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Kennedy Hickman

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By Kennedy Hickman

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    • World War I: Battle of Verdun Created: Monday, November 17, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      The Battle of Verdun was fought from February 21 to December 18, 1916, and was a key engagement of World War I. Attacking the French positions around Verdun, German troops initiated a grinding battle of attrition. By the time the Battle of Verdun ended, over 700,000 had been killed or wounded.
    • World War II: Naval Battle of Casablanca Created: Friday, August 02, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      The Naval Battle of Casablanca was fought November 8-12, 1942, during World War II. Part of Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa, the Naval Battle of Casablanca saw American forces engage the French around Casablanca, Morocco. In the fighting at the Naval Battle of Casablanca, American ships and aircraft sank several French vessels and opened the way for the capture of the city.
    • World War II: USS Massachusetts (BB-59) Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      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 Washington (BB-56) Created: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      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.
    • World War II: USS Indiana (BB-58) Created: Thursday, July 17, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      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.
    • World War I: Raid on Scarborough, Hartlepool, and Whitby Created: Sunday, September 01, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      The Raid on Scarborough, Hartlepool, and Whitby occurred on December 16, 1914, during World War I. Sailing, elements of the German High Seas Fleet bombarded Scarborough, Hartlepool, and Whitby causing civilian casualties. Aware of German intentions after the Raid on Scarborough, Hartlepool, and Whitby, the Royal Navy attempted to intercept the enemy but without success.
    • American Civil War: Major General Patrick Cleburne Created: Friday, August 02, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Patrick Cleburne was an Irish-American commander who fought for Confederacy during the Civil War. Serving with the Army of Tennessee, Patrick Cleburne saw action during most of its major campaigns. Patrick Cleburne was killed at the Battle of Franklin in November 1864.
    • American Civil War: Battle of Brice's Cross Roads Created: Sunday, February 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      The Battle of Brice's Cross Roads was fought June 10, 1864, during the American Civil War. Advancing into Mississippi, Union forces encountered Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest at Brice's Cross Roads. In the resulting Battle of Brice's Cross Roads, Forrest won a victory and captured a large number of prisoners.
    • World War I: HMS Queen Mary Created: Monday, May 13, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      HMS Queen Mary was a British battlecruiser that entered service in 1913. The last battlecruiser completed for the Royal Navy prior to World War I, HMS Queen Mary saw action during the early engagements of the conflict. Sailing with the 1st Battlecruiser Squadron, HMS Queen Mary was lost at the Battle of Jutland in May 1916.
    • American Civil War: Battle of Ezra Church Created: Wednesday, May 01, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      The Battle of Ezra Church was fought July 28, 1864, during the American Civil War. Part of the Atlanta Campaign, the Battle of Ezra Church saw Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman attempt to cut the city off from the west. Attacking Union forces at Ezra Church, the Confederates were repulsed.
    • American Civil War: Battle of Peachtree Creek Created: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      The Battle of Peachtree Creek was fought July 20, 1864, during the American Civil War. Part of the Atlanta Campaign, the Battle of Peachtree Creek saw Confederate forces attack Major General William T. Sherman's men. Repulsed at Peachtree Creek, the Confederates fell back before striking at the Battle of Atlanta two days later.
    • World War II: USS Iowa (BB-61) Created: Monday, April 01, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      USS Iowa (BB-61) was an Iowa-class battleship built for the US Navy during World War II. The lead ship of its class, USS Iowa saw service in both the Atlantic and Pacific during World War II and later took part in the Korean War. USS Iowa remained in service until 2006 when it became a museum ship
    • War of 1812: Captain Thomas MacDonough Created: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Captain Thomas MacDonough was US naval officer during the War of 1812. Entering the service in 1800, Thomas MacDonough saw action during the First Barbary War. Thomas MacDonough later earned fame for leading American force to victory over the British at the Battle of Plattsburgh on Lake Champlain in 1814.
    • World War II: Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay Created: Friday, November 18, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay was a British naval commander during World War II. Bertram Ramsay came to prominence for overseeing the Dunkirk Evacuation in 1940. In the years after, Bertram Ramsay played a key role in planning and executing amphibious operations in North Africa, Sicily, and Normandy.
    • American Civil War: Battle of Kennesaw Mountain Created: Thursday, June 12, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain was fought June 27, 1864, during the American Civil War. Advancing through northern Georgia, Major General William T. Sherman attacked Confederate forces at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. In the fighting at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, he troops were badly repulsed.
    • War of 1812: USS Constitution Created: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      USS Constitution was launched in 1797 and is the oldest commissioned warship in the US Navy. Earning fame during the War of 1812, USS Consititution defeated the British frigates Guerriere and Java. Known as "Old Ironsides", USS Constitution is now a museum ship in Boston.
    • World War I: Admiral Franz von Hipper Created: Thursday, June 06, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Admiral Franz von Hipper was a key German naval commander during World War I. During the conflict, Franz von Hipper led the German battlecruisers at the Battle of Jutland. Later in the war, Franz von Hipper assumed command of the High Seas Fleet.
    • American Civil War: Battle of Jonesboro (Jonesborough) Created: Monday, August 08, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      The Battle of Jonesboro (Jonesborough) was fought August 31-September 1, 1864, and was the final engagement of the Atlanta Campaign. Moving south of Atlanta, the Battle of Jonesboro began as Union forces sought to cut the railroads to the city. In two days of fighting, the Battle of Jonesboro resulted in a Union victory and forced the Confederates to abandon Atlanta.
    • Indian Wars: Lieutenant General Nelson A. Miles Created: Thursday, July 14, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      General Nelson A. Miles was a noted American commander during the Civil War, Indian Wars, and Spanish-American War. Earning his stars during the Civil War, Nelson Miles became a famous Indian fighter and oversaw the campaign to capture Geronimo. Nelson Miles later led the invasion of Puerto Rico during the Spanish-American War.
    • American Civil War: Major General James McPherson Created: Friday, June 10, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Major General James McPherson was a Union commander during the Civil War. Serving in the West with Major General Ulysses Grant, James McPherson rapidly rose through the ranks and commanded a corps during the Vicksburg Campaign. Given command of the Army of the Tennesse in 1864, James McPherson led it until his death at the Battle of Atlanta on July 22, 1864.
    • American Civil War: Major General Fitz John Porter Created: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Major General Fitz John Porter was a Union commander during the American Civil War. Serving in the Army of the Potomac, Fitz John Porter took part in the campaigns of 1862. Later that year, Fitz John Porter was court-martialed for his actions at the Second Battle of Manassas.
    • American Civil War: Battle of Atlanta Created: Friday, June 04, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      The Battle of Atlanta was fought July 22, 1864, during the Civil War. Hoping to turn the Union left flank outside Atlanta, Confederate forces attacked. In heavy fighting at the Battle of Atlanta, Union forces turned back this assault.
    • American Civil War: Battle of Resaca Created: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      The Battle of Resaca was fought May 13-15, 1864, during Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's campaign to capture Atlanta. Having forced Confederate troops out of Dalton, GA, Sherman attempted a series of attacks against their lines near Resaca with no success. Unable to break through, Sherman was able to turn Gen. Joseph Johnston out of his position by crossing the Oostanaula River.
    • World War II: Weapons Created: Monday, February 15, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 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.
    • American Civil War: Battle of Bentonville Created: Friday, February 12, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      The Battle of Bentonville was fought March 19-21, 1865, during the Carolinas Campaign. As Union force advanced into North Carolina, Gen. Joseph Johnston cobbled together an army to oppose them. Attacking near Bentonville on March 19, he had some success before being halted. Maj. Gen William T. Sherman arrived with Union reinforcements and forced Johnston to retreat.
    • War of 1812: Surprises at Sea & Ineptitude on Land Created: Thursday, January 28, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      The War of 1812 began in June 1812 and American forces began mobilizing. While the fledgling US Navy quickly won three battles against British frigates, the fighting ashore did not go as well. The early days of the War of 1812 saw American troops lose Detroit and be defeated at Queenston Heights.
    • World War II Battles Created: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 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.
    • American Civil War : War in the West, 1863-1865 Created: Wednesday, July 04, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      The American Civil War in the West between 1863 and 1865 was dominated by the Union. Following a defeat at Chickamauga, Union troops in the West advanced capturing Atlanta and Savannah, before marching north into the Carolinas where the Civil War in the West ended at Durham Station.
    • World War I: A War of Attrition Created: Monday, August 31, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      During World War I, 1916 saw the massive battles of Verdun and the Somme erupt on the Western Front. At sea, the largest naval battle of World War I occurred at Jutland. In the east, the Russians gained ground during the Brusilov Offensive.
    • World War I: Battle of Jutland Created: Wednesday, April 01, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      The Battle of Jutland was fought May 31-June 1, 1916, and was the largest naval battle of World War I. Fighting in the North Sea, the British and German fleets met off the coast of Jutland in a running action. Inconclusive in its results, the Battle of Jutland saw both sides claim victory, though the German fleet never again ventured into the North Sea to seek action.
    • 1900s Military History Timeline Created: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      A military history timeline of the 20th and 21st centuries. This timeline chronicles the military history of the last hundred plus years. Included in this military history timeline are World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and dozens of other conflicts.
    • American Civil War: General John Bell Hood Created: Monday, September 21, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      John Bell Hood was a notable Confederate commander during the Civil War. Hood served in both the East and West, developing a reputation an aggressive leader. Wounded several times, Hood led the Army of Tennessee to its destruction in 1864.

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