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Encyclopedia of Battles in North America: 1517 to 1916

by L. Edward Purcell

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0816044023, Paperback)

In an authoritative yet lively manner, Encyclopedia of Battles in North America provides concise descriptions of 400 individual battles that explain the context of the engagement, the opposing forces and commanders, the narrative of the fighting, and the outcome and cost in casualties. Meticulously researched and unmatched in its scope, the encyclopedia includes lists of battles alphabetically, chronologically, and by war; lists of historic battlefield sites alphabetically and by region; and a bibliography.

Among the battles profiled are:
Champoton: Mexico, Spanish Conquest (1517)
Jamestown: Virginia, Bacon's Rebellion (1676)
Fort Beauséjour: Canada, French and Indian War (1755)
Fort Lee (Fort Constitution): New Jersey, American Revolution (1776)
U.S.S. Constitution vs. H.M.S. Guerrière: Off Nova Scotia, Canada (War of 1812)
Gettysburg: Pennsylvania, American Civil War (1863)
Killdeer Mountain: North Dakota, Sioux Wars (1864)
Adobe Walls: Texas, Buffalo War (1874)
Celaya: Mexico, Mexican Revolution (1915).

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