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By Kennedy Hickman

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    • World War II: USS Illinois (BB-65) Created: Thursday, August 21, 2014 Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014
      USS Illinois (BB-65) was the fifth ship of the US Navy's Iowa-class of battleships. Laid down in 1945, construction of USS Illinois was later cancelled.
    • World War II: Weapons Created: Monday, February 15, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 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.
    • World War II: USS Wisconsin (BB-64) Created: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
      USS Wisconsin (BB-64) was an Iowa-class battleship that entered service in 1944 and fought in the later campaigns of World War II as well as the Korean and Gulf Wars.
    • The American Civil War - A Short History Created: Saturday, March 15, 2008 Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014
      The Civil War was fought between 1861 and 1865, and was the bloodiest conflict in American history. Pitting North against South, the Civil War had lasting repucussions that are still felt today. ...
    • American Civil War: Major General Sterling Price Created: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014
      Major General Sterling Price was a Confederate commander during the American Civil War. Sterling Price led Confederate forces in the west during the early years of the conflict. Leading an invasion of Missouri in 1864, Sterling Price was defeated by Union forces.
    • War of 1812: Commodore Stephen Decatur Created: Monday, February 18, 2008 Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014
      Stephen Decatur rose to prominence during the Barbary Wars when he led a daring raid to destroy the captured frigate USS Philadelphia. During the War of 1812, he gained further fame when he captured the British frigate HMS Macedonian. A national hero, Stephen Decatur was killed in duel by Commodore James Barron in 1820.
    • War of 1812: USS Constitution defeats HMS Guerriere Created: Monday, August 13, 2007 Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014
      Meeting 400 miles SE of Halifax, Nova Scotia, USS Constitution engaged and captured HMS Guerriere on August 19, 1812. The battle was the first in a series of single-ship victories for the US Navy over the Royal Navy during the early days of the War of 1812.
    • War of 1812: Surprises at Sea & Ineptitude on Land Created: Thursday, January 28, 2010 Updated: Thursday, August 14, 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.
    • The Quasi-War: America's First Conflict Created: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014
      The Quasi-War was an undeclared maritime conflict between the United States and France. Fought between 1798-1800, the Quasi-War was the result of disagreements regarding the United States' neutrality during the war of the French Revolution.
    • War of 1812: USS Constitution Created: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Updated: Thursday, August 14, 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.
    • First Barbary War: Battle of Derna Created: Monday, March 17, 2008 Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014
      The Battle of Derna was fought between April 27 and May 13, 1805. Leading a contingent of US Marines and mercenaries, William Eaton and 1Lt. Presley O'Bannon succeeded in capturing the port of Derne from the forces of Yusuf Karamanli. The victory at Derne was a key moment in the conflict and gave birth to the line
    • War of 1812: Captain Thomas MacDonough Created: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 Updated: Thursday, August 14, 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.
    • War of 1812: Commodore Isaac Hull Created: Thursday, August 14, 2014 Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014
      Commodore Isaac Hull was an American naval officer who saw service during the Quasi-War and Barbary Wars before gaining fame as captain of USS Constitution during the War of 1812.
    • American Revolution: Treaty of Paris (1783) Created: Monday, October 25, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      The Treaty of Paris (1783) was the treaty which ended the American Revolution. Signed on September 3, 1783, the Treaty of Paris saw Great Britain recognize the independence of the United States. The Treaty of Paris also worked to clarify borders and other issues resulting from the war.
    • American Revolution: Major General Nathanael Greene Created: Monday, June 09, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
      A native of Rhode Island, General Nathanael Greene served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. After several years with General George Washington's army, Greene was given command of Continental forces in the South. Fighting a brilliant campaign, Greene reclaimed much of the Carolinas by the war's end.
    • World War II: USS Iowa (BB-61) Created: Monday, April 01, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 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
    • World War II: USS New Jersey (BB-62) Created: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
      USS New Jersey (BB-62) was an Iowa-class battleship that entered service in 1943 and saw service in World War II. Modernized, USS New Jersey later fought off Korea and Vietnam.
    • American Civil War: Lieutenant General Richard Ewell Created: Monday, October 01, 2012 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014
      Lieutenant General Richard Ewell was a Confederate commander during the Civil War who saw extensive service with the Army of Northern Virginia. Graduating from West Point in 1840, Richard Ewell took part in the Mexican-American War and served on the frontier. Joining the Confederacy in 1861, Richard Ewell rose to lead the Army of Northern Virginia's Second Corps.
    • Indian Wars: Lieutenant General Nelson A. Miles Created: Thursday, July 14, 2011 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 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: Battle of Jonesboro (Jonesborough) Created: Monday, August 08, 2011 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 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.
    • American Civil War: Battle of Bentonville Created: Friday, February 12, 2010 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 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.
    • American Civil War: Major General James McPherson Created: Friday, June 10, 2011 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 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: Second Battle of Fort Fisher Created: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014
      The Second Battle of Fort Fisher was fought on January 13-15, 1865, and saw Union forces finally capture Fort Fisher. Landing troops above Fort Fisher, Major General Alfred Terry, with naval support, succeeded in storming the fort. The capture of Fort Fisher closed Wilmington, NC, the last major Confederate seaport available to blockade runners.
    • American Civil War : War in the West, 1863-1865 Created: Wednesday, July 04, 2007 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 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.
    • American Civil War: Battle of Nashville Created: Friday, October 16, 2009 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014
      The Battle of Nashville was fought December 15-16, 1864, and saw Union forces crush the Confederate Army of Tennessee. Though defeated at Franklin, Gen. John B. Hood pushed on to Nashville where he met Union troops under Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas. Diligently preparing, Thomas opened the Battle of Nashville by attacking on December 15 and in two days of fighting shattered the Confederate army.
    • American Civil War: Major General Fitz John Porter Created: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 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 Peachtree Creek Created: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 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.
    • American Civil War: Battle of Atlanta Created: Friday, June 04, 2010 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 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 Franklin Created: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 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.
    • American Civil War: Major General Patrick Cleburne Created: Friday, August 02, 2013 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 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 Kennesaw Mountain Created: Thursday, June 12, 2014 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 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.
    • American Civil War: Battle of Brice's Cross Roads Created: Sunday, February 02, 2014 Updated: Thursday, August 07, 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.

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