Civil war was one of the bloodiest events in the history of America. There were numerous battles fought between the Union and the Confederate during these 4 long years. And, the casualties? More than 600,000 dead and over a million injured from both sides, as per the most accepted estimates. Here we try to cover most of the battles of the American Civil War. The major ones (decisive battles) are given in bold; most of these also happen to be major battles in terms of casualties.

Civil War Battles in 1861:

April 12, 1861: Battle of Fort Sumter

June 10, 1861: Battle of Big Bethel

June 17, 1861: Battle of Boonville (Missouri)

June 30, 1861: Battle of Philippi

July 5, 1861: Battle of Carthage

July 11, 1861: Battle of Rich Mountain

July 18, 1861: Battle of Blackburn’s Ford

July 21, 1861: First Battle of Bull Run (or the First Battle of Manassas)

August 10, 1861: Battle of Wilson’s Creek

August 28-29, 1861: Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries

September 10, 1861: Battle of Carnifex Ferry

September 12-15, 1861: Battle of Cheat Mountain

September 13-20, 1861: First Battle of Lexington

October 9, 1861: Battle of Santa Rosa Island

October 21, 1861: Battle of Ball’s Bluff

October 21, 1861: Battle of Camp Wildcat

November 7, 1861: Battle of Belmont

December 13, 1861: Battle of Camp Allegheny

December 20, 1861: Battle of Dranesville

December 26, 1861: Battle of Chustenahlah

Civil War Battles in 1862:

January 3, 1862: Battle of Cockpit Point

January 10, 1862: Battle of Middle Creek

January 19, 1862: Battle of Mill Springs

February 6, 1862: Battle of Fort Henry

February 7 – 8, 1862: Battle of Roanoke Island

February 11-16, 1862: Battle of Fort Donelson

February 20-21, 1862: Battle of Valverde

February 28-April 8, 1862: Battle of Island Number Ten (Battle of New Madrid)

March 6-8, 1862: Battle of Pea Ridge (Battle of Elkhorn Tavern)

March 8-9, 1862: Battle of Hampton Roads

March 14, 1862: Battle of New Bern

March 23-26, 1862: Battle of Fort Macon

March 23, 1862: First Battle of Kernstown

March 26-28, 1862: Battle of Glorieta Pass

April 5 – May 4, 1862: Siege of Yorktown

April 6-7, 1862: Battle of Shiloh

April 10-11, 1862: Battle of Fort Pulaski

April 18-28, 1862: Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip

April 25 – May 1, 1862: Capture of New Orleans

April 29 – May 30, 1862: Siege of Corinth

May 5, 1862: Battle of Williamsburg

May 8-9, 1862: Battle of McDowell

May 15, 1862: Battle of Drewry’s Bluff

May 15-17, 1862: Battle of Princeton Court House

May 23, 1862: Battle of Front Royal

May 25, 1862: First Battle of Winchester

May 27, 1862: Battle of Hanover Court House

May 31 – June 1, 1862: Battle of Seven Pines

June 6, 1862: Battle of Memphis

June 8, 1862: Battle of Cross Keys

June 9, 1862: Battle of Port Republic

June 16, 1862: Battle of James Island (Battle of Secessionville)

June 17, 1862: Battle of Saint Charles

June 26, 1862: Battle of Beaver Dam Creek

June 27, 1862: Battle of Gaines’ Mill

June 29, 1862: Battle of Savage’s Station

June 30, 1862: Battle of Glendale

June 30, 1862: Battle of White Oak Swamp

July 1, 1862: Battle of Malvern Hill

July 13, 1862: First Battle of Murfreesboro

August 5, 1862: Battle of Baton Rouge

August 9, 1862: Battle of Cedar Mountain

August 25-27, 1862: Battle of Manassas Station Operations (Bristoe Station, Kettle Run, Bull Run Bridge, Union Mills)

August 28, 1862: Battle of Thoroughfare Gap

August 28-30, 1862: Second Battle of Bull Run (Second Manassas)

August 30, 1862: Battle of Richmond, Kentucky

September 1, 1862: Battle of Chantilly

September 12-15, 1862: Battle of Harpers Ferry

September 14-17, 1862: Battle of Munfordville

September 14, 1862: Battle of South Mountain

September 17, 1862: Battle of Antietam (Battle of Sharpsburg)

September 19, 1862: Battle of Iuka

September 19-20, 1862: Battle of Shepherdstown

September 24, 1862: First Battle of Sabine Pass

September 30, 1862: First Battle of Newtonia

October 3-4, 1862: Second Battle of Corinth (Battle of Corinth)

October 5, 1862: Battle of Hatchie’s Bridge

October 8, 1862: Battle of Perryville

October 27, 1862: Battle of Georgia Landing

November 28, 1862: Battle of Cane Hill

December 7, 1862: Battle of Hartsville

December 7, 1862: Battle of Prairie Grove

December 13, 1862: Battle of Fredericksburg

December 17, 1862: Battle of Goldsboro Bridge

December 26-29, 1862: Battle of Chickasaw Bayou

December 31, 1862: Battle of Parker’s Cross Roads

December 31, 1862 – January 2, 1863: Battle of Stones River (Second Battle of Murfreesboro)

Civil War Battles in 1863:

January 1, 1863: Battle of Galveston (Second Battle of Galveston)

January 9-11, 1863: Battle of Arkansas Post (Battle of Fort Hindman)

March 5, 1863: Battle of Fort McAllister (1863)

March 5, 1863: Battle of Thompson’s Station

March 17, 1863: Battle of Kelly’s Ford

April 7, 1863: First Battle of Charleston Harbor

April 11 – May 4, 1863: Battle of Suffolk, Hill’s Point (Battle of Fort Huger)

April 11 – May 4, 1863: Battle of Suffolk, Norfleet House (Siege of Suffolk)

April 14, 1863: Battle of Irish Bend

April 29, 1863: Battle of Grand Gulf

April 30 – May 6, 1863: Battle of Chancellorsville

April 30, 1863: Battle of Day’s Gap

May 1, 1863: Battle of Port Gibson

May 3-4, 1863: Battle of Salem Church

May 3, 1863: Second Battle of Fredericksburg

May 12, 1863: Battle of Raymond

May 14, 1863: Battle of Jackson, Mississippi

May 16, 1863: Battle of Champion Hill

May 17, 1863: Battle of Big Black River Bridge

May 18 – July 4, 1863: Siege of Vicksburg

May 21 – July 9, 1863: Siege of Port Hudson

June 7, 1863: Battle of Milliken’s Bend

June 9, 1863: Battle of Brandy Station

June 13-15, 1863: Second Battle of Winchester

June 17, 1863: Battle of Aldie

June 17-19, 1863: Battle of Middleburg

June 21, 1863: Battle of Upperville

June 24-26, 1863: Battle of Hoover’s Gap

June 30, 1863: Battle of Hanover

July 1-2, 1863: Battle of Cabin Creek

July 1-3, 1863: Battle of Gettysburg

July 4, 1863: Battle of Helena

July 6-16, 1863: Battle of Williamsport

July 9, 1863: Battle of Corydon

July 11, 1863: First Battle of Fort Wagner

July 12-13, 1863: Battle of Kock’s Plantation

July 17, 1863: Battle of Honey Springs

July 18, 1863: Second Battle of Fort Wagner

July 19, 1863: Battle of Buffington Island

August 17 – September 8, 1863: Second Battle of Charleston Harbor

August 17 – September 9, 1863: Second Battle of Fort Sumter

August 23, 1863: Lawrence Massacre (Quantrill’s Raid)

September 1, 1863: Battle of Devil’s Backbone

September 8, 1863: Second Battle of Sabine Pass

September 10, 1863: Battle of Bayou Fourche

September 19-20, 1863: Battle of Chickamauga

October 6, 1863: Battle of Fort Blair (Battle of Baxter Springs)

October 14, 1863: Battle of Bristoe Station

October 28 – 29, 1863: Battle of Wauhatchie

November 6, 1863: Battle of Droop Mountain

November 7, 1863: Second Battle of Rappahannock Station

November 23-25, 1863: Battle of Chattanooga

November 27 – December 2, 1863: Battle of Mine Run

November 27, 1863: Battle of Ringgold Gap

November 29, 1863: Battle of Fort Sanders

Civil War Battles in 1864:

January 17, 1864: Battle of Dandridge

January 27, 1864: Battle of Fair Garden

February 14-20, 1864: Battle of Meridian

February 20, 1864: Battle of Olustee

February 22, 1864: Battle of Okolona

February 22-27, 1864: First Battle of Dalton

March 2, 1864: Battle of Walkerton

March 12, 1864: Battle of Fort De Russy

March 25, 1864: Battle of Paducah

April 3-4, 1864: Battle of Elkin’s Ferry

April 8, 1864: Battle of Mansfield

April 9, 1864: Battle of Pleasant Hill

April 9-13, 1864: Battle of Prairie D’Ane

April 12, 1864: Battle of Fort Pillow

April 17, 1864: Battle of Plymouth

April 18, 1864: Battle of Poison Spring

April 23, 1864: Battle of Monett’s Ferry

April 30, 1864: Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry

May 5, 1864: Battle of Albemarle Sound

May 5-7, 1864: Battle of the Wilderness

May 6-7, 1864: Battle of Port Walthall Junction

May 7-13, 1864: Battle of Rocky Face Ridge

May 8-21, 1864: Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse

May 9, 1864: Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain

May 9, 1864: Battle of Swift Creek

May 11, 1864: Battle of Yellow Tavern

May 12-16, 1864: Battle of Proctor’s Creek

May 13, 1864: Battle of Resaca

May 15, 1864: Battle of New Market

May 16, 1864: Battle of Mansura

May 17, 1864: Battle of Adairsville

May 18, 1864: Battle of Yellow Bayou

May 20, 1864: Battle of Ware Bottom Church

May 23-26, 1864: Battle of North Anna

May 25-26, 1864: Battle of New Hope Church

May 26 – June 4, 1864: Battle of Dallas, Georgia

May 27, 1864: Battle of Pickett’s Mill

May 28, 1864: Battle of Haw’s Shop

May 28-30, 1864: Battle of Totopotomoy Creek

May 30, 1864: Battle of Old Church

May 31  June 12, 1864: Battle of Cold Harbor

June 5, 1864: Battle of Piedmont

June 6 – July 3, 1864: Battle of Marietta

June 10, 1864: Battle of Brice’s Crossroads

June 11-12, 1864: Battle of Cynthiana

June 11-12, 1864: Battle of Trevilian Station

June 15-18, 1864: Second Battle of Petersburg

June 17-18, 1864: Battle of Lynchburg

June 21-24, 1864: Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road

June 22, 1864: Battle of Kolb’s Farm

June 25, 1864: Battle of Staunton River Bridge

June 27, 1864: Battle of Kennesaw Mountain

June 29, 1864: First Battle of Ream’s Station

July 9, 1864: Battle of Monocacy (Battle of Monocacy Junction)

July 11-12, 1864: Battle of Fort Stevens

July 14-15, 1864: Battle of Tupelo

July 18-19, 1864: Battle of Cool Spring

July 20, 1864: Battle of Peachtree Creek

July 22, 1864: Battle of Atlanta

July 24, 1864: Second Battle of Kernstown

July 27-29, 1864: First Battle of Deep Bottom

July 28, 1864: Battle of Ezra Church

July 30, 1864: Battle of the Crater

August 2-23, 1864: Battle of Mobile Bay

August 5-7, 1864: Battle of Utoy Creek

August 7, 1864: Battle of Moorefield

August 14-20, 1864: Second Battle of Deep Bottom

August 16, 1864: Battle of Guard Hill

August 18-21, 1864: Battle of Globe Tavern

August 21, 1864: Second Battle of Memphis

August 25, 1864: Second Battle of Ream’s Station

August 31 – September 1, 1864: Battle of Jonesborough

September 3-4, 1864: Battle of Berryville

September 19, 1864: Battle of Opequon (Third Battle of Winchester)

September 21-22, 1864: Battle of Fisher’s Hill

September 27, 1864: Battle of Fort Davidson

September 29-30, 1864: Battle of Chaffin’s Farm (New Market Heights)

September 30 – October 2, 1864: Battle of Peebles’ Farm

October 1-3, 1864: First Battle of Saltville

October 5, 1864: Battle of Allatoona

October 7, 1864: Battle of Darbytown and New Market

October 9, 1864: Battle of Tom’s Brook

October 15, 1864: Battle of Glasgow

October 19, 1864: Battle of Cedar Creek

October 22-23, 1864: Battle of Byram’s Ford

October 22, 1864: Second Battle of Independence

October 23, 1864: Battle of Westport

October 25, 1864: Battle of Marais des Cygnes

October 25, 1864: Battle of Mine Creek

October 26-29, 1864: Battle of Decatur

October 27-28, 1864: Battle of Boydton Plank Road

October 27-28, 1864: Battle of Fair Oaks & Darbytown Road

October 28, 1864: Second Battle of Newtonia

November-December, 1864: Sherman’s March to the Sea

November 4-5, 1864: Battle of Johnsonville

November 22, 1864: Battle of Griswoldville

November 24, 1864: Battle of Columbia

November 28, 1864: Battle of Buck Head Creek

November 29, 1864: Battle of Spring Hill

November 30, 1864: Battle of Franklin (1864)

December 4, 1864: Battle of Waynesboro (Georgia)

December 7-27, 1864: First Battle of Fort Fisher

December 13, 1864: Second Battle of Fort McAllister

December 15-16, 1864: Battle of Nashville

December 20-21, 1864: Second Battle of Saltville

Civil War Battles in 1865:

January 13-15, 1865: Second Battle of Fort Fisher

February 5-7, 1865: Battle of Hatcher’s Run

March 2, 1865: Battle of Waynesboro

March 6, 1865: Battle of Natural Bridge

March 16, 1865: Battle of Averasborough

March 19-21, 1865: Battle of Bentonville

March 25, 1865: Battle of Fort Stedman

March 27 – April 8, 1865: Battle of Spanish Fort

March 29, 1865: Battle of Lewis’s Farm

March 31, 1865: Battle of Dinwiddie Court House

March 31, 1865: Battle of White Oak Road

April 1, 1865: Battle of Five Forks

April 2-9, 1865: Battle of Fort Blakely

April 2, 1865: Battle of Selma

April 2, 1865: Battle of Sutherland’s Station

April 2, 1865: Third Battle of Petersburg

April 5, 1865: Battle of Amelia Springs

April 6-7, 1865: Battle of High Bridge

April 6, 1865: Battle of Sailor’s Creek

April 7, 1865: Battle of Cumberland Church

April 8, 1865: Battle of Appomattox Station

April 9, 1865: Battle of (and surrender at) Appomattox Court House