Civil War--List of battles by date[1861Battle of Fort SumterApril 12- P.G.T. Beauregardfires on Federal fort in Charleston Harbor, the first battle of the American Civil WarBattle of Sewell's Point(May 18– May 19) - Union gunboats fight inconclusive battle with Confederate artillery. Battle of Aquia Creek(May 29– June 1) - Confederate artillery hit by naval bombardment, later withdrawn. Battle of Philippi RacesJune 3- Battle of Big BethelJune 10- Union attack on Confederate positions near a church repelled. Battle of BoonvilleJune 17- Union forces defeat pro-Confederate governor's Missouri State Guard. Battle of Cole CampJune 19- Pro-Confederate Missouri State Guard defeat pro-Union Missouri Home Guard at Cole Camp Battle of Hoke's RunJuly 2- Robert Pattersondefeats Jackson's Confederate force but fails to capitalize on his victory. Battle of CarthageJuly 5- Confederate victory in Missouri during U.S. Civil War.Battle of Rich MountainJuly 11- Confederate force split in half mid-battle; one half surrenders, the other escapes. Battle of Blackburn's FordJuly 18- Irvin McDowelldefeated in recon-in-force against Confederate forces at Manassas. First Battle of Bull Run, or First Manassas July 21- Union under McDowell lose to Confederates under J.E. Johnston, P.G.T. Beauregard, Jackson nicknamed "Stonewall". Battle of AthensAugust 5- Union victory in small skirmish in Missouri Battle of Wilson's CreekAugust 10- Union forces lose, first major battle west of the Mississippi. Battle of Kessler's Cross LanesAugust 26- Confederates surprise and defeat Union forces. Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries(August 28– August 29) - Union forces capture two North Carolina forts. Battle of Dry Wood CreekSeptember 2- Union cavalry from Kansas defeated by Missouri State Guard. Battle of Carnifex FerrySeptember 10- Confederates withdraw by night after several hours of fighting. Battle of Cheat Mountain(September 12– September 15) - 300 Union troops withstand uncoordinated Confederate attacks. First Battle of Lexington(September 13– September 20) - Union forces badly defeated by Missouri State Guard. Battle of LibertySeptember 17- Minor Missouri State Guard victory.
Battle of Greenbrier RiverOctober 3- Confederates withdraw after inconclusive battle. Battle of Santa Rosa IslandOctober 9- Union forces capture island. Battle of Ball's BluffOctober 21- 700 Union soldiers captured Battle of Camp Wild CatOctober 21- Confederates chased from Cumberland Gap Battle of FredericktownOctober 21- Missouri State Guard defeated. First Battle of SpringfieldOctober 25- Union forces capture town. Battle of BelmontNovember 7- Grant captures and destroys Confederate supplies near Cairo, IllinoisBattle of Port Royal7 November- Union fleet under S. F. Du Pont capture Confederate forts at Hilton Head, South Carolina.