14-20: Battle of Meridian, Miss.
17: Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley sinks the USS Housatonic
20: Battle of Olustee, Fla.
22: Battle of Okolona, Miss.
25: First Northern prisoners arrive at the Confederate prison in Andersonville, Ga.
28-Mar.: Judson Kilpatrick’s division conducted a raid toward Richmond and through the Virginia Peninsula
.9: Abraham Lincoln appoints Ulysses S. Grant commander in chief of all Union armies
10: Red River Campaign begins as Union troops reach Alexandria, La.
.5: Battle of the Wilderness in Spotsylvania County, Va.
11: Battle of Yellow Tavern; Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart mortally wounded
12: Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
13: Battle of Resaca
15: Battle of New Market
18: Civil War gold hoax
20: Battle of Ware Bottom Church
.5: Battle of Piedmont, W. Va.
.9: Battle of Petersburg, Va.
10: Battle of Noonday Creek, near Kennesaw, Ga.
10: Battle of Brice’s Crossroads in Miss.
12: Battle of Cold Harbor, Va.
15: Arlington National Cemetery established on the grounds of Robert E. Lee’s home
19: Battle of Cherbourg
27: Battle of Kennesaw, Ga.
18: Abraham Lincoln issues proclamation of conscription for 500,000 men
20: Battle of Peachtree Creek, Ga.
22: Battle of Atlanta, Ga.
24: Second Battle of Kernstown, Va.
28: Battle of Ezra Church, Ga.
29: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops
30: Battle of the Crater (part of the Siege of Petersburg), Va.
.5: Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala.
18: Battle of Globe Tavern, Va.
31: General Sherman launches assault on Atlanta, Ga.
.1: General Hood evacuates Atlanta
.2: Union forces enter Atlanta
.7: General Sherman orders evacuation of Atlanta
.2: Battle of Saltville, Va.
.9: Battle of Tom’s Brook, Va.
28: Second Battle of Fair Oaks
.4: Battle of Johnsonville, Tenn.
.8: Abraham Lincoln re-elected president in an overwhelming victory over George B. McClellan
15: General Sherman’s March to the Sea begins
22: General Hood invades Tennessee
25: A group of Confederate operatives calling themselves the Confederate Army of Manhattan starts fires in more than 20 locations in an unsuccessful attempt to burn down New York City
30: Second Battle of Franklin, Tenn.
15-16: Battle of Nashville, Tenn.