Kentucky Civil War Battles and Skirmishes


Kentucky Battles, Actions, and Skirmishes During the Civil War



1861

Aug. 22 - Samuel Orr, steamboat, capture of.
Aug. 22 - W.B. Terry, steamboat, capture of.
Sept. 4 - Columbus, engagement at.
Sept. 4 - Hickman, engagement at.
Sept. 19 - Barboursville, action at.
Sept. 21-22 - Mayfield Creek, skirmish at.
Sept. 23 (?) - Albany, affair at.
Sept. 26 - Muddy River, destruction of lock at mouth of.
Sept. 29 - Hopkinsville, skirmish at.
Oct. 12 - Upton's Hill, skirmish near.
Oct. 21 - Camp Wildcat, action at.
Oct. 21 - Rockcastle Hills, action at.
Oct. 24 - Camp Joe Underwood, attack on.
Oct. 26 - Saratoga, skirmish at.
Oct. 29 - Woodbury, skirmishes at and near.
Oct. 31 - Morgantown, skirmish near.
Nov. 7 - Columbus, demonstration upon, from Paducah.
Nov. 8 - Ivy Mountain, engagement at.
Nov. 9 - Piketon, skirmish at.
Nov. 20 - Brownsville, skirmish at.
Dec. 1 - Holt, Fort, demonstration on, by gunboats.
Dec. 1 - Whippoorwill Creek, skirmish at.
Dec. 1-2 - Camp Goggin, skirmishes near.
Dec. 8 - Fishing Creek, skirmish at.
Dec. 12 - Gradyville, skirmish at.
Dec. 17 - Rowlett's Station, Green River, action at.
Dec. 28 - Grider's Ferry, Cumberland River, skirmish at.
Dec. 28 - Sacramento, action at.

1862

Jan. 7 - Jennie's Creek, skirmish at.
Jan. 8 - Fishing Creek, skirmish at.
Jan. 10 - Prestonburg, engagement at Middle Creek near.
Jan. 19 - Logan's Cross-Roads, engagement at.
Feb. 13 - Heiman, Fort, skirmish near.
Mar. 16 - Pound Gap, action at.
May 11 - Cave City, affair at.
June 6 - Tompkinsville, skirmish near.
June 11 - Monterey, skirmish near.
June 20 - Lusby's Mill, skirmish near.
June 20-23 - Owen County, affairs in.
July 12 - Lebanon, skirmish near and capture of.
July 14 - Mackville, skirmish near.
July 19 - Paris, skirmish near.
July 29 - Russellville, skirmish at.
Aug. 3 - Morganfield, skirmish at.
Aug. 17 - Flat Lick, skirmish at.
Aug. 17 - London, action at.
Aug. 17 - Mammoth Cave, skirmish near.
Aug. 23 - Big Hill, action at.
Aug. 25 - Madisonville, skirmish at.
Aug. 25 - Red Bird Creek, skirmish at.
Aug. 29 - Big Hill and Richmond, skirmish between.
Aug. 30 - Mount Zion Church, engagement at.
Aug. 30 - Richmond, battle of.
Aug. 30 - White's Farm, engagement at.
Aug. 31 - Kentucky River, skirmish on the.
Sept. 1 - Morganfield, skirmish near.
Sept. 1 - Tait's Ferry, skirmish at.
Sept. 1 - Uniontown, skirmish at.
Sept. 3 - Geiger's Lake, skirmish at.
Sept. 4 - Shelbyville, skirmish at.
Sept. 5 - Madisonville, skirmish near.
Sept. 8 - Barboursville, skirmish at.
Sept. 8 - Kentucky Line, affair at.
Sept. 9 - Franklin Road, skirmish on the.
Sept. 9 - Scottsville Road, skirmish on the.
Sept. 10 - Covington, skirmish near.
Sept. 10 - Log Church, skirmish at.
Sept. 10 - Mitchel, Fort, skirmish at.
Sept. 10, 12 - Woodburn, skirmish at and near.
Sept. 11 - Smith's, skirmish at.
Sept. 12 - Brandenburg, skirmish at.
Sept. 14-17 - Munfordville, skirmish at.
Sept. 14-17 - Woodsonville, siege of.
Sept. 16 - Oakland Station, skirmish near.
Sept. 17 - Bowling Green Road, skirmish on the.
Sept. 17 - Falmouth, skirmish near.
Sept. 17 - Merry Oaks, skirmish at.
Sept. 18 - Cave City, skirmish near.
Sept. 18 - Florence, skirmish near.
Sept. 18 - Glasgow, affair at.
Sept. 18 - Owensboro, skirmish at.
Sept. 19 - Bear Wallow, skirmish at.
Sept. 19 - Horse Cave, skirmish at.
Sept. 19 - Southerland's Farm, skirmish at.
Sept. 20-21 - Munfordville, actions near.
Sept. 22 - Vinegar Hill, skirmish at.
Sept. 25 - Ashbysburg, skirmish at.
Sept. 25 - Snow's Pond, skirmish near.
Sept. 26 - West Liberty, action at.
Sept. 27 - Augusta, skirmish at.
Sept. 28 - Brookville, skirmish at.
Sept. 28 - Lebanon Junction, skirmish near.
Sept. 29 - Elizabethtown Road, skirmish on the.
Sept. 30 - Glasgow, skirmish at.
Sept. 30 - Louisville, skirmish near.
Sept. 30 - Russellville and Glasgow, skirmishes at.
Oct. 1 - Bardstown Pike, skirmish on the.
Oct. 1 - Fern Creek, skirmish on.
Oct. 1 - Frankfort and Louisville Road, skirmish on the.
Oct. 1 - Mount Washington, skirmish near.
Oct. 2 - Shepherdsville Road, skirmish on the.
Oct. 3 - Cedar Church, skirmish at.
Oct. 4, 19 - Bardstown, skirmishes at and near.
Oct. 4 - Bardstown Pike, action on the.
Oct. 4 - Clay Village, skirmish near.
Oct. 6 - Beach Fork, skirmish at.
Oct. 6 - Burnt Cross-Roads, skirmish at.
Oct. 6 - Fair Grounds, skirmish at.
Oct. 6 - Grassy Mound, skirmish at.
Oct. 6 - Springfield, skirmish at.
Oct. 7 - Brown Hill, skirmish at.
Oct. 7 - Perryville, skirmish at.
Oct. 8, 11, 25 - Lawrenceburg, skirmishes at.
Oct. 8 - Perryville, battle of.
Oct. 9 - Bardstown Road, skirmish on the.
Oct. 9 - Chesser's Store, action at.
Oct. 9 - Mackville Pike, skirmish on.
Oct. 10 - Danville Cross-Roads, skirmish at.
Oct. 11 - Danville, skirmishes at.
Oct. 12 - Dick's Ford, skirmish at.
Oct. 13 - Lancaster Road, skirmish on the.
Oct. 14 - Crab Orchard Road, skirmish on the.
Oct. 14 - Lancaster, skirmish at.
Oct. 14 - Manchester, skirmish at.
Oct. 14 - Stanford, skirmish at.
Oct. 14-16 - Mountain Gap, skirmishes near.
Oct. 15 - Barren Mound, skirmish at.
Oct. 16 (15?) - Crab Orchard, skirmish near.
Oct. 16 - Big Rock Castle Creek, skirmish at.
Oct. 16 - Mount Vernon, skirmish near.
Oct. 16 - Wild Cat Mountain, skirmish at.
Oct. 17 - Rocky Hill, skirmish at.
Oct. 17 - Valley Woods, skirmish at.
Oct. 17 - Wild Cat Camp, skirmishes about.
Oct. 18 - Big Hill, skirmish at.
Oct. 18 - Bloomfield, skirmish at.
Oct. 18 - Cross-Roads, skirmish at.
Oct. 18 - Lexington, action at.
Oct. 18 - Little Rockcastle River, skirmish at.
Oct. 18 - Mountain Side, skirmish at.
Oct. 18 - Nelson's Cross-Roads, skirmish at.
Oct. 18 - Rockcastle River, skirmish at.
Oct. 19-21 - Pitman's Cross-Roads, skirmishes at.
Oct. 19-20 - Wild Cat, skirmishes at and near.
Nov. 1 - Henderson County, skirmish in.
Nov. 5 - Piketon, affair near.
Nov. 6 - Garrettsburg, skirmish at.
Nov. 8 - Burkesville, skirmish at.
Nov. 19 - Tunnel Hill, skirmish at.
Nov. 19, 24 - Tompkinsville, skirmishes near.
Nov. 25 - Calhoun, skirmish at.
Dec. 4 - Floyd County - skirmish in.
Dec. 4-5 - Prestonburg, capture of transports and skirmishes near.
Dec. 24 - Glasgow, skirmish at.
Dec. 25 - Bear Wallow, skirmish at.
Dec. 25 - Burkesville Road, skirmish on the.
Dec. 25 - Green's Chapel, skirmish near.
Dec. 26 - Bacon Creek, skirmish at.
Dec. 26 - Munfordville, skirmish near.
Dec. 26 - Nolin, capture of stockade at.
Dec. 27 - Elizabethtown, capture of Union forces at.
Dec. 28 - Muldraugh's Hill, skirmish at.
Dec. 29 - Boston, capture of stockade at.
Dec. 29 - Hamilton's Ford, skirmish at.
Dec. 29 - Johnson's Ferry, skirmish near.
Dec. 30 - New Haven, skirmish at.
Dec. 30 - Springfield, affair at. Dec. 31 - Muldraugh's Hill, affair at.
Dec. 31 - New Market, affair near.

1863

Feb. 22 - Coombs' Ferry, skirmish at.
Feb. 23 - Athens, affair at.
Feb. 24 - Stoner Bridge, skirmish at.
Mar. 2, 19 - Mount Sterling, skirmishes at and near.
Mar. 2 - Slate Creek, skirmish at.
Mar. 9, 19 - Hazle Green, skirmish at.
Mar. 11 - Paris, affair near.
Mar. 12, 25, 26 - Louisa, skirmishes at and near.
Mar. 24, 26, 28 - Danville, skirmishes at.
Mar. 28 - Hickman's Bridge, skirmish at.
Mar. 30 Dutton's Hill, action at.
Mar. 30 - Somerset, action near.
Apr. 15 - Piketon, skirmish at.
Apr. 16 - Paris, skirmish at.
Apr. 19 - Celina, skirmish at.
Apr. 19 - Creelsboro, skirmish at.
Apr. 27 - Barboursville, skirmish at.
Apr. 27 - Negro Head Cut, skirmish at.
Apr. 27 - Woodburn, skirmish.
Apr. 28 - Monticello, skirmish near.
May 2 - Monticello, skirmish near.
May 3 - South Union, skirmish near.
May 6 - Waitsboro, accident at.
May 9 - Alcorn's Distillery, near Monticello, skirmish at.
May 10 - Horseshoe Bottom, Cumberland River, action at.
May 10 - Phillips' Fork, Red Bird Creek, skirmish at.
May 13 - Woodburn, skirmish near.
May 29 - Mill Springs, skirmishes at and near.
June 2 - Jamestown, skirmish at.
Jun 6 - Waitsboro, skirmish at.
June 7 - Edmonton, skirmish near.
Jun 9 - Kettle Creek, skirmish at.
Jun 9 - Monticello and Rocky Gap, affairs at.
Jun 11 - Scottsville, affair at.
Jun 13 - Mud Lick Springs, Bath County, skirmish near.
June 16 - Fox Springs, skirmish at.
Jun 16 - Maysville, skirmish at.
Jun 16 - Mount Carmel, skirmish at.
Jun 16 - Triplett's Bridge, Rowan County, action at.
Jun 28 - Russellville, skirmish at.
Jun 29 - Columbia and Creelsboro, skirmishes at.
Jul 1 - Christiansburg, affair at.
Jul 2 - Coal Run, Pike County, skirmish at mouth of.
Jul 2 - Marrowbone, skirmish at.
Jul 3 - Columbia, skirmish at.
Jul 4 - Green River Bridge, engagement at.
Jul 5 - Bardstown, skirmish at.
Jul 5 - Franklin, skirmish at.
Jul 5 - Lebanon, skirmish at.
Jul 5 - Woodburn, skirmish near.
Jul 6 - Pond Creek, skirmish on.
Jul 7 - Shepherdsville, skirmish at.
Jul 8 - Cumming's Ferry, skirmish at.
Jul 9 - Brandenburg, skirmish at.
Jul 10 - Martin Creek, skirmish on.
Jul 25 - New Hope Station, skirmish near.
Jul 25 - Williamsburg, skirmish at.
Jul 26 - London, skirmish at.
Jul 27 - Rogersville, skirmish near.
Jul 28 - Richmond, action at.
Jul 29 - Paris, skirmish at.
Jul 29 - Winchester, skirmish near.
Jul 30 - Irvine, skirmish at.
Jul 31 - Lancaster, skirmish at.
Jul 31 - Paint Lick Bridge, skirmish at.
Jul 31 - Stanford, skirmish at.
Aug 1 - Smith's Shoals, Cumberland River, skirmish at.
Aug 18 - Albany, skirmish near.
Aug 18 - Crab Orchard, skirmish near.
Aug 27 - Carter County, skirmish in.
Aug 27 - Clark's Neck, Lawrence County, skirmish at.
Sept 10 - Brimstone Creek, skirmish at.
Sept 11 - Greenville, skirmish near. Sept 22 - Marrowbone Creek, skirmish at.
Oct. 6 - Glasgow, skirmish at.
Oct 6 - Morgan County, skirmish in.
Oct 10 - Salyersville, skirmish at.
Oct 12 - West Liberty, skirmish at.
Oct 22 - Volney, skirmish near.
Oct 30 - Salyersville, skirmish at.
Nov. 27 - La Fayette, skirmish at.
Nov 27 - Monticello, skirmish at.
Nov 30 - Salyersville, skirmish at. Dec 1 - Salyersville, skirmish at. Dec 1-10 - Mount Sterling and Jackson, affairs at.
Dec 3 - Greenville, skirmish at.
Dec 8 - Scottsville, skirmish at and near.

1864

Jan 9 - Terman's Ferry, skirmish at.
Jan 12 - Marshall, skirmish at.
Jan 13 - Ragland Mills, Bath County, skirmish at.
Feb 8 - Barboursville, skirmish at.
Mar 6 - Columbus, attack on Union pickets at.
Mar 6 - Island No. 10, Mississippi River, affair near.
Mar 22 - Fancy Farms, affair at.
Mar 25 - Paducah, attack on.
Mar 27 - Columbus, skirmish at.
Mar 28 - New Hope, affair at.
Mar 31 - Forks of Beaver, skirmish at.
Apr 5 - Quicksand Creek, skirmish on.
Apr 7 - Bushy Creek, skirmish on.
Apr 1, 13 - Columbus, skirmishes at.
Apr 13 - Paintsville, skirmish at.
Apr 14 - Booneville, affair near.
Apr 14 - Half Mountain, on Licking River, action at.
Apr 14 - Paducah, skirmish at.
Apr 16 - Salyersville, skirmish at.
Apr 27 - Troublesome Creek, skirmish on.
May 6 - Morganfiled, skirmish near.
May 9 - Pound Gap, skirmish near.
May 16 - Pond Creek, Pike County, skirmish at.
May 16, 18 - Pike County, skirmishes in.
May 18 - Wolf River, skirmish at.
May 20 - Mayfield, skirmish near.
Jun 1 - Pound Gap, skirmish near.
Jun 8 - Mount Sterling, capture of.
Jun 9 - Mount Sterling, action at.
Jun 10 - Benson's Bridge, affair near.
Jun 10 - Lexington, capture of.
Jun 10-12 - Frankfort, demonstration on.
Jun 11 - Cynthiana, capture of.
Jun 11 - Keller's Bridge, near Cynthiana, action at.
Jun 25 - Morganfield, skirmish at.
Jun 25 - Morganfield, skirmish at.
Jun 27 - Crittenden, affair at.
Jul 10 - Clinton, skimish at.
Jul 13 - Bell Mines, skirmish at.
Jul 14 - Morganfield, skirmish at.
Jul 15 - Geiger's Lake, skirmish at.
Aug 1 - Bardstown, skirmish near.
Aug 2 - New Haven, skirmish near.
Aug 8 - Salem, skirmish at.
Aug 17 - White Oak Springs, skirmish at.
Aug 18 - Geiger's Lake, skirmish at.
Aug 19 - Smith's Mills, skirmish at.
Aug 21 - Grubb's Cross-Roads, skirmish at.
Aug 22 - Canton and Roaring Spring, skirmishes at.
Aug 27 - Owensboro, skirmish at.
Aug 29 - Ghent, skirmish near.
Sep 2 - Union City, skirmishes at and near.
Sep 3 - Sibley County, skirmish in.
Sep 14 - Weston, affair near.
Sep 20 - McCormick's Gap, skirmish at.
Sep 25 - Henderson, skirmish near.
Oct 17 - Eddyville, skirmish at.
Oct 21 - Harrodsburg, skirmish at.
Oct 29 - Vanceburg, attack on.
Oct 30 - Fort Heiman, capture of gunboat Undine, No. 55 and transports near.
Nov 5 - Bloomfield, skirmish at.
Nov. 5-6 - Big Pigeon River, skirmishes at.
Dec 31 - Sharpsburg, skirmish at.

1865

Jan 25 - Simpsonville, Shelby County, skirmish near.
Jan. 29 - Danville, affair at.
Jan 29 - Harrodsburg, skirmish near.
Jan 30 - Chaplintown, skirmish near.
Feb. 8-9 - New Market, Bradfordsville and Hustonville, affairs at.
Feb 18 - Fort Jones, near Colesburg, attack on.
Feb. 25 - Piketon, skirmish at.
Mar 9 - Howard's Mills, skirmish at.
Mar 25 - Glasgow, skirmish near.
Mar 26 - Bath County, skirmish in.
Mar 29 - Blackwater River, skirmish at.
Apr 18 - Taylorsville, skirmish near.
Apr 29 - Lyon County, skirmish in.

Sources for Research on Specific Actions:

Beach, Damian. Civil War Battles, Skirmishes, and Events in Kentucky. (Beach)
Confederate Military History, Vol. 12. (CMH)
Long, E.B. Civil War Day By Day. (Long)
Official Records (OR)
Annals in Collins' History of Kentucky. (Annals)
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