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. Bear in mind, as well, 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.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Battle of Gettysburg

    Pennsylvania, United States of America More
    100
  2. 2
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    Down 51
    Normandy More
    99
  3. 3
    Up 278
    Down 38
    Midway Atoll, United States of America More
    97
  4. 4
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    Down 95

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States of America More
    85
  5. 5
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    Down 33
    Virginia, United States of America More
    84
  6. 6
    Up 208
    Down 40
    Massachusetts, United States of America More
    83
  7. 7
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    Down 61
    Iwo Jima, Japan More
    81
  8. 8
    Up 182
    Down 52
    Ardennes, Belgium More
    76
  9. 9
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    Down 50
    Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands More
    73
  10. 10
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    Down 55
    Trenton, New Jersey, United States of America More
    72
  11. 11
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    Down 40
    Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts More
    70
  12. 12
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    Down 53
    Sharpsburg, Maryland, United States of America More
    67
  13. 13
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    Down 35

    ranked low on reranks
    Battles of Saratoga

    New York, United States of America More
    65
  14. 14
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Battle of Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina More
    62
  15. 15
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    Down 48
    Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States of America More
    62
  16. 16
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    Okinawa Island, Japan More
    61
  17. 17
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    San Antonio, Texas, United States of America More
    59
  18. 18
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    Tennessee, United States of America More
    57
  19. 19
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    Down 44
    Incheon, South Korea More
    54
  20. 20
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    First Battle of Bull Run

    Virginia, United States of America More
    54
  21. 21
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    Down 46
    Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga, New York More
    51
  22. 22
    Up 63
    Down 58
    Philippines More
    51
  23. 23
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    Down 87

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    Battle of the Little Bighorn

    Montana, United States of America More
    49
  24. 24
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    Allied invasion of Italy

    Calabria, Italy More
    49
  25. 25
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    Down 47
    Busan, South Korea More
    48
  26. 26
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    Down 46
    Atlantic Ocean More
    48
  27. 27
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    Tet Offensive

    Vietnam More
    48
  28. 28
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    Santiago de Cuba, Cuba More
    47
  29. 29
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    Down 30
    Chalmette, United States of America More
    46
  30. 30
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    Down 57
    Khe Sanh, Vietnam More
    45
  31. 31
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    Down 42

    ranked low on reranks
    Battle of Chosin Reservoir

    Korea More
    44
  32. 32
    Up 41
    Down 37
    Virginia, United States of America More
    44
  33. 33
    Up 44
    Down 35
    Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America More
    43
  34. 34
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Operation Market Garden

    Germany More
    43
  35. 35
    Up 49
    Down 29
    Forest of Argonne, France More
    42
  36. 36
    Up 54
    Down 49
    Georgia, United States of America More
    42
  37. 37
    Up 39
    Down 49
    Marne, France More
    41
  38. 38
    Up 37
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    Battle of Fort McHenry

    Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America More
    40
  39. 39
    Up 27
    Down 14
    Deer Park, Texas, United States of America More
    40
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  40. 40
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    Fallujah, Iraq More
    38
  41. 41
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    Kuwait More
    37
  42. 42
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    Down 42
    Mexico City, Mexico More
    37
  43. 43
    Up 21
    Down 11
    Virginia, United States of America More
    37
  44. 44
    Up 22
    Down 14
    Hue, Vietnam More
    37
  45. 45
    Up 31
    Down 39
    Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America More
    37
  46. 46
    Up 36
    Down 60
    New York City, New York, United States of America More
    37
  47. 47
    Up 40
    Down 47
    Richmond, Kentucky, United States of America More
    37
  48. 48
    Up 33
    Down 47
    Mississippi, United States of America More
    36
  49. 49
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    Gulf of Tonkin More
    36
  50. 50
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    Virginia, United States of America More
    35
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