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On this day in 1862, northwestern Arkansas and southwestern Missouri are secured for the Union when a force commanded by General James G. Blunt holds…
Military conflicts throughout U.S. history have shaped the country's policies, influenced its culture, defined its borders and cost thousands of lives.
Memorial Day, observed the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the American military.
Timeline of America's Wars, specifically the 20th and 21st Centuries.
Explore the history of the United States from the colonial period to modern-day America.
War of 1812
Dates: 1812 - 1815 Where: Canada, Eastern seaboard of the United States, Great Lakes and Lake Champlain How It Ended: The Treaty of Ghent was signed on Dec. 24, 1814. Unaware of the treaty, Gen. Andrew Jackson engaged and crushed the British at New Orleans on January 8, 1815. American Battle Deaths: 2,260 (approx.)
Dates: 1846 - 1848 Where: Mexico and southwestern United States, including modern-day Texas, California and New Mexico How It Ended: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on Feb. 2, 1848. American Battle Deaths: 1,733 (approx.)
Dates: 1861 - 1865 Where: Primarily in the Eastern half of the United States (east of the Mississippi River) How It Ended: Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at the small settlement of Appomattox Court House in southwestern Virginia on April 9, 1865. American Battle Deaths: Union forces 140,414 and Confederate forces 74,524 (approx.)
Dates: April 25 - Aug. 12, 1898 Where: Mainly in the Spanish possessions of Cuba and the Philippines How It Ended: The Treaty of Paris was signed on Dec. 10, 1898. American Battle Deaths: 385 (approx.)
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