The Trent Affair of 1862 from which Lincoln refuses to release British Sailors spurs out tensions between the UK and the USA, Lord Palmerstone, prime minister at that time arranged a secret meeting with the Confederate government. In this meeting, Palmerstone suggested that the British would side with the confederacy in exchange for the immediate abolition of slavery after the war and for Washington, Maine and war payments to be given to the UK. To the government's surprised, Jefferson Davis, president of the CSA accepted
Capture of New Orleans April 25 – May 1, 1862: British troops engage the Americans for the first time since the War of 1812, the Capture fails tremendously for the Americans and the blockade made by the US Navy is softened by Britain
Siege of Corinth April 29 – May 30, 1862: Another Anglo-Confederate victory, Union forces in disarray
Battle of Presque Isle, Maine June 2 - June 9, 1862: Union caught unaware, British troops engage the union in Maine for the first time in the war
Battle of Williamsburg May 5, 1862: Anglo-Confederate Victory although they suffer heavy losses
Battle of Bellingham May 9 - May 12 1862: Decisive British Victory
The rest of these battles shall focus on the Confederate front:
Battle of Eltham's Landing May 7, 1862 Virginia
Inconclusive: Inconclusive Civil War battle in Virginia.
Battle of McDowell May 8, 1862 Virginia
Confederate victory: Stonewall Jackson's Confederates defeat Union forces. Battle of Drewry's Bluff May 15, 1862 Virginia
Confederate victory: Union naval attack repelled by Confederate artillery.
Battle of Princeton Court House May 15–17, 1862 West Virginia
(Virginia at the time)[A]
Battle of Front Royal May 23, 1862 Virginia
Confederate victory: Stonewall Jackson threatens the Union rear, forces their retreat.
First Battle of Winchester May 25, 1862 Virginia
Confederate victory: Stonewall Jackson defeats Nathaniel P. Banks.
Battle of Hanover Court House May 27, 1862 Virginia
Union victory: Union victory during U.S. Civil War.
Battle of Seven Pines May 31 – June 1, 1862 Virginia
Inconclusive: J.E. Johnston attacks Union forces, wounded, inconclusive
Battle of Tranter's Creek June 5, 1862 North Carolina
Union victory: Confederate forces retreat after Colonel Singletary is killed.
Battle of Memphis June 6, 1862 Tennessee
Union victory: Union forces capture the city.
First Battle of Chattanooga June 7–8, 1862 Tennessee
Union victory: Union forces bombard the town.
Battle of Cross Keys June 8, 1862 Virginia
Confederate victory: John C. Fremont defeated by elements of Stonewall Jackson's force.
Battle of Port Republic June 9, 1862 Virginia
Confederate victory: Costly victory for Stonewall Jackson.
Battle of Secessionville June 16, 1862 South Carolina
Confederate victory: Union repulsed, Union commander later court-martialed for disobeying orders.
Battle of Saint Charles June 17, 1862 Arkansas
Union victory: The USS Mound City is hit by Confederate shore gun and explodes.
Battle of Simmon's Bluff June 21, 1862 South Carolina
Battle of Oak Grove June 25, 1862 Virginia
Inconclusive: (Seven Days Battles) Indecisive battle between McClellan and Lee.
Battle of Beaver Dam Creek June 26, 1862 Virginia
Union victory: (Seven Days) Robert E. Lee defeated.
Battle of Gaines' Mill June 27, 1862 Virginia
Confederate victory: (Seven Days) Lee defeats McClellan.
Battle of Garnett's & Golding's Farm June 27–28, 1862 Virginia
Inconclusive: (Seven Days) Indecisive battle between Lee and McClellan.
Battle of Savage's Station June 29, 1862 Virginia
Inconclusive: (Seven Days) Union forces withdraw.
Battle of Tampa June 30 – July 1, 1862 Florida
Confederate victory: Union gunboat attacks, but later withdraws.
Battle of Glendale June 30, 1862 Virginia
Inconclusive: (Seven Days) McClellan retreats from Lee's Confederates.
Battle of White Oak Swamp June 30, 1862 Virginia
Inconclusive: Indecisive artillery duel.
Battle of Malvern Hill July 1, 1862 Virginia
Union victory: (Seven Days) McClellan defeats Lee but withdraws after battle.
Battle of Cotton Plant
(Battle of Hill's Plantation) July 7, 1862 Arkansas
Union victory: Union victory in Arkansas.
First Battle of Murfreesboro July 13, 1862 Tennessee
Battle of Baton Rouge August 5, 1862 Louisiana
Union victory: Union troops repulse attempt to recapture Baton Rouge.
Battle of Kirksville August 6–9, 1862 Missouri
Union victory: Union forces capture town.
First Battle of Donaldsonville August 9, 1862 Louisiana
Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9, 1862 Virginia
Confederate victory: Union forces repelled by Confederate counter-attack.
First Battle of Independence August 11, 1862 Missouri
Confederate victory: Confederate victory near Kansas City.
Battle of Lone Jack August 15–16, 1862 Missouri
Confederate victory: Confederate victory, Union commander killed. Rebels forced to withdraw after battle.
Battle of Fort Ridgely August 21–22, 1862 Minnesota
* Dakota War of 1862: Failed Santee Sioux attack on Union controlled fort.
First Battle of Rappahannock Station August 22–25, 1862 Virginia
Inconclusive: Union supplies destroyed during skirmish.
Battle of Manassas Station Ops. August 25–27, 1862 Virginia
Confederate victory: Jackson turns into Pope's rear area; destroys Manassas Station.
Second Battle of Bull Run
or Second Manassas August 28–30, 1862 Virginia
Confederate victory: Lee defeats Pope's Army of Virginia
Battle of Thoroughfare Gap August 28, 1862 Virginia
Confederate victory: Longstreet defeats small Union force to arrive at Manassas battlefield.
Battle of Richmond (Kentucky) August 30, 1862 Kentucky
Confederate victory: Edmund Kirby Smith routs Union army under Brig. Gen. William "Bull" Nelson.
Battle of Chantilly September 1, 1862 Virginia
Inconclusive: Union forces nearly being cut off, Isaac Stevens and Philip Kearny are killed.
Battle of Harpers Ferry September 12–15, 1862 West Virginia
(Virginia at the time)[A]
Confederate victory: Stonewall Jackson captures Union garrison under Dixon S. Miles
Battle of Munfordville September 14–17, 1862 Kentucky
Confederate victory: Union force surrenders.
Battle of South Mountain September 14, 1862 Maryland
Union victory: McClellan defeats Lee.
Battle of Antietam September 17, 1862 Maryland
Tactically inconclusive; strategic Union victory: McClellan ends Lee's invasion of North, bloodiest single day of the war.
Battle of Shepherdstown September 19–20, 1862 West Virginia
(Virginia at the time)[A]
Confederate victory: Confederate brigades counterattack and defeat pursuing Union brigades.
Battle of Iuka September 19, 1862 Mississippi
Union victory: Rosecrans is victorious over Price near Mississippi town.
Battle of Wood Lake September 23, 1862 Minnesota
* Dakota War of 1862: Overwhelming defeat of Santee Sioux forces during the Dakota War of 1862.
First Battle of Sabine Pass September 24, 1862 Texas
First Battle of Newtonia September 30, 1862 Missouri
Confederate victory: Union forces panic under bombardment from Confederate artillery.
Battle of Saint John's Bluff October 1–3, 1862 Florida
Second Battle of Corinth
(Battle of Corinth) October 3–4, 1862 Mississippi
Union victory: Confederate attack fails.
Battle of Galveston Harbor (1862)
(First Battle of Galveston) October 4, 1862 Texas
Battle of Hatchie's Bridge October 5, 1862 Tennessee
Inconclusive: Confederate force under Earl Van Dorn escapes across river.
Battle of Perryville October 8, 1862 Kentucky
Inconclusive: Tactical indecisive battle that ended Bragg's Kentucky campaign.
Battle of Old Fort Wayne October 22, 1862 Oklahoma
(Indian Territory at the time)
Battle of Georgia Landing October 27, 1862 Louisiana
Battle of Clark's Mill November 7, 1862 Missouri
Confederate victory: Union force surrenders to larger Confederate force.
Battle of Cane Hill November 28, 1862 Arkansas
Confederate victory: Small Confederate force delays Union while larger force escapes.
Battle of Prairie Grove December 7, 1862 Arkansas
Union victory: Union secures NW Arkansas.
Battle of Hartsville December 7, 1862 Tennessee
Confederate victory: Disguised in Union uniforms, Confederates infiltrate and defeat Union forces.
Battle of Fredericksburg December 13, 1862 Virginia
Confederate victory: Lee beats back repeated frontal assaults by Burnside.
Battle of Kinston December 14, 1862 North Carolina
Union victory: Union forces under John G. Foster defeat Confederates under Nathan Evans.
Battle of White Hall December 16, 1862 North Carolina
Inconclusive: Foster fights indecisive battle with Beverly Robertson.
Battle of Goldsboro Bridge December 17, 1862 North Carolina
Union victory: Foster defeats Confederates and destroys the bridge.
Battle of Jackson, Tennessee December 19, 1862 Tennessee
Union victory: Confederate feint to distract Union forces.
Battle of Chickasaw Bayou December 26–29, 1862 Mississippi
Confederate victory: (Vicksburg Campaign) Pemberton defeats Sherman; Union attack on Confederate right flank thwarted.
Battle of Parker's Cross Roads December 31, 1862 Tennessee
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