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Last Stand of the 66th Regiment of Foot at the Battle of Maiwand, 1880 by Peter Archer

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July 4, 1863 - American Civil War: After a six-week siege, the Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg falls to Union troops under Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant

September 18-20, 1863 - American Civil War: General Braxton Bragg wins the Battle of Chickamauga

November 23-25, 1863 - American Civil War: Union forces under Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant win the Battle of Chattanooga

November 26-December 2, 1863 - American Civil War: Union and Confederate troops fight the Mine Run Campaign

February 17, 1864 - American Civil War: USS Housatonic becomes the first ship sunk by a submarine when it is attacked by H.L. Hunley

February 20, 1864 - American Civil War: Confederate troops win the Battle of Olustee in Florida

April 8, 1864 - American Civil War: Union troops are beaten at the Battle of Mansfield

May 5-7, 1864 - American Civil War: The Overland Campaign starts with the Battle of the Wilderness

May 8-21, 1864 - American Civil War: Union and Confederate forces fight the blooyd Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

May 23-26, 1864 - American Civil War: Union and Confederate forces meet at the Battle of North Anna

May 11, 1864 - American Civil War - Union cavalry wins the Battle of Yellow Tavern

May 13-15, 1864 - American Civil War: In the opening fight of the Atlanta Campaign, Union and Confederate troops meet at the Battle of Resaca

May 23-26, 1864 - American Civil War: Union and Confederate forces meet at the Battle of North Anna

May 31-June 12, 1864 - American Civil War: Union troops are repulsed at the Battle of Cold Harbor

June 5, 1864 - American Civil War: Union forces in the Shenandoah Valley win the Battle of Piedmont

June 9, 1864-April 2, 1865 - American Civil War: Union and Confederate forces fight the Siege of Petersburg

June 10, 1864 - American Civil War: Confederate troops win the Battle of Brice's Cross Roads

June 11-12, 1864 - American Civil War: Union cavalry fights the Battle of Trevilian Station

June 19, 1864 - American Civil War: USS Kearsarge sinks the Confederate raider CSS Alabama

June 21-23, 1864 - American Civil War: Union and Confederate forces fight the Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road

July 9, 1864 - American Civil War: Union forces delay the Confederates at the Battle of Monocacy

July 20, 1864 - American Civil War: Union troops win the Battle of Peachtree Creek near Atlanta

July 28, 1864 - American Civil War: The Confederates are turned back at the Battle of Ezra Church

July 22, 1864 - American Civil War: Confederate forces lose the Battle of Atlanta

August 18-21, 1864 - American Civil War: Maj. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren wins the Battle of Globe Tavern

August 31-September 1, 1864 - American Civil War: Union forces win the Battle of Jonesboro (Jonesborough)

September 2, 1864 - American Civil War: Union troops under Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman capture Atlanta

 

September 19, 1964 - American Civil War: Confederate forces are defeated at the Third Battle of Winchester (Opequon)

October 19, 1864 - American Civil War: Union troops recover to win the Battle of Cedar Creek

November 29, 1864 - American Civil War: Union troops escape after the Battle of Spring Hill

November 30, 1864 - American Civil War: General John Bell Hood loses the Battle of Franklin

December 15-16, 1864 - American Civil War: The Army of Tennessee is effectively destroyed at the Battle of Nashville

January 13-15, 1865 - American Civil War: Union troops capture Fort Fisher

March 19-21, 1865 - American Civil War: Union forces win the Battle of Bentonville

March 25, 1865 - American Civil War: Confederate forces are beaten at the Battle of Fort Stedman

April 1, 1865 - American Civil War: Major General Philip Sheridan wins the Battle of Five Forks for the Union

April 2/3, 1865 - American Civil War: After a ten-month siege, Union forces capture Petersburg, VA, compelling General Robert E. Lee to retreat west

April 6, 1865 - American Civil War: Union forces triumph at the Battle of Sayler's Creek

April 9, 1865 - American Civil War: Gen. Robert E. Lee surrenders to Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, VA

April 26, 1865 - American Civil War: Gen. Joseph E. Johnston surrenders to Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman at Durham, NC

June 15, 1866-August 23, 1866 - Austro-Prussian War: Prussian forces defeat the Austrians in a lightening seven-week conflict

July 19, 1870 - Franco-Prussian War: After Prussian provocation, France declares war on Prussia

August 6, 1870 - Franco-Prussian War: Prussian forces win the Battle of Woerth

September 1, 1870 - Franco-Prussian War: Prussian forces crush a French army and capture Emperor Napoleon III at the Battle of Sedan

September 19, 1870-January 28, 1871 - Franco-Prussian War: Prussian forces successfully lay siege to Paris

May 10, 1871 - Franco-Prussian War: The Treaty of Frankfurt ends the conflict in Prussian victory

June 25, 1876 - Indian Wars: The US 7th Cavalry under Lt. Colonel George A. Custer is routed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn

January 22, 1879 - Anglo-Zulu War: The Zulus massacre British troops at the Battle of Isandlwana

January 22-23, 1879 - Anglo-Zulu War: British forces successfully defend Rourke's Drift

March 29, 1879 - Anglo-Zulu War: British troops win the Battle of Kambula

July 27, 1880 - Second Anglo-Afghan War: Afghan troops rout British forces under Brig. Gen. George Burrows at the Battle of Maiwand

March 13, 1884-January 26, 1885 - Mahdist War: Mahdist troops conduct the Siege of Khartoum

March 25, 1886 - Indian Wars: Apache leader Geronimo surrenders to General Nelson Miles

August 1, 1894-April 17, 1895 - First Sino-Japanese War: Chinese and Japanese forces battle over Korea

August 27, 1896 - Anglo-Zanzibar War: British and Zanzibar forces clash in the shortest war in recorded history

February 15, 1898 - Spanish-American War: USS Maine explodes in Havana harbor

July 1, 1898 - Spanish-American War: American troops win the Battle of San Juan Hill

July 3, 1898 - Spanish-American War: The US fleet under Rear Admiral William T. Sampson wins the Battle of Santiago de Cuba

October 11, 1899-May 31, 1902 - Second Boer War: British troops battle Boer forces in South Africa

Late 1899-July 4, 1902 - Philippine Insurrection: US troops fight to put down Filipino insurgent forces

November 2, 1899 - Second Boer War: The Siege of Ladysmith begins

January 23-24, 1900 - Second Boer War: British troops are beaten at the Battle of Spion Kop

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