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  DATE

Location / Name 

Attackers

Defenders

Victory

1863

Battle of Gettysburg

 

George G. Meade

American Federal Forces

94 000 soldiers

 

Robert E. Lee

Southern Confederate Army

72 000 soldiers

 

American Federal Forces

 

Battle of Gettysburg

Nathaniel Currier and James Merritt Ives (1863), The battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 3rd, 1863 (Public Domain)

 

 

 

1866  

Battle of Königgrätz

 

 

William I

Helmuth von Moltke

Prussia

221 000 soldiers

 

Ludwig von Benedek

Austria : 184 000 soldiers

Saxony : 22 000 soldiers

Prussia

 

Battle of Sadowa / Königgrätz

Map released into the public domain by its author, Julien Then (2007)

 

 

 

1870  

Battle of Sedan

 

 

Helmuth von Moltke, Wilhelm I, Ludwig Freiherr von der Tan

Prussia

Bavaria

200 000 soldiers

 

Napoléon III

France

120 000 soldiers

Prussia and Bavaria

 

Battle of Sedan

Source: 4th edition of Meyers Konversationslexikon (1885-90) [Public Domain]

 

 

 

1898  

Spanish-American War

 

United States of America (300 000 soldiers)

Cuba (30 000 soldiers)

Kingdom of Spain

(270 000 soldiers)

Philippines (51 000 soldiers)

Puerto Rico (10 000 soldiers)

 

United States of America

Cuba

 

 

Spanish-American War

USS Olympia destroying the Spanish Fleet off Cavite during the Battle of Manila Bay (May 1st, 1898) [Public Domain]

 

Kentucky Volunteers during the Spanish-American War of 1898

US Kentucky Volunteers regiment in Puerto Rico (1898), US Army [Public Domain]

 

 


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