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Ambrose Burnside
Civil War Encyclopedia >> People - Union Military
July 21, 1861 (First) Manassas (Confederate)
(First) Bull Run (Union)

About 25 miles southwest of Washington the first major battle of the Civil War pits Irvin McDowell [US] against P. G. T. Beauregard [CS] and Joe Johnston [CS].
Virginia
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  First Manassas - First Bull Run
  P. G. T. Beauregard
  Irvin McDowell
  Joseph E. Johnston
  Army of Northern Virginia
  James Longstreet
  John B. Gordon
  Stonewall Jackson
  Richard Ewell
  Samuel Garland
  Samuel Heintzelman
February 7, 1862
February 8, 1862
Battle of Roanoke Island

Ambrose Burnside captures Roanoke Island with an amphibious force, taking some 2,765 Confederates as prisoners
North Carolina
February 10, 1862 Securing Roanoke Island, Ambrose Burnside's navy destroys a small squadron of Confederate vessels in Pamlico Sound. North Carolina
March 14, 1862 Battle of New Bern (sometimes called Newberne)

Ambrose Burnsides [US] captures the city
North Carolina
July 6, 1862 Major General Ambrose Burnside leaves North Carolina by boat and heads to Harrison's Landing
August 4, 1862 Ambrose Burnsides [US] arrives at Aquia Creek. As they arrive his men are sent forward to join John Pope [US]
  John Pope
September 2, 1862 General John Pope is replaced by Ambrose Burnside, following the disaster at Second Bull Run, combining the Army of Virginia with the Army of the Potomac under George McClellan
  George McClellan
  John Pope
  Antietam
  Army of Virginia
  Army of the Potomac
November 7, 1862 Ambrose E. Burnside assumes command of the Army of the Potomac, relieving George B. McClellan
  George McClellan
  Army of the Potomac
November 14, 1862 Ambrose Burnside reorganises the Army of the Potomac command structure into three Grand Divisions with the Right Grand Division under Major Edwin Vose Sumner, Central Grand Division under Joe Hooker and the Left Grand Division under William B. Franklin
  Edwin Vose Sumner
  Joseph Hooker
  William B. Franklin
December 13, 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg

General Ambrose Burnside and the Army of the Potomac is soundly beaten by Lee's Army of North Virginia.
  Army of Northern Virginia
  Army of the Potomac
  Robert E. Lee
  Lafayette McLaws
  Fredericksburg
  William B. Franklin
  Edwin Vose Sumner
  Jubal Anderson Early
  John Reynolds
  Joseph Hooker
January 20, 1863
January 22, 1863
Ambrose Burnside searches for another crossing of the Rappahannock. This is known as the "Mud March"
  Joseph Hooker
January 25, 1863 Abraham Lincoln relieves General Ambrose Burnside [US} from command of the Army of the Potomac, replacing him with General Joseph "Fighting Joe" Hooker.
  Joseph Hooker
  Abraham Lincoln
  Army of the Potomac
January 26, 1863 In a letter to Joe Hooker, President Lincoln states that Hooker "...thwarted him (Burnside) as much as you could..."
  Joseph Hooker
  Abraham Lincoln
  Letter, Abraham Lincoln to Joseph Hooker
March 25, 1863 Ambrose Burnside ordered to command the Department of the Ohio
April 13, 1863 Ambrose Burnside issue General Order 38 in which he stated "anyone found guilty of committing acts for the benefit of the enemies of our country will be subject to execution."
  Clement Vallandigham
May 29, 1863 Ambrose Burnside offers his resignation over the Vallandigham affair. Lincoln refuses.
  Clement Vallandigham
June 1, 1863 Ambrose Burnside orders the Chicago Times to close because of the paper's anti-Lincoln rhetoric. Illinois
June 4, 1863 Abraham Lincoln suggests the ban on the Chicago Times be lifted and Edwin Stanton orders Ambrose Burnsides to do it
  Abraham Lincoln
  Edwin Stanton
September 2, 1863 Ambrose Burnside occupies Knoxville Tennessee
November 16, 1863 Battle of Campbell's Station, Knoxville

Ambrose Burnside [US] withdraws following an attack by James Longstreet [CS].
Tennessee
  James Longstreet
  Siege of Knoxville
November 17, 1863
December 4, 1863
Siege of Knoxville Tennessee
  James Longstreet
  Siege of Knoxville
November 28, 1863 Ulysses S. Grant orders William Tecumseh Sherman to advance on Knoxville and relieve Ambrose Burnside Tennessee
  Siege of Knoxville
  Ulysses S. Grant
  William Tecumseh Sherman
November 29, 1863 Battle of Fort Sanders (earlier known as Ft. Loudon or Loudoun) Tennessee
  Battle of Fort Sanders
  Lafayette McLaws
  Siege of Knoxville
December 9, 1863 Ambrose Burnside is relieved of command (Department of the Ohio).
July 30, 1864 Battle of the Crater or Crater Battle

After blowing explosives at the end of a 586-foot tunnel which in turn ignited four magazines, Union troops advance to the Crater at Petersburg. After 4 hours, though, they are forced to withdraw.
Virginia
  Siege of Petersburg


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