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By Kennedy Hickman

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    • Crusades: Frederick I Barbarossa Created: Tuesday, February 05, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Read the biography and military history of Frederick I Barbarossa, who reigned as Holy Roman Emperor from 1155 to 1190.
    • Pancho Villa: Mexican Revolutionary Created: Thursday, July 19, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Biography of Doroteo Arango Arámbula, a.k.a. Pancho Villa, a famed leader during the Mexican Revolution (1910-1921).
    • American Revolution: The Intolerable Acts Created: Thursday, March 26, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The Intolerable Acts were a series of punitive laws passed by Parliament in the spring 1774, in response to the 1773 Boston Tea Party. Consisting of five parts, the Intolerable Acts included the B...
    • The Spanish-American War Created: Friday, April 22, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Fought in 1898, The Spanish-American War saw the US win a quick victory. During the War, the US successfully invaded the Philippines, Puerto Rico and Cuba.
    • Spanish-American War: Commodore George Dewey Created: Saturday, October 04, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Commodore George Dewey had a distinguished naval career and played a decisive role during the Spanish-American War.
    • First Italo-Ethiopian War: Battle of Adwa Created: Friday, January 02, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Discover the reasons behind the First Italo-Ethiopian War - the Battle of Adwa - as well as the strategies and the aftermath.
    • Spanish-American War: Battle of Santiago de Cuba Created: Sunday, July 01, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Resulting from Spanish Admiral Pascual Cervera's attempt to escape from Santiago harbor, the Battle of Santiago de Cuba was a decisive American victory.
    • World War II: "Little Boy" Atomic Bomb Created: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Little Boy was the first atomic bomb used against Japan in World War II, detonated over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.
    • American Civil War: Siege of Vicksburg Created: Friday, May 04, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      With his men starving, Lieutenant General John Pemberton ended the Siege of Vicksburg on July 4 by surrendering the city's garrison.
    • American Revolution: Treaty of Alliance (1778) Created: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Providing French support during the American Revolution, the Treaty of Alliance was critical to the United States gaining independence.
    • American Revolution Battles Created: Friday, November 13, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Fighting during the early years of the American Revolution was generally in the North. Around 25,000 Americans died, while another 25,000 were wounded.
    • The American Revolution: Causes of Conflict Created: Sunday, August 03, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      The American Revolution was caused as a result of increasing colonial unhappiness with the policies of the British government. Following the French and Indian War, the British attempted to levy a ...
    • World War II: Operation Torch Created: Monday, September 07, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Operation Torch was launched November 8, 1942, and saw British and American forces land in North Africa. During Operation Torch, troops came ashore at Casablanca, Oran, and Algiers. Meeting mixed resistance from the Vichy French, the Torch landings saw the Allies establish a position in western North Africa.
    • Vietnam 101: A Short Introduction Created: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Start here for information about the Vietnam War - a short, one page overview of the conflict.
    • World War II: Attack on Pearl Harbor Created: Wednesday, May 05, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      The attack on Pearl Harbor took place on December 7, 1941, and brought the United States into World War II. Launching from aircraft carriers, Japanese planes conducted a surprise attack and sunk or badly damaged eight battleships. The attack on Pearl Harbor was dubbed "a day which will live in infamy" by President Roosevelt.
    • American Revolution: Battle of Yorktown Created: Monday, July 21, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The Battle of Yorktown was fought between September 28 and October 19, 1781, after Gen. George Washington slipped away from New York and besieged Gen. Charles Cornwallis' army at Yorktown, VA. Sup...
    • Iraq War: Second Battle of Fallujah Created: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The Second Battle of Fallujah was fought in 2004. The process of clearing the city was slowed by booby-traps and improvised explosive devices.
    • World War II: Battle of Bataan Created: Monday, April 01, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The Battle of Bataan began on January 7, 1942, between Allied forces and the Japanese military, not long after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
    • World War II: Invasion of Italy Created: Monday, June 24, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The Invasion of Italy was conducted from September 3-16, 1943, during World War II. First landing in Calabria, Allied troops soon expanded the invasion.
    • World War II: Battle of the Philippine Sea Created: Monday, April 20, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The Battle of the Philippine Sea was fought June 19-20, 1944, and was a decisive victory for the Allies. It's also known as the Marianas Turkey Shoot.
    • Spanish-American War: Battle of Manila Bay Created: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      George Dewey's US Squadron destroyed the Spanish fleet at Manila Bay on May 1, 1898. The victory opened the way for the US conquest of the Philippines.
    • Korean War: Inchon Landings Created: Sunday, September 09, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      A decisive early battle of the Korean War, the Inchon invasion saw UN troops storm ashore deep behind North Korean lines.
    • American Civil War: Major General Andrew A. Humphreys Created: Sunday, March 02, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Major General Andrew A. Humphreys graduated from West Point in 1831 and saw extensive service in the Corps of Engineers. During the Civil War, Andrew A. Humphreys served in the Army of the Potomac and rose to command II Corps. After the war, Andrew A. Humphreys became Chief of Engineers and held the post until his retirement in 1879.
    • Civil War Battles Created: Friday, October 16, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      The Civil War saw the largest battles ever fought in the Western Hemisphere. Beginning with the attack on Fort Sumter, the battles of the Civil War ranged across the country from the East Coast to the Mississippi River. These massive battles made famous places such as Antietam, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, and Peterburg.
    • American Civil War: Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell Hill Created: Friday, February 18, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Lieutenant General A.P. Hill was noted Confederate corps commander during the Civil War. Rising through the ranks of the Army of Northern Virginia, A.P. Hill saw action at most of the army's major battles. A.P. Hill was killed in April 1865 during the final battle for Petersburg.
    • Battle of Gettysburg - Union Commanders Created: Friday, February 01, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Fought in July 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg saw Union commanders and the Army of the Potomac defeat the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. Led by Major General George G. Meade, Union forces ...
    • American Civil War: Lieutenant General James Longstreet Created: Friday, September 17, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Lieutenant General James Longstreet was a key commander during the Civil War. Rapidly rising through the ranks, Longstreet led the First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia for much of the conflict. A gifted corps commander, Longstreet oversaw the disastrous infantry assault known as Pickett's Charge during the Battle of Gettysburg.
    • American Civil War: Major General Winfield Scott Hancock Created: Monday, January 17, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Major General Winfield Scott Hancock was prominent Union commander during the Civil War. A veteran of the Mexican-American War, Winfield Scott Hancock became known as "Hancock the Superb" by his peers for his battlefield skill. Hancock ran for president in 1880, but was defeated by James Garfield.
    • Battle of Gettysburg - Confederate Commanders Created: Sunday, February 03, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      The Battle of Gettysburg saw Confederate commanders attempt to defeat Union troops in Pennsylvania. Attacking Union forces, General Robert E. Lee and the Confederate leadership mounted several fai...
    • American Civil War: Turning Points Created: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      The two victories at Gettysburg, PA and Vicksburg, MS, turned the Civil War in the Union's favor. Culminating within a day of each other, Gettysburg and Vicksburg respectively put Lee on the defensive in the East and opened the Mississippi in the West, paving the way for the South's ultimate defeat.
    • American Civil War: Brigadier General Lewis A. Armistead Created: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Brigadier General Lewis Arimstead was a Confederate commander during the American Civil War. Serving in the Army of Northern Virginia, Lewis Armistead took part in its campaigns during 1862. The following year, Lewis Armistead was mortally wounded while taking part in Pickett's Charge during the Battle of Gettysburg.
    • American Civil War: Battle of Franklin Created: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      The Battle of Franklin saw the Confederate Army of Tennessee frontally assault two Union corps under Maj. Gen. John Schofield. Fought on November 30, 1864, the Battle of Franklin resulted in a bloody defeat for Hood. In the fighting at Franklin, six Confederate generals were killed or mortally wounded.

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