Engagements of the Civil war: with losses on both sides: May, 1864--June, 1865
May 1-8, 1864: Hudnot's plantation, and near Alexandria, La.Union, Lee's Cav. Division of Gen. Banks' army; Confed., Troops of Gen. Richard Taylor's command.
Losses:Union, 33 killed, 87 wounded; Confed., 25 killed, 100 wounded.
May 4-21, 1864: Yazoo city expedition, including Benton and Vaughan, Miss.Union, 11th, 72d, and 76th Ill., 5th Ill. Cav., 3d U. S. Colored Cav., 7th Ohio Battery; Confed., Troops of Gen. Jos. E. Johnston's command.
Losses:Union, 5 killed, 20 wounded.
Losses:Union, 14 killed, 60 wounded, 27 missing; Confed., (about) 180 wounded and captured.
May 5, 1864: Roanoke River, N. C.Union, gunboats, Ceres, Commodore Hull, Mattabesett, Sassacus, Seymour, Wyalusing, Miami, and Whitehead. Confed., iron-clad ram Albemarle.
Losses:Union, 5 killed, 26 wounded; Confed., 57 captured.
May 5, 1864: Dunn's Bayou, Red River, La.Union, 56th Ohio, gunboats Signal, Covington, and transport Warner. Confed., Gen. Richard Taylor's command on shore.
Losses:Union, 35 killed, 65 wounded, 150 missing; Con fed. No record found.
May 5-7, 1864: Wilderness, Va.Union, Forces commanded by Gen. U. S. Grant; Army of the Potomac, Maj.-Gen. George G. Meade; Second Corps, Maj.-Gen. Hancock; Fifth Corps, Maj.-Gen. Warren; Sixth Corps, Maj.-Gen. Sedgwick; Cavalry Corps, Maj.-Gen. Sheridan; and Ninth Corps, Maj.-Gen. Burnside. Confed., Army of Northern Virginia, Gen. R. E. Lee; First Corps, Lieut.-Gen. Longstreet; Second Corps, Lieut.-Gen. Ewell; Third Corps, Lieut.-Gen. A. P. Hill; Cavalry Corps, Maj.-Gen. Stuart.
Losses:Union, 2246 killed, 12,137 wounded, 3383 missing; Confed. (estimate) 2000 killed, 6000 wounded, 3400 missing; Union, Brig.-Gens. Wadsworth and Hays killed; Confed. Gens. Jones and Jenkins killed, and Stafford, Longstreet, and Pegram wounded.
May 5-9, 1864: Rocky face Ridge, Ga., including Tunnel Hill, Mill Creek Gap, and Buzzard's Roost.Union, Military Division of the Mississippi, commanded by Gen. W. T. Sherman: Army of the Cumberland, Maj.-Gen. Thomas; Army of the Tennessee, Maj.-Gen. McPherson; Army of the Ohio, Maj.-Gen. John M. Schofield, Elliott's and Stoneman's Cavalry; Confed., Army of Tennessee, Gen. J. E. Johnston, commanding; Hardee's Corps, Hood's Corps, Wheeler's Cavalry. 
|Fort Morgan fallen after a stubborn defense Among the decisive events of 1864 was the Union victory of Mobile Bay, August 23d. These smoke-blackened walls of the citadel, Fort Morgan, its shattered face, are silent witnesses to the stubborn nature of the defense, and the folds of the American flag in the distance proclaim the success of Farragut's attack. Gradually the Confederacy was being hemmed in and its resources exhausted. The bay fight itself took place on the morning of August 5th. The success of Admiral Farragut at New Orleans in the previous year had made him eager to close the remaining great gulf port to the blockade runners. After several months of effort he secured the necessary cooperation of a land force, and of four monitors to deal with the powerful Confederate ram Tennessee. The naval operations were entirely successful, but Fort Morgan had received hardly a scratch, and the commander sturdily refused to surrender. A constant bombardment of two weeks was necessary to reduce it, during which the woodwork caught fire and threatened to set off the great powder magazines. It was only when defense was obviously futile that General Page raised the white flag of surrender.|