American Wars & Engagements Before 1900 ~ Expanded

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War Dates Area or Location
French-Spanish 1565-1567 Florida
English-French 1613-1629 Canada
Anglo-French 1629 St. Lawrence River
Pequot War 1636-1637
New England
New Netherland
Iroquois 1642-1653 New England; Acadia
Anglo-Dutch July 1653 New Netherland
Bacon’s Rebellion 1675-1676 Virginia
King Philip’s War 1675-1676 New England
War in North 1676-1678 Maine
Culpepper’s Rebellion 1677-1680 Carolinas
Leisler’s Rebellion 1688-1691 New England
Revolution in Maryland
~ also called Protestant Revolution
1689 Maryland
Glorious Revolution 1689 New England
King William’s War 1689-1697 Canada
Queen Anne’s War 1702-1713 New England
The Tuscarora War 1711-1712 Virginia, Carolinas
War of Jenkin’s Ear 1739-1742 or 1748 Florida
King George’s 1740 Georgia & Virginia
Louisbourg 1745 New England
Battle of Fort Necessity 1754 Pennsylvania
Anglo-French 1755-1758 Canada
French & Indian 1754-1763 New England, Virginia
Siege of Quebec 1759 Canada
American Revolution 1775-1783
Chickamauga War (Cherokee) 1776–1795 Old Southwest
Battle of Wyoming Valley
~ also known as Wyoming Valley War
1782-1787 Pennsylvania
Northwest Indian War
Chickasaw, Choctaw)
1785–1793 Northwest Territory
Shay’s Rebellion Dec 1786 – Jan 1787 Massachusetts
Whiskey Insurrection
~ also called Whiskey Rebellion
(Western Pennsylvania)
Northwestern Indian 1790-1795 Ohio
War with France (Naval) 1798-1800
War with Tripoli (Naval) 1801-1805 North Coast of Africa
Burr’s Insurrection
~ also Burr’s Conspiracy
1806-1807 Southern Mississippi Valley
Chesapeake (Naval) 1807 Virginia
Northwestern Indian 1811 Indiana
Tecumseh’s War 1811 Northwest River Ohio
Florida Seminole Indian 1812 Florida (Georgia Volunteers)
War of 1812 1812-1815 Eastern & Central North America
Fort Clark 1813 Illinois
Creek Indian (Lower Creeks, Cherokee Nation & Choctaw) 1813-1814 Southern United States
Battle of New Orleans 1814 Louisana
Barbary Powers 1815 North Coast of Africa
First Seminole War 1817-1818 Pensacola, Florida
Texas-Indian wars (Comanche) 1820–1875 Texas
Lafitte’s Pirates  1817-1821 Galveston
Arickaree Indian (Rickaree)
also known as Arikara War
1823 Missouri River, Dakota Territory
Fever River Expedition against Indians 1827 Illinois
Winnebago War 1827 Wisconsin, Illinois & Michigan Territory
Sac & Fox Indian June & July 1831 Illinois
Black Hawk War 1832 Illinois & Michigan Territory
Second Seminole War 1835–1842 Florida
Toledo 1835-1836 Ohio & Michigan
Texan 1835-1836 Texas
Indian Stream 1835-1836 New Hampshire
Creek Indian 1836-1837 Georgia. & Alabama
Florida (Seminole) 1835-1842 Florida, Georgia, & Alabama
Sabine/Southwestern Indian 1836-1837 Louisiana
Cherokee 1836-1838
Osage Indian 1837 Missouri
Heatherly War
~ also known as the Heatherly Disturbance
Jul-Nov 1836 Missouri
Mormon 1838 Missouri
Aroostook War 1839 Maine
Dorr’s Rebellion 1843-1849 Rhode Island
Mormon 1844 Illinois
Mexican–American War 1846-1848 Texas, New Mexico, California & Mexico
Cayuse [Indian] War 1847-1848 or
Texas & New Mexico Indian 1849-1855
Utah Indian 1850-1853
Apache Wars (Apache, Ute & Yavapai) 1851–1900  Southwestern United States
California Indian 1851-1852
Rogue River Indian 1851, 1853, 1856 Oregon
Oregon Indian 1854 Oregon
Nicaraguan 1854-1858 Naval
Kansas Troubles 1854-1859 Kansas
Yakima Indian 1855 Local
Klamath & Salmon River Indian 1855 Oregon & Idaho
Florida Indian 1855-1858 Florida
John Brown’s Raid 1859 Harper’s Ferry, Virginia
War of Rebellion 1860-1865 General
Cheyenne 1861-1864 Local
Sioux 1862-1863 Minnesota
Indian Campaign 1865-1868 Oregon, Idaho and California
Fenian Invasion of Canada 1866 from New England
Indian Campaign 1867-1869 Kansas, Colorado & Indian Territory
Modac Indian War
~ also known as the Lava Beds War
1872-1873 Oregon
Apaches 1873 Arizona
Indian Campaigns 1874-1875 Kansas, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico & Indian Territory
Cheyenne & Sioux 1876-1877 Dakota
Nez Perce 1877 Utah
Bannock 1878 Idaho, Washington Territory & Wyoming Territory
White River War
~ also known as Ute War or Ute Campaign
1879 Utah & Colorado
Cheyenne 1878-1879 Dakota & Montana
Spanish-American 1898-1899 Cuba
Philippine Insurrection 1899-1902 Philippine Islands

Notes from The June Maddox Collection [Nichols Library, Gadsden, AL],, Wikipedia.

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