Hold the Line: The American Civil War

Hold the Line: The American Civil War

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Kennesaw Mountain
The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain was fought during the Atlanta Campaign between Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman against the Confederate Army of Tennessee under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. Sherman’s campaign was characterized by a series of flanking…

Assault on Petersburg
Union forces under Brig. Gen. Smith, attempted to capture Petersburg, Virginia. The Confederates, under the overall command of Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, numbered only 2,500. Union General Smith and his men crossed the Appomattox shortly after dawn on…

The Battle of the Wilderness was the first battle of Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s 1864 Virginia Overland Campaign against Gen. Robert E. Lee. Grant attempted to move through the dense underbrush of the Wilderness, but Lee launched two of …

Missionary Ridge
The Battle of Missionary Ridge was fought as part of the Chattanooga Campaign. Union forces in the Military Division of the Mississippi under Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant assaulted Missionary Ridge and the Confederate Army of Tennessee, commanded by…

Union General William Rosecrans had gathered his army of 60,000 at Chickamauga, Georgia, located 12 miles southwest of Chattanooga. Confederate General Braxton Bragg’s Army of Tennessee would have 65,000 men. On the first day of battle, Bragg’s men…

Gettysburg - Little Round Top
The Union forces, under General Meade numbered around 60,000 while the Confederates, under General Lee had about 50,000 troops. At 4:00 in the afternoon the Confederates launched their attack with an artillery bombardment. The Confederates entered…

Champion Hill
The Battle of Champion Hill was the pivotal battle in the Vicksburg Campaign. Union commander Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of the Tennessee fought the Confederate Army, under Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton. Pemberton’s force formed into …

Crossing the Rapidan River, Federal infantry under General Hooker concentrated near Chancellorsville on April 30. Combined with a Union force at Fredericksburg, Hooker planned a double envelopment, attacking Confederate General Lee from both his…

The Battle of Antietam pitted Union General George McClellan’s Army of the Potomac against General Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia. During the first three hours, the two sides struggled over a cornfield. Each side attacked, fell …

Cross Keys / Port Republic
Maj. Gen. John C. Frémont’s 11,000 man Mountain Department army were tasked with keeping Maj. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s two-division force engaged. Jackson’s men under Maj. Gen. Richard S. Ewell were in the vicinity of Cross Keys on the …

The Confederates under General Albert Sidney Johnson attacked the Union army under General Grant before it could join the Union army under General Buell. Grant’s army was encamped along the Tennessee River near Shiloh Church and Pittsburg Landing.…

First Bull Run
In July, 1861 the Union army protecting Washington and the Confederate army facing it were full of new recruits. Neither was ready for war. But the Union forces were larger in number and the political pressure to do something was …
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