Beginning with the onset of the American Revolution, the United States of America (including Louisiana which joined the US as a territory in 1803) faced conflicts throughout North America. Battles were fought with local Indigenous peoples, between the young United States and the United Kingdom, and between the United States and other North American peoples. This section will direct you to materials related to this period between 1776 and the onset of the American Civil War in 1861.
Listed below are some recommended catalog key terms for searching for early American military history. Full steps on how to use these key terms can be found on this LibGuide's homepage.
Battle of New Orleans
War of 1812
Listed below are some recommended subject headings for searching for early American military history. Full steps on how to use these subject terms can be found on this LibGuide's homepage.
Cuba -- History -- Insurrection, 1849-1851
Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1815-1875
Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1866-1895
Louisiana -- History -- War of 1812
Mexican War, 1846-1848
New Orleans, Battle of, New Orleans, La., 1815
Nicaragua -- History -- Filibuster War, 1855-1860
Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
United States -- History -- War of 1812
A few of the collections held by LSU Libraries Special Collections are listed below. Additional collections may be found utilizing the subject headings listed in the sections above.
Books and other published materials