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AMERICAN EARLY WARS

 

This table contains maps and information on Colonial (pre Revolution) wars before and after 1689 - the Revolutionary War - and the War of 1812

 
 

The maps are from the West Point Atlas of American Wars, Vol. I, 1689 - 1900 - Chief Editor, Col. Vincent Esposito, Dept. of Military Art and Engineering, published by Frederick Praeger, N.Y., 1959

 
 

Note: The Atlas does not show the colonial wars prior to 1689, nor all the engagements along the frontier. We will attempt to find maps for these. Many of the articles reached by links here do have maps of the battles they discuss. We also include links to other references. For suggested further reference we list here some prior wars compiled by H. W. Crocker III in his book Don't Tread on Me, Crown Forum, NY., 2006. We include URL links to some references - But by using Google with any of these names will generate many useful resourcs.

 
 

Wikipedia list of wars and conflicts in British America - that is prior to United States

 
 

Wikipedia list of wars and conflicts in the United States - with links, and it extends into 20th century

 
 

Wikipedia a list of conflicts in North America - This is a remarkable, detailed, list, with links, to all sorts of small and large conflicts including in Canada and Mexico

 
 

List of American Indian Wars. An excellent reference

 
 

American Indian Wars - This list of conflicts (wars and skirmishes) between colonial and later settlers and their government troops and Native Americans is organized by chronology and region from 1606 to 1924.

 
 

Britishbattles - Another terrific web site is a huge detailed compendium of British battles - actually those involving Britain before there was England or Great Britian -profusely illustrated and the lengthy index page has the links to individual battles in chronological order by wars.

 
 

The Civil War Trust has many maps and annimated maps and photos and text about Civil War battles. It also lists events such as reenactments and memorials at battlefields.

 
 

Yorktown, VA. - 1609 - 1614 - First Anglo-Powhatan War

 
 

Yorktown, VA, 1622 - 1632 - Second Anglo-Powhatan War - Powhatan Massacre - Devastating

 
 

Massachusets, 1637 - Pequot War

 
 

Maryland, 1637 - Kent Island Rebellion

 
 

Great Lakes region, 1641-1667 - First Beaver War - also known as Iroquois Wars

 
 

New Netherlands, 1643 - 45 - Kieft's War -also known as Wappinger War. Kieft was the Dutch governor who startred the war by a surprise attack on the Mohawks.

 
 

Maryland, 1644 - 47 - Claborne and Ingel's Rebellion

 
 

Virginia, 1644 - 46 - Third Anglo-Powhatan War War Virginia

 
 

Maryland, 1655 - Battle of Severn - first battle on American soil between colonists and troops

 
 

New Amsterdam - 1655 - Peach Tree War

 
 

New Netherland - 1655 - 1660 - First Esopus War - Anglo-Dutch vs Lenape Indians

 
 

Maryland - 1659 - 1660 - Fendall's Rebellion -related to Battle of Severn -Fendall family

 
 

New Netherland - 1663 - Second Esopus War - Anglo-Dutch

 
 

New Netherland - 1664 - Second Anglo - Dutch War

 
 

New Netherland - 1673-74 - Third Anglo - Dutch War

 
 

Massachusets, 1675 - King Philip's war

 
 

Virginia, 1676, Bacon's Rebellion

 
 

Carolina, 1677 - Culpeper's Rebellion

 
 

Great Lakes Region - 1683 - 1701 - Second Beaver War

 
 

New England, 1689 - 1692 - Overthrow of Dominion

 
 

Maryland - 1689 - 1691 Leisler's Rebellion

 
 

Maryland, 1689 - 1692 - Coode's Rebellion

 
 

King William's War - War of League of Augsburg - - called Nine Year's War - also Second Indian War - 1688 - 99 - and - King William

 
 

Campaign toward Quebec - 1690

 
 

Queen Ann's War - War of Spanish Succession -also called Third Indian War - 1702 - 13. In American campaigns in Florida, Carolinas - in New England, and at Newfoundland.

 
 

New England, 1703 - 1719 - Non-conformist Disturbance

 
 

Charleston, 1703 - Riots

 
 

Philidelphia, 1704 -Young Gentry Rebellion

 
 

New York, 1705 - Privateer Riot

 
 

Boston, 1710 - Food Riot

 
 

Carolina, 1711 - 1713 - Tuscarora War

 
 

North Carolina, 1711 - Kay's Rebellion

 
 

1711 - Dutch Church Riot

 
 

New York, 1711 - Anti-impressment Riot

 
 

New York, 1712 - Slave Revolt

 
 

Carolina and Georgia, 1715 - 1717 -Yamasee War -

 
 

1716 - 1729 - Natchez Wars - Attack on Ft. Rosalie

 
 

Rhode Island, 1718 - Anti-customs riot

 
 

South Carolina, 1719 - Overthrow of Proprieters

 
 

Now Nebraska - 1720 - Defeat of Spanish by Pawnee

 
   
 

Philadephia, 1726 - Riots

 
 

New England, 1726 - 27 Dummer's War- with Abenaki

 
 

Pennsylvania - Maryland - 1730 - 1738 - Cresop's War

 
 

Carolinas - 1736 - 1752 - Chickasaw Campaign of 1736 Chickasaw Wars

 
 

South Carolina - 1741 - Stono Rebellion

 
 

War of Jenkin's Ear -1739-42

 
 

1742 - Battle of Gully Hole Creek

 
 

1742 - Battle of Bloody Marsh

 
 

King George's War - War of Austrian Succession - 1744 -1748

 
   
 

Map Number

 

King George's War - French and Indian War - Seven Years War - 1754 - 63

Seven Year's War

King George's War

 
 

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First campaign to capture French fortress, Louisbourg, during King George's War - 30 April - 17 June 1745 - and Battle of Monongahela 9 July 1755 in which General Braddock was defeated and killed.


Campaign toward Quebec - 1744

Campaign to Annapolis Royal - 1744

Attack on Fort Anne 1744

Louisbourg - 1745

Monongahela - 1755

 
 

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General map of the situation in the northern colonies and Canada at outset of the Seven Year's War - French and Indian War - with British & colonial campaign against French in Arcadia

   
     
 

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General map of in New York 1755-59 - and capture of Louisbourg in 1758

Fort Oswego - 1756 & 1759
Ft. Ticanderoga - 1758

 
 

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More detail of operations in New York in 1755-59

   
 

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Detail map of capture of French Fortress Louisbourg in 1758

Louisbourg - 1758

 
 

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Map of British campaigns against Montreal and Quebec - 1759-60

   
 

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Map of details of British operations against Quebec in 1759

Quebec - 1759

 
     

Battle at Fort Necessity

   
     

Braddock Campaign - 1755

   
     

Siege at Fort William Henry

   
     

Battle at Fort Duquesne - in 1758 and 1777

   
     

Battle at Fort Niagra

   
     

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Anglo-Cherokee War -

   
     

Pontiac Rebellion - 1763 - 1765

This turned out to be a relatively brief war, but it was extensive and very significant politically and with major results between the British government and the American colonies.

 
     

Battle of Bushy Run - 1763

The decisive battle that resulted in end of Pontiac's Rebellion - also known as the "Highlander's Relief of Ft. Pitt". or Bouquet's Expedition to Ft. Pitt. There are excellent web sites devoted to this battle. And even several YouTube videos related to it. The battlefield is now a memorial park and excellent paintings. See battlefield. and Graffing. And history.

 
     

Paxton Boys revolt - 1763

   
     

War of Regulation - 1765 - 1771 -
Battle of Alamance - 1771

   
     

Pennsylvania - 1769 - 71 First Pennamite War

   
     

Lord Dunmore"s War - 1773 - 1774

   
         
     

Second Cherokee War - 1776-1794

   
     

American Revolution War

American Revolutionary War

 
 

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Maps of Revolutionary War British strategic plan - Battle of Bunker Hill and Siege of Boston

Stamp Act

Boston Massacre

Lexington and Concord

 
 

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Map of Washington's siege of Boston in 1775-6

Siege of Boston

 
 

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Map of Battle of Bunker Hill - actually fought on Breed's Hill

Bunker Hill

 
 

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General map of Revolutionary War - northern campaigns 1776-77 - Operations around Trenton - Battle of Long Island

Capture of Ft. Ticonderoga

 
 

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Map of Battle of Long Island - 1776

Battle of Long Island

Battle of Harlem Heights

Battle of White Plains

 
 

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Map of Washington's operations around Trenton

Battle of Trenton

Battle of Princeton

 
 

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Details of Map of Northern Campaign

Battle of Oriskany

 
 

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Map of General Burgoyne's Expedition - June - October 1777. - This led to critical battle of Saratoga

Battle of Saratoga

 
 

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Map more detailed of Burgoyne's Expedition

   
 

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Map of Battle of Freeman's Farm - First Battle of Saratoga - 19 Sept. 1777

Freeman's Farm

 
 

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Map of Battle of Bemis Heights - Second Battle of Saratoga- 7 October 1777

Bemis Heights

 
 

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Map of Battle of Brandywine - 11 Sept. 1777

Battle of Brandywine

 
 

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Map of Battle of Germantown - 4 October 1777

Battle of Germantown

 
 

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Map of Battle of Monmouth - 28 June 1778

Battle of Monmouth

 
 

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Map of the Northern Campaigns Pennsylvania and New Jersey in the Revolutionary war 1777 - 1778

Capture of Philidelphia

 
 

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Map of the Southern Campaigns in the Carolinas and Georgia

Battle of Savannah

Siege of Charleston

Battle of King's Mountain

 
 

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Map of the Battle of Camden 16 August 1780

Battle of Camden

 
 

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Map of the Battle of Cowpens 17 January 1781

Battle of Cowpens

 
 

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Map of Battle of Hobkirk's Hill April 1781

Battle of Hobkirk's Hill

 
 

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Map of Battle of Eutaw Springs 8 September 1781

Eutaw Springs

 
 

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Map of the Battle of Guilford Court House, NC. 15 March, 1781

Guilford Court House

 
 

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Map of Operations in southern colonies, Virginia with General Cornwallis's routh to Yorktown.

Virginia campaign

 
 

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Detailed map of the Siege of Yorktown, 28 Sept. 19 Oct. 1781

Siege of Yorktown

 
     

Not shown are maps of the naval engagements for which sketches are found in Trevor Dupuy's book The Military History of Revolutionary war Naval Battles - especially the naval battle of the Capes.

Some references: Battles of the Capes
- Battle of the Chesapeake

 
     

Also not shown are maps of the campaigns against the Barbary 'pirates'.

First Barbary War

Tripolitan War

 
     

Northwest Indian Wars - 1785 - 95

   
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The Battle of Fallen Timbers was the decisive battle of the war.

   
     

War of 1812

   
     

The West Point Atlas devotes only three pages for maps of the War of 1812. Here are links to two extensive references that will provide much more information

   
     

The Wikipedia on line article on the War of 1812 - Wikipedia and the extensive list of battles during that war - Wikipedia

These references show that there were many more engagements and battles - and raids - during the war than American hisory books mention. Many of these are amphibious raids or small naval engagements on inland rivers. Naval battles on the high seas are lised separately. Here we list only a few of the land engagements.

 
 

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Map of Operations in the Great Lakes area - Northwest Territories in 1813.

Engagements during 1812
American Northwest -
Niagra Frontier -
St. Lawrence River -
American West

 
 

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Detail Map of operations around Detroit and northern Ohio in 1812 - 1813

Engagements during 1813 -
Atlantic Coast -
American Northwest -
Niagra Frontier -
St. Lawrence River -
Gulf Coast

 
 

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Detail Map of Operations along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River in 1812- 1814

Engagements during 1814 -
Atlantic Coast -
American Northwest -
Niagra Frontier -
St. Lawrence River -
Gulf Coast -
American West

 
 

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Detail Map of Operations south of Lake Ontario, around and south of Ft. Niagara, along the Niagara River, 1813 - 1814

Engagements during 1815 -
Gulf Coast -
American West -

 
 

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Detail Map of Operations along the Niagara River, May 1813 - Sept. 1814

   
 

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Detail Map of Battle of Chippewa, 5 July 1814

Battle of Chippewa

 
 

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Detail Map of Battle of Lundy's Lane, 25 July, 1814

Battle of Lundy's Lane

 
 

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Detail Map of Battle of Bladensburg, 24 August, 1814

Battle of Bladensburg

 
 

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Detail Map of Operations around Washington and Baltimore, 19 August - 17 Sept. 1814

   
 

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Map of Operations in Gulf of Mexico and British offensive toward New Orleans, 22 Nov. 1814 - 11 Feb 1815

   
 

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Detail Map of British attack toward New Orleans and Jackson's defense, 8 January, 1815

Battle of New Orleans

 
     

Naval Battles during 1812

   
     

Naval Battles during 1813

   
     

Naval Battles during 1814

   
     

Naval Battles during 1815

   

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