May 5-7 - Although the Battle of the Wilderness was a tactical draw, Ulysses S. Grant continued his pursuit of Lee.
May 8-21 -Grant’s
and Meade’s advance on Richmond was
stalled by Lee at Spotsylvania Court
House in a ferocious two-week
June 3-12 - At Cold
Harborthe Union army losses 7,000 men
in the first hour.
August 2-23 - A combined Union force
led by Adm. David G. Farragut and Maj. Gen. Gordon
Grangerdefeated Confederate troops at Fort Morgan, Fort Gaines Garrison, and Fort Powell and
closed Mobile Bayto
September 2– Atlantasurrenders toGen.
William T. Sherman.
December 15-16- John Bell Hood's Army of Tennessee is defeated by Union forces under George H. Thomas at Nashville.