Civil War Battles By Seanwilliam Apr 12, 1861 Fort Sumter This was the battle which started the war. The confederates demanded that fort Sumter would be surrendered but the union denied them an easy victory. Period: Apr 12, 1861 to Apr 9, 1865 Civil War the time's and dates ----The start and finish of the Civil War Jul 21, 1861 Bull Run The first major battle of the Virginia armies. Apr 6, 1862 Shiloh The overpowering Confederate offensive drove the unprepared Federal forces from their camps and threatened to overwhelm Ulysses S. Grant’s entire command. Sep 12, 1862 Harpers Ferry The union Forces were ambushed by lee's and Miles armies. Union commander Col. was defeated in this battle Sep 16, 1862 Antietam The bloodiest battle in a single day of American military history, ended in a draw. Apr 30, 1863 Chancellorsville Lee's victory at Chancellorsville is widely considered to be his greatest of the entire war. May 18, 1863 Vicksburg This was one of the most brilliant military campaigns of the war. Jul 3, 1863 Gettysburg Lee attacked the Union center on Cemetery Ridge and was hit with heavy losses in what is known as Pickett’s Charge. This was Lee's second invasion of the North and it had failed. Jun 15, 1864 Petersburg Meade’s Army crossed the James River on transports and a 2,200-foot long pontoon bridge at Windmill Point. The Union Gen. was James St. Clair Morton, Dec 15, 1864 Nashville In a last desperate attempt to force Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s army out of Georgia, Gen. John Bell Hood led the army of Tennessee north toward Nashville. Apr 8, 1865 Battle of Appomattox Station Maj. Gen. George A. Custer’s division of Union cavalry captured a supply train and twenty-five guns. He then captured 3 trains’ loads of Lee's troop’s provisions and burned the trains.