January 2- After three days of fighting, the Battle of Stones
in a draw.
May 4 – Gen. Robert E. Lee defeats Union forces under Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker at Chancellorsville and forces Hooker to retreat to the north bank of the Rappahannock. The Confederacy's
joy turns to sorrow when Stonewall Jackson is mortally wounded.
July 1-3 - The Confederate
forces are defeated by George Meade's
Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg as Lee's army is repulsed in its second invasion of the North.
July 4 - The six week siege
of Vicksburgends with the
surrender of the Confederate
garrison to U. S. Grant.
July 18 – Col. Robert G. Shaw's 54th Massachusetts Colored Troops leads the assault on Fort Wagner.
September 18-20 – The
battle of Chickamaugaends with the Union troops under siege in Chattanooga, TN.
November 23-25 - The siege
of Chattanoogaends in a Union victory.