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Encyclopedia of battles in North America, 1517 to 1916

Author: L Edward Purcell; Sarah J Purcell
Publisher: New York : Facts On File, ©2000.
Series: Facts on File library of American history.
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Includes more than 350 battles, "arranged alphabetically, chronologically, and by the war during which they were fought; lists of battlefield sites, arranged alphabetically and regionally; a glossary of important terms and terminology; and an extensive bibliography."--Cover.
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: L Edward Purcell; Sarah J Purcell
ISBN: 0816033501 9780816033508 0816044023 9780816044023
OCLC Number: 41944609
Description: xvi, 383 pages : maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Adobe Walls --
Agua Prieta --
Alamance --
Alamo --
U.S.S. Alfred v. H.M.S. Glasgow --
Allatoona Pass --
Annapolis Royal (Port Royal) --
Antietam (Sharpsburg) --
Ash Hollow (Blue Lake) --
Atlanta --
Augusta (1780) --
Augusta (1781) --
Bad Axe River --
Ball's Bluff --
Batoche --
Baton Rouge --
Bear Paw Mountains --
Bear River --
Beaufort (Port Royal Island) --
Beaver Dams --
Beecher's Island --
Belmont --
Bennington --
Bentonville --
Big Bethel --
Big Black River --
Big Hole Basin --
Big Meadows --
Billingsport --
Black Mingo Creek --
Blackstocks --
Bladensburg --
Bloody Brook (Pocumtuck, Deerfield) --
Bloody Swamp (Bloody Marsh, St. Simon's Island) --
Blue Licks --
Blue Savannah --
Bound Brook --
Brandy Station (Fleetwood Hill, Beverley's Ford) --
Brandywine --
Briar Creek --
Brice's Cross Roads (Brice's Creek Roads, Guntown, Tishomingo Creek) --
Bristoe Station --
Buena Vista --
Bull Run, First (Manassas) --
Bull Run, Second (Manassas) --
Bull's Ferry --
Bunker Hill (Breed's Hill) --
Bushy Run (Edge Hill) --
Calderon Bridge (Puente de Calderon) --
Camden --
Camerone --
Camp Texas (Fort Texas) --
Cedar Creek --
Cedar Mountain --
Cedars --
Celaya --
Cempoallan --
Cerro Gordo --
Chambly --
Champion's Hill --
Champoton --
Chancellorsville --
Chantilly (Ox Hill) --
Chapultepec --
Charleston (Sullivan's Island) --
Charleston --
Charlotte --
Chateaugay (Chateauguay River) --
Chattanooga (Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge) --
Cheat Mountain (Elkwater) --
Cherry Valley --
U.S.S. Chesapeake v. H.M.S. Shannon --
Chesapeake Bay --
Chesapeake Capes --
Chickamauga --
Chickasaw Bluffs (Chickasaw Bayou) --
Chippewa --
Chrysler's Farm --
Churubusco --
Cloyd's Mountain --
Cold Harbor --
Columbus --
Combahee Ferry --
U.S.S. Congress v. H.M.S. Savage --
U.S.S. Constitution v. H.M.S. Guerriere --
Contreras (Padieras) --
Cooch's Bridge (Iron Hill) --
Corinth --
Cowan's Ford --
Cowpens --
Crampton's Gap --
The Crater (Petersburg Mine Assault) --
Cross Keys (Union Church) --
Dade's Battle --
Danbury Raid --
Drewry's Bluff --
Emuckfau Creek --
Enitachopco Creek --
Eutaw Springs --
Fair Oaks (Seven Pines) --
Fallen Timbers --
Falling Waters --
Farmville and Highbridge --
Fetterman Fight --
Fishdam Ford --
Fisher's Hill --
Fishing Creek (Catawba Ford) --
Five Forks --
Fort Anne --
Fort Beausejour --
Fort Caroline --
Fort Clinton and Fort Montgomery --
Fort Cumberland --
Fort Donelson --
Fort Erie, First --
Fort Erie, Second --
Fort Fisher (Terry's Expedition) --
Fort Frontenac --
Fort George --
Fort Henry --
Fort Keyser --
Fort Lee (Fort Constitution) --
Fort McHenry --
Fort Mercer (Red Bank) --
Fort Mifflin --
Fort Mims --
Fort Motte --
Fort Necessity (Great Meadows) --
Fort Niagara --
Fort Pillow --
Fort Pulaski --
Fort Ridgely --
Fort Stanwix --
Fort Stedman --
Fort Stephenson --
Fort Sumter --
Fort Ticonderoga (Fort Carillon) --
Fort Ticonderoga (1775) --
Fort Ticonderoga (July 1777) --
Fort Ticonderoga (September 1777) --
Fort Wagner (Battery Wagner) --
Fort Washington --
Fort Watson --
Fort William Henry --
Franklin --
Franklin's Crossing (Deep Run) --
Fredericksburg --
Frenchtown (River Raisin) --
Front Royal --
Gaines's Mill --
Galveston --
Garnett's and Golding's Farm --
Germantown --
Gettysburg --
Globe Tavern (Weldon Railroad, Six Mile House) --
Glorieta Pass --
Gloucester --
Goliad --
Great Bridge --
Great Savannah --
Great Swamp --
Green Spring --
Guilford Courthouse --
Gwynn Island --
Hanging Rock --
Hanover Courthouse --
Harlem Heights --
Harmar's Defeat --
Harpers Ferry --
Haw River (Pyle's Defeat) --
Helena --
Hillsborough Raid --
Hobkirk's Hill --
Holly Springs --
Horseshoe Bend --
Hubbardton --
Irish Bend (Bayou Teche) --
Island Number 10 --
Iuka --
Jamestown (1622) --
Jamestown (1676) --
Johnstown --
Julesburg --
Kernstown, First --
Kernstown, Second --
Kettle Creek --
Killdeer Mountain --
King's Mountain --
Kip's Bay --
Klock's Field --
Knoxville (Fort Sanders) --
Lake Erie (Put-in-Bay) --
Lake George (Bloody Pond) --
Lake Okeechobee --
Lazaro --
Lenud's Ferry --
Lexington and Concord --
Lexington --
Little Bighorn (Custer's Last Stand, Greasy Grass) --
Lochry's Defeat --
Long Island --
Long Sault --
Louisbourg (1745) --
Louisbourg (1758) --
Lundy's Lane --
Lynchburg --
Mackinac Island (Fort Michilimackinac) --
Malvern Hill --
McDowell --
Mechanicsville (Ellison's Mill) --
Memphis --
Mesa (La Mesa) --
Milk Creek --
Mill Springs (Logan Cross Road) --
Minisink --
Mobile Bay --
Molino del Rey --
Monck's Corner --
U.S.S. Monitor v. C.S.S. Virginia (Monitor v. Merrimack) --
Monmouth --
Monocacy --
Monongahela (Braddock's Defeat) --
Monterrey --
Montreal --
Moore's Creek Bridge --
Munfordville --
Mystic River --
Nashville --
New London Raid --
New Market --
New Orleans (1815) --
New Orleans (1862) --
New Ulm --
Newport --
Newtown --
Ninety Six --
La Noche Triste (Tenochtitlan) --
North Anna River (Hanover Junction, Jericho Mills, Taylor's Bridge) --
Oak Grove (King's Schoolhouse) --
Ocean Pond (Olustee) --
Okolona --
Oriskany --
Otumba --
Palo Alto --
Paoli --
Parker's Cross Roads --
Parker's Ferry --
Parral --
Paulus Hook --
Pea Ridge (Elkhorn Tavern) --
U.S.S. Peacock v. H.M.S. Epervier --
Pell's Point --
Pensacola --
Perryville --
Petersburg (1781) --
Petersburg (1864-1865) --
Philippi --
Pilot Knob (Fort Davidson) --
Plattsburg Bay (Lake Champlain, Plattsburg) --
Pleasant Hill Landing (Blair's Landing) --
Point Pleasant --
Port Gibson --
Port Hudson --
Port Republic --
Port Royal (Annapolis Royal) --
Port Royal Sound (Forts Beauregard and Walker) --
Potonchan --
Prairie Grove --
Princeton --
Puebla --
Puebla (Cinco de Mayo) --
Quebec (Plains of Abraham) --
Quebec --
Queenston --
Quinby Bridge --
Quintan's Bridge --
Ramseur's Mill --
Raymond --
Resaca de la Palma (Resaca de Guerrero) --
Rich Mountain --
Richmond --
Ridgeway --
Roanoke Island --
Rocky Mount --
Rosebud Creek --
Rush Springs (Rush Creek) --
Sabine Crossroads (Mansfield) --
Sabine Pass (Fort Griffin) --
Sackets Harbor --
Sacramento River --
St. Augustine (1702) --
St. Augustine (1740) --
St. Charles --
St. Clair's Defeat --
St. Denis --
St. Eustache --
St. John's (St. Jean's) (May 17, 1775) --
St. John's (St. Jean's) (September 5-November 2, 1775) --
San Gabriel --
San Jacinto --
San Pascual --
Sand Creek --
Sandusky (Crawford's Defeat) --
Santa Fe --
Saratoga, First (Freeman's Farm) --
Saratoga, Second (Bemis Heights) --
Savage's Station (Allen's Farm, Peach Orchard) --
Savannah (1778) --
Savannah (1779) --
Sayler's Creek --
Shiloh (Pittsburgh Landing) --
Sitka --
Slim Buttes --
South Mountain --
Spencer's Tavern --
Spotsylvania --
Springfield --
Springfield Arsenal --
Stones River (Murfreesboro) --
Stono Ferry --
Stony Creek (Stoney Creek) --
Stony Point --
Stronghold --
Summit Springs --
Talladega --
Tallashatchee --
Tarrant's Tavern --
Tenochtitlan --
Thames (Moraviantown) --
Three Rivers (Trois Rivieres) --
Throg's Neck (Throg's Point) --
Tippecanoe --
Tlaxcala --
Trenton --
Trevilian Station --
U.S.S. Trumbull v. Watt --
U.S.S. Trumbull v. H.M.S. Iris --
Tupelo (Harrisburg) --
Valcour Island --
Veracruz --
Vicksburg --
Vincennes --
Wahab's Plantation --
Washita --
Waxhaws --
Waynesboro --
Wetzell's Ford --
White Oak Swamp (Glendale) --
White Plains --
Whitemarsh --
The Wilderness --
Williamsburg --
Williamson's Plantation --
Wilson's Creek (Oak Hill) --
Winchester, First --
Winchester, Second --
Winchester, Third (Opequon Creek) --
Wolf Mountain --
Wood Lake (Lone Tree Lake) --
Wounded Knee --
Wyoming Valley --
Yellow Tavern --
Yorktown --
Appendix 1. Alphabetical List of Battles --
Appendix 2. Chronological List of Battles --
Appendix 3. List of Battles by War --
Appendix 4. Battlefield Sites in Alphabetical Order --
Appendix 5. Battlefield Sites Listed by Region.
Series Title: Facts on File library of American history.
Other Titles: Battles in North America, 1517 to 1916
Responsibility: L. Edward Purcell and Sarah J. Purcell.

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Maps supplement descriptive narratives of more than 350 battles, from battles over Spanish conquest in 1517 to Mexican border raids in 1916, providing information on each battle's context, important  Read more...

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