Genealogy Projects tagged with Civil War on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Confederate States Army

    The Confederate States Army was the army of the Confederate States of America (or "Confederacy") while the Confederacy existed during the American Civil War. On February 8, 1861, delegates from the seven Deep South states which had already declared their secession from the United States of America adopted the Provisional Constitution of the Confederate States of America. On February 28, 1861, t...

  • American Civil War Soldiers

    This project is created to honor lives lost in the American Civil War as well as those who fought and led to establishing the America we have today. Roughly 2% of the population, an estimated 620,000 men, lost their lives in the line of duty. (www.civilwar.org/education/civil-war-casualties.html)www.civilwar.org/education/history/faq/ Civil War Trust The war began when the Confederates bombarde...

  • The Finnish Civil War 1918

    The purpose of this project is to find and gather the different profiles who took part in the Finnish civil war 1918 and fell there. See Project war dead in Finland : The Finnish civil war was a struggle between the white Finnish Senate in Vasa and the red People’s Commissariat in Helsinki, between 27 January and 15 May 1918. On the white side, there were the senate troops and on the opposing...

  • Confederate States of America

    The Confederate States of America ( CSA or C.S.A. ), commonly referred to as the Confederacy , was an unrecognized secessionist state existing from 1861–65. It was originally formed by seven slave states in the Lower South region of the United States whose regional economy was mostly dependent upon agriculture, particularly cotton, and a plantation system of production which in turn largely rel...

  • Union Army

    The Union Army was the land force that fought for the Union during the American Civil War , which lasted from 1861 to 1865. It consisted of the small United States Army, known as the regular army, which was augmented by massive numbers of units supplied by northern U.S. states, consisting of volunteers as well as conscripts. The Union Army fought and eventually defeated the Confederate States A...

  • Lesser Figures in the American Civil War

    A project for the lesser known figures (e.g., common soldiers, spies, people who helped free slaves, etc.) in the American Civil War. This can also include famous people who are not known for their service in this war. This war was fought by many, both in action and in the aid of the people's' spirit. So let us not forget all who fought this grandiose war. We include both people who sided with ...

  • Battle of Gettysburg

    July 1-3, 1863 This project is devoted to all soldiers of every rank who fought at the Battle of Gettysburg, and to the families of those soldiers. This project is less about the conflict than it is about the people who engaged in it. That said, many historians call this battle the turning point of the Civil War. After two years of fighting, the war was practically at a standstill. In May o...

  • Quantrill's Raid (The Lawrence Massacre) August 21, 1863

    This project is set up for those who participated in and those that survived Quantrill's raid.When the Kansas Territory was opened to settlement in 1854, abolitionists from New England rushed to the area in an effort to keep the territory from becoming pro slavery. Lawrence, Kansas was founded by the anti-slavery Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Society which was formed in 1854 and aided many emigran...

  • Knoxville Campaign (1863)

    The Knoxville campaign was a series of American Civil War battles and maneuvers in East Tennessee during the fall of 1863 designed to secure control of the city of Knoxville and with it the railroad that linked the Confederacy east and west, and position the First Corps under Longstreet for return to the Army of Northern Virginia. Union Army forces under Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside occupied Knox...

  • Battle of Monocacy (July 1864), US Civil War

    The Battle of Monocacy (also known as Monocacy Junction ) was fought on July 9, 1864, approximately 6 miles from Frederick, Maryland , as part of the Valley Campaigns of 1864 during the American Civil War . Confederate forces under Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early defeated Union forces under Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace . The battle was part of Early's raid through the Shenandoah Valley and into Maryland in an...

  • Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

    Wikipedia =______________The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, sometimes more simply referred to as the Battle of Spotsylvania (or the 19th-century spelling Spottsylvania), was the second major battle in Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's 1864 Overland Campaign of the American Civil War. Following the bloody but inconclusive Battle of the Wilderness, Grant's army disengaged from Confederate General ...

  • Battle of Brice's Cross Roads, Baldwyn, Mississippi (June 10, 1864)

    The Battle of Brice's Cross Roads, also known as the Battle of Tishomingo Creek or the Battle of Guntown , was fought on Friday, June 10, 1864, near Baldwyn, Mississippi, then part of the Confederate States of America . A Federal expedition from Memphis, Tennessee , of 4,800 infantry and 3,300 cavalry, under the command of Brig. Gen. Samuel D. Sturgis , was defeated by a Confederate force of 3,...

  • Battle of Arkansas Post, January 9-11, 1863, US Civil War

    The Battle of Arkansas Post, also known as Battle of Fort Hindman, was fought from January 9–11, 1863, near the mouth of the Arkansas River at Arkansas Post, as part of the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. Confederate forces had constructed a fort known as Fort Hindman near Arkansas Post, Arkansas in late 1862. In December of that year, a Union force under the command of Major Gene...

  • Battle of Chickasaw Bayou (December 26-29, 1862), US Civil War

    The Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, also called the Battle of Walnut Hills , fought December 26–29, 1862, was the opening engagement of the Vicksburg Campaign during the American Civil War . Confederate forces under Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton repulsed an advance by Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman that was intended to lead to the capture of Vicksburg, Mississippi . On December 26, three Union div...

  • Illinois in the US Civil War (USA) 1861-1865

    This project is used to relate all units from Illinois who served in the Union Army.

  • Cherokee Genealogy and History

    The goal of this project is to develop accurate and documented genealogical and historical knowledge of the Cherokee, indigenous peoples of North America. Who are the Cherokee (ᏣᎳᎩ)? (from ) The Cherokee (ᏣᎳᎩ) are a Native American people historically settled in the Southeastern United States (principally Georgia, the Carolinas and Eastern Tennessee). Linguistically, they are part of the Ir...

  • Battle of Rocky Face Ridge,May 7, 1864–May 13, 1864

    The Battle of Rocky Face Ridge was fought May 7–13, 1864, in Whitfield County, Georgia, during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War. The Union army was led by Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman and the Confederate army by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. Confederates were forced to evacuate their strong position due to a Union flanking movement. Wikipedia

  • Battle of Piedmont, (June 5, 1864)

    The Battle of Piedmont was fought June 5, 1864, in the village of Piedmont, Augusta County, Virginia. Union Maj. Gen. David Hunter engaged Confederates under Brig. Gen. William E. "Grumble" Jones north of Piedmont. After severe fighting, Jones was killed and the Confederates were routed. Hunter occupied Staunton on June 6 and soon began to advance on Lynchburg, destroying military stores and pu...

  • Battle of Missionary Ridge (November 1863), US Civil War

    The Battle of Missionary Ridge was fought on November 25, 1863, as part of the Chattanooga Campaign of the American Civil War . Following the Union victory in the Battle of Lookout Mountain on November 24, Union forces in the Military Division of the Mississippi under Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant assaulted Missionary Ridge and defeated the Confederate Army of Tennessee , commanded by Gen. Braxton...

  • Chattanooga Campaign 1863

    The Chattanooga campaign was a series of maneuvers and battles in October and November 1863, during the American Civil War. Following the defeat of Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans's Union Army of the Cumberland at the Battle of Chickamauga in September, the Confederate Army of Tennessee under Gen. Braxton Bragg besieged Rosecrans and his men by occupying key high terrain around Chattanooga, Tenn...

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  • Battle of Chickamauga

    Wikipedia =The Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863, marked the end of a Union offensive in southeastern Tennessee and northwestern Georgia called the Chickamauga Campaign. The battle was the most significant Union defeat in the Western Theater of the American Civil War and involved the second highest number of casualties in the war following the Battle of Gettysburg.The battle w...

  • Army of the Tennessee (USA)

    The Army of the Tennessee was a Union army in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, named for the Tennessee River.It appears that the term "Army of the Tennessee" was first used within the Union Army in March 1862, to describe Union forces perhaps more properly described as the "Army of West Tennessee"; these were the troops under the command of Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in the Union'...

  • Lost Cause of the Confederacy

    wikipedia description This is reserved for genealogical members of Civil War (CSA) veterans. The initial purpose is to list adherents who actually fought in the Civil War and then later espoused "Lost Cause" views after Appomattox. I suggest NOT adding Civil War soldiers merely because they fought in the War descendants of the post-bellum adherents should be added if they espoused s...

  • Tennessee in the US Civil War (CSA) 1861-1865

    This project is used to relate all units from Tennessee who served in the Confederate Army.

  • US Civil War Notables

    This project focuses on Civil War "notables" from the Union and Confederate armies and their families. Meaning of the word notables: NOTABLES, noun famous or important persons worthy of attention or notice; remarkable.== including officers, volunteers, and draftees on both sides who are or should be recognized for their "NOTABLE" activities during the American Civil War — whether e...

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