Civil War

Articles on the American Civil War and the principle figures involved. Includes timelines and detailed descriptions.


Battle of Brandy Station

Battle of Brandy Station/Battle of Fleetwood Hill

The Battle of Brandy Station, also known as the Battle of Fleetwood Hill, is considered the biggest major military engagement during the American Civil War and in the United States. It happened on June 9, 1863, at the Brandy Station at the start of the Gettysburg...
Battle of Chancellorsville Casualties

Battle of Chancellorsville Casualties

The Battle of Chancellorsville casualties totaled 12,764 from the Confederate side and 17,287 from the Union side. This battle is considered to be the heigh of Robert E. Lee’s military career. Though he was greatly outnumbered, he won the victory through sheer...

Battle of Fredericksburg Casualties

Battle of Fredericksburg casualties occurred during the Maryland Campaign of American Civil War. On the Union side, they suffered 12,647 casualties while the Confederate only had over five thousand casualties. BATTLE OF FREDERICKSBURG CASUALTIES (December 13, 1862)...
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Battle of Glendale Casualties

Seven Days Battle, Day 6: Battle of Glendale Casualties

Battle of Glendale casualties totaled about 4,000 from the Union and almost 4,000 from the Confederate sides. Longstreet lost about more than 25 percent of his army while several Confederate generals got wounded, including Anderson, Pender, and Featherson. BATTLE OF...
Battle of Malvern Hill Casualties

Seven Days Battle, Day 7: Battle of Malvern Hill Casualties

The number of the Battle of Malvern Hill casualties totaled around 8,000. It occurred on day seven of the Seven Day’s Battle 7 and the final battle of the campaign, where 50 percent of Confederates were wounded at Malvern Hill because of artillery attacks. None...
Seven Days Battle Casualties

Campaign Finale: Seven Days Battle Casualties

The Seven Day Battle ended the Civil War’s Peninsula Campaign, which resulted in the Seven Days Battle casualties of around 36,000. Both McClellan and Lee suffered great losses of their troops.  However, the Union won through Lee’s leadership and tactics....
Grant's War Strategy

Grant’s War Strategy That Made 3 Confederate Armies Surrender

Grant’s War Strategy: General Military Skills Aggressiveness Between Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant, both generals were quite aggressive. Grant’s aggressiveness was consistent with the North’s superior manpower and its need to proactively win the war, while...
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Civil War Strategy

Grant and Lee’s Differing Civil War Strategy

Grant and Lee’s Civil War Strategy: Vision National Perspective/Grand Civil War Strategy While Robert E. Lee was strictly a Virginia-focused, one-theater commander who constantly sought reinforcements for his theater and resisted transfers to other theaters,...
Robert E Lee Tactics

Robert E. Lee’s Tactics During the Civil War

Robert E Lee Tactics Although Lee’s purported “tactical genius” was trumped by Grant’s “superior talent in grand strategy,” Lee is famed for his tactical management of battles. He was the tactical victory in several 1862–63 battles and generally performed well on the...
Chantilly Battle

Chantilly Battle: End of Northern Virginia Campaign

The Chantilly Battle concluded the Civil War’s Northern Virginia Campaign. Though the Union had more casualties (16,054) compared to that of Confederacy (9,197), the battle was still inconclusive. CHANTILLY BATTLE & SECOND MANASSAS (AUGUST 27–SEPTEMBER 2,...
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