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The Society of Descendants of Militia Officers

serving from 1607 to 1861

The Battles and Wars

This page provides a basic reference to the Wars in which Militia played a significant role and to the Battles during those wars in which Militia units served.  Battles listed do not include every battle in a war, but only those battles in which we can confirm the involvement of Militia units.  In the case of some of the early Colonial Wars, the composition of forces is difficult to determine; in these cases we have included the conflict as a place-holder for future research.  Members of the Society contribute to this database as part of their application process and as a continuing obligation of membership.  This is a living list with additions and changes made on a regular basis as research permits.

First Anglo Powhatan War 1610 - 1614

Data pending

Second Anglo-Powhatan War 1622 - 1626

Data pending

Dutch-Pequot War 1635-1636

Also known as the Wappinger War.

Pequot War 1636 - 1638

Data pending

Kieft's War 1643-1645

Data pending

Third Anglo-Powhatan War 1644 - 1646

Data pending

Peach Tree War 1655

Data pending

First Esopus War 1659-1660 (New York)

Data pending

Second Esopus War 1663 (New York)

Data pending
 

King Philip's War 1675 - 1678

Data pending

King William's War 1689

Data pending

Queen Anne's War 1702 - 1713

Data pending

The Tuscarora War 1712-1714 (North Carolina)

  • 1711-10-12:  Battle of Catechna.
  • 1711- uncertain date:  Attack on Bear River Indians
  • 1713-03-18/23:  Storming of Neoheroka Fort

Yamassee War 14 April 1715-1717 (South Carolina)

Data pending

Father Rale's War 1722 - 1725

Data pending

Stono Rebellion 1739

Data pending

War of Jenkin's Ear 1739 - 1748

Data pending

French and Indian War 1754 - 1763

Data pending

The War of the Regulation 1768 - 1772 (North Carolina)

  • 1771-05-16:  Battle of Alamance

Lord Dunmore's War 1774 (West Virginia)

  • 1774-10-10:  Battle of Point Pleasant (also known as Battle of Kanawa)
     

The American Revolution 1775 - 1782

  • 1775-04-19: Lexington Alarm (Massachusetts)
  • 1775-04-25: Danbury Alarm (including the Battle of Ridgefield 1777-04-27) (Connecticut)
  • 1776-02-27: Battle of Moore's Creek (North Carolina)
  • 1777-08-06: Battle of Oriskany (New York)
  • 1777-09-11: Battle of Brandywine (Pennsylvania)
  • 1777-10-04: Battle of Germantown (Pennsylvania)
  • 1777-09-19: Battle of Freeman's Farm (New York)
  • 1777-10-07: Battle of Bemis Heights (New York)
  • 1777-12-05: Battle of Whitemarsh (also known as Battle of Edge Hill) (Pennsylvania)
  • 1778-05-20: Battle of Barren Hill (Pennsylvania)
  • 1778-06-28: Battle of Monmouth (New Jersey)
  • 1778-12-29: British Capture of Savannah (Georgia)
  • 1779-02-10: Battle of Carr's Fort (Georgia)
  • 1779-02-14: Battle of Kettle Creek (Georgia)
  • 1779-03-03: Battle of Briar Creek (Georgia)
  • 1779-05-11: Defense of Charleston (South Carolina)
  • 1780-05-29: Battle of Waxhaws (South Carolina)
  • 1780-06-20: Battle of Ramsour's Mill (North Carolina)
  • 1780-08-16: Battle of Camden (South Carolina)
  • 1780-08-18: Battle of Musgrove's Mill (South Carolina)
  • 1781-01-17: Battle of Cowpens (South Carolina)
  • 1781-03-15: Battle of Guilford Court House (North Carolina)
  • 1781-04-25: Battle of Hobkirk's Hill (South Carolina)
  • 1781-09-08: Battle of Eutaw Springs (South Carolina)
  • 1781-09-28: Siege of Yorktown (Virginia)

Shay's Rebellion 4 January - 27 February 1787

Data pending

Whiskey Rebellion 16 July 1794 - October 1794

Data pending

War of 1812 1 June 1812 - 13 February 1815

1814-08-24: Battle of Bladensburg

Creek War 22 July 1813 - 9 August 1814

Data pending

First Seminole War 1817 - 1818

Data pending

Second Seminole War 1835-1842 (Florida, Georgia)

Data pending

Arrostock War 1838-1839

  • Although Militia units were mobilized, no actual combat occurred.

Third Seminole War 1855 - 1857

Data pending