Confederate forces under John Bell Hood launch a series of failed assaults on Franklin, Tennessee, leading to one of the worst Confederate loses of the war.
As Lee and Grant face off outside Petersburg, the Union Army lauches an audacious—and doomed—plan to dig a crater beneath Confederate forces.
The Union Army wages a bloody campaign at Chickamauga on their path to capture the key railroad hub of Chattanooga.
In one of the most crucial engagements of the Civil War, Confederates struggle to gain control of Culp's Hill, a critical Union position that if lost could turn the tide of the war itself.
Gettysburg climaxes on a rocky hillside known as Little Round Top. Heroes born of the bloody battle include Strong Vincent, Patrick O'Roarke, Gouverneur K. Warren, and Joshua Chamberlain.
In May 1863, in the wilderness of Virginia, the Union Army launched a massive assault on the Confederates. But what seemed a certain Union victory was upended by a surprise attack led by General "Stonewall" Jackson.
On December 13, 1862, Union General Ambrose Burnside mounted a massive but futile frontal assault on Confederate troops outside of Fredericksburg, Virginia that became one of the Union Army's worst defeats.
In 1861, the first major battle of the Civil War was fought. 35,000 Northerners marched to Manassas, Virginia to challenge 20,000 Southerners. By the next day, 5,000 men were dead and Confederate General Stonewall Jackson earned his legendary nickname.
In 1864, General Grant doggedly pursued Lee's forces. On June 3, the two sides met at Cold Harbor, a crossroads near Richmond, where Grant hurled his men against entrenched breastworks, losing 7,000 in 20 minutes.
When the Confederate Army engaged the Union Army at Gettysburg in July 1863, an area of little value known as "the Wheatfield" suddenly became the focus of intense conflict.
In 1862, Robert E. Lee invaded the North for the first time and met the Union army near the banks of Maryland's Antietam Creek. Along a narrow country road called "Bloody Lane," visit the scene of the bloodiest day in U.S. military history.