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BEST COMMANDED BATTLES MOST OBVIOUS VICTORIES
MOST UNBALANCED BATTLES BLOODIEST UNION BATTLES
WORST COMMANDED BATTLES BLOODIEST CONFEDERATE BATTLES
BLOODIEST BATTLES (COMBINED CASUALTIES) MOST EVENLY MATCHED BATTLES
TOP TURNING POINTS OF THE WAR UNION ?
[CONFEDERATE ? MOST UNEVENLY MATCHED BATTLES

 

  BATTLE DATE COMMANDER
1. Chancellorsville 5/1-4/63 CS Gen. Robert E. Lee
2. 2nd Bull Run 8/29-30/62 CS Gen. Robert E. Lee
3. Nashville 12/15-16/64 US Maj. Gen. George Thomas
4. Brice's Cross Roads 6/10/64 CS Lt. Gen. Nathan B. Forrest
5. Cedar Creek 10/19/64 US Maj. Gen. Phil Sheridan
6. Shiloh 4/6-7/62 US Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
7. Franklin 11/30/64 US Maj. Gen. John Schofield
8. Gettysburg 7/1-3/63 US Maj. Gen. George Meade
9. Drewry's Bluff 5/16/64 CS Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard
10. Monocacy 7/9/64 US Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace

 

  BATTLE DATE COMMANDER
1. Fort Donelson 2/13-16/62 CS Maj. Gen. Gideon Pillow & Brig. Gen. John B. Floyd
2. Fredericksburg 12/13/62 US Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside
3. Chancellorsville 5/1-4/63 US Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker
4. 2nd Bull Run 8/29-30/62 US Maj. Gen. John Pope
5. Murfreesboro 12/31-1/2/63 CS Gen. Braxton Bragg
6. Gettysburg 7/1-3/63 CS Gen. Robert E. Lee
7. Antietam 9/17/62 US Maj. Gen. George McClellan
8. Cold Harbor 6/1-3/64 US Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
9. Perryville 10/8/62 CS Gen. Braxton Bragg and US Maj. Gen. Don C. Buell
10. Chattanooga 11/23-25/63 CS Maj. Gen. Braxton Bragg

 

1. Ulysses S. Grant commissioned as Lt. Gen. and appointed head Gen.-in-Command of all Union armies.
2. Gen. Robert E. Lee replaces Gen. Joseph E. Johnston as commander of the Army of Northern Virginia on 5/31/62.
3. Battle of Gettysburg on 7/1-3/63
4. Battle of 1st Manassas/Bull Run on 7/21/61
5. Battle of Antietam on 9/17/62
6. Maj. Gen. Grant takes Vicksburg, MS on 7/4/63.
7. Death of Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson at the Battle of Chancellorsville on 5/10/63
8. Fall of Atlanta, GA. to Union forces on 9/2/64
9. Fall of New Orleans, LA to Union forces on 4/25/62.
10. Fall of Nashville, TN to Union forces on 2/25/62

 

  BATTLE DATE VICTOR
1. Ezra Church 7/28/64 Union
2. Port Hudson 5/27/63 Confederate
3. Fort Wagner 7/18/63 Confederate
4. Atlanta 7/22/64 Union
5. Franklin 11/30/64 Union
6. Gaines' Mill 6/27/62 Union
7. Port Hudson 6/14/63 Confederate
8. Kennesaw Mountain 6/27/64 Confederate
9. Jonesborough 8/31-9/1/64 Union
10. 2nd Cold Harbor 6/1-3/64 Confederate

 

  BATTLE DATE USA TROOPS CSA TROOPS
1. Prairie Grove 12/7/62 10,000 10,000
2. Fair Oaks 5/31-6/1/62 41,797 41,816
3. Olustee 2/20/64 5,115 5,200
4. Franklin 11/30/64 27,939 26,897
5. Corinth 10/3-4/62 21,147 22,000
6. Richmond 8/29-30/62 6,500 6,850
7. Mechanicsville 6/26/62 15,631 16,356
8. Bentonville 3/19-21/65 16,127 16,895
9. Seven Days 6/25-7/1/62 91,169 95,481
10. Peachtree Creek 7/20/64 20,137 18,832

 

  BATTLE DATE USA TROOPS CSA TROOPS RATIO
1. Arkansas Post 4/9/65 28,944 4,564 6.34 to 1
2. Port Hudson 5/21/63 13,000 4,192 3.10 to 1
3. Fort Wagner 7/18/63 5,264 1,785 2.95 to 1
4. Hatcher's Run 2/5-7/65 34,517 13,835 2.49 to 1
5. Opequon 9/19/64 41,295 17,103 2.49 to 1
6. Perryville 10/8/62 36,940 16,000 2.31 to 1
7. Dinwiddie C.H 3/31/65 45,247 20,030 2.26 to 1
8. Chickasaw Bayou 12/27-29/62 30,72 13,792 2.23 to 1
9. Wilson's Creek 8/10/61 5,400 11,600 1 to 2.15
10. Nashville 12/15-16/64 49,773 23,207 2.14 to 1

 

  BATTLE DATE PLURALITY VICTOR
1. Appomattox 4/9/65 USA +62,000 Union
2. Petersburg 3/25/65 USA +45,000 Union
3. Atlanta 7/22/64 USA +45,000 Union
4. Fredericksburg 12/13/62 USA +28,000 Confederate
5. Wilderness 5/5-7/64 USA +27,000 Confederate
6. 2nd Bull Run 8/29-30/62 USA +27,000 Confederate
7. Nashville 12/15-16/64 USA +26,000 Union
8. Gaines' Mill 6/27/62 CSA +23,000 Union
9. Vicksburg 5/22/63 USA +23,000 Confederate
10. Shiloh 4/6-7/62 USA +22,000 Union

 

  BATTLE DATE CASUALTIES*
1. Gettysburg 5/1-3/63 40,638
2. Chickamauga 9/19-20/63 28,399
3. Seven Days 6/25-7/1/62 27,535
4. Antietam 9/17/62 23,381
5. Wilderness 5/5-7/63 22,033
6. Chancellorsville 5/1-4/63 21,862
7. Shiloh 4/6-7/62 17,897
8. Atlanta 7/22/64 19,715
9. 2nd Manassas/Bull Run 8/29-20/62 19,204
10. Stones River 12/31/62 18,459
  **CASUALTIES are the number of killed and wounded combined**

 

  BEST BRIGADES BEST GENERALS WORST GENERALS
1. Hood's Texas Brigade Nathan B. Forrest W.H.C. Whiting
2. Stonewall Brigade (VA) Robert E. Lee John B. Hood (1864)
3. Orphan Brigade (KY) Patrick R Cleburne David E. Twiggs
4. Stuart's Virginia Cavalry Brigade Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson Benjamin Huger
5. Hays' Louisiana Tigers James Longstreet William H. Carroll
6. Lawton's Georgia Brigade A.P. Hill Braxton Bragg
7. 1st Missouri Brigade J.E.B. Stuart John B. Floyd
8. Gregg's South Carolina Brigade John B. Hood (1862-1863) Gideon Pillow
9. Rodes' Alabama Brigade D.H. Hill P.G.T. Beauregard
10. Liddel's Arkansas Brigade William J. Hardee Theophilus Holmes

 

  BATTLE DATE CASUALTIES
1. Gettysburg 7/1-3/63 22,638
2. Seven Days 6/25-7/1/62 19,739
3. Chickamauga 9/19-20/63 16,986
4. Antietam 9/17/62 11,724
5. Chancellorsville 5/1-4/63 10,746
6. Shiloh 4/6-7/62 9,735
7. Stones River 12/31/62 9,239
8. Atlanta 7/22/64 9,187
9. 2nd Bull Run 8/29-30/62 9,108
10. Wilderness 5/5-7/64 7,750
  **CASUALTIES are the number of killed and wounded combined**

 

  BEST BRIGADES BEST GENERALS WORST GENERALS
1. 1st Vermont Brigade (VI Corps) Ulysses S. Grant Egbert B. Brown
2. Iron Brigade (I Corps) Benjamin H. Grierson John Pope
3. Irish Brigade (II Corps) George H. Thomas Samuel P. Heintzelman
4. 1st NJ Brigade (VI Corps) William T. Sherman John C. Fremont
5. Excelsior Brigade (III Corps) NY Winfield S. Hancock George B. McClellan
6. Philadelphia Brigade (II Corps) John A. Logan Benjamin F. Butler
7. Belknap's Iowa Brigade (XVII Corps) Quincy Gillmore Louis Blenker
8. Custer's Michigan Cavalry Brigade (Army of the Potomac) Andrew A. Humphreys David Hunter
9. Heckman's Star Brigade (XVIII Corps) James B. McPherson William Rosecrans
10. Steedman's Brigade (IV Corps) John M. Schofield Ambrose E. Burnside

 

  BATTLE DATE CASUALTIES
1. Gettysburg 7/1-3/63 17,684
2. Wilderness 5/5-7/64 14,283
3. Spotsylvania 5/8-21/64 12,632
4. 2nd Cold Harbor 5/31-6/12/64 12,000
5. Antietam 9/17/62 11,657
6. Chickamauga 9/19-20/63 11,413
7. Chancellorsville 5/1-4/63 11,116
8. 1st Fredericksburg 12/13/62 10,884
9. Atlanta 7/22/64 10,528
10. Shiloh 4/6-7/62 10,162
  **CASUALTIES are the number of killed and wounded combined**
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