The Most Important Battles in US History Military Conflicts
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The Most Important Battles in US History

List Criteria: Vote simply on how impactful a given battle was to the course of US history, regardless of whether you were happy with the outcome, etc.

The most significant major battles in American history, ranked by everyone. Anyone can vote on this list, making these rankings a good way to determine how important these battles were to the development of the United States. Therefore, your votes should be based on how crucial you feel these battles were, not whether you are a fan of the outcome or how much you agree with the reasons for fighting.

The course of US history was significantly altered by each of these famous battles in American history. These famous American battles helped the US become the country it is today, for better or worse. There's no denying that, whether or not you agree with the politics of war, these important battles were fought during some of the most important wars in history and left their mark on many countries, not just the United States. Many even rank among the most important historical events in US history, or even world history.
 
Bear in mind, these results are not limited to battles fought within the territory of the United States. Feel free to include any other battles that you think directly impacted the future course of events in the United States.

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    the people's #1 & most listed American Civil War, Gettysburg Campaign

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  2. 2
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    Operation Overlord, World War II, Normandy Campaign

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 405
    - 56

    Pacific War, World War II

    ) open
  4. 4
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Pacific War, World War II

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  5. 5
    + 302
    - 70

    American Revolutionary War

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 234
    - 89

    Pacific War, World War II

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 309
    - 63

    American Civil War, Peninsula Campaign

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 266
    - 76

    World War II

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    + 194
    - 77

    Pacific War, World War II

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  10. 10
    + 219
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    New York and New Jersey campaign, American Revolutionary War

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    - 63

    American Revolutionary War

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  12. 12
    + 171
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    Maryland Campaign, American Civil War

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  13. 13
    + 243
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    ranked low on reranks American Revolutionary War

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  14. 14
    + 234
    - 116

    Texas Revolution

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    + 161
    - 71

    Pacific War, World War II

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 141
    - 91

    American Civil War

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 156
    - 74

    Western Theater of the American Civil War

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    + 118
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    Korean War

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    Tet Offensive

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    + 104
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    American Civil War, Manassas Campaign

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    + 132
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    American Civil War

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  22. 22
    + 116
    - 57

    World War II, Italian Campaign

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  23. 23
    + 110
    - 64

    Invasion of Canada, American Revolutionary War

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  24. 24
    + 90
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  25. 25
    + 111
    - 48
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  26. 26
    + 95
    - 84

    Tet Offensive, Vietnam War

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  27. 27
    + 79
    - 82

    Pacific War, World War II

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    + 89
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    + 115
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    ranked low on reranks Korean War

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  30. 30
    + 77
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Great Sioux War of 1876

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    ranked low on reranks & added by JacobCuellar Texas Revolution

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    Spanish–American War

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    + 57
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    added by zxray 1940s

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  34. 34
    + 63
    - 53

    New York and New Jersey campaign, American Revolutionary War

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    + 66
    - 58

    American Civil War, Chancellorsville Campaign

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    + 64
    - 103

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Allied advance from Paris to the Rhine, World War II

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    + 69
    - 45

    World War I, Western Front

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  38. 38
    + 55
    - 66

    World War I, Western Front, Spring Offensive

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    + 33
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    Tet Offensive, Vietnam War

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    Atlanta Campaign, American Civil War

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    + 59
    - 38

    Battle of Fort McHenry War of 1812

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    + 63
    - 56

    Mexican–American War

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    + 45
    - 54

    American Revolutionary War

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    + 76
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  45. 45
    + 48
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks American Revolutionary War

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  46. 46
    + 68
    - 44
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  47. 47
    + 29
    - 18

    added by sebbzor

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  48. 48
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  49. 49
    + 43
    - 23

    American Civil War

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  50. 50
    + 64
    - 79
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