Special Report

The Most Pivotal Battles That Made America What It Is Today

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36. Battle of Petersburg
> War: Civil War
> Location: City of Petersburg, VA
> Date(s): June 15-18, 1864

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37. Battle of Atlanta
> War: Civil War
> Location: Fulton County, GA
> Date(s): July 22, 1864

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38. Battle of Mobile Bay
> War: Civil War
> Location: Mobile and Baldwin County, AL
> Date(s): August 2-23, 1864

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39. Battle of Cedar Creek
> War: Civil War
> Location: Frederick County, Shenandoah County and Warren County, VA
> Date(s): October 19, 1864

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40. Battle of Franklin
> War: Civil War
> Location: Franklin, TN
> Date(s): November 30, 1864

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