Civil wars

battle of fort sumter

The bombardment/siege and ultimate surrender of Fort Sumter by Brig. General P.G.T. Beauregard was the official start of the Civil War.

Battle of Philippi

A skirmish involving over 3,000 soldiers, Philippi was the first battle of the American Civil War

first battle of bull run

Manassas, Virginia Also known as First Manassas, the first major engagement of the American Civil War was a shocking rout of Union soldiers by confederates at Manassas Junction, VA

Battle of Port Royal Sound

Also known as First Manassas, the first major engagement of the American Civil War was a shocking rout of Union soldiers by confederates at Manassas Junction, VA.

Battle of Wilson’s Creek

The Battle of Wilson’s Creek, aka Battle of Oak Hills, was the first major battle of the Western Theater and is often called the "Bull Run of the West."

Battle of Belmont

General Ulysses S. Grant took command and began his Civil War career.

Battle Of Hampton Roads

First battle between the ironclad warships; often called the battle between the Monitor & the Merrimack, the Merrimack had already been renamed Virginia when it was converted to an ironclad by the Confederacy.