Who was Lincoln’s Lion?

Originally posted on The Casemate Blog:
? La Salle native and 1965 graduate of La Salle-Peru Township High School, James Huffstodt of Tallahassee, Fla., is the author of a recently released biography of one of Illinois’s most heroic Civil War generals who was also a personal protégé of President Abraham Lincoln. “Lincoln’s Bold Lion: The…

Gallipoli and the Battle of Lone Pine (Australians at War) Revisited.

Gallipoli and the Battle of Lone Pine (Australians at War) Revisited.

Originally posted on If It Happened Yesterday, It's History:
The Cemetery of Lone Pine on the Gallipoli peninsula, Turkey. On the 28th of June 1914, the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne saw the Balkans yet again erupt into bloody battle. (Only recent had the second Balkans War concluded in…

The Battle of Waterloo 18 June 1815

Originally posted on War and Security:
Napoleon defeated Prince Gerbhard von Blücher’s Prussian army at Ligny on 16 June 1815, forcing it to retreat to Wavre. The battle of Quatre Bras between the French and the Duke of Wellington’s Allied army on the same day was a draw. Napoleon intended to outflank them the next…


Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
D-Day from Dixon Announcement (By The Associated Press) A dramatic 10-second interval preceded the official announcement today that the invasion had begun. Over a trans-Atlantic radio-telephone hookup direct from supreme headquarters, allied expeditionary force, to all major press services, and broadcasting networks in the United States came the voice of…

Amateur historian uncovers additonal 3,000 Civil War dead

Originally posted on The Cotton Boll Conspiracy:
Historians in recent years have revised the number of dead connected to the American Civil War significantly upward, from 620,000 to as many as 850,000. That increase is based in part on the work of J. David Hacker of Binghamton University SUNY, who used demographic methods and sophisticated…

The Battle of Lake Champlain 11 September 1814

Originally posted on War and Security:
The American victory at the Battle of Lake Champlain, sometimes called the Battle of Plattsburg, on 11 September 1814 was the most decisive naval victory of the War of 1812. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Champlain#mediaviewer/File:Champlainmap.svg In September 1814 11,000 British and Canadian troops under Lieutenant General Sir George Prevost invaded New York…

The Capture of the USS President 15 January 1815

Originally posted on War and Security:
The United Kingdom and United States of America agreed terms to end the War of 1812 on 24 December 1814. They were ratified by the UK government three days later, but the slow speed of communications from Europe to America meant that fighting continued until well into February. The…


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