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  • Vietnam Before The Actual Tet Offensive
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    The Tet Offensive, which occurred on January 31, 1968, proved to be a political and a psychological victory for the Vietnamese communists. And, although it only lasted for about one month, it was one of Americas most notable battles that taught the Americans and the Vietnamese valuable lessons about life and war. The background of the Tet-Offensive is very interesting, one hidden within the conflict of the Vietnam War. While the offensive was being planned, there were anti-war demonstrations tak...
  • General Stonewall Jackson
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    General Thomas J. "STONEWALL" Jackson Thomas Jonathan Jackson was born January 21, 1824, in Clarksburg, Virginia. While he was a child both of his parents were laid to rest. He was raised by his uncle, and moved to what is now, Jackson's Mill, West Virginia. When he turned 18 years old, he was appointed to attend West Point. During the Mexican War, he was appointed to order the First Regular Artillery. At this time, Jackson started to become religious. He started to study the Bible, and joined t...
  • Gen McDowell
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    The First Battle of Manassas On a hot summer day in July of 1861 there stood about 30,000 Union troops lead by General Irvin McDowell ready to march out and capture Richmond and end the war. For the troops were young volunteers and thought that the battle would only last one day. But they were wrong for the battle of Manassas or otherwise known as Bull Run lasted more then one day the battle lasted six days instead. The Confederates had 22,000 men who were headed by Gen. Pierre G.T. Beauregard, ...
  • Omni And Kagetsu
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    ~Chapter II~~The dream that night~I dreamed that night for a short time, I'm not sure how long, but it didn't feel like a dream at all. ~Chapter ~~The Moon and its Devilish Red Glare~As the moon began to come out into view, I stood back upon my feet. I could see a little bit more since it was a full moon, it is glowing an eerie color. It reminded me of the fight that broke out at the palace. It sent a sudden chill of fear strait down my spine. I began to try to remember the way that I came in bu...
  • First Battle Of Bull Run
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    THE FIRST BATTLE OF BULL RUGBY COLLINS MCKAY On July 21, 1861, two armies, one confederate and the other Union, prepared for the first major land battle of the Civil War. In 1861 Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as President. The Southern states had seceded and the South had fired on and captured Fort Sumter on April 12 1861. After the Fort Sumter battle, both the North and the South began preparing for war by raising armies. This was done quickly and neither side spent much time training the troops...
  • Chamberlain's Troops
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    Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, as depicted in Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels, was a leader of great valiance and courage. His actions at the Battle of Gettysburg exemplify his persistence, tenacity, and bravery. He had learned from McClellan, the former general in chief of the Union Army, the two things an officer must do to lead men. You must care for your men's welfare. You must show physical courage. Chamberlain wisely chose to follow the advice of his senior officer. The greatest of his ma...
  • Cs General Robert Rodes
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    The Battle of Gettysburg The beginning of the campaign of Gettysburg began after Lee won in Chancellorsville. He knew that if the South were to win a decisive battle in the North then European powers might shift in favor of the South and they might begin helping them. Lee also needed supplies and food for his army which the North had plenty of. Before Lee invaded though, he had to go to Richmond, Virginia and consult the President of the South, Jefferson Davis. It did not take much convincing to...
  • War's First Battles
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    The Major Battles of the Civil War No other war seems to hold our focus like the Civil War. Scholars have chosen to make it their life's work, authors have written reams about it, and we all feel some kind of connection to the Civil War. This paper was created to highlight some of the major battles that took place during that conflict. Major battles usually marked a drastic change in the momentum from one side to the other or led to massive losses of troops. These battles and their results all p...
  • Sir Arthur Currie
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    War Strategies of Sir Arthur Currie Sir Arthur Currie was not a man raised to become a great general, he had to start from the beginning and work his way to the top. He served his country by fighting and leading battles that made Canada a great independent nation, making him a figure of inspiration to many Canadians. In the many battles of World War One, including Amiens, Passchendaele, Vimy Ridge, and others, Arthur Currie devised well prepared, flexible, unique, and intelligent war strategies ...
  • Civil War Battle Tactics
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    A Bloody War Over 600,000 Americans died in the Civil War, and many more were left wounded. Although a large portion of these deaths is credited to diseases, such as dysentery, diarrhea, measles, malaria, and typhoid, the tactics of the Civil War were also a great influence to the number of casualties. New warfare was being introduced to the battlefield and new weapons were being implemented. These modern tactics and weapons resulted in the accumulation of considerable losses on both sides. The ...
  • Unique Battle
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    The Battle of Stalingrad was a very unique battle. There were several things that made it such a unique battle. One of the things was that the battle was fought in a city. The fighting was street by street, block by block, and sometimes even house by house. Another thing that made the battle unique was how it started. The Nazi forces charged into the city with tanks and guns firing wildly and constantly, but when they got into the city they realized that their fire was not being returned. They f...
  • Anzac Tradition And The Battle At Gallipoli
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    I believe that the Anzac tradition is worthy of a celebration and should be celebrated but we should not celebrate it in a happy party kind of way because that would be disrespectful to those that died and their families. So it should be a day of mourning so we can honour those that died in the battle at gallipoli. It was during world war one, which was the first time that Australia went to war as a nation and it was Australia's most famous battle. The reason why Australia wanted to take part in...
  • Battle Of Vimy Ridge
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    Defining Moments in Canada's History Vimy Ridge By Hiba Madi Mister Craigs CHC 2 D November 11th 2003 Canada's Defining Moment in WWI The Battle of Vimy Ridge, 1917 The First World War is known for its destruction, people dieing, and many failures in the battles. Not many battles were successes and most of them turned into chaos and many people died basically like butchering. For example, in the battle of The Somme, 20 000 British soldiers were killed on the first day alone with 60 000 being wou...
  • Union Commander In The West
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    Johnston's plan was to defeat Grant before Buell could arrive with reinforcements. He moved to attack on Apr. 3, but because of delay in the advance to the Union front, it was not until early on Apr. 6 that his troops fell upon the enemy near Shiloh Church. Grant's position was unfortified, in spite of orders to the contrary from General Hall eck, Union commander in the West. Having offensive plans of his own, Grant expected no attack, and consequently his irregularly placed divisions were throw...

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