Maryland Civil War Timeline

Thomas' Legion
American Civil War HOMEPAGE
American Civil War
Causes of the Civil War : What Caused the Civil War
Organization of Union and Confederate Armies: Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery
Civil War Navy: Union Navy and Confederate Navy
American Civil War: The Soldier's Life
Civil War Turning Points
American Civil War: Casualties, Battles and Battlefields
Civil War Casualties, Fatalities & Statistics
Civil War Generals
American Civil War Desertion and Deserters: Union and Confederate
Civil War Prisoner of War: Union and Confederate Prison History
Civil War Reconstruction Era and Aftermath
American Civil War Genealogy and Research
Civil War
American Civil War Pictures - Photographs
African Americans and American Civil War History
American Civil War Store
American Civil War Polls
NORTH CAROLINA HISTORY
North Carolina Civil War History
North Carolina American Civil War Statistics, Battles, History
North Carolina Civil War History and Battles
North Carolina Civil War Regiments and Battles
North Carolina Coast: American Civil War
HISTORY OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
Western North Carolina and the American Civil War
Western North Carolina: Civil War Troops, Regiments, Units
North Carolina: American Civil War Photos
Cherokee Chief William Holland Thomas
HISTORY OF THE CHEROKEE INDIANS
Cherokee Indian Heritage, History, Culture, Customs, Ceremonies, and Religion
Cherokee Indians: American Civil War
History of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian Nation
Cherokee War Rituals, Culture, Festivals, Government, and Beliefs
Researching your Cherokee Heritage
Civil War Diary, Memoirs, Letters, and Newspapers
American Civil War Store: Books, DVDs, etc.

1861:

May-Occupation of the Relay House
May 7-Routes between the cities of Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Washington, through Baltimore are reestablished.

May 13-Union forces garrison Baltimore
May 31-June 1-Attack on the batteries at Aquia Creek, Virginia

June 10-July 7-Expedition to Rockville
June 11-Occupation of Cumberland
June 14-Skirmish near Seneca Mills
June 17-Skirmish at Conrad's Ferry
June 18-Skirmish at Edwards Ferry

July-Seizure of the schooner Georgiana
July 1-Police commissioners in Baltimore arrested
July 2-Crossing of the Potomac River
July 4-Skirmish at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia.
July 7-Skirmish at Great Falls
July 29 or August 3-Skirmish at Edwards Ferry, Maryland

August 18-Skirmish at Sandy Hook
August 27-Skirmish at Antietam Iron Works

September 4-Skirmish at Great Falls
September 12-17-Members of the Maryland Legislature arrested
September 15-Skirmish near Antietam Ford
September 17-Skirmish near Point of Rocks
September 18-Skirmish near Berlin, Maryland
September 24-Skirmish at Point of Rocks
September 29-Skirmish at Berlin

October 4-Skirmish near Edwards Ferry
October 21-Engagement at Ball's Bluff, Virginia
October 21-Skirmish near Edwards Ferry
October 22-Nov. 12-Affairs around Budd's Ferry/affairs around
October 22-Skirmish near Edwards Ferry

October 28-Skirmish near Budd's Ferry

November 3-11-Expedition into lower Maryland
November 9-Expedition to Matthias Point
November 14-Affair at the mouth of Martawoman Creek

December 8-Skirmish at Dam No. 5
October 11-Skirmish at Dam No. 4
October 15-Capture of the sloop Victory
October 17-21-Operation against Dam No. 5
October 19-Skirmish at Point of Rocks
October 25-Skirmish at Cherry Run, West Virginia
October 25-Skirmish at Fort Frederick

1862:

January 5-Bombardment of Hancock

May 24-26-Retreat to Williamsport

September 3-20-Maryland Campaign
September 3-4-Skirmish at Edwards Ferry
September 4-7-Crossing of the Potomac River
September 4-5-Skirmishes at Poolesville
September 4-Skirmish at Berlin
September 4-Skirmish at Monocacy Aqueduct
September 5-Skirmish at Point of Rocks
September 6-Evacuation of Frederick
September 7-Skirmish at Point of Rocks
September 8-Skirmish at Poolesville
September 9-Skirmish at Barnesville
September 9-Skirmish at Monocacy Church
September 10-11-Skirmishes at Sugar Loaf Mountain
September 10-Skirmish near Boonsborough
September 10-Skirmish near Frederick
September 12-13-Action on Maryland Heights
September 12-Skirmishes at Frederick
September 13-Skirmish at Catoctin Mountain
September 13-Skirmish at Jefferson
September 13 Skirmish at Middletown
September 13-Skirmish at South Mountain
September 14-Battle of South Mountain
September 14-Battle at Crampton's Pass
September 14-Skirmish near Petersville
September 15-Skirmish on Antietam Creek
September 15-Skirmish at Boonsborough
September 16-17-Battle of Antietam
September 18-19-Recrossing of the Potomac River
September 19-Skirmish at Sharpsburg
September 19-Skirmish at Shepherdstown Ford
September 19-Skirmish near Williamsport
September 20-Skirmish near Hagerstown
September 20-Skirmish near Williamsport

October 1-Reconnaissance from Sharpsburg
October 4-Reconnaissance from Conrad's Ferry
October 8-Reconnaissance from Conrad's Ferry
October 9-12-Stuart's Expedition
October 9-Skirmish at Four Locks
October 10-Capture of the signal station at Fairview Heights
October 10-Skirmish at McCoy's Ferry
October 10-Skirmish near Green Spring Furnace
October 12-Skirmish near the mouth of the Monocacy River
October 12-Skirmish at White's Ford/skirmish
October 16-17-Reconnaissance from Sharpsburg

November 24-25-Expedition from Sharpsburg
November 25-Raid on Poolesville

December 14-Raid on Poolesville

1863:

April 21-May 21-Jones' Raid
April 26-Affair at Altamont
April 26-Skirmish at Oakland

June 9-Aug. 1-Gettysburg Campaign
June 11-13-Expedition through Seneca Mills
June 11-Skirmish at Seneca Mills
June 15-Skirmish near Williamsport
June 17-Skirmish at Catoctin Creek
June 17-Skirmish at Point of Rocks
June 20-Skirmish at Middletown
June 21-Skirmish at Frederick
June 24-Skirmish at Sharpsburg
June 28-Skirmish between the Offutt's Cross-Roads and Seneca
June 28-Skirmish near Rockville
June 29-Affair at Lisbon
June 29-Affair at Poplar Springs
June 29-Skirmish at Muddy Branch
June 29-Skirmish at Westminster
June 30-Skirmish at Westminster
June 30-Evacuation of Maryland Heights

July 4-Skirmish near Emmitsburg
July 5-Skirmish at Cunningham's Cross-Roads, Pa
July 5-Skirmish at Smithburg
July 6-Hagerstown/action
July 6-Williamsport/action
July 7-Downsville/skirmish
July 7-Funkstown/skirmish
July 7-Maryland Heights/reoccupation
July 8-Boonsborough/action
July 8-Williamsport/skirmish near
July 9-Benevola/skirmish
July 10-13-Funkstown/skirmishes at and near
July 10-13-Hagerstown/skirmishes at and near
July 10-13-Jones' Cross-Roads/skirmishes
July 10-Clear Spring/skirmish near
July 10-Old Antietam Forge/skirmish
July 14-Failing Waters, W. Va./action
July 14-Williamsport/skirmish

August 27-Skirmish at Edwards Ferry

September 22-Skirmish at Rockville

1864:

April 12-14-Expedition from Point Lookout

May 1-Aug. 3-Mosby's Operations
May 5-Raid on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
May 11-14-Expedition from Point Lookout

June 11-21-Expedition from Point Lookout
June 23-Aug. 3-Early's Raid

July 5-Skirmish at Hagerstown
July 5-Affair at Keedysville
July 5-Affair at Noland's Ferry
July 5-Skirmish at Point of Rocks
July 5-Affair at Solomon's Gap
July 6-Affair at Antietam Creek
July 6-Capture of Hagerstown
July 7-Affair at Brownsville
July 7-Skirmish at Frederick
July 7-Affair at Hager's Mountain
July 7-Skirmish at Middletown
July 7-Affair at Solomon's Gap
July 8-Skirmish at Antietam Bridge
July 8-Skirmish Frederick
July 8-Skirmish at Sandy Hook
July 9-Battle of Monocacy River
July 9-Skirmish at Urbana
July 10-Confederates burn the Gunpowder Bridge
July 10-Skirmish near Monocacy River
July 10-Skirmish at Rockville
July 11-Skirmish at Frederick
July 11-Capture of trains at Magnolia
July 12-Skirmishes on the Northern defenses of Washington, D.C.
July 13-Affair at Rockville
July 14-Affair at Poolesville
July 25-Skirmish at Williamsport
July 29-Skirmish at Clear Spring
July 29-Skirmish at Hagerstown
July 30-Affair at Emmitsburg
July 30-Skirmish at Monocacy Junction
July 31-Skirmish at Hancock

August 1-Attack on Cumberland
August 1-Affair at Flintstone Creek
August 2-Skirmish at Hancock
August 2-Skirmish at Old Town
August 4-Skirmish at Antietam Ford
August 5-Skirmish at Hagerstown
August 5-Skirmish at Williamsport
August 5-Skirmish at Keedysville
August 22-Affair at Cove Point
August 26-Affair at Williamsport

14-Skirmish at Adamstown

1865:

February 21-Raid on Cumberland

April 5-Confederates capture the steamer Harriet De Ford at Fair Haven, Maryland

Civil War Military Terms:

1. Action: Stresses the idea of active, frequently sharp, offensive and defensive operations.
2. Affair: A fight.
3. Campaign: A connected series of military operations forming a distinct stage in a war.
4. Capture: To seize by force or stratagem.
5. Demonstration: An exhibition of force, or a movement indicating an attack as to show readiness for war if necessary.
6. Descent: Incursion; sudden attack; onslaught.
7. Engagement: May be a general encounter, as between armies, or a minor encounter as between subdivisions or outposts.
8. Evacuation: Withdrawal of troops from a town, fortress, etc.
9. Expeditions: A journey for a specific purpose, as a military or exploring expedition: also, the body of persons making such an excursion.
10. Occupation: To hold possession of; to utilize an area or place for a purpose.
11. Operation: A military and/or naval action or mission including movement, supply attack, defense and all requisite maneuvers.
12. Raid: A foray. Originally an inroad or incursion of mounted men. A sudden or rapid attack by an armed force.
13. Reconnaissance: An examination of a territory to gain information of enemy troops, of the terrain, or of resources.
14. Scout: To reconnoiter.
15. Siege: The besetting of a fortified place by an army to compel surrender. A continued attempt to gain possession.
16. Skirmish: Encounter usually incidental to large movements. A slight fight.
17. Surrender: To give up possession of anything or any place upon a compulsion or demand; to yield to the power of another.

Site search Web search

Advance to
 

Sources: National Park Service; Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies.

Return to American Civil War Homepage

Best viewed with Google Chrome

Google Safe.jpg