Special Report

The Most Pivotal Battles That Made America What It Is Today

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41. Battle of Nashville
> War: Civil War
> Location: Davidson County, TN
> Date(s): December 15-16, 1864

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42. Battle of Appomattox
> War: Civil War
> Location: Appomattox County, VA
> Date(s): April 9, 1865

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43. Battle of Manila
> War: Spanish-American War
> Location: Manila, Philippines
> Date(s): May 1, 1898

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

44. Battle of Santiago de Cuba
> War: Spanish-American War
> Location: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
> Date(s): July 3, 1898

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