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More than 11,000 battles, engagements, and skirmishes comprised the actual fighting in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Civil War. Many of these fights, large and small, had a direct impact upon your lives today. Who could imagine American independence without George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware river and subsequent victories at Trenton and Princeton? Would the slaves have ever been freed were it not for Union tenacity at the Battle of Antietam? Learn more about the battles that helped to create and define our nation.

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