Battles of the Civil War

Do you know all of the major battles of the Civil War?
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Last updated: April 20, 2014
First submittedApril 20, 2014
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Simply give location names - don't worry about writing "Battle of ___". Example: Gettysburg, not "Battle of Gettysburg"
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The first shot of the Civil War was fired here
Fort Sumter
First major land battle in Virginia
First Bull Run
The biggest battle in Missouri, and first major battle west of the Mississippi
Wilson's Creek
Two forts captured by Grant in quick succession; earns the nickname "Unconditional Surrender"
Fort Henry and Fort Donelson
Opened up the Mississippi River south of Illinois
Island Number Ten
Ensured Union control over Missouri
Pea Ridge
The first battle between ironclad ships was fought here
Hampton Roads
The "Gettysburg of the West"
Glorieta Pass
At the time, was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War
Shiloh
Four battles fought over the course of two weeks took the pressure off the west flank of Richmond
Shenendoah Valley
A week-long battle between McClellan and Lee; costly Union defeat
Seven Days
Major defeat of the Army of the Potomoc here for the second time
Second Bull Run
The bloodiest single day of the Civil War
Antietam
Major frontal assaults were ordered by Burnside with massive loss of life
Fredericksburg
Bragg vs. Rosecrans; ended Southern hopes of controlling Central Tennessee
Stones River
Cuts the Confederacy in half; gives the Union control of the Mississippi River
Vicksburg
Hooker vs. Lee; Confederate victory, but Jackson dies
Chancellorsville
Turning point of the Civil War
Gettysburg
The end of Rosecrans' military career; George Thomas anointed "The Rock of ____"
Chickamagua
Braxton Bragg defeated by Grant and Thomas
Chattanooga
Grant meets Lee in battle for the first time
Wilderness
Grant vs. Lee, Round Two
Spotsylvania
Lee's last victory in the war; "This is not war, this is murder"
Cold Harbor
Lee stops Grant from entering Richmond's "back door"
Petersburg
Sherman defeats Hood at this city during his march to the sea
Atlanta
Burnside detonates a mine under Lee's lines, but gets his men slaughtered - again
Crater
"Damn the torpedos, full speed ahead!"
Mobile Bay
George Thomas attacks and destroys Hood's Army of Tennessee
Nashville
"For Christmas, Mr. President, I present to you the city of _______"
Savannah
Lee surrenders to Grant, ending the Civil War
Appomattox Court House
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Level 69
Jun 25, 2014
Nice quiz-- one small thing, though. It's Chickamauga, not Chickamagua.
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Level 74
Sep 14, 2015
I liked it too. Could Island No. 10 please be made acceptable as well?
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Level 52
Feb 21, 2019
It's Shenandoah, not Shenendoah. Spotsylvania and Appomattox are both court houses. Be consistent.