THIS WEEK IN CONFEDERATE HISTORY

05/07/1864 - 05/13/1864
Battle of Rocky Face Ridge Georgia
Combats at Buzzard Roost, Mill Creek & Dug Gap
Union casualties were high, but they did force the
Confederates off Rocky Face Ridge: Damn Yankees

05/12/1864 - 05/16/1864
Battle of Proctor’s Creek Virginia
Other Names: Drewry’s Bluff, Fort Darling
Confederate Victory

05/12/1865 - 05/13/1865
Battle of Palmito Ranch Texas
Other Name: Palmito Hill
Confederate Victory

05/13/1864
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House Virginia
Combats at Salient or Bloody Angle

05/13/1864 - 05/15/1864
Battle of Resaca Georgia
Inconclusive

05/14/1863
Battle of Jackson Mississippi
Union Victory: Damn Yankees

05/15/1862
Battle of Drewry’s Bluff Virginia
Other Names: Fort Darling, Fort Drewry
Confederate Victory

05/15/1862 - 05/17/1862
Battle of Princton Court House Virginia (Now West Virginia)
Confederate Victory

05/15/1864
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House Virginia
Combat at Piney Branch Church

05/15/1864
Battle of New Market Virginia
Confederate Victory

05/16/1863
Battle of Champion Hill Mississippi
Other Name: Bakers Creek
Union Victory: Damn Yankees

05/16/1864
Battle of Mansura Louisiana
Other Names: Smith’s Place, Marksville
Union Victory: Damn Yankees

05/17/1863
Battle of Big Black River Bridge Mississippi
Other Name: Big Black
Union Victory: Damn Yankees

05/17/1864 - 05/18/1864
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House Virginia
Combat at Harrison House

05/17/1864
Battle of Adairsville Georgia
Confederate delaying action
(Allowed Johnston to bait a trap at Cassville.)

05/18/1863
Siege of Vicksburg Mississippi Begins

05/18/1861 - 05/19/1861
Battle of Sewell’s Point Virginia
Inconclusive

05/18/1864
Battle of Yellow Bayou Louisiana
Other Name: Norwood’s Plantation
Union Strategic Victory: Damn Yankees

05/19/1864
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House Virginia
Combat at Harris Farm

05/20/1861
North Carolina Passes Ordinance of Secession

05/20/1861
Richmond Virginia Is Named The New Confederate Capital

05/20/1864
Battle of Ware Bottom Church Virginia
Confederate Victory

05/21/1863
Battle of Plains Store Louisiana
Other Name: Springfield Road
Union Victory: Damn Yankees

05/21/1863
Siege of Port Hudson Louisiana Begins

05/21/1864
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House Virginia Ends
Inconclusive (Grant Continued His Offensive)

05/23/1862
Battle of Front Royal Virginia
Other Names: Guard Hill, Cedarville
Confederate Victory

05/23/1864 - 05/26/1864
Battles of North Anna Virginia
Combats At: Telegraph Road Bridge, Jericho Mill (May 23)
Ox Ford, Quarles Mill, Hanover Junction (May 24)
Inconclusive

05/24/1864
Battle of Wilson's Wharf Virginia
Other Name: Fort Pocahontas
Union Victory: Damn Yankees

05/25/1862
Battle of First Winchester Virginia
Other Name: Bowers Hill
Confederate Victory

05/25/1864 - 05/26/1864
Battle of New Hope Church Georgia
Confederate Victory

05/26/1864 - 06/01/1864
Battle of Dallas Georgia
Other Names: New Hope Church, Pumpkinvine Creek
Union Victory: Damn Yankees

05/26/1865
The Army of Trans-Mississippi Surrenders
Damn Yankees