle of Saltville

    Description: Union cavalry and infantry raiders led by Brig. Gen. Stephen Burbridge attempted to destroy the saltworks near Saltville. He was... 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 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

  • 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 Sutherland's Station

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