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The Most Pivotal Battles That Made America What It Is Today

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21. Battle of Molino del Rey
> War: Mexican-American War
> Location: Mexico City, Mexico
> Date(s): September 8, 1847

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22. Battle of Chapultepec
> War: Mexican-American War
> Location: Mexico City, Mexico
> Date(s): September 12-14, 1847

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23. Battle of Fort Sumter
> War: Civil War
> Location: Charleston Harbor, SC
> Date(s): April 12-14, 1861

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24. Battle of Donelson
> War: Civil War
> Location: Stewart County, TN
> Date(s): Feb 13-16, 1862

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25. Battle of Shiloh
> War: Civil War
> Location: Hardin County, TN
> Date(s): April 6-7, 1862

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