The Official Records of the
War Of The Rebellion

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In the unlikely event that you are not familiar with the Official Records (ORs), they consist mainly of battle reports and there are literally thousands of them. It would be a physical impossibility for me to put them all on the internet. Therefore, This site contains selected reports of the Commanders in the field for major battles of the American Civil War and selected events that I felt were significant. Just click on the event/battle you're interested in.

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Costliest Battles of the Civil War   This is a list of the ten costliest battles of the Civil War based on total casualties (killed, wounded, missing, and captured). These are not taken from the Official Records.
Preface The Preface to the Official Records.
Antietam (Sharpsburg) Battle description with ORs.
Appomattox Brief battle description with ORs of Gen. Robert E. Lee, Lee's Last Order, and Grant/Lee Surrender Correspondence.
Atlanta Campaign Campaign Description with ORs.
Ball's Bluff Battle description with ORs.
Big Bethel Battle description with ORs.
Bull Run (1st Manassas) Battle description with ORs.
Bull Run (2nd Manassas) Battle description with ORs.
Baltimore Riot A series of ORs describing this event.
Champion's Hill Battle description with ORs.
Chancellorsville Battle description with ORs.
Chattanooga Descriptions of actions at Brown's Ferry, Wauhatchie, and Missionary Ridge with ORs.
Chickamauga Battle description with ORs.
Cold Harbor Battle description with ORs.
Court-Martial of
Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter
ORs of ; Charges and Specifications, Defense of the Accused, and Finding of the Court.
Court-Martial of
Henry Wirz
OR of the Military Commission that tried Henry Wirz (Commandant of Andersonville). Contains charges and specifications, finding of the court and sentence.
Fort Donelson Battle description with ORs and the Grant/Buckner Surrender Correspondence.
Fort Pillow Battle description with ORs.
Fort Sumter ORs of Confederate Correspondence and Maj. Robert Anderson.
Fredericksburg Battle description with ORs.
Gettysburg Battle description with ORs.
Hampton Roads
(Battle of the Ironclads)
Battle description with ORs.
Jackson's Valley Campaign Campaign description with ORs.
Medical Directors Reports Various reports of some of the medical directors on both sides.
Miscellaneous Reports ORs of Lieut. Gen. U. S. Grant , Maj. John S. Mosby, Suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus, Lincoln's meeting with Confederates at Hampton Roads.
Monocacy Battle description with ORs.
Nashville Battle description with ORs.
New Madrid and Island #10 Battle description with ORs.
New Market Battle description and ORs.
New York Draft Riots Description and ORs of military personnel involved.
Pea Ridge Battle description with ORs
Pilot Knob Battle description with ORs
Red River Campaign Campaign description with ORs.
Seven Days' Battles Battle description with ORs.
Shiloh (Pittsburg Landing) Battle description with ORs
Spotsylvania Court House Battle description with ORs
Stones River (Murfreesboro) Battle description with ORs
Vicksburg Battle description with ORs
The Wilderness Battle description with ORs
Wilson's Creek Battle description with ORs

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