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The First Global War

Beginning on the Pennsylvania frontier in 1754, the French & Indian/Seven Years' War grew to be the first global conflict in history with fighting in all corners of the world.

French & Indian/Seven Years' War
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World War II: USS Massachusetts (BB-59)

USS Massachusetts was a South Dakota-class battleship that entered commission in 1942 and saw widespread service during World War II.

World War II: USS Indiana (BB-58)

USS Indiana (BB-58) was a South Dakota-class battleship that entered service in 1942. Serving in the Pacific during World War II, USS Indiana saw extensive service fighting the Japanese.

American Civil War: Major General Horatio G. Wright

Major General Horatio Wright was a Union commander during the American Civil War. Born in Connecticut, Horatio Wright graduated from West Point and ascended to lead the Union VI Corps. After the war, Horatio Wright later served as Chief of the Corps of Engineers.

World War II: USS South Dakota (BB-57)

USS South Dakota (BB-57) was the lead ship of its class of battleships. Commissioned in 1942, USS South Dakota saw extensive service in the Pacific during World War II. Thought sunk by the Japanese several times, USS South Dakota earned the nickname Battleship X.

World War I: Air Marshal William "Billy" Bishop

WIlliam "Billy" Bishop was a Canadian fighter pilot during World War I. In the course of the fighting, Billy Bishop downed 72 enemy aircraft making him Canada and the British Commonwealth's leading ace of the war. Billy Bishop later served as Air Marshal of Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II.

American Civil War: Lieutenant General Leonidas Polk

Lieutenant General Leonidas Polk was a graduate of West Point who entered the ministry shortly after graduation. Returning to the military at the beginning of the Civil War, Leonidas Polk used his connections to President Jefferson Davis to secure a major general's commission. Serving in the west, Leonidas Polk commanded troops until his death in combat in June 1864.

Vietnam War: North American F-100 Super Sabre

The North American F-100 Super Sabre was fighter developed for the US Air Force. Entering service in 1954, the F-100 Super Sabre was later adapted as a fighter-bomber. The F-100 Super Sabre later saw service during the Vietnam War.

World War II: USS Washington (BB-56)

USS Washington (BB-56) was a North Carolina-class battleship that entered service in May 1941. After playing a key role in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal in November 1942, USS Washington continued to operate in the Pacific for the remainder of World War II.

US Navy: South Dakota-class (BB-49 to BB-54)

The South Dakota-class of battleship (BB-49 to BB-54) was a type of battleship designed for the US Navy. Commencing construction in 1920 and 1921, the ships of the South Dakota-class were cancelled following the ratification of the Washington Naval Treaty.

World War I: USS Delaware (BB-28)

USS Delaware (BB-28) was an American battleship that entered service in 1910 and was the lead ship of its class. Mounting ten 12-inch guns, USS Delaware saw service with the British Grand Fleet during World War I. USS Delaware remained in use until being sold for scrap in 1924.

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