Timeline

Compiled by Edwin C. Bearss, Research Historian, Vicksburg National Military Park

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1861

January 9:
Ordinance of secession adopted in Mississippi State Capitol, Jackson.
January 20:
Fort then under construction by the U. S. Engineers on Ship Island, occupied by State Troops.
January 21:
Mississippi's congressional delegation withdrew from Congress.
September 17:
Ship Island evacuated by Confederate troops.
November 27:
Federal Expeditionary Force sailed from Hampton Roads, Virginia--destination Ship Island.
December 3:
Ship Island occupied by Union forces, commanded by Brigadier General John W. Phelps.
December 31:
Raid by Union navy on Biloxi.

1862
February 4 - April 28:
Union Offensive Up The Tennessee And Cumberland Rivers

February 6-10:
Raid by Union gunboat flotilla, commanded by Lt. Commander S. Ledyard Phelps, up the Tennessee River from Ft. Henry to Florence, Alabama.
February 16-22:
Raid by the gunboat U.S.S. Tyler up the Tennessee River to Eastport.
April 3:
Reconnaissance from Savannah, Tennessee, to Eastport.
April 8:
Skirmish on the Corinth road, as Federals mopped up following the battle of Shiloh.
April 12-13:
Raid by a Federal amphibious force from Pittsburg Landing to Bear Creek, Alabama, with troops disembarked near Eastport.
April 13:
Union reconnaissance on the Corinth road.
April 24:
Skirmish on the Corinth road.
April 25:
Skirmish on the Corinth road.

1862
March 8 - April 4:
Operations Along The Gulf Coast

March 8:
Skirmish at Mississippi City between Union landing force and Confederate troops.
April 3-4:
Joint expedition by the Union Army and Navy from Ship Island to Biloxi and Pass Christian, and the capture of the Steamer P. C. Wallis (skirmish at Biloxi on the 3rd and at Pass Christian on the 4th).

1862
April 29 - June 10, 1862:
Advance Upon And Siege Of Corinth, And Pursuit Of The Confederate Forces To Guntown, Mississippi

April 29:
Union forces, commanded by Major General Henry W. Halleck, left the Pittsburgh Landing staging area enroute to Corinth.
April 29-May 14:
Raid on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad by a Union cavalry detachment, led by Lt. Col. William McCullough.
May 3:
Reconnaissance to and skirmish near Farmington.
May 3:
Raid on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad between Burnsville and Glendale by a Union force, led by Lt. Col. Edward Hatch.
May 4:
Skirmish at Farmington Heights.
May 8:
Forced reconnaissance toward Corinth.
May 8:
Skirmish at Glendale between the Union cavalry, led by Hatch, and the Confederate rearguard covering the evacuation of Farmington.
May 9:
Battle Of Farmington Between The Union Forces, Led By Major General John Pope, And The Confederates, Commanded By Major General Earl Van Dorn.
May 9:
Skirmish near Corinth.
May 10:
Skirmish near Farmington.
May 10:
Reconnaissance toward Sharp's Mill.
May 12:
Skirmish near Farmington.
May 13:
Union raid on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad near Corinth.
May 14:
Skirmish on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad near Corinth.
May 15:
Forced reconnaissance by a Federal cavalry detachment in the direction of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad.
May 17:
Clash at Russell's House between Union troops, commanded by Brigadier General William T. Sherman, and Confederate troops.
May 19:
Skirmish near Farmington.
May 21:
Skirmish at the Widow Serratt's.
May 22:
Skirmish near Farmington.
May 22-23:
Forced reconnaissance to Burnsville and Iuka by a Union cavalry force, led by Colonel J. K. Mizner.
May 24:
Skirmish near Corinth.
May 27:
Skirmish on Bridge Creek, near Corinth.
May 28:
Skirmish in front of Corinth.
May 28:
Union Cavalry raid on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, led by Col. Washington L. Elliott.
May 29:
Skirmish near Booneville.
May 30:
Occupation of Booneville.
May 29:
Skirmishes in front of Corinth.
May 29-30:
Corinth evacuated by the Confederate force, commanded by General P. G. T. Beauregard.
May 30:
Corinth occupied by Halleck's troops.
May 30:
Premature destruction by the Confederate authorities of the Cypress Creek and Tuscumbia Bridges.
May 31:
Skirmish at Tuscumbia Creek.
June 2:
Skirmish at Rienzi.
June 3:
Reconnaissance by the Union cavalry toward Carrollsville, and Baldwyn.
June 3:
Skirmish at Blackland.
June 4:
Skirmishes at Osborn's and Wolf's Creeks.
June 4:
Attack by Confederates on a Union outpost at Booneville.
June 6:
Reconnaissance from Booneville toward Baldwyn by a Union cavalry force, led by Colonels Philip H. Sheridan and Hatch.
June 6:
Skirmish near Baldwyn.
June 7:
Skirmish near Baldwyn.
June 9-10:
Reconnaissance from Booneville to Guntown and Baldwyn by Union patrols, led by Sheridan and Hatch.
June 10:
Skirmish near Booneville.
June 3:
Reconnaissance by the Union cavalry toward Carrollsville, and Baldwyn.
June 3:
Skirmish at Blackland.
June 4:
Skirmishes at Osborn's and Wolf's Creeks.
June 4:
Attack by Confederates on a Union outpost at Booneville.
June 6:
Reconnaissance from Booneville toward Baldwyn by a Union cavalry force, led by Colonels Philip H. Sheridan and Hatch.
June 6:
Skirmish near Baldwyn.
June 7:
Skirmish near Baldwyn.
June 9-10:
Reconnaissance from Booneville to Guntown and Baldwyn by Union patrols, led by Sheridan and Hatch.
June 10:
Skirmish near Booneville.

1862
May 18-July 27:
Amphibious Thrust Against Vicksburg.

May 12-13:
Surrender of Natchez demanded, and occupation of, by U. S. naval forces, commanded by Commander James S. Palmer.
May 16:
Grand Gulf shelled by Union task force commanded by Commander S. Phillips Lee.
May 18:
The surrender of Vicksburg demanded by Commander Lee, the leader of the advance Union force ascending the Mississippi. This demand was refused by the Confederate authorities.
Mav 26:
Grand Gulf shelled by the Federal sloop of war Brooklyn and gunboats Kineo and Katahdin.
June 7-9:
Union Expeditionary force, commanded by Brigadier General Thomas Williams, left Baton Rouge enroute to Vicksburg.
June 7:
Grand Gulf shelled by the gunboats Wissahickon and Itasca.
June 8:
Grand Gulf shelled by the gunboats Wissahickon and Itasca.
June 9:
Grand Gulf shelled by the gunboats Wissahickon and Itasca.
June 10:
Grand Gulf shelled by the gunboats Wissahickon, Itasca, Iroquois and Katahdin.
June 22:
Skirmish at Ellis Cliffs.
June 24:
Skirmish at Hamilton's plantation, near Grand Gulf.
June 28:
Naval bombardment of Vicksburg, and the successful passage of the city's batteries by a Federal fleet, commanded by Flag-Officer David G. Farragut.
July 1:
Union fleet, commanded by Flag-Officer Charles H. Davis, reaches Young's Point from Memphis, Tennessee.
July 15:
Engagement between Farragut's and Davis' combined fleets and the Confederate ram Arkansas, commanded by Lieutenant Isaac N. Brown.
July 15-16:
Farragut's fleet again passed the Vicksburg batteries, but failed in its attempt to destroy Arkansas.
July 22:
Attack by the ironclad U.S.S. Essex and the ram U.S.S. Queen of the West on the Confederate ram Arkansas.
July 24:
Farragut's fleet and Williams' infantry departed from the Vicksburg area enroute to Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
July 27:
Davis' fleet withdrew up the river.
July 25:
Natchez evacuated by the Federal authorities.
September 3:
The ironclad U.S.S. Essex shelled Natchez.

1862
June 10-August 31:
Operations In North Mississippi

June 11:
Skirmish near Booneville.
June 14:
Skirmish at Clear Creek, near Baldwyn.
June 15-18:
Union raid from La Grange, Tennessee, to the bridge which carried the tracks of the Mississippi Central over the Tallahatchie River, near Abbeville.
June 18:
Skirmish at Tallahatchie Bridge.
June 20-22:
Union raid from Memphis, Tennessee, to Hernando.
June 21:
Skirmish at Coldwater Station.
June 28:
Skirmish at and near Blackland.
July 1:
Battle at Booneville between a Union force, commanded by Sheridan, and a Confederate command, led by Brigadier General James R. Chalmers.
July 1:
Skirmish near Holly Springs.
July 5:
Skirmish on the Hatchie River.
July 10-11:
Union expedition from near Rienzi to Guntown.
July 20:
Confederate raid on Union outpost stationed at Hatchie Bottom.
July 25-August 1:
Raid by Colonel Joseph Wheeler's Confederate brigade from Holly Springs to Bolivar and Jackson, Tennessee.
July 27-29:
Raid by Colonel Albert L. Lee from Rienzi to Ripley.
August 4-7:
Reconnaissance by Brigadier General Robert B. Mitchell's Union brigade from Jacinto to Bay Springs.
August 4:
Skirmish at Bay Springs.
August 11:
Skirmish at Brown's Plantation.
August 16:
Expedition from Memphis to Horn Lake Creek.
August 16:
Skirmish at Horn Lake Creek.
August 19-21:
Colonel Albert Lee's raid from Rienzi to Marietta and Bay Springs.
August 20:
Skirmish at Bay Springs.
August 20:
Skirmish at Marietta.
August 26:
Skirmish near Rienzi.
August 27:
Skirmish near Kossuth.
August 28:
Skirmish near Corinth.
August 31:
Skirmish near Marietta.

1862
July-August 1862:
Amphibious Operations On The Mississippi River

July 23-25:
Expedition from Helena, Arkansas, to the Coldwater River.
July 24:
Skirmish at White Oak Bayou.
August 2:
Skirmish near Totten's Plantation, Coahoma county.
August 2:
Skirmish at Austin.
August 16-27:
Expedition from Helena, Arkansas, down the Mississippi and up the Yazoo River.
August 18:
Capture of the Confederate steamer Fair Play.
August 23:
Skirmish at Greenville.
August 25:
Skirmish at Bolivar.

1862
June-December:
Amphibious Operations Along The Gulf Coast

June 22:
Expedition from Ship Island to Pass Christian.
July 25-August 2:
Expedition from New Orleans to Pass Manchac, Louisiana, and up the Tchefuncta and Pearl rivers.

1862
September-October:
Operations In North Mississippi

September 4-6:
Colonel Benjamin H. Grierson's reconnaissance from Memphis toward Holly Springs.
September 5:
Skirmish at Olive Branch.
September 7-13:
Brigadier General Morgan L. Smith's expedition from Memphis to the Coldwater
September 8:
Skirmish at Coldwater River.
September 9:
Skirmish at Cockrum's Cross-Roads.
September 10:
Skirmish at Coldwater Bridge.
September 11:
Skirmish at Coldwater River.
September 12:
Skirmish at Coldwater Railroad Bridge.
September 9:
Skirmish at Rienzi.
September 11-23:
Major General Sterling Price's advance to Iuka.
September 13:
Skirmish near Iuka.
September 14:
Skirmish at Burnsville.
September 16:
Captain Alexander W. Dees' reconnaissance from Burnsville toward Iuka.
September 18:
Skirmish at Rienzi.
September 19:
Battle Of Iuka.
September 19:
Skirmish at Peyton's Mill between Hatch's Federals and Colonel W. C. Falkner's Mississippians.
September 19:
Skirmish at Barnett's Corners.
September 20:
Skirmish on the Fulton Road, between Price's rearguard and Col. John K. Mizner's troopers.
September 27:
Skirmish at Iuka.
September 30:
Reconnaissance from Rienzi to the Hatchie River.
September 30-October 12:
Van Dorn's drive on Corinth crushed, and the Confederates fall back to Holly Springs.
October 1:
Skirmish at Ruckersville.
October 2:
Skirmish at Baldwyn.
October 2:
Skirmish near Ramer's Crossing, Mobile and Ohio Railroad.
October 3-4:
Battle Of Corinth.
October 5:
Battle Of The Hatchie.
October 5:
Attack on Union Camp at Corinth.
October 7:
Skirmish near Box Ford.
October 7:
Skirmish near Ruckersville.
October 7:
Skirmish near Ripley.

1862
September-October:
Amphibious Operations On The Mississippi River

September 19:
Skirmish at Prentiss.
September 19:
Attack on the U.S.S. ram Queen of the West, near Bolivar.
September 28:
Skirmish near Friars Point.

1862
November 1862-January 10, 1863:
Grant's Autumn Offensive Directed Toward The Destruction Of The Confederate Armies In Mississippi

November 2-4:
Grant concentrated the greater part of his Army of the Tennessee at La Grange and Grand Junction, Tennessee.
November 2-5:
Supporting cavalry thrusts.
November 2:
Ripley occupied.
November 2:
Orizaba occupied.
November 4-26:
The Army of the Tennessee advances from La Grange to Holly Springs.
November 5:
Skirmish at Jumpertown.
November 6:
Forced reconnaissance from La Grange toward Lamar (with skirmishes at Worsham's Creek and Old Lamar).
November 8-9:
Major General James B. McPherson's forced reconnaissance from La Grange toward Holly Springs (with skirmishes on the Coldwater, at Old Lamar, and Hudsonville).
November 13:
Skirmish at Holly Springs.
November 14:
Skirmish at Holly Springs.
November 19-20:
Raid from Grand Junction to Ripley.
November 26-December 23:
The Army of the Tennessee advanced from Holly Springs to Water Valley.
November 28-29:
Skirmishes at Holly Springs.
November 29:
Skirmish at Lumpkin's Mill.
November 29:
Skirmish at Waterford.
November 30:
Skirmish at Waterford.
December 1:
Skirmishes near Oxford.
December 1:
Skirmish at Hudsonville.
December 3:
Skirmishes on the Yacona River, at Prophet, Spring Dale, and Free Bridges.
December 4:
Skirmish at Water Valley.
December 4:
Skirmish near Oxford.
December 5:
Battle At Coffeeville.
December 18:
Skirmish near Water Valley.
November 26-December 13:
The advance of Major General William T. Sherman's command from Memphis to College Hill.
November 30:
Skirmish at Chulahoma.
November 27-December 6:
Union raid from Helena, Arkansas, on the Mississippi and Tennessee and Mississippi Central Railroads.
November 28:
Skirmish at the confluence of the Coldwater and Tallahatchie rivers.
November 30:
Skirmish on the Tallahatchie River.
November 30:
Destruction of the Steamer New Moon.
December 1:
Skirmish near Mitchell's Cross-Roads.
December 3:
Skirmish at Oakland.
December 9-19:
Union Raids on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad.
December 9-14:
Brigadier General Grenville Dodge's reconnaissance from Corinth toward Tuscumbia, Alabama.
December 13-19:
Colonel August Mersy's raid from Corinth to Tupelo.
December 14-19:
Colonel Theophilus L. Dickeys' raid from Oxford to Tupelo.

1862 - 1863
December 8, 1862-January 4, 1863: Sherman's amphibious thrust against Vicksburg

December 12:
Expedition up the Yazoo and the destruction of the Union ironclad U.S.S. Cairo.
December 20:
Expeditionary Force sailed from Memphis.
December 26:
Sherman's Expeditionary Force landed at Johnson's plantation.
December 27:
Union fleet bombarded the Snyder's Bluff area.
December 27-28:
Clashes preliminary to the battle of Chickasaw Bayou.
December 29:
Battle Of Chickasaw Bayou.
January 2:
Skirmish Chickasaw Bayou.
January 2-3:
Sherman re-embarked his troops and proceeded to Milliken's Bend, Louisiana.
December 16-29:
Van Dorn's raid on the Mississippi Central Railroad.
December 18:
Skirmish at Pontotoc.
December 20:
Capture of Holly Springs.
December 20:
Skirmish at Coldwater.
December 21:
Skirmish at Davis' Mill.
December 21:
Skirmish at Holly Springs.
December 23:
Skirmish at Ripley.
December 25:
Skirmish at Ripley.
December 23 1862-January 11, 1863:
The Army of the Tennessee retreated from Water Valley to the line of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad.
January 1:
Skirmish at Bath Springs.
January 3:
Skirmish at Burnsville.
January 7:
Reconnaissance toward Rocky Ford.
January 9-10:
Evacuation of Holly Springs.

1863
January 1-March 29
Grant's Winter Offensive Against "Fortress" Vicksburg

1863
January 1-March 29
Grant's Winter Offensive Against "Fortress" Vicksburg
January: Reconnaissance operations in North Mississippi

January 25-28:
Patrol by the 1st West Tennessee Cavalry (Union) from Bolivar, Tennessee, to Ripley.
January 28-30:
Patrol from La Grange, Tennessee, toward Ripley.
February 2-24:
Gunboat operations in the Vicksburg area.
February 2-3:
Passage of the Vicksburg and Warrenton batteries, and capture of the Confederate steamers A. W. Baker, Moro and Berwick Bay by the Union ram Queen of the West.
February 13:
Passage of the Vicksburg batteries by the Federal ironclad Indianola.
February 24:
Capture of the ironclad Indianola.

1863
February 3-April 8:
The Yazoo Pass Expedition

February 16:
Skirmish at Yazoo Pass.
February 19:
Skirmish near the Coldwater River.
February 19:
Skirmish near Yazoo Pass.
March 11:
Engagement Ft. Pemberton.
March 13:
Engagement Ft. Pemberton.
March 14:
Skirmish at Coldwater River.
March 16:
Engagement Ft. Pemberton.
March 24:
Skirmish at Ft. Pemberton.
April 2:
Skirmish at Ft. Pemberton.
April 4:
Skirmish at Ft. Pemberton.

1863
February 14-28:
Brigadier General Stephen G. Burbridge's Greenville Expedition

February 23:
Skirmish at Deer Creek.
February 23:
Skirmish at Fish Lake Bridge.

1863
March 14-27:
Steele's Bayou Expedition

March 21:
Skirmish at Deer Creek.
March 22:
Skirmish at Deer Creek.
March 24:
Skirmish at Black Bayou.
March 25:
Skirmish at Black Bayou.

1863
February-March:
Scouting and Patrolling activities in North Mississippi

February 8:
Skirmish near Camp Sheldon.
February 10:
Skirmish near Camp Sheldon.
February 13-14:
Patrol by the 7th Illinois Cavalry from La Grange, Tennessee, to Mount Pleasant and Lamar.
March 2-3:
Patrol by the 7th Illinois Cavalry from La Grange to Hudsonville and Salem.
March 15-16:
Skirmishes near Hernando.

1863
March:
Action Afloat

March 19:
Passage of the Grand Gulf batteries by Hartford and Albatross.
March 23:
Attack on Warrenton batteries by Hartford and Albatross.
March 25:
Passage of the Vicksburg batteries by Switzerland, and destruction of the Lancaster.
March 31:
Hartford, Albatross, and Switzerland passed the Grand Gulf batteries.

1863
March 29-May 1:
General Grant Through The Use Of A Series Of Diversions Succeeded In Gaining A Bridgehead On The Mississippi Shore South Of Vicksburg

1863
April 2-14:
Major General Frederick Steele's Greenville Expedition

April 7:
Skirmish at Deer Creek.
April 8:
Skirmish at Deer Creek.
April 10:
Skirmish at Deer Creek.
April 10:
Skirmish at Black Bayou.
April 11:
Skirmish at Courtney's plantation.
April 12:
Skirmish at Deer Creek.

1863
April 14-May 3:
General Dodge's Expedition from Corinth to Courtland, Alabama

April 14:
Skirmish at Glendale.

1863
April 17-May 2:
Brigadier General Grierson's Raid

April 18-19:
Skirmishes at New Albany.
April 19:
Skirmish at Pontotoc.
April 24:
Skirmish at Newton Station.
April 24:
Skirmish at Garlandville.
April 28:
Skirmish at Union Church.
April 29:
Skirmish at Brookhaven.
May 1:
Skirmish at Walls Bridge across the Tickfaw River.

1863
April 21-26:
Hatch's raid on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad

April 21:
Skirmish at Palo Alto.
April 24:
Skirmish at Birmingham.

1863
April 17-24:
Brigadier General W. Sooy Smith's and Colonel George E. Bryant's thrusts into Northwest Mississippi

April 18:
Skirmish at Hernando.
April 19:
Skirmish at Perry's Ferry, on the Coldwater.

1863
April: Operations on the Mississippi River

April 16:
Passage of the Vicksburg and Warrenton batteries by gunboats and transports.
April 22:
Passage of the Vicksburg and Warrenton batteries by transports.
April 29:
Bombardment of Grand Gulf and passage of the batteries located there.
April 30:
Amphibious landing at Bruinsburg.

1863
April 28-May 2:
Sherman's demonstration against Snyder's Bluff

April 30:
Bombardment of Confederate forts.
May 1:
Bombardment of Confederate forts.

1863
April: Scouting and Patrolling Activities in North Mississippi

April 1:
Expedition to Booneville.
April 5-7:
Patrol by the 2nd Iowa Cavalry from La Grange, Tennessee, to Early Grove and Mount Pleasant.
April 10-11:
Patrol by the 7th Illinois Cavalry from La Grange, Tennessee, to Hudsonville, Lockhart's Mills, Mount Pleasant, and Early Grove.
April 9:
Skirmish at Pascagoula.

1863
May 1-May 19:
The Confederates were defeated in detail by the Army of Tennessee and are driven into the defenses of "Fortress" Vicksburg

May 1:
Battle of Port Gibson.
May 2:
Skirmish near the railroad bridge across the Bayou Pierre.
May 3:
Skirmish at Grindstone Ford.
May 3:
Skirmish at Ingraham's Heights.
May 3:
Skirmish at Kennison's Creek.
May 3:
Skirmish at Willow Springs.
May 3:
Skirmish at Hankinson's Ferry.
May 4:
Skirmish at Hankinson's Ferry.
May 4:
Destruction of the Union tug George Sturgess by the Vicksburg batteries.
May 5:
Skirmish at Big Sand Creek.
May 6:
Skirmish near Bethel Church.
May 8:
Skirmish at Big Sand Creek.
May 9:
Skirmish at Big Sand Creek.
May 9-10:
Skirmishes in and near Utica.
May 11:
Colonel Clark Wright's raid on the New Orleans, Jackson, and Great Northern Railroad, near Crystal Springs.
May 12:
Battle of Raymond.
May 12:
Skirmishes on Fourteen Mile Creek (near Dillon's plantation and at Whitaker's Ford) and at Hall's and Baldwin's Ferries across the Big Black.
May 13:
Skirmish at Mississippi Springs.
May 13:
Skirmish at Baldwin's Ferry.
May 14:
Skirmish at Hall's Ferry.
May 14:
Battle of Jackson.
May 15:
Skirmish at Bolton.
May 15:
Skirmish on the Middle Raymond Road.
May 16:
Battle of Champion Hill.
May 16:
Skirmish at Jackson.
May 17:
Battle of the Big Black.
May 17:
Skirmish near Bridgeport.
May 18:
Skirmishes on the approaches to "Fortress" Vicksburg.
May 18:
Occupation of the Snyder's Bluff defenses by the Federals.

1863
May 18-July 4:
Siege of Vicksburg

May 19:
First Union Assault on Vicksburg.
May 22:
Second Union Assault on Vicksburg.
May 27:
The Federal gunboat Cincinnati was sunk by the Vicksburg batteries.
June 25:
Mine exploded under the 3rd Louisiana Redan.
July 4:
Vicksburg Surrendered.

1863
May-June:
Efforts by the Confederates to cut Grant's Mississippi River supply line

May 12:
Skirmish at Greenville.
May 18:
Skirmish near Island No. 82.
May 18:
Skirmish at Greenville.
May 24:
Skirmish at Austin.
May 25:
Skirmish near Island No. 65.
May 2S:
Skirmish near Austin.

1863
June 25-July 1:
Union amphibious expedition from Snyder's Bluff to Greenville

1863
May 18-July 4:
Confederate efforts to relieve Vicksburg

1863
May 20-23:
Union amphibious expedition ascended the Yazoo River

May 23:
Skirmish at Liverpool.
May 23:
Skirmish at Yazoo City.
May 23:
Skirmish at Haynes Bluff.
May 24:
Confederates reoccupied Raymond.
May 24:
Union cavalry raid on Mechanicsburg.

1863
May 24-31:
Union amphibious expedition ascended the Yazoo and Big Sunflower Rivers

May 27:
Attack on Union gunboats near Greenwood.

1863
May 26-June 4:
Major General Frank Blair's Expedition from Snyder's Bluff to Mechanicsburg

May 29:
Skirmish at Mechanicsburg.
May 31:
Skirmish at Edwards Station.

1863
June 2-8:
Brigadier General Nathan Kimball's Expedition from Snyder's Bluff to Mechanicsburg

June 4:
Skirmish at Mechanicsburg.
June 6:
Skirmish at Edwards Station.
June 7:
Skirmish at Mechanicsburg.
June 9:
Skirmish at Macon Ford.
June 10:
Skirmish at Edwards Station.
June 12:
Skirmish at Birdsong's Ferry.
June 18:
Skirmishes at Birdsong's Ferry and at Brownsville.
June 22:
Engagement at Hill's Plantation.

1863
June 23-26:
Union raid into Southeast Mississippi

June 25:
Skirmish near Ellisville.
June 26:
Skirmish at Messinger's Ford.
June 28:
Skirmish at Jones' Ford.
June 29-30:
Skirmishes at Messinger's Ford.
July 1:
Skirmish at Edward's Ferry; Skirmish at Hankinson's Ferry.
July 3:
Skirmish at Messinger's Ford.

1863
April 29-July 4:
Cavalry operations in North Mississippi

April 29-May 5:
Hatch's raid from La Grange, Tennessee, to New Albany.
May 2-8:
Colonel Florence M. Cornyn's raid from Corinth to Tupelo.
May 4:
Skirmish at King's Creek.
May 19:
A series of vigorous patrols by the Federals into the section of Mississippi lying immediately below La Grange, Tennessee.
May 21-26:
Hatch's raid from La Grange, Tennessee, to Senatobia (with skirmish at Senatobia on the 23rd).
May 23-24:
Union reconnaissance from Memphis to Hernando.
May 26:
Reconnaissance by the 2nd Wisconsin cavalry from Memphis toward Hernando.
May 26-31:
Raid by a force of Union cavalry, led by Colonel Cornyn, from Corinth to Florence, Ala.
May 28:
Reconnaissance from Memphis toward Hernando.
June 6-10:
Hatch's reconnaissance to Holly Springs and toward New Albany.
June 8-9:
Lt. Col. Jesse J. Phillips expedition from Pocahontas, Tennessee, to Ripley.
June 10-12:
Colonel Philip Roddey's raid on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad (skirmishes at Smith's bridge and Burnsville).
June 12-14:
Colonel Phillips raid from Pocahontas, Tennessee, to New Albany and Ripley (with a skirmish at Orizaba).
June 13-22:
Federal expedition directed against Brigadier General Daniel Ruggles' command in northeast Mississippi (with skirmishes at New Albany on the 19th and Mud Creek on the 20th).
June 15-23:
Chalmers' raid from Senatobia to the Mississippi River.
June 17:
Attack on Federal shipping near Commerce.
June 16-24:
Colonel Mizner's raid from La Grange, Tennessee, to Panola.
June 16:
Skirmish at Quinn's Mill.
June 16-17:
Skirmish near Holly Springs.
June 18:
Skirmish at Belmont.
June 19-20:
Skirmishes near Panola.
June 20:
Skirmish near Senatobia.
June 20:
Skirmish near Matthews' Ferry, on the Coldwater.
June 21:
Skirmish at Hudsonville.
June 21:
Skirmish on the Helena Road.
June 17-19:
Raid by Union force, led by Major John Henry, from Memphis to the Coldwater.
June 19:
Clash on the Coldwater between Henry's men and Chalmers' Confederates, who were returning from Commerce.

1863
July 5-25: The Breakup of Johnston's Army

1863
July 5-25:
The Jackson Expedition

July 5:
Skirmish at Birdsong's Ferry.
July 6:
Skirmish at Edwards Station.
July 6:
Skirmish at Jones' and Messinger's Fords.
July 7:
Skirmish at Queen's Hill Church.
July 7:
Skirmish near Bakers Creek.
July 8:
Skirmish near Bolton.
July 8:
Skirmish near Clinton.
July 9:
Skirmish between Jackson and Clinton.
July 10-16:
Siege of Jackson.
July 12:
Assault on Jackson.
July 12:
Skirmish near Canton.
July 16:
Skirmish at Clinton.
July 16:
Skirmish at Grant's Ferry.
July 16:
Skirmish at Bolton.
July 17:
Occupation of Jackson.
July 17:
Skirmish at Bear Creek, near Canton.
July 18:
Skirmish at Brookhaven.
July 19:
Skirmish at Brandon.
July 22:
Skirmish near Jackson.
July 23:
Evacuation of Jackson.
July 24:
Skirmish at Bolton.

1863
July 12-21:
Expedition from Vicksburg to Yazoo City

July 13:
Capture of Yazoo City.
July 13:
Destruction of U.S.S. Baron de Kalb.
July 21:
Evacuation of Yazoo City.
July 13:
Occupation of Natchez.

1863
July 26-30:
Expedition from Natchez to Liberty

July 28:
Skirmish at St. Catherine's Creek.
July 31:
Skirmish at St. Catherine's Creek.

1863
July:
Cavalry operations in north Mississippi

July 5:
Skirmish at Lamar.
July 7:
Skirmish at Iuka.
July 7:
Skirmish near Corinth (Convalescent corral).
July 7:
Skirmish at Ripley.
July 14:
Skirmish at Iuka.
July 19:
Attack on Confederate outpost at Danville.
July 20-21:
Patrol by Federal cavalry from Memphis to the Coldwater.

1863
August:
Cavalry Operations in Mississippi

August 3:
Skirmish at Ripley.
August 5:
Skirmish at Mt. Pleasant.
August 8:
Skirmish at Rienzi.
August 10-22:
Colonel Edward F. Winslow's raid from the Big Black to Memphis.
August 12:
Skirmish at Big Black Bridge.
August 18:
Skirmish at Payne's plantation, near Grenada.
August 20:
Skirmish at Panola.
August 21:
Skirmish at the Coldwater.
August 12-23:
Expedition from Memphis to Grenada.
August 14:
Skirmish at Craven's plantation.
August 17:
Skirmish at Grenada.
August 13:
Skirmish at Jacinto.
August 16:
Skirmish near Corinth.
August 16-20:
Expedition from Memphis to Hernando.
August 17:
Skirmish near Panola.
August 27:
Skirmish near Mt. Pleasant.
August 27:
Skirmish near Vicksburg.

1863
August-September:
Amphibious operations

August 20-September 2:
Expedition from Vicksburg to Monroe, Louisiana.
September 1-7:
Expedition from Natchez to Harrisonburg, Louisiana.

1863
September:
Cavalry operations in Mississippi.

September 7:
Skirmish at Holly Springs.
September 7:
Skirmish near Jacinto.
September 11:
Skirmish at Baldwin's Ferry.
September 11-16:
Expedition from Corinth to Henderson, Tennessee.
September 13:
Skirmish at Clark's Creek Church.
September 25:
Skirmish at Redbone Church.
September 27:
Skirmish at Yazoo City.
September 27-October 1:
Expedition from Messinger's Ford to Yazoo City.
September 28:
Skirmish at Brownsville.
September 29:
Skirmish at Moore's Ford.
September 27-October 1:
Expedition from Corinth into West Tennessee.

1863
October 1-20:
Cavalry and Infantry operations in Mississippi

October 3:
Skirmish at Forked Deer Creek.
October 4-17:
Chalmers' raid into West Tennessee and North Mississippi.
October 5:
Skirmish at New Albany.
October 6:
Skirmish at Lockhart's Mill.
October 8:
Skirmish at Salem.
October 12:
Skirmish at Ingram's Mill.
October 12:
Skirmish at Quinn and Jackson's Mill.
October 13:
Skirmish at Wyatt.
October 10:
Skirmish at Ingraham's plantation.
October 10-11:
Expedition from Memphis to Hernando.
October 11:
Skirmish near Hernando.
October 14-20:
Expeditions from Fort Adams and Natchez to Red River.
October 14-20:
McPherson's expedition from Messinger's Ford toward Canton.
October 15:
Skirmish at Brownsville.
October 15-16:
Skirmish on the Canton road, near Brownsville.
October 16:
Skirmish at Treadwell's.
October 17:
Skirmish on Bogue Chitto Creek.
October 17:
Skirmish at Robinson's Mills.
October 18:
Skirmish on the Livingston road, near Clinton.
October 19:
Skirmish at Treadwell's.

1863
October-December:
Amphibious operations on the Mississippi

October 22:
Destruction of the streamer Mist.
October 24-Nov. 10:
Expedition from Goodrich's Landing, Louisiana, to Griffin's Landing and Catfish Point.
November 10-13:
Expedition from Skipwith Landing to Tallulah Courthouse.
November 18-22:
Expedition from Skipwith Landing to Roebuck Lake.
November 22:
Skirmish at Fayette.
December 17:
Skirmish at Rodney.
December 22:
Skirmish at Fayette.
December 24:
Skirmish at Rodney.

1863
October-December:
Operations North Mississippi

October 22-24:
Scout from Germantown, Tennessee, to Chulahoma.
October 26:
Skirmish at Vincent's Cross-roads.
November 1:
Skirmish at Quinn and Jackson's Mills.
November 2:
Skirmish at Corinth.
November 3-5:
General Chalmers' operations against Memphis and Charleston Railroad.
November 3:
Skirmish of Quinn and Jackson's Mills.
November 5:
Skirmish at Holly Springs.
November 12:
Skirmish at Corinth.
November 14-15:
Skirmish at Danville.
November 19:
Scout from Memphis, Tennessee, to Hernando.
November 22:
Skirmish at Camp Davies.
November 27:
Skirmish at Ripley.
November 28:
Skirmish at Molino.
December 1:
Skirmish at Ripley.
December 4:
Skirmish at Ripley.
December 7:
Skirmish at Independence.
December 9:
Skirmish at Okolona.
December 17:
Skirmish at Lamar.
December 23:
Skirmish at Corinth.
December 28:
Skirmish at Mount Pleasant.
December 29:
Skirmish at Coldwater River.

1863
October 20-December:
Operations in the Vicksburg area

October 31:
Skirmish near Yazoo City.
November 1:
Scout from Bovina to Baldwin's Ferry.
December 26:
Skirmish at Port Gibson.

1863
October 20-December:
Operations in the Natchez sector

November 11:
Skirmish near Natchez.
December 1-10:
Raid by a Confederate force, led by Brigadier General Wirt Adams from Gallatin to Natchez and Kingston.
December 7:
Skirmish near Natchez.
December 10:
Skirmish at Natchez.

1864
January-February:
Amphibious operations along the Mississippi River

January 6:
Attack on steamer Delta by Colonel Lawrence S. Ross' Confederate command.
January 10-16:
Expedition by Brigadier General Jasper Maltby's Union brigade from Vicksburg to Sunnyside Landing, Arkansas.
January 16-18:
Skirmishes at Grand Gulf.
January 20:
Skirmish at Island No. 76.
January 29:
Attack on the Federal steamer Sir William Wallace.
January 29-February 23:
Expedition from Vicksburg to Waterproof, Louisiana.

1864
January:
Operations in North Mississippi

January 3:
Reconnaissance from Memphis toward Hernando by a Federal force, led by Colonel Thomas J. Harrison.
January 23:
Scouting patrol by the 7th Illinois cavalry from La Grange, Tennessee, to Ripley.
January 25:
Skirmish at Mount Pleasant.
January 25:
Evacuation of Corinth by the Federal forces.

1864
January: Operations in the Vicksburg-Natchez sectors

January 14:
Reconnaissance from Vicksburg to Baldwin's Ferry by a Union force, commanded by Major James Ketner.
January 16:
Skirmish at Oak Ridge.
January 24:
A detachment of Confederates, led by Colonel John Griffith, captured a Federal foraging expedition, near Natchez.

1864
February 2-March:
The Meridian Expedition. The activities of the main column consisting of the XVI, and XVII Corps, commanded by Major General William T. Sherman.

February 3:
General Sherman's column left Vicksburg.
February 4:
Skirmish at Champion Hill.
February 4:
Skirmish at Edward's Station.
February 4:
Skirmish near Bolton.
February 5:
Skirmish on Bakers Creek.
February 5:
Skirmish at Clinton.
February 5:
Skirmish near Jackson.
February 7:
Skirmish at Brandon.
February 8:
Skirmish near Morton.
February 10:
Skirmish at Morton.
February 10:
Skirmish at Hillsboro.
February 12:
Skirmish at Decatur.
February 13-14:
Skirmishes between Chunky Creek and Meridian.
February 14:
Meridian occupied.
February 15-17:
Skirmishes at Marion Station.
February 19:
Skirmish at Lauderdale Springs.
February 19:
Skirmish near Meridian.
February 20:
Meridian evacuated by Federal troops.
February 21-22:
Skirmishes at Union.
February 24:
Skirmish at Canton.
February 26:
Skirmish near Canton.
February 27:
Skirmish at Madisonville.
February 27:
Skirmish at Sharon.
February 28:
Skirmish on Pearl River.
March 3:
Skirmish at Brownsville.
March 4:
Sherman's column returned to Vicksburg.

1864
February 3-March 6:
Colonel James H. Coates' expedition up the Yazoo River

February 3:
Skirmish at Liverpool Heights.
February 4:
Skirmish at Liverpool Heights.
February 7:
Skirmish at Satartia.
February 9:
Yazoo City occupied.
February 14:
Greenwood occupied.
February 19:
Greenwood evacuated.
February 28:
Skirmish near Yazoo City.
March 3:
Skirmish at Liverpool.
March 5:
Attack on Yazoo City by a Confederate force, led by General Ross.
March 6:
Yazoo City evacuated by Colonel Coates' command.

1864
February 18:
Colonel William McMillen's Union expedition from Memphis, Tennessee, to Wyatt

February 8-9:
Skirmishes at and near Senatobia.
February 13:
Skirmish at Wyatt.

1864
February 11-27:
Brigadier General W. Sooy Smith's Union raid on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad

February 11:
General W. Sooy Smith's column leaves Collierville, Tennessee.
February 11:
Skirmish at Raiford's plantation, near Byhalia.
February 12:
Skirmish at Wall Hill.
February 12:
Skirmish at Holly Springs.
February 17:
Skirmish near Pontotoc.
February 17:
Skirmish in the Houlka Swamp, near Houston.
February 18:
Skirmish near Okolona.
February 18:
Skirmish at Aberdeen.
February 19:
Skirmish near Houston.
February 19:
Skirmish at Egypt Station.
February 20:
Skirmish near West Point.
February 21:
Skirmish at Ellis' Bridge.
February 21:
Skirmish at West Point, and General W. Sooy Smith's column begins to retreat.
February 21:
Skirmish at Prairie.
February 21:
Skirmish near Okolona.
February 22:
Battle of Okolona.
February 22:
Skirmish at Ivey's Hill.
February 22:
Skirmish on the Tallahatchie.
February 23:
Skirmish near New Albany.
February 24:
Skirmish at Tippah River.
February 25:
Skirmish near Hudsonville.

1864
February-March:
Amphibious operations along the Mississippi River

February 13:
Skirmish near Vicksburg.
February 15-March 6:
Colonel Charles A. Gilchrist's expedition from Vicksburg to Grand Gulf.
March 4:
Skirmish at Rodney.
March 22:
Skirmish at Langley's plantation, Issaquena County between a Union force, led by Major William S. Aken and Confederate Irregulars.

1864
March-April: operations in Mississippi

March 7-8:
Skirmishes at Brownsville.

1864
February-March:
Pacification of Jones County

March 26:
Skirmish at Clinton.
March 27:
Skirmish at Livingston.
March 30:
Skirmish at Roach's Plantation.
March 30:
Attack on Snyder's Bluff by a Confederate force, commanded by General Ross.
April 3:
Skirmish at Clinton.
April 17:
Skirmish at Holly Springs.

1864
April 19-23:
Expedition, commanded by Colonel Hiram Scofield, moved from Haynes Bluff to Yazoo City

April 20:
Skirmish near Mechanicsburg.
April 22:
Destruction of the Union tinclad USS Petrel by a Confederate force, led by General Wirt Adams.
April 21:
Skirmish at Redbone.
April 25:
Skirmish at Natchez.

1864
May:
Operations in Mississippi

May 4-21:
Brigadier General John McArthur's raid on the Mississippi Central Railroad.
May 7:
Skirmish at Benton.
May 9:
Skirmish at Benton.
May 13:
Skirmish at Yazoo City.
May 13:
Skirmish at Luce's plantation.
May 14:
Skirmish at Vaughan's Station.
May 12:
Skirmish at Big Black Bridge.
May 20:
Skirmish at Greenville.
May 22:
Skirmish near Mount Pleasant.
May 24:
Skirmish at Holly Springs.
May 27:
Skirmish at Greenville.
May 29:
Skirmish on the Yazoo River.

1864
June:
Operations in Mississippi

June 1-13:
Brigadier General Samuel D. Sturgis' expedition from Memphis into Northeast Mississippi.
June 7:
Skirmish at Ripley.
June 10:
Battle of Brices Cross Roads.
June 11:
Skirmish at Ripley.
June 11:
Skirmish at Salem.
June 12:
Skirmish at Davis' Mill.
June 4:
Skirmish near Vicksburg.
June 8:
Skirmish at Indian Bayou.
June 23:
Skirmish at Okolona.
June 25:
Skirmish at Ashwood.

1864
July:
Operations in Mississippi

July 2-21:
Operation Killer-Objective the destruction of General Nathan B. Forrest's Command.
July 2-10:
Major General Henry W. Slocum's Union expedition from Vicksburg to the Pearl River.
July 4:
Skirmish at Clinton.
July 5:
Skirmish near Jackson.
July 5:
Skirmish near Clinton.
July 7:
Engagement near Jackson.
July 7:
Skirmish at Clinton.

1864
July 4-24:
Expedition from Memphis to Vicksburg and Grand Gulf

July 6:
Skirmish at Bolivar.
July 13:
Skirmish at Utica.
July 14:
Skirmish at Port Gibson.
July 15:
Skirmish at Grand Gulf.
July 16:
Skirmish at Grand Gulf.
July 17:
Skirmish at Port Gibson.
July 17:
Skirmish at Grand Gulf.
July 19:
Skirmish at Grand Gulf.

1864
July 5-21:
Major General Andrew J. Smith's Union expedition from La Grange, Tennessee, to Tupelo

July 5:
Smith's command leaves La Grange.
July 7:
Skirmish near Ripley.
July 8:
Skirmish near Kelly's Mills.
July 9:
Skirmish at King's Creek.
July 10:
Skirmish at Cherry Creek and Plentytude.
July 11-12:
Skirmish at and near Pontotoc.
July 13:
Skirmish at Camargo Cross-Roads.
July 14-15:
Battle of Tupelo.
July 15:
Engagement at Oldtown Creek.
July 16:
Skirmish at Ellistown.

1864
July:
Amphibious operations

July 4:
Skirmish at Coleman's plantation, near Port Gibson.
July 4:
Skirmish near Vicksburg.
July 7:
Skirmish at Port Gibson.
July 10:
Skirmish in Issaquena County.
July 13-16:
Expedition from Helena, Arkansas, to Buck Island.
July 24:
Skirmish at Carolina Bend.

1864
August

August 1-30:
Major General A. J. Smith's Union expedition from La Grange, Tennessee, to Oxford, Mississippi.
August 1:
Skirmish at Holly Springs.
August 7-8:
Skirmishes at the Tallahatchie Bridge near Abbeville.
August 8:
Skirmish near Holly Springs.
August 9:
Skirmish at Hurricane Creek.
August 9:
Skirmish at Oxford.
August 10:
Skirmish on the Tallahatchie River.
August 11:
Skirmish at Oxford.
August 13:
Skirmish at Abbeville.
August 13-14:
Skirmishes at Hurricane Creek.
August 14:
Skirmish at Lamar.
August 16:
Skirmish at Hurricane Creek.
August 19:
Skirmish at Hurricane Creek.
August 21:
Skirmish at College Hill.
August 22:
Skirmish at Oxford.
August 23:
Skirmish at Abbeville.
August 25:
Skirmish at Abbeville.
August 27:
Skirmish at Holly Springs.
August 28:
Skirmish at Holly Springs.
August 4-6:
Expedition from Natchez to Gillespie's plantation.
August 25:
Skirmish at Bullitt's Bayou.

1864
September-October

September 6:
Skirmish near the Eight-Mile Post, on the Natchez-Liberty Road.
September 19-21:
Colonel Loren Kent's expedition from Natchez to Buck's Ferry on the Homochitto.
September 22:
Major Mindret Wemple's expedition from Natchez to Farrar's plantation.
September 21-26:
Colonel Embury D. Osband's expedition from Vicksburg to Deer Creek.
September 22-23:
Skirmishes near Rolling Fork.

September 26-30:
Expedition from Natchez to Waterproof, Louisiana.
September 27-30:
Reconnaissance from Vicksburg toward Canton.
September 28:
Skirmish at Brownsville.
September 29:
Skirmish at Moore's Bluff.
September 29-October 11:
Union raids into Southwestern Mississippi.

September 29-October 11:
Colonel Osband's expedition from Vicksburg to Woodville.
September 30:
Skirmish at Port Gibson.
October 1:
Skirmish at Port Gibson.
October 2:
Skirmish at Fayette.
October 2:
Skirmish on the South Fork of Coles Creek.
October 3:
Skirmish near Washington.
October 5-6:
Skirmish at Woodville.
October 5-8:
Colonel Kent's expedition from Tunica Landing, Louisiana, to Fort Adams.
October 5-8:
Colonel Bernard G. Farrar's expedition from Natchez to the Homochitto.
October 5-9:
Brigadier General Albert Lee's expedition from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Osyka.
October 11:
Engagement at Eastport.
October 15:
Skirmish at Hernando.
October 24-31:
Colonel Osband's expedition from Vicksburg into Washington and Issaquena Counties.
October 25:
Skirmish on Steele's Bayou.

1864
November

November 6-8:
Colonel Osband's expedition from Vicksburg to Gaines' Landing, Arkansas, and Bayou Macon, Louisiana.
November 11:
Skirmish at Eastport.

1864
November-December

November 14-21:
A strong Union striking force led by Brigadier General Albert L. Lee, swept from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Brookhaven and Summit.
November 18:
Skirmish at Liberty.
November 19:
Skirmishes at Brookhaven and Summit.
November 22:
Skirmish at Rolling Fork.
November 23-January 5:
Union raid on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad in an effort to cut General John Bell Hood's supply line.
November 23-December 4:
Colonel Osband's Union raid from Vicksburg to the Mississippi Central Railroad.
November 27:
Skirmish at Way's Bluff.
December 1:
Engagement at Concord Church.
December 2:
Skirmish at Yazoo City.
November 27-December 13:
Brigadier General John W. Davidson's raid from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to West Pascagoula.
December 10:
Skirmishes near Leakesville on the Chickasawhay River.
December 1-5:
Expedition from Helena, Arkansas, to Friars Point.

1864
December 21, 1864-January 5, 1865:
Brigadier General Benjamin H. Grierson's raid from Memphis on the Mobile and Ohio, terminating at Vicksburg

December 25:
Skirmish at Verona.
December 27:
Skirmish at Okolona.
December 28:
Battle at Egypt.
January 2:
Engagement at Franklin.
January 2:
Skirmish at Lexington.
January 3:
Skirmish near Mechanicsburg.
January 4:
Skirmish at The Ponds.
December 16:
Skirmish at Goode's Landing.
December 21-22:
Skirmishes at Franklin Creek.
December 25:
Skirmish at Goode's Landing.

1865
January-May

January 9:
Expedition from Eastport to Iuka.
January 19:
Skirmish at Corinth.
February 10:
Skirmish at Friars Point.
February 17-18:
Colonel Robert R. Stewart's Union expedition from Eastport to Iuka.
February 19-23:
Colonel Stewart's Union expedition from Eastport to Russellsville, Alabama.
March 12-14:
Colonel Orlando C. Risdon's Union expedition from Vicksburg to Grand Gulf.
May 3-6:
Operations near Fort Adams.
May 3-6:
Colonel George W. Jackson's Union expedition from Rodney to Port Gibson.
May 4:
Lieutenant General Richard Taylor surrendered the Confederate forces operating in Mississippi to Major General Edward R. S. Canby.