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Timeline: 1864

January
26 Battle of Athens (Ala.) — Operations in North Alabama
31-Feb. 1 Battle of Smithfield (Va.)
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February
1-3 Battle of New Bern (N.C.)   ̶  Operations Against New Bern and Plymouth
14-20 Battle of Meridian (Miss.) — Meridian and Yazoo River Expeditions
17 Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley sinks the USS Housatonic
20 Battle of Olustee (Fla.) — Lower Seaboard
22 Battle of Okolona (Miss.) — Meridian and Yazoo River Expeditions
25 First Northern prisoners arrive at the Confederate prison in Andersonville (Ga.)
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March
2 Dahlgren Raid/Affair (Va.)
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.)
12 Battle of Fort DeRussy (La.) —  Red River Campaign
23 Camden Expedition begins
25 Battle of Paducah (Ky.) — Forrest’s Expedition into West Tennessee and Kentucky
30 Skirmish at Mount Elba (Ark.) — Camden Expedition
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April
3-4 Battle of Elkin’s Ferry (Ark.) — Camden Expedition
8 Battle of Mansfield/Sabine Crossroads (La.) — Red River Campaign
9 Battle of Pleasant Hill (La.) — Red River Campaign
9-13 Battle of Prairie D’Ane / aka Gum Grove/Moscow (Ark.) — Camden Expedition
12 Battle of Fort Pillow (Tenn.) — Campaign
Battle of Blair’s Landing (La.) — Red River Campaign
17-20 Battle of Plymouth (N.C.) — Operations Against New Bern and Plymouth
18 Battle of Poison Spring (Ark.) — Camden Expedition
23 Battle of Monett’s Ferry (La.) — Red River Campaign
25 Battle of Marks’ Mills (Ark.) — Camden Expedition
30 Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry (Ark.) — Camden Expedition
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May
2 Camden Expedition ends
3 Battle of Albemarle Sound (N.C.) — Operations Against New Bern & Plymouth
4-21 Yazoo City Expedition (Miss.) — Forrest’s Defense of Mississippi
4-Jue 24 Grant’s Overland Campaign (Army of the Potomac)
5-7 Battle of the Wilderness (Va.) — Overland Campaign
6-20 Butler’s Bermuda Hundred Campaign (Army of the James)
6-7 Battle of Port Walthall Junction (Va.) — Bermuda Hundred Campaign
7-13 Battle of Rocky Face Ridge (Ga.) — Atlanta Campaign
8-21 Battle of Spotsylvania Court House (Va.) — Overland Campaign
9 Battle of Swift Creek (Va. ) — Bermuda Hundred Campaign
Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain (Va.) — Crook’s Raid
10 Battle of Chester Station (Va.) — Bermuda Hundred Campaign
Battle of Cove Mountain   (Va.) — Crook’s Raid
11 Battle of Yellow Tavern (Va.) — Overland Campaign;
Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart mortally wounded
12 Battle of Meadow Bridge / aka Richmond Heights (Va.) — Overland Campaign
12-16 Battle of Proctor’s Creek / aka Drewry’s Bluff/Fort Darling (Va.) — Bermuda Hundred Campaign
13-15 13-15: Battle of Resaca (Ga.) — Atlanta Campaign
15 Battle of New Market () — Lynchburg Campaign/Valley Campaign
16 Battle of Mansura (La.) — Red River Campaign
17 Battle of Adairsville () — Atlanta Campaign
18 Battle of Yellow Bayou (La.) — Red River Campaign
Civil War gold hoax
20 Battle of Ware Bottom Church (Va.) — Bermuda Hundred Campaign
23-26 Battle of North Anna (Va.) — Overland Campaign
.   .   .   .23 aka Battles of Telegraph Road Bridge and Battle of Jericho Mills
.   .   .   .24 aka Battle of Ox Ford, Battle of Quarles Mill, Battle of Hanover Junction
24 Battle of Wilson’s Wharf / aka Fort Pocahontas (Va.) — Overland Campaign
25-26 Battle of New Hope Church (Ga.) — Atlanta Campaign
27 Battle of Pickett’s Mill (Ga.) — Atlanta Campaign
26-June 4 Battle of Dallas (Ga.) — Atlanta Campaign
Battle of Haw’s Shop / aka Enon Church (Va.) — Overland Campaign
28-30 Battle of Totopotomoy Creek / aka Bethesda Church/Crumps Creek/Shady Grove Road/Hanovertown (Va.) — Overland Campaign
30 Battle of Old Church / aka Matadequin Creek (Va.) — Overland Campaign
31-June 12 Battle of Cold Harbor (Va.) — Overland Campaign
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June
3 Most significant fighting of the Battle of Cold Harbor
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July
1-7 Slocum’s Expedition to Jackson
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August
1 Battle of Folck’s Mill (Md.) — Valley Campaign
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September
1 General Hood evacuates Atlanta
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October
1 Battle of Vaughan (Vaughn) Road (Va.) — Richmond-Petersburg Campaign
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November
4-5 Battle of Johnsonville (Tenn.) — Franklin-Nashville Campaign
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December
15-16 Battle of Nashville (Tenn.) — Franklin-Nashville Campaign

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June

3:
5-6:   Battle of Piedmont (Lynchburg Campaign/Valley Campaign)
9:   First Battle of Petersburg, Va., and beginning of the Siege of Petersburg (Richmond-Petersburg Campaign)
9-July 3: Battle of Marietta (Atlanta Campaign)
10:  Battle of Brice’s Crossroads (Forrest’s Defense of Mississippi)
10-July 3:  Battle of Noonday Creek (Atlanta Campaign)
11-12: Battle of Trevilian Station (Va.) — Overland Campaign
11-12: Second Battle of Cynthiana (Ky.) — Morgan’s Last Raid, 1864
12:  Battle of Cold Harbor (Va.) ends — Overland Campaign
15:  Arlington National Cemetery established on the grounds of Robert E. Lee’s home
15-18: Second Battle of Petersburg (Richmond-Petersburg Campaign)
17-18: Battle of Lynchburg (Lynchburg Campaign/Valley Campaign)
19:  Battle of Cherbourg/aka Sinking of the CSS Alabama
21-23: Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road (Richmond-Petersburg Campaign)
21-23: President Lincoln visits General Grant and the Army of the Potomac
22:  Battle of Kolb’s Farm (Atlanta Campaign)
22-July 1: Wilson-Kautz Raid (Richmond-Petersburg Campaign)
24:  Battle of Saint Mary’s Church/aka Samaria Church/Nance’s Shope (Overland Campaign)
24:  Overland Campaign ends
25: Battle of Staunton River Bridge (Richmond-Petersburg Campaign)
27:  Battle of Kennesaw Mountain (Atlanta Campaign)
28: Battle of Sappony Church (Richmond-Petersburg Campaign)
29: First Battle of Ream’s Station (Richmond-Petersburg Campaign)

July

1-7:
3:    Battle of Leetown
5:    Battle of Pace’s Ferry (Atlanta Campaign)
5-6: Battle of Nickajack Creek (Atlanta Campaign)
6-9: Battle of Bloody Bridge
9:    Battle of Monocacy (Valley Campaign)
10-22: Rousseau’s Raid (Atlanta Campaign)
11-12: Battle of Fort Stevens (Valley Campaign)
14-15: Battle of Tupelo (Forrest’s Defense of Mississippi)
16:  Battle of Heaton’s Crossroads (Valley Campaign)
17-18: Battle of Cool Spring (Valley Campaign)
18:  Abraham Lincoln issues proclamation of conscription for 500,000 men
20:  Battle of Peachtree Creek (Atlanta Campaign) — Part I, Part II
20:  Battle of Rutherford’s Farm (Valley Campaign)
22:  Battle of Atlanta (Atlanta Campaign)
24:  Second Battle of Kernstown (Valley Campaign)
27-29: First Battle of Deep Bottom/aka Darbytown/Strawberry Plains/New Market Road/Gravel Hill (Richmond-Petersburg Campaign)
28:  Battle of Ezra Church/aka Ezra Chapel/the Poor House (Atlanta Campaign)
28:  Battle of Killdeer Mountain
29:  Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops
30:  Battle of the Crater (Richmond-Petersburg Campaign)
30:  Battle of Brown’s Mill (Atlanta Campaign)

August

1:
3-8: Siege of Fort Gaines (Operations in Mobile Bay, Ala.)
5:   Battle of Mobile Bay (Operations in Mobile Bay, Ala.)
5-7:  Battle of Utoy Creek (Atlanta Campaign)
7:   Battle of Moorefield (Valley Campaign)
9-23: Siege of Fort Morgan (Operations in Mobile Bay, Ala.) — end of
14-15: Second Battle of Dalton (Atlanta Campaign)
14-20: Second Battle of Deep Bottom/aka Fussell’s Mill/New Market Road/Bailey’s Creek/Charles City Road/White’s Tavern (Richmond-Petersburg Campaign)
16:  Battle of Guard Hill (Valley Campaign)
18-21:  Battle of Globe Tavern/aka Second Battle of the Weldon Railroad (Richmond-Petersburg Campaign)
20:  Battle of Lovejoy’s Station (Atlanta Campaign)
21:  Battle of Summit Point (Valley Campaign)
21:  Second Battle of Memphis (Forrest’s Defense of Mississippi)
25:  Second Battle of Ream’s Station (Richmond-Petersburg Campaign)
31-September 1: Battle of Jonesborough (Atlanta Campaign)

September

1:
2:  Union forces enter Atlanta
3-4:   Battle of Berryville (Valley Campaign)
7:  General Sherman orders evacuation of Atlanta
14-17: Beefsteak Raid/aka Great Cattle Raid at Harrison’s Landing (Richmond-Petersburg Campaign)
19:  Battle of Opequon / aka Third Winchester (Valley Campaign)
21:   Battle of Fisher’s Hill (Valley Campaign)
29-30: Battle of Chaffin’s Farm and New Market Heights (Richmond-Petersburg Campaign)
. . . 29:  Fort Harrison combat
. . . 29:  Attack on Fort Gilmer
30-October 2: Battle of Peeble’s Farm/aka Poplar Springs Church (Richmond-Petersburg Campaign)

October

1:
2:   First Battle of Saltville
5:   Battle of Allatoona / aka Allatoona Pass (Franklin-Nashville Campaign)
7:   Battle of Darbytown and New Market Roads/aka Johnson’s Farm/Four Mile Creek (Richmond-Petersburg Campaign)
7:   Bahia Incident – capture of the CSS Florida off Bahia, Brazil
9:   Battle of Tom’s Brook (Valley Campaign)
13:  Battle of Darbytown Road (Richmond-Petersburg Campaign)
19:  Battle of Cedar Creek (Valley Campaign)
23:  Battle of Hurricane Creek (Arkansas)
25:  Battles of Marais des Cygnes, Mine Creek, and Marmiton River (Price’s Missouri Raid)
26-29: Battle of Decatur (Franklin-Nashville Campaign)
27-28: Second Battle of Fair Oaks/aka Battle of Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road (Richmond-Petersburg Campaign)
27-28: Battle of Boydton Plank Road/aka Burgess Mill/First Hatcher’s Run (Richmond-Petersburg Campaign)
28:  Battle of Morristown (Tennessee)
29:  CSS Albermarle sunk

November

.4-5:
.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:
17-18: Battle of Marion
20-21: Second Battle of Saltville

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