Unfurl Those Colors: McClellan, Sumner, and the Second Army Corps in the Antietam Campaign

Sumner's rationale for the movement configuration of Sedgwick's division was logical and in consort with his understanding of McClellan's orders. When the attack disintegrates, Sumner is instrumental in quickly recognizing the disaster and leading the shattered division away from further damage

American Civil War
Civil War Campaigns

Follow these Campaigns Battle by Battle using the links by the Campaign Name of the Battle

The Longest Raid of the Civil War: Little-Known & Untold Stories of Morgan's Raid into Kentucky, Indiana & Ohio
Kentucky, a slave state, did not secede. Many were pro Confederate however. Jefferson Davis was from Kentucky, Lincoln was also born there.

Main Western Theater


Confederate Operations in Eastern Kentucky September - December 1861

  Federal Penetration up the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers February - April - 1862

Joint Operations Against New Madrid, Island No. 10, and Memphis February - June 1862


Confederate Heartland Offensive June - October 1862


Stones River Campaign December 1862 - January 1863


Grant's Operations Against Vicksburg March - July 1863


Original Work - General Grant's Vicksburg Campaign April 6, 1862 to July 4, 1863 by Joe Ryan

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Organized in 1862 as part of John McClernand's 13th Corps, the battery participated in the arduous Vicksburg campaign. The artillerists performed well everywhere, Chickasaw Bluffs, Port Gibson, Champion Hill, Big Black River, and the siege of Vicksburg

Major Eastern Theater Operations 1861 to 1865


Blockade of the Chesapeake Bay May - June 1861


Operations in Western Virginia June - December 1861


Manassas / First Bull Run Campaign July 1861


Blockade of the Carolina Coast August 1861


McClellan's Operations in Northern Virginia October - December 1861


Blockade of the Potomac River October 1861 - January 1862


Jackson's Operations Against the B&O Railroad January 1862


Burnside's North Carolina Expedition February - June 1862


Jackson's Shenandoah Valley Campaign March - June 1862


Peninsula Campaign March - July 1862


Second Manassas Campaign


Northern Virginia Campaign August 1862


Maryland Campaign September 1862


Fredericksburg Campaign November - December 1862


Goldsboro Expedition December 1862


Longstreet's Tidewater Operations March - April 1863


Cavalry Operations along the Rappahannock March 1863


Chancellorsville Campaign April - May 1863


Gettysburg Campaign June - July 1863


Bristoe Campaign October-November 1863


Averell's Raid on the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad November 1863


Mine Run Campaign November-December 1863


Demonstration on the Rapidan River February 1864


Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid March 1864


Operations Against Plymouth April-May 1864


Grant's Overland Campaign May - June 1864


Sherman's Atlanta Campaign May - September 1864


Crook-Averell Raid on the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad May 1864


Bermuda Hundred Campaign May 1864


Lynchburg Campaign May - June 1864


Early's Raid and Operations Against the B&O Railroad June - August 1864


Richmond-Petersburg Campaign June1864 - March 1865


Sheridan's Valley Campaign August - October 1864


Expedition Against Fort Fisher December 1864


Operations Against Fort Fisher and Wilmington Jan - Feb 1865


Sheridan's Expedition to Petersburg March 1865


Appomattox Campaign March - April 1865


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Vicksburg: The Campaign That Opened the Mississippi
Confederate troops surrendered Vicksburg on July 4, 1863 a crucial port and rail depot for the South was lost

Kindle AvailableMaps of Gettysburg
The Maps of Gettysburg:
The Gettysburg Campaign
June 3 - July 13, 1863

The Maps of Gettysburg plows new ground in the study of the campaign by breaking down the entire campaign in 140 detailed original maps.

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Rise and Fall Confederate Government

The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government
Whether we agree with Jefferson Davis or not, knowledge of his point of view is essential to understanding the causes of the Civil War. The forward by McPherson helps to give balance and explanation.

Lower Seaboard Theater and Gulf Approach 1861 - 1865


Operations in Charleston Harbor April 1861


Operations of the Gulf Blockading Squadron October 1861


Operations Against Fort Pulaski April 1862


Expedition to, and Capture of, New Orleans April - May 1862


Operations Against Charleston South Carolina June 1862


Operations Against Tampa Florida June-July 1862


Operations Against Baton Rouge Louisiana July - August 1862


Operations Against the Defenses of Charleston April - September 1863


Taylor's Operations in West Louisiana June - September 1863


Atlanta Georgia Campaign May - September 1864


Carolinas Campaign February - March 1865

Blockaders, Refugees, and Contrabands: Civil War on Florida'S Gulf Coast, 1861-1865
Coastal Florida had a refugee crisis as the war progressed. Escaped slaves ("contrabands") sought out the blockaders. Some joined the U.S. Navy. White men and their families sought to avoid conscription or vengeful neighbors/regulators and eventually sought refuge with the blockaders

Civil War Exhibits
Timeline of the War
State Battle Maps
Confederate Commanders
Civil War Navy Ships
Civil War Summary
Civil War Picture Album
Women of the Civil War
Kids Zone Underground Railroad
Civil War Submarines
Civil War Cooking Recipe

1860 Enfield Civil War Musketoon
This piece is a full-size non-firing reproduction of the rifle used in the Civil War. The body is made of European hardwood

American Civil War DVD Titles

The Last Confederate
The Story of Robert Adams

Great historically correct movie of a noble confederate and his undying love of a Yankee girl.

Civil War Terror
Tales of hidden conspiracies of terror that specifically targeted the civilian populations. Engineers of chemical weapons, new-fangled explosives and biological warfare competed

The Civil War: To the Finish:
Sherman and the March to the Sea

After 3 years of battles, a Union general captured Atlanta and decided to change the course of the war for good. That general was William Tecumseh Sherman

The Last Days of the Civil War - Biography: Abraham Lincoln & Robert E. Lee, Civil War Journal: Jefferson Davis
In-depth profiles that series--illuminate the personalities at the heart of the conflict: Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and Robert E. Lee

History Channel Presents
The Civil War

From Harper's Ferry, Fort Sumter, and First Bull Run to Shiloh, Antietam, and Gettysburg. The most legendary Civil War battles in brilliant detail. A selection of the soldiers and legendary leaders.

History Channel Presents
Sherman's March

In November 1864, Sherman and an army of 60,000 troops began their month-long march from Atlanta to Savannah. Burning crops, destroying bridges and railroads, and laying waste to virtually everything in his path

History's Mysteries - Human Bondage
The story of Africans forcibly enslaved and shipped to America is a well-known tale; yet, it is just one tragic episode in the saga of world slavery. For nearly 6,000 years of recorded history, conquerors have imprisoned their enemies and forced them to act as laborers

Civil War Journal, West Point Classmates - Civil War Enemies, Robert E. Lee
Beyond the pages of history and into the personal stories behind the Great Conflict

American Experience
The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry

After Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, the governor of Massachusetts was authorized to raise the first northern black regiment,  the Massachusetts 54th colored infantry.

Long Road Back to Kentucky:
The 1862 Confederate Invasion

The often-overlooked Western campaign of the war with a specific emphasis on Kentucky's involvement in the American Civil War.

History's Mysteries: Family Feud:
The Hatfields And McCoys

Millions of dollars worth of timber and coal rich land were at stake, the courts were involved and once the national press got wind of what was happening, the backwoods folk found that their fight was being followed nationwide

The Civil War - A Film by Ken Burns
Here is the saga of celebrated generals and ordinary soldiers, a heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one

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