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By Kennedy Hickman

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    • Gallic Wars: Battle of Alesia Created: Tuesday, August 04, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      The Battle of Alesia took place in the fall of 52 BC as Julius Caesar laid siege to the Mandubii settlement at Alesia in Gaul. Building an extensive set of fortifications around Alesia, Caesar beat...
    • American Revolution: The Boston Massacre Created: Monday, January 30, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The Boston Massacre took place on March 5, 1770, and helped lead to the American Revolution. The Boston Massacre saw a mob clash with British troops as part of a larger protest against taxation without representation. In the Boston Massacre, five civilians were killed.
    • American Revolution: The Stamp Act of 1765 Created: Monday, August 31, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The Stamp Act of 1765 was passed by Parliament to raise money to pay for British troops in North America. Taxing paper products, the Stamp Act was violently opposed by the colonists leading to cal...
    • American Civil War: Joshua L. Chamberlain Created: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      One of the most famed Union commanders of the Civil War, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was a college professor turned army officer. A native of Maine, Chamberlain heroically defended Little Round Top...
    • World War II: Supermarine Spitfire Created: Sunday, June 17, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The Supermarine Spitfire was the iconic British fighter of World War II. With over 20,000 built, the Supermarine Spitfire saw action in all theaters of the war and proved a nimble and deadly aircraft.
    • American Revolution: Brigadier General George Rogers Clark Created: Friday, October 08, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Brigadier General George Rogers Clark was an American leader during the American Revolution. Campaigning in the Old Northwest, Clark won key victories over the British at Kaskaskia and Vincennes. C...
    • World War II: Battle of Peleliu Created: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The Battle of Peleliu was fought from September 15 to November 27, 1944, during World War II. The Battle of Peleliu saw American forces land and face heavy Japanese resistance. After several weeks ...
    • World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf Created: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The Battle of Leyte Gulf was a series engagements fought October 23-26, 1944, in the waters around the Philippines. During the fighting, the Japanese attempted to block the Allied invasion of Leyte through a series of naval battles. The Battle of Leyte Gulf ended in a massive Allied victory and effectively crippled the Imperial Japanese Navy.
    • World War II Battles Created: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      World War II saw some of the bloodiest battles ever fought. Beginning in 1939 with the German attack on Poland, the battles of the World War I ranged across the world from the France to Russia to the Pacific. These massive battles made famous places such as Stalingrad, Midway, the Bulge, and Iwo Jima.
    • Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Trafalgar Created: Thursday, August 20, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The Battle of Trafalgar was fought October 21, 1805, and was Vice Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson's final battle. Catching the French and Spanish fleets off Cape Trafalgar, Nelson won a decisive victory and captured 21 enemy ships. Though Trafalgar was a great truimph, Nelson was mortally wounded in the fighting.
    • American Civil War: Major General George McClellan Created: Thursday, October 08, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      George McClellan was a Union general during the Civil War who organized the Army of the Potomac. Leading it during the Peninsula Campaign, McClellan was defeated by Gen. Robert E. Lee. Again leadin...
    • Scottish Independence: Battle of Stirling Bridge Created: Sunday, September 09, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Fought in 1297, the Battle of Stirling Bridge was an early victory for the Scots over the English during the First War of Scottish Independence.
    • Mexican-American War: Aftermath & Legacy Created: Friday, April 13, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The Mexican-American War had long lasting effects for the United States and planted the seeds for the Civil War. This is a look at the aftermath and legacy of the Mexican-American War."
    • American Revolution: Major General Anthony Wayne Created: Friday, June 25, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Major General Anthony Wayne was an American leader during the American Revolution. A bold field commander, Anthony Wayne saw service in many of the battles fought in the northeast. Returning to act...
    • The Crusades: Battle of Hattin Created: Friday, May 21, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The Battle of Hattin was fought July 4, 1187, during the Crusades. Lured out of the Jerusalem defenses, a Crusader army was attacked by Saladin near the Horns of Hattin. In the resulting Battle of ...
    • American Civil War: Major General J.E.B. Stuart Created: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Major General J.E.B. Stuart was a Confederate cavalry commander during the Civil War. J.E.B. Stuart is best known as the flamboyant leader of the Army of Northern Virginia's cavalry corps. Stuart served with General Robert E. Lee's army until his death at the Battle of Yellow Tavern in 1864.
    • Texas Revolution: Battle of San Jacinto Created: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Fought on April 21, 1836, the Battle of San Jacinto secured independence for the Republic of Texas. After retreating back the San Jacinto River, General Sam Houston turned and attacked a Mexican ar...
    • Mexican-American War: Major General Zachary Taylor - A Military Profile Created: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Major General Zachary Taylor earned famed for his service during the Mexican-American War when he won victories at Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma, Monterrey, and Buena Vista. Zachary Taylor was a veteran of the War of 1812, Black Hawk War, and the Second Seminole War. In 1848, Zachary Taylor was elected President of the United States and died in office two years later.
    • World War II: The Bridge at Remagen Created: Thursday, February 07, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The Bridge at Remagen was the first Allied bridgehead over the Rhine River in the closing days of World War II.
    • World War II: USS Enterprise (CV-6) Created: Thursday, March 29, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      USS Enterprise (CV-6) was an American aircraft carrier during World War II. Entering service in 1938, USS Enterprise saw action throughout the war in the Pacific including the Battle of Midway. One...
    • Spanish Civil War: Bombing of Guernica Created: Friday, February 13, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The Bombing of Guernica occurred on April 26, 1937, during the Spanish Civil War. Taking off, planes of the German Condor Legion attacked the city of Guernica in support of Nationalist troops. Stri...
    • World War II: Weapons Created: Monday, February 15, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      World War II was fought from 1939 to 1945 and saw variety of weapons used in the field. Through the course of the war, weapons of all types evolved greatly and increased incomplexity. World War II greatly advanced technology and the weapons developed helped shape the postwar world.
    • Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto Created: Thursday, June 14, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto was the genius behind Japan's early naval successes during World War II. After the attack at Pearl Harbor, Yamamoto was finally defeated at the Battle of Midway. On April 18, 1943, Yamamoto was killed when his plane was intercepted by American fighters near Bougainville.
    • World War II Europe: The Road to War Created: Wednesday, August 01, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      The causes of World War II in Europe can be traced to the Treaty of Versailles which ended World War I. As a result of economic hardship imposed by the treaty, as well as the Great Depression, Ger...
    • World War II: Battle of Midway - Turning Point in the Pacific Created: Thursday, May 31, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      The Battle of Midway in early June 1942, marked the turning point of World War II in the Pacific. Fighting to the west of Midway, the US Navy attacked and sunk four Japanese aircraft carriers while losing only one of its own.
    • People of the Civil War Created: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      The Civil War saw the rapid recruitment of massive armies by both the Union and Confederacy. To lead these forces, both sides turned to a variety of men ranging from West Point-trained officers to businessmen and political appointees. The Civil War resulted in men from many backgrounds becoming effective commanders on both sides.
    • Glorious Revolution: Glencoe Massacre Created: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      The Glencoe Massacre occurred on the night of February 13, 1692, in western Scotland. Following being delayed in giving an oath of loyalty to new King William III, the MacDonalds of Glencoe were si...
    • World War II: Boeing B-29 Superfortress Created: Monday, September 17, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      One of the largest aircraft to see service during World War II, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress was the last major addition to the US bomber fleet during the conflict. Easily recognized by its distin...
    • American Civil War: Battles of Fort Wagner Created: Thursday, April 14, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      The Second Battle of Fort Wagner took place on July 18, 1863, during the American Civil War. Attacking Fort Wagner on Morris Island, SC, Union troops were led by the 54th Massachusetts, an unit of ...
    • American Civil War: Surrender at Appomattox Created: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Appomattox Court House was the site where the Army of Northern Virginia was forced to surrender on April 9, 1865. Retreating from Petersburg, the army reached Appomattox but was hemmed in by Union ...
    • American Civil War: Lieutenant General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson Created: Tuesday, April 06, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Lt. General Thomas. Military History.
    • American Revolution: Winter at Valley Forge Created: Tuesday, December 04, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Valley Forge was the encampment for Gen. George Washington's Continental Army during the winter of 1777/78. Arriving at Valley Forge battered after several defeats, the Continental Army endured a ...

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