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  • War of 1812

    Project around those who fought in the American-Anglo War of 1812. If you add a profile and know any specific battles they served in, please feel free to create a project for that battle and link it to this page under the 'add a related project' section to the right. ----- General description from wikipedia: "The War of 1812 was a military conflict fought between the forces of the...

  • Mexican–American War

    The Mexican–American War , also known as the First American Intervention , the Mexican War , or the U.S.–Mexican War , was an armed conflict between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution. Combat operations lasted a year and a half, from sprin...

  • World War II

    World War II , or the Second World War (often abbreviated as WWII or WW2 ), was a global war that was under way by 1939 and ended in 1945. It involved a vast majority of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, with more than 100 million people servi...

  • Daughters of the American Revolution - Patriots

    A project for DAR members to meet each other, and for non-members to find ancestors that enable them to join. Use the related projects below to help focus your DAR research goals. Geni Project - DAR Patriots Geni Project - DAR Descendants Geni Project - DAR Daughters "The Daughters of the American Revolution is a charitable organization that requires members be women over 18 able to...

  • American Revolutionary War

    For DAR information, see Daughters of the American Revolution ‎. The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) or American War of Independence began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen British colonies in North America, and concluded in a global war between several European great powers. The war was the culmination of the political American Revolution, wher...

  • Other People in the American Civil War

    A project for the lesser figures in the American Civil War. Related Geni Projects For notable family members: "US Civil War Notables" For Battles and Units: The Civil War 1861-1865 Illinois Adjutant General's Report, Regimental and Unit Histories 1861– 1866 "Croatian Soldiers in American-Civil War, 1861-1865" "United States Colored Troops" Civil War Databases;...

  • Battle of Gettysburg

    July 1-3, 1863 July of 2013 marked the 150th anniversary of the battle! This project is devoted to all soldiers of every rank who fought at the Battle of Gettysburg, and to the families of those soldiers. This project is less about the conflict than it is about the people who engaged in it. That having been said, some historians call this battle the turning point of the ...

  • Anglo Boere Oorlog/Boer War (1899-1902) BARBERTON Kamp/Camp

    Barberton People in this camp 2700 People who died in this camp 275 History of the camp Barberton camp was opened at the beginning of February 1901 but it grew slowly. By the end of August 1901 it only had about 2,000 inmates, small by the standards of most camps. It was situated to the south-west of the town on high ground. Both Dr Kendal Franks and the Ladies Committee were very t...

  • Eesti Vabadusristi kavalerid

    Vabadusrist (algne ametlik nimetus Vabaduse Rist; lühend VR) on Eesti Vabariigi autasu, mis asutati Ajutise Valitsuse otsusega Eesti Vabariigi väljakuulutamise aastapäeval 24. veebruaril 1919 iseseisvuse ja vabaduse võitluse teenuste autasuks. Vabadusristil on kolm liiki: sõjateenete eest (I liik) isikliku vapruse eest (II liik) tsiviilteenete eest (III liik)....

  • Eesti Vabadussõda

    Enamusest eesti peredest osales keegi Eesti Vabadussõjas (28.11.1918 -02.02.1920). Paljud neist langesid lahingutes või surid haigustesse. Kokku oli neid 3588 inimest, seal hulgas 233 ohvitseri. Koondame siia projekti oma sugulased ja hõimlased, kes andsid oma elu vabaduse eest. Paneme kirja ka selle, mida me neist teame. Sama märksõna "EESTI VABADUSSÕ...

  • Daughters of the American Revolution - umbrella for projects

    no profiles please A project for DAR members to meet each other, and for non-members to find ancestors that enable them to join. Use the related projects below to help focus your DAR research goals. Geni Project - DAR Patriots Geni Project - DAR Descendants Geni Project - DAR Daughters "The Daughters of the American Revolution is a charitable organization that requires members be ...

  • King Philip's War

    For background see the Wikipedia article on King Philip's War , as well as the Pokanoket Tribe's article . All told, 800 out of 52,000 English colonists (1.5%) were killed in this war with the Native Americans. 3,000 out of 20,000 Native Americans (15%) were killed. In June 1675, the war, named for the Wampanoag leader Metacomet (or King Philip), broke out in the town of Swansea in Plymouth...

  • French and Indian War

    This was one of the many wars that made up the French and Indian Wars. See the Master Project Indian Wars The summary is taken from French and Indian War and Atlas of the North American Indian, Revised Edition, 2000. French and Indian War What most historians call the French and Indian War was really the final conflict in a long series of wars among the the European colonial powers for wo...

  • Japanese prisoners from Wake Island, Guam and Cavitie

    Still a Work In Progress I am adding names as I find them and if there is no profile for him on Geni, I am starting one If you have any information about anyone listed here, please add it to his profile Join this project (Actions > Join Project) if you would like to become part of it Wake Island is sometimes called the Alamo of the Pacific. It was attacked at the same time as Pearl Harb...

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  • Guerra del Pacífico ~ Pacific War (1879-1884; Chile vs. Bolivia & Perú)

    La Guerra del Pacífico, también denominada Guerra del Guano y Salitre, fue un conflicto armado acontecido entre 1879 y 1883 en el cual se enfrentaron la República de Chile contra las repúblicas de Bolivia y del Perú. BOLIVIA Eduardo Abaroa Hidalgo (1838-1879) Hilarion Daza Groselle (1840-1894) José Narciso Campero Leyes (1813-1896) Pedro Jos...

  • World War II - American

    World War ll - American Many of our family members, from around the world, had served in this massive campaign. Whether they had served in Europe, Africa, Asia or the Pacific, they are all a part of history. The purpose of this group is to bring them all together in one place.

  • American Old West

    Designed to capture contributors and participants in America's expansion westward from the east coast. Including politicians, newsmen, explorers, founding fathers, frontiersmen, mountainmen, railroadmen, lawmen, outlaws, gunfighters, etc. Notables of the American Old West Artists Frederic Remington - Artist who specialized in the American Old West Explorers Sacajawea , Shoshone ...

  • Korean War

    The Korean War (25 June 1950 – armistice signed 27 July 1953) was a conventional war between South Korea, supported by the United Nations, and North Korea, supported by the People's Republic of China (PRC), with military material aid from the Soviet Union. The war was a result of the physical division of Korea by an agreement of the victorious Allies at the conclusion of the Pacific Wa...

  • United States Navy

    This project is intended for all Naval personnel. Please feel free to include any that served the United States in this capacity from 1786 to Present. A separate project has been set up for those that served in the Continental Navy 1775 - 1785 . The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the Uni...

  • Civil War-Union Side

    Feel free to add your Ancestors to this project if they fought for the Union side during the American Civil War (1861 - 1865). Add no inflammatory comments, be respectful. These are the Men, Fighting for a cause they believed in, that spilled their Blood, to help shape America Divided, into the United States of America. Main objectives for this War President of the Northern Union States...

  • Hood's Texas Brigade (CSA), US Civil War

    HOOD'S TEXAS BRIGADE Hood's Texas Brigade was organized on October 22, 1861, in Richmond, Virginia. It was initially commanded by Brig. Gen. Louis T. Wigfall and composed of the First , Fourth , and Fifth Texas Infantry regiments, the only Texas troops to fight in the Eastern Theater. The First was commanded by Wigfall and Lt. Col. Hugh McLeod, the Fourth by Col. John Bell Hood and Lt. Col. J...

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  • 4th Texas Infantry (CSA), US Civil War

    CONFEDERATE TEXAS TROOPS 4th Regiment, Texas Infantry 4th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Richmond, Virginia. Its members were recruited in the counties of Goliad, Travis, Robertson, Falls, Guadalupe, McLennan, Bexar, Grimes, Walker, Hill, Montgomery, Freestone, Navarro, Ellis, and Henderson. It became part of Hood's Texas Brigade and served under Generals Hood, J.B. Roberts...

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  • 1st Texas Infantry (CSA), US Civil War

    CONFEDERATE TEXAS TROOPS 1st Texas Infantry Regiment Also Called the "Ragged Old First" The 1st Texas Infantry Regiment, nicknamed the "Ragged Old First," was an infantry regiment raised in Texas for service in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. It fought mostly with the Army of Northern Virginia. The 1st Texas Infantry Regiment was assembled at Richmond, Virgini...

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  • 13th Regiment, Texas Volunteers (CSA), US Civil War

    CONFEDERATE TEXAS TROOPS 13th Regiment, Texas Volunteers (Cavalry, Artillery, and Infantry) 13th Infantry Regiment was organized during the fall of 1861 and included Bates' Texas Infantry Battalion. The unit contained artillery, cavalry, and infantry companies and was reorganized several times. Attached to the Trans-Mississippi Department, it served in Texas guarding the coast between Galve...

  • 10th Regiment, Texas Infantry (Nelson's) (CSA), US Civil War

    CONFEDERATE TEXAS TROOPS 10th Regiment, Texas Infantry (Nelson's) 10th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Waco, Texas, during the winter of 1861-1862. Many of its members were from Houston and Tyler, and Grimes, Freestone, San Augustine, and Washington counties. It served in the Department of Texas, then was captured at Arkansas Post in January, 1863. Exchanged and reorganized,...

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  • 4th Texas Cavalry (CSA), US Civil War

    CONFEDERATE TEXAS TROOPS 4th Regiment, Texas Cavalry (4th Mounted Volunteers) The Texas 4th Cavalry Regiment was organized with about 1,000 men during the late summer of 1861. Its members were from Gonzales, San Antonio, Bonham, Austin, Livinston, Crockett, and Alto, and Milam and Parker counties. The unit served in Henry H. Sibley's Army of New Mexico, then was assigned to Green's and Hard...

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  • Frontier Regiment, Texas Cavalry (CSA), US Civil War

    CONFEDERATE TEXAS TROOPS Frontier Regiment, Texas Cavalry (McCord's) The Frontier Texas Cavalry was organized by order of the Texas State Legislature in order to "constitute a command for the special protection of the frontier against Indian depredations." The unit was organized in late 1862 and accepted into Texas state service on January 1, 1863. It remained in state service until finally...

  • 5th Texas Infantry (CSA), US Civil War

    CONFEDERATE TEXAS TROOPS 5th Texas Infantry Also called, "The Bloody Fifth" 5th Infantry Regiment was assembled at Richmond, Virginia, in October, 1861. Its members were recruited in the counties of Harris, Colorado, Leon, Walker, Montgomery, Washington, Jefferson, Liberty, Milam, Polk, and Trinity. As a part of Hood's Texas Brigade it served under Generals Hood, J.B. Robertson, and J. Gr...

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  • 8th Texas Cavalry (Terry's) (CSA), US Civil War

    CONFEDERATE TEXAS TROOPS 8th Regiment, Texas Cavalry (Terry's) (1st Rangers) (8th Rangers) 8th Cavalry Regiment, usually called Terry's Texas Rangers , was organized with 1,170 men at Houston, Texas, in Deptember, 1861. Its members were raised in Houston, Richmond, Columbus, Gonzales, and Wharton, and Bastrop County. The regiment was one of the hardest fighting cavalry units in the war. It ...

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  • Civil War-Confederate side

    Feel free to add your Ancestor to this project if they fought for the Confederacy during the American Civil War (1861 - 1865). Add no inflammatory comments, be respectful. These are the Men, Fighting for a cause they believed in, that spilled their Blood, to help shape America Divided, into the United States of America. Military: Led by General Robert E. Lee Confederate States of Americ...

  • 16th Missouri Cavalry (USA), US Civil War

    UNION MISSOURI TROOPS 16th Regiment Cavalry Volunteers Organized at Springfield, Mo., November 1, 1863, from 6th Regiment Enrolled Militia. Attached to District of Southwest Missouri, Dept. Missouri, to April, 1865, and to District of North Missouri, Dept. Missouri, to July, 1865. SERVICE -- Scout and patrol duty in District of Southeastern Missouri until April, 1865, and in North Missour...

  • 42nd Missouri Infantry (USA), US Civil War

    UNION MISSOURI VOLUNTEERS 42nd Regiment, Missouri Infantry Organized at Macon, Mo., September, 1864. Attached to District of Northern Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to December, 1864. Tullahoma, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. Unattached, 4th Division, 20th Army Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865. 2nd Brigade, Defences Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, Dept. Cum...

  • Order of the British Empire O.B.E.

    The Order of the British Empire Project photo: Grand Cross's star of the Order of the British Empire. The Order of the British Empire recognises distinguished service to the arts and sciences, public services outside the Civil Service and work with charitable and welfare organisations of all kinds. It was created during the First World War in 1917 by George V. The King recognised the ne...

  • Anglo Boere Oorlog/Boer War (1899-1902)

    A Project aiming to include all the profiles who fought in the Anglo Boer War in South Africa - Boer, English or what culture what so ever, here. 'n Projek waar daarna gestreef word om alle profiele op Geni wat aan die ABO op die vegveld deelgeneem het, Afrikaans, Engels of van watter kultuur hier te plaas. The Second Boer War (Dutch: Tweede Boereoorlog (1899-1901) Afrikaans:Tweede Vryh...

  • Anglo Boere Oorlog/Boer War (1899-1902) British Concentration Camps

    Please add Profiles of persons who died in or survived the British "hellcamps" to this project. This project is a tribute to them . Included also British soldiers and doctors stationed in these camps. Note: Please do not add profiles of Boer soldiers interned in POW camps outside South Africa A website with searchable data bases : BCCD To participate in any project - you do need t...

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  • The Incarceration of Japanese-Americans and the War Relocation Authority During World War II

    A Japanese-American project. The War Relocation Authority was a United States government agency established to handle internment of Japanese-, German-, and Italian-Americans during World War II. In addition, about 2,200 Japanese living in South America (mostly in Peru) were transported to the United States and placed in internment camps. Contents Formation Selection of camps Lif...

  • The Battle of Antietam, MD September 17, 1862 US Civil War

    The Battle of Antietam /ænˈtiːtəm/ also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, particularly in the South, fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek as part of the Maryland Campaign, was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Union soil. It is the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with a combined ...

  • Army of the Potomac (USA), US Civil War

    The Union Army of the Potomac fought in most of the Eastern Theater campaigns, primarily in (Eastern) Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. After the end of the war, it was disbanded on June 28, 1865, shortly following its participation in the Grand Review of the Armies. Famous Units Because of its proximity to the large cities of the North, such as Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New Y...

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  • Army of Northern Virginia (CSA), US Civil War

    The Army of Northern Virginia was the primary military force of the Confederate States of America in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War, as well as the primary command structure of the Department of Northern Virginia. It was most often arrayed against the Union Army of the Potomac. Districts Three districts were created under the Department of Northern Virginia: Aquia Distric...

  • Bataan Death March

    The Bataan Death March (9-17 April 1942) was the forcible transfer, by the Imperial Japanese Army, of 12,000 American and 64,000 Filipino prisoners of war after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II, which resulted in the deaths of thousands of prisoners. The 128-kilometer march was characterized by wide-ranging physical abuse and murder, and resulted in very h...

  • World War I

    World War I ( WWI ) was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. It was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until the start of World War II in 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter. It involved all the world's great powers, which were assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (based o...

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  • American Civil War

    The American Civil War (1861–1865), also referred to as the War Between the States or simply the Civil War, was a civil war fought in the United States of America. In response to the election of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States, 11 southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America ("the Confederacy"); the o...

  • Missouri in the US Civil War (USA) 1861-1865

    This project is used to relate all units from Missouri who served in the Union Army. See Missouri (CSA) for units that served in the Confederate Army.

  • American Revolution (the British side)

    Scope of Project A list of participants (on both sides) is included in the linked document: Military leadership in the American Revolutionary War Loyalist on Wikipedia Most of us think of the American Revolution just concentrated on what became the continental U.S., but the Caribbean-West Indies plays a major part! At the end of the war, quite a few Blacks who fought with the Britis...

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  • Texas in the US Civil War (CSA) 1861-1865

    This project is used to relate all units from Texas who served in the Confederate Army. --------------- Links Handbook of Texas Online: Civil War Texas Military Forces Museum: Texas Military Forces in the Civil War Texas Civil War Confederate Units Texas Civil War Museum Texas Military Forces Museum: Texas During the Civil War Under the Rebel Flag: From the Texas State Library...

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  • 11th Virginia Infantry (CSA), US Civil War Project

    11th Virginia Infantry Summary and Engagements This is an umbrella project for all of the companies of the 11th Virginia Infantry. See the Related Projects for details. Point Of Contact For This Page: Donald Colvin

  • Virginia Infantry (CSA), US Civil War Project

    Virginia Infantry Regiments This is an umbrella project for all of the Virginia Infantry Regiments. See the Related Projects for details. Point Of Contact For This Page: Donald Colvin

  • The Civil War 1861-1865 United States of America

    Notes: PLEASE ensure you follow the naming convention listed below. If you find after you created a project and added profiles/related projects/content to it that the name is incorrect, please see the discussion Project Naming to have the name corrected. As we identify a way to control the sheer size of this project, we will update this main project. For now, please relate projects ...

  • Notables of World War II

    World War II Allied leaders of World War II Axis Leaders of World War ll Military Commanders of World War ll World War II, or the Second World War (often abbreviated as WWII or WW2), was a global military conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, which involved most of the world's nations, including all of the great powers: eventually forming two opposing military alliances, the Allies and th...

  • Wars of the Roses (1455-1485)

    Wars of the Roses The Wars of the Roses were a series of dynastic civil wars fought between supporters of two rival branches of the royal House of Plantagenet: the houses of Lancaster and York (whose heraldic symbols were the "red" and the "white" rose, respectively) for the throne of England. They were fought in several sporadic episodes between 1455 and 1485, although there was related figh...

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  • Norwegians in the Civil War

    There were a lot of Norwegians who participating in the American Civil War. Many people have wanted a project covering this part of Norwegian - American history. "Telelaget" "Vesterheim" "15th Regiment Infantry, Field and Staff" "15th Wisconsin Infantry & their Flag" * Svaldbard * Akershus Even Johansen Skofstad * Aust-Agder * Buskerud Lier "Hans Christian Evense...

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  • Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War was a Cold War-era military conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955[A 1] to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. This war followed the First Indochina War and was fought between North Vietnam, supported by its communist allies, and the government of South Vietnam, supported by the United States and other anti-communist nations.[26] The Viet C...

  • Medal of Honor

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. It is bestowed on members of the United States armed forces who distinguish themselves "conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States...

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  • North Carolina in the US Civil War (CSA) 1861-1865

    This project is used to relate all units from North Carolina who served in the Confederate Army.

  • Anglo Boere Oorlog/Boer War (1899-1902) POW CEYLON

    The purpose of this project is to gather profiles of these men who are on Geni and to share interesting tales and anecdotes about individuals. Please collaborate... CEYLON Approximately 5,126 POW were held in the following camps: Camps Diyatalawa (Main camp) Mount Lavina (Convalescent camp) Ragama (Camp for dissidents and irreconcilables) Urugasmanhandiya (Camp for prisoners on ...

  • 55th Virginia Infantry - Company M (CSA), US Civil War Project

    Company M The purpose of this project is to document all the profiles of the men who served in this unit. Point Of Contact For This Page: Donald Colvin

  • Anglo Boere Oorlog/Boer War (1899-1902) - POW BERMUDA

    The purpose of this project is to gather profiles of these men who are on Geni and to share interesting tales and anecdotes about individuals. Please collaborate... BERMUDA During the Anglo-Boer War (1899–1902), Bermuda received and housed a total of approximately 4,619 Boer prisoners of war, of whom 850 were under the age of 19. The youngest was six years old and the oldest 78. Of t...

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  • Anglo Boere Oorlog/Boer War (1899-1902) - POW INDIA

    The purpose of this project is to gather profiles of these men who are on Geni and to share interesting tales and anecdotes about individuals. Please collaborate... INDIA More than 9,000 POW were held in the following camps: Camps and Cemeteries Ahmednagar : Cemetery – Fort Ahmednagar Cemetery Amritsar Camp for "irreconcilables" Abbottabad Bellary : Cemetery – Bell...

  • Arlington National Cemetery

    This project focuses on bringing together all of the profiles of people buried at one of the world's most famous military cemeteries, Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, United States. Since its establishment on June 28, 1864, Arlington has become the final resting place for about 400,000 veterans and their immediate family members. Veterans and military casualties from each o...

  • Slag van Magersfontein / Battle of Magersfontein

    Slag van Magersfontein Battle of Magersfontein Die Slag van Magersfontein het 'n beroemde oorwinning geword vir die Boeremagte tydens die Tweede Vryheidsoorlog. Hierdie slag het een van 'n driestuks neerlae deur die Britse magte (saam met Colenso en Stormberg) uitgemaak wat in Brittanje as die Swart Week bekend gestaan het. Die slag het gevolg na drie opeenvolgende nederlae (Belmont, Graspa...

  • Anglo-Boere Oorlog/Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) - PRISONERS OF WAR.

    The Anglo Boer War (1899-1902) - Prisoners of War This project is an extension of the The Anglo Boer War (1899-1902) . The object of the project is to add information about both British/Colonial and Boer Prisoners of War, to gather profiles of these men who are on Geni and to share interesting tales and anecdotes about individuals. The first sizable batch of Boer prisoners of war taken by t...

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  • South Africans in World War I

    South African Soldiers in WWI (PLEASE ADD) Starter Kit for How To Add Text to a project Christoffel Johannes Jooste Gen. Jan Smuts Gen. Louis Botha Lieutenant Douglas Bayley de Bruyn Royal Lancaster Regiment, transferred to 35 Squadron Royal Flying Corps. Killed in a flying accident in Thetford, 27th May 1916, aged 20. Lance Corporal Dudley George Hedding 7th Regt, South African I...

  • World War II - North African Campaign

    CAMPAIGN OVERVIEW During the Second World War, the North African Campaign took place in North Africa from 10 June 1940 to 13 May 1943. It included campaigns fought in the Libyan and Egyptian deserts (Western Desert Campaign, also known as the Desert War) and in Morocco and Algeria (Operation Torch) and Tunisia (Tunisia Campaign). The campaign was fought between the Allies and Axis powers, m...

  • Anglo Boer War 1899-1902 Cape Rebels captured and executed during the war

    During the Anglo Boer war those people who lived in the Cape Colony were British subjects. There was a great amount of sympathy amongst the Dutch speaking farmers in the Cape with their kinsmen in the two Boer republics who were fighting a war with the British empire. The Dutch-speaking Cape residents often had family ties to the Boers. The Second Anglo-Boer War had no sooner commenced with t...

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  • War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748)

    en.wikipedia.org - War of the Austrian Succession The War of the Austrian Succession (1740–48) – including King George's War in North America, the War of Jenkins' Ear, and two of the three Silesian wars – involved most of the powers of Europe over the question of Maria Theresa's succession to the realms of the House of Habsburg. The war began under the pretext that Ma...

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  • United States Colored Troops

    History Former Georgia slaves played a critical but little-known role in the historic struggle that pried open the door to black enlistment in the U.S. military during the Civil War. The courage and bravery of the men who served in experimental all-black regiments helped convince President Lincoln to "rewrite" his historic Emancipation Proclamation. Lincoln's revision was the catalyst for t...

  • Indian Wars

    Indian Wars is the name used in the United States to describe a series of conflicts between White settlers or the federal government and the native peoples of North America. (This is a Master Project. We need help with expanding and fleshing out this project!) The wars were the result of the arrival of European colonizers who continuously expanded their territory pushing the indigenous popula...

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  • Seminole Wars

    (for complete description) The Seminole Wars, also known as the Florida Wars, were three conflicts in Florida between various groups of native Americans, collectively known as Seminoles, their allies, and the United States Army. The First Seminole War was from 1817 to 1818, the Second Seminole War from 1835 to 1842, and the Third Seminole War from 1855 to 1858. The first conflict with the Sem...

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  • American Revolution: Battle of Savannah (1778 & 1779)

    The Capture of Savannah, or sometimes the First Battle of Savannah (because of a siege in 1779), was an American Revolutionary War battle fought on December 29, 1778 between local American Patriot militia and Continental Army units holding the city and a British invasion force under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Campbell. It was the opening move in the British southern strategy to...

  • Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients

    The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the President of the United States and is—along with the comparable Congressional Gold Medal bestowed by an act of U.S. Congress—the highest civilian award in the United States. It recognizes those individuals who have made "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, w...

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  • Spanish American War

    The Spanish–American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States. It ultimately ended with the Americans defeating the Spaniards. Revolts against Spanish rule had been endemic for decades in Cuba and were closely watched by Americans; there had been war scares before, as in the Virginius Affair in 1873. By 1897–98, American public opinion grew angrier at reports...

  • International War and Military projects Portal

    About this portal ( umbrella project) This International portal will list all war and military related projects on Geni. Minor wars and battles ,rebel and Guerilla wars can be added to this list too. If you come across a related project please add to this list. General war and military related projects: (not country specific) Military awards and decorations. Memori...

  • Women in Military Conflicts - Doctors, Nurses and others

    Women in Military Conflicts - Doctors, Nurses and others The object of this project is to assemble profiles of women who played a roll in Military conflicts - mainly Doctors and Nurses - who were involved in wars up to and including World War II. Early records indicate that nursing was originally conducted by monks and nuns of various religious orders. It was considered to be work of a sp...

  • Jews in World War I

    WWI and the Jews The First World War, the most appallingly savage international conflict in all preceding history, had a profound impact on world Jewry due to-: The existence of a large concentra­tion of Jews within one of the principal arenas, The enlistment of unprecedented numbers of Jews to the armies of the belligerent nations, The success of Jewish leaders in influenc...

  • United Empire Loyalists

    "The name United Empire Loyalists is an honorific given after the fact to those American Loyalists who resettled in British North America and other British Colonies as an act of fealty to King George III after the British defeat in the American Revolutionary War and prior to the Treaty of Paris." (Wikipedia) United Empire Loyalists May we always remember that these brave men and women, were...

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  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run=First Battle of Bull Run, also known as First Manassas (the name used by Confederate forces), was fought on July 21, 1861, in Prince William County, Virginia, near the city of Manassas. It was the first major land battle of the American Civil War. Just months after the start of the war at Fort Sumter, the Northern public clamored for a march against the Confederate capi...

  • Pequot War

    The Pequot War was an armed conflict between 1634–1638 between the Pequot tribe against an alliance of the Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, and Saybrook colonies who were aided by their Native American allies (the Narragansett and Mohegan tribes). Hundreds were killed; hundreds more were captured and sold into slavery to the West Indies. Other survivors were dispersed. At the end of the war,...

  • 47th Virginia Infantry (CSA), US Civil War Project

    47th Virginia Infantry Summary and Engagements This is an umbrella project for all of the companies of the 47th Virginia Infantry. See the Related Projects for details. Point Of Contact For This Page: Donald Colvin

  • American Revolution: Battle of Great Cane Break (1775)

    December 22, 1775 at Cane Break, South Carolina Present Day Site Simpsonville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. DAR marker series inscription reads: Here along the south side of the creek to Reedy River was fought, Dec. 22, 1775, the Battle of Great Cane Break, between a force of South Carolinians under Colonel William Thompson and a band of Tories under Patrick Cuningham. The To...

  • American Revolution: Battle of Guilford Courthouse (1781)

    "I never saw such fighting since God made me. The Americans fought like demons" -Lt. General Charles, Earl Cornwallis The largest, most hotly-contested battle of the Revolutionary War's Southern Campaign was fought at the small North Carolina backcountry hamlet of Guilford Courthouse. The battle proved to be the highwater mark of British military operations in the Revolutionar...

  • US Civil War Notables

    This project focuses on Civil War "notables" from the Union and Confederate armies and their families. Meaning of the word notables: NOTABLES, noun famous or important persons worthy of attention or notice; remarkable. including officers, volunteers, and draftees on both sides who are or should be recognized for their "NOTABLE" activities during the American Civil War —...

  • Military Notables other than U.S Revolution and Civil War

    From Ancient times to the present, ordinary people (some who were not generals per se) have made significant contributions to history on the battlefield. Female Boudicea Joan of Arc Nanny of the Maroons (Jamaica) Male

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  • 9th Virginia Cavalry - Company E (CSA), US Civil War Project

    Company E Mercer Cavalry - Spotsylvania County The purpose of this project is to document all the profiles of the men who served in this unit. Point Of Contact For This Page: Donald Colvin

  • Medal of Honor recipients for the Korean War

    During the Korean War war, 133 Medals of Honor were presented for bravery in action, 95 of them posthumously. Hall of Valor

  • Medal of Honor recipients for World War II

    World War II, or the Second World War, was a global military conflict, the joining of what had initially been two separate conflicts. The first began in Asia in 1937 as the Second Sino-Japanese War; the other began in Europe in 1939 with the German invasion of Poland. This global conflict split the majority of the world's nations into two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...

  • American Revolution: Battle of King's Mountain (1780)

    * please feel free to add your ancestor's profile to this project Background from History of Kilgore Family and Related Families, 1935 In 1779 the British changed their plan because they were achieving no decided results in the North. Their plan now was the attempt again to subdue the Southern Colonies. The British forces gained control of all the important points of Georgia. The Amer...

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  • Black Hawk War 1865-1872

    The United States Vs The Ute , Paluite , Navajo and Apache The Black Hawk War , or Black Hawk's War, from 1865 to 1872, is the name of the estimated 150 military engagement between Mormon settlers in the Four Corners region and members of the Ute, Paiute, Apache and Navajo tribes, led by a local Ute chief, Antonga Black Hawk. The conflict resulted in the abandonment of some settlements and ...

  • Battle of Shiloh

    The Battle of Shiloh , also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, took place April 6-7, 1862 in southwestern Tennessee. Commanding generals were Ulysses S. Grant, Don Carlos Buell, Albert Sidney Johnston and P. G. T. Beauregard. The outcome of the battle was a Union victory. This project is for soldiers of any rank that took part in this battle. For more information:

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  • 27th North Carolina Infantry (CSA), US Civil War

    Regiment: 27th Infantry Regiment North Carolina Date of Organization: 28 Sep 1861 Muster Date: 9 Apr 1865 Regiment State: North Carolina Regiment Type: Infantry Regiment Number: 27th Number of Companies in Infantry: 10 Battles Fought Fought on 14 Mar 1862 at New Berne, NC. Fought on 17 Mar 1862 at New Berne, NC. Fought on 30 Mar 1862. Fought on 31 May 1862. Fought on...

  • World War I - Wall of Honour

    World War 1 - Wall of Honour This international project is created in memory of all people, civilian and soldiers, who lost their lives in World War 1 between 1914 and 1918. For the fallen They went with songs to the battle, they were young. Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow. They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, They fell with their faces to the ...

  • Merrill's Marauders

    Merrill’s Marauders (named after Frank Merrill) or Unit Galahad, officially named the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), was a United States Army long range penetration special operations jungle warfare unit, which fought in the South-East Asian theatre of World War II, or China-Burma-India Theater (CBI). The unit became famous for its deep-penetration missions behind Japanese lines, o...

  • Notables of World War I

    World War I (WWI) , which was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter, was a major war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. It involved all the world's great powers, which were assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (based on the Triple Entente of t...

  • French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802)

    French Revolutionary Wars The French Revolutionary Wars were a series of major conflicts, from 1792 until 1802, fought between the French Revolutionary government and several European states. Marked by French revolutionary fervour and military innovations, the campaigns saw the French Revolutionary Armies defeat a number of opposing coalitions and expand French control to the Low Countries,...

  • Seven Years' War (1756-1763)

    Seven Years' War The Seven Years' War was a global military war between 1756 and 1763, involving most of the great powers of the time and affecting Europe, North America, Central America, the West African coast, India, and the Philippines. In the historiography of some countries, the war is alternatively named after combats in the respective theaters: the French and Indian War (North Americ...

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  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815)

    Napoleonic Wars The Napoleonic Wars were a series of wars declared against Napoleon's French Empire by opposing coalitions that ran from 1803 to 1815. As a continuation of the wars sparked by the French Revolution of 1789, they revolutionised European armies and played out on an unprecedented scale, mainly owing to the application of modern mass conscription. French power rose quickly as Na...

  • Nauvoo Legion

    Author: Flammer, Philip M. The Illinois legislative act of December 1840 that incorporated the city of Nauvoo also authorized creation of a military body or militia that came to be known as the Nauvoo Legion. Perhaps influenced by genuine disgust with the way the Latter-day Saints had been treated in Missouri, the Illinois legislature acted liberally. Under the Nauvoo charter, Latter-day Sain...

  • Arkansas in the US Civil War (CSA) 1861-1865

    This project is used to relate all units from Arkansas who served in the Confederate Army. See Arkansas (USA) for units that served in the Union Army.

  • Mormon Battalion Project

    The Mormon Battalion was the only religiously based unit in United States military history serving from July 1846 to July 1847 during the Mexican-American War. The battalion was a volunteer unit of approximately 560 Latter-day Saints men led by Mormon company officers, commanded by regular US army officers. During its service, the battalion made a grueling march, at nearly 2,000 miles in length...

  • Hundred Years' War (1337-1453)

    Hundred Years' War The Hundred Years' War was a series of separate conflicts waged from 1337 to 1453 between the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of France and their various allies for control of the French throne, which had become vacant upon the extinction of the senior Capetian line of French kings. The House of Valois controlled France in the wake of the House of Capet; a Capetian cad...

  • American Revolution: Siege of Fort Motte (1781)

    The Siege of Fort Motte was a military operation during the American Revolutionary War. A force of Patriot (American Revolution)|Patriots led by General Francis Marion|Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion and Lt. Colonel Henry Lee III|"Light Horse" Harry Lee set out to capture the Kingdom of Great Britain|British post at Fort Motte, strategically located at the confluence of the Congaree River|Congaree a...

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