Welcome to American History Central
American History Central is an online digital encyclopedia of United States history. It has been developed as a resource for students, teachers, and anyone studying for the APUSH exam, researching history, or looking for historical facts.
Siege of Boston
After Lexington and Concord, the Massachusetts militia harassed the British regulars on the road back to Boston. The militia trapped the British in Boston and laid siege to the city for 11 months. This painting by John Trumbull depicts the death of Joseph Warren (bottom left) at the Battle of Bunker Hill, which occurred during the siege.
Fought during the summer of 1863, the Gettysburg Campaign culminated with the Union Army of the Potomac's victory over the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3.
The Battle of Brandy Station, also known as the Battle of Fleetwood Hill, fought June 9, 1863, in Culpeper County, Virginia, was the largest cavalry engagement of the Civil War.
The Battle of Shiloh, also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, was a land engagement fought on April 6 and 7, 1862 close to the Shiloh Church, near Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee, during the American Civil War.
The Battle of Manassas, also known as the Battle of Wapping Heights, was fought on July 23, 1863, in Warren County, Virginia. It was the last engagement of the Gettysburg Campaign.
Exploring the Founders from the Revolution to the Constitution
We have written biographies on many of the men and women who influenced the ideas and actions that lead to the Colonies declaring their independence from England in 1776 and culminated in the ratification of the Constitution in 1788. Some of our most popular articles are listed below.