Battles of the Civil War
The Battles of the American Civil War were fought between April 12, 1861 and May 12–13, 1865 in 23 states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri,New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia[A]) and the District of Columbia, as well as the following territories (Arizona Territory, Colorado Territory, Dakota Territory, Indian Territory, New Mexico Territory, and Washington Territory) and naval engagements.
For lists of battles organized by campaign and theater, see:
- Eastern Theater of the American Civil War
- Western Theater of the American Civil War
- Trans-Mississippi Theater of the American Civil War
- Pacific Coast Theater of the American Civil War
- Lower Seaboard Theater of the American Civil War
- Category:Battles of the American Civil War
Some battles have more than one name; e.g., the battles known in the North as Battle of Antietam and Second Battle of Bull Run were referred to as the battles of Sharpsburg and Manassas by the South. This was because the North tended to name battles after landmarks (often rivers or bodies of water), whereas the South named battles after nearby towns. See Naming the American Civil War#Naming the battles and armies for more details.