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Military Notables other than U.S Revolution and Civil War

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  • Sir David Ochterlony, 1st & Last Baronet Ochterlony of Pitforthy, 1st Baronet Ochterlony of Ochterlony GCB (1758 - 1825)
    Photo: Watercolour by an anonymous Delhi artist of Sir David Ochterlony in Indian dress smoking a hookah ca. 1820s Sir David Ochterlony, 1st & Last Baronet Ochterlony of Pitforthy, 1st Baronet Ocht...
  • Lt. General John B. Sylvester (deceased)
    John B. Sylvester is a retired United States Army Lieutenant General and decorated veteran of the Vietnam and Gulf Wars. He is best known for his command of the famed Tiger Brigade of the 2nd Armored...
  • Joel Parker, Governor (1816 - 1888)
    From Appletons Encyclopedia PARKER, Joel, governor of New Jersey, born near Freehold, New Jersey, 24 November, 1816; died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2 January, 1888. His father, Charles, was a me...
  • Robert William Wilcox ("Iron Duke of Hawaiʻi") (1855 - 1903)
    Robert William Kalanihiapo Wilcox (February 15, 1855 – October 23, 1903), nicknamed the Iron Duke of Hawaiʻi, was a native Hawaiian revolutionary soldier and politician. He led uprising...
  • David Petraeus, Director of the CIA
    David Howell Petraeus AO (/pɨˈtreɪ.əs/; born November 7, 1952) is a retired American military officer and public official. He served as Director of the Central Intelligenc...

From Ancient times to the present, ordinary people (some who were not generals per se) have made significant contributions to history on the battlefield.


  • Boudicea
  • Joan of Arc
  • Nanny of the Maroons (Jamaica)