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[Detail] Mediolanensis dvcatvs from the atlas [1570].

5) Military Battles and Campaigns

This category includes maps of major military conflicts. The maps show troop movements, defensive structures and groundworks, roads to and from battle sites, campsites, local surroundings, and information about Native American settlements. Some maps were drawn on the battlefield, while others were engraved after conflicts ended. Notes on the maps often tell the history of battles or campaigns.

Students can use this category to study maps of the Revolutionary War. From the Military Battles and Campaigns Maps Title List, select maps with dates ranging from 1776 through 1783 (when the Treaty of Paris officially ended the Revolutionary War). For example, students might discover a 1775 map of Boston and its environs.