Good source would be to contact the state and local historical societies that are in your county and state. They have tremendous knowledge and resources. Additionally you can try the libraries in search of old town maps. Many of the state and county boundaries that you probably live in were a lot different back in those early years, even before some state lines were ever established.
The internet has lots of resources you need to determine what is a credible source with some websites. In respect to the civil war you may find that researching a local state unit you may find a lot about some of the areas that you live in or nearby. Many units were organized in counties and towns through ought a state.
If you would like to share the state you live in and county that may help individuals as well.
Hope this helps,
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You neglected to mention where you live.
Here are the lists of Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War
Battlefields from Wikipedia
Hello! And thanks for the warm welcome. I'm in Saratoga County, NY. I know of the more obvious Saratoga Campaign but am specifically interested in encampments (and perhaps battles of other wars that I'm not yet privy to).
Hopefully this helps-- I really appreciate the assistance! I did call several local libraries today but all of these materials are for reference only and the libraries are currently closed due to COVID.
Hi again Brandon,
I found this list of Battles of New York from 1609 until 1814 that might interest you.
There are 114 battles on the list and a very good write up about them, I think you will like this if you have not seen it before.
Also, I reading on Wiki that Saratoga County was part of Albany County until 1791
You had mentioned the Saratoga Campaign in your last post, I was wondering if you are interested in battles in Albany County before Saratoga became a separate county.
When counties were established in the Province of New York in 1683, the present Saratoga County was part of Albany County. This was an enormous county, including the northern part of New York, as well as all of the present state of Vermont and, in theory, extending westward to the Pacific Ocean. This large county was progressively reduced in size by the separation of several counties until 1791, when Saratoga County and Rensselaer County were split off from Albany County. The Battles of Saratoga (September 19 and October 7, 1777) marked the climax of the Saratoga campaign, giving a decisive victory to the Americans over the British in the American Revolutionary War. That convinced France that the 13 colonies could win the war. The government of Louis XVI began lending military and financial aid to the American Patriot cause.
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Niagara Campaigns: 1812-1814
Saratoga Campaign: 1777
Dear Mr. Dingeman,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 15 digitized maps in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Engineers (Record Group 77) that include Saratoga which may relate to forts and battles in the area. These are available online using the Catalog.
We also concur with the previous suggestions about contacting state and local historical societies, libraries, and similar institutions for the information you seek.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!