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January

26:  Battle of Athens, Ala.
31-Feb. 1:  Battle of Smithfield, Va.

February

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

March

.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.

April

May

.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

June

.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.

July

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.

August

.5:  Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala.
18:  Battle of Globe Tavern, Va.
31:  General Sherman launches assault on Atlanta, Ga.

September

.1:  General Hood evacuates Atlanta
.2:  Union forces enter Atlanta
.7:  General Sherman orders evacuation of Atlanta

October

.2:  Battle of Saltville, Va.
.9:  Battle of Tom’s Brook, Va.
28: Second Battle of Fair Oaks

November

.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.

December

15-16: Battle of Nashville, Tenn.

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