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Battlefields

Places where battles have taken place.

Antietam-National-Battlefield

Antietam National Battlefield

Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland, 21782
23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion into the North.

Ball's-Bluff-Battlefield-and-National-Cemetery

Ball's Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery

Waterford, Loudoun County, Virginia
The Battle of Ball's Bluff, on October 21, 1861, was a small but embarrassing defeat for the Union early in the American Civil War. The land for a cemetery was donated in 1865. It is the smallest national cemetery in the United States.

Bates-Battlefield

Bates Battlefield

Washakie County, Wyoming
This is the site of a battle to capture a band of Arapahoe Indians who were plundering and robbing small camps and trains. Captain Alfred Bates and the 2nd cavalry, with Chief Washakie and Shoshone Indians, attacked on July 4, 1874.

Bear-River-Massacre-Monument

Bear River Massacre Monument

Franklin County, Idaho
The monument was erected by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers in memory of the Battle of Bear River (Massacre at Boa Ogoi), which took place on January 29, 1863, between the United States Army and the Shoshone Indians.

Bushy-Run-Battlefield-State-Park

Bushy Run Battlefield State Park

Penn Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
The Battle of Bushy Run was a major victory for the British during Pontiac's Rebellion and enabled them to secure their control of the Ohio River Valley and what was to become the Northwest Territory.

Droop-Mountain-Battlefield-State-Park

Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

Droop, Pocahontas County, West Virginia, 24946
Droop Mountain was the site of the last major conflict of the American Civil War in West Virginia. The battlefield was transformed into a historical, outdoor recreation area by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.

Fort-Sumter

Fort Sumter

Charleston, South Carolina
The fort was named after General Thomas Sumter, a hero of the American Revolution. On April 12, 1861, at 4:30 a.m., Confederate batteries opened fire on the fort, which started the American Civil War.

Gettysburg-Battlefield

Gettysburg Battlefield

Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania
The area of military engagements during the battle of Gettysburg included the majority of the 1863 town and the current borough. At the close of the battle, there were over 22,000 wounded and 8,900 dead.

Kennesaw-Mountain-National-Battlefield-Park

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, 30152
The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, fought here between General William Tecumseh Sherman of the Union army and Joseph E. Johnston of the Confederate army, took place between June 18, 1864, and July 2, 1864.

Monmouth-Battlefield-State-Park

Monmouth Battlefield State Park

Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey
Monmouth Battlefield State Park is a 1,818-acre (7.36 km2) New Jersey state park located on the border of Manalapan and Freehold Township.

Prairie-Grove-Battlefield-State-Park

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park

Prairie Grove, Washington County, Arkansas, 72753
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park is an Arkansas state park located next to Prairie Grove. It commemorates the Battle of Prairie Grove, fought December 7, 1862, in the American Civil War. The battle secured northwestern Arkansas for the Union.

Princeton-Battlefield

Princeton Battlefield

Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey
Princeton Battlefield is where American and British troops fought each other on January 3, 1777 in the Battle of Princeton during the American Revolutionary War.

Rosebud-Battlefield-State-Park

Rosebud Battlefield State Park

Half Moon Hill, Big Horn County, Montana
Rosebud Battlefield State Park is the site of the Battle of the Rosebud. The battle, known also as Crook's Fight on the Rosebud or Battle of Rosebud Creek, was fought on June 17, 1876.

San-Jacinto-Battleground-State-Historic-Site

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

Harris County, Texas
This battlefield and its monument commemorate the Battle of San Jacinto where the Republic of Texas won its independence from Mexico on April 21, 1836.

The-Alamo

The Alamo

San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
The full name of the site was San Antonio de Valero Mission. It was build by the Spanish in the 1700's for the education and conversion of local Native Americans.

Tippecanoe-Battlefield-Park

Tippecanoe Battlefield Park

Battle Ground, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, 47920
Tippecanoe Battlefield Park is home to a monument dedicated to the battle fought there on November 7, 1811 between U.S. forces and a group of Native Americans lead by the Shawnee leader Tecumseh. There is also a museum on the grounds.

Tupelo-National-Battlefield

Tupelo National Battlefield

Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi, 38801
In July, 1864, Union forces marched into Tupelo, Mississippi. Disorganized Confederate soldiers fought fiercely but could not overpower the federal troops. Neither side could claim a clear victory, but Union troops had succeeded in their main goal: keeping the Confederates away from Union railroads in Tennessee.

Vicksburg-National-Military-Park

Vicksburg National Military Park

Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, 39183
The Vicksburg National Military Park includes 1,325 historic monuments and markers, 20 miles (32 km) of historic trenches and earthworks, a 16-mile (26 km) tour road, a 12.5-mile (20.1 km) walking trail, two antebellum homes, 144 emplaced cannons, and the restored gunboat USS Cairo.

Washita-Battlefield-National-Historic-Site

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

Roger Mills County, Oklahoma, 73628
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site is located within the U.S. Forest Service's Black Kettle National Grassland near the town of Cheyenne, Oklahoma.

Top 10 Most Popular Battlefields Landmarks

  1. The Alamo
  2. Bear River Massacre Monument
  3. Fort Sumter
  4. Gettysburg Battlefield
  5. Antietam National Battlefield
  6. Princeton Battlefield
  7. Tippecanoe Battlefield Park
  8. Bates Battlefield
  9. Ball's Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery
  10. San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

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