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  • 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...

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

    Aim and Scope To gather profiles of the men who were POWs in Bermuda and who have profiles on GENi, and to share interesting tales and anecdotes about individuals. Please collaborate and contribute... POW's 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 younge...

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

    BALMORAL CAMP Camp Details Type:white / black Location:Transvaal Date closed:27/09/1902 Unique ID:154 A Short History Balmoral camp was established relatively late, on 25 July 1901, coming into use a week later – a remarkably short time in which to set up a camp. It was created to take the overflow from the Middelburg and Belfast camps and was divided into the districts from which ...

  • American Civil War Union Army

    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...

  • 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...

  • American Civil War Confederate States Army

    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...

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

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

  • 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 —...

  • Medal of Honor recipients, American Civil War

    Many of the awards during the Civil War were for capturing or saving regimental flags. During the Civil War, regimental flags served as the rallying point for the unit, and guided the unit's movements. Loss of the flag could greatly disrupt a unit, and could have a greater effect than the death of the commanding officer The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the Unit...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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;...

  • 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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  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • World War II in Norway

    " World War II in Norway " project. (1940 - 1945). "Nordmenn i krig, i Norge og andre land, og krigsfanger." "Oversikt over kilder om og fra andre verdenskrig ved Statsarkivet i Bergen" "Norgeslexi" "Norgesdokumentasjon" -- Alta bataljon: Alta bataljon, wikipedia Alta bataljon, snl.no Alta bataljon, regjeringen.no

  • 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...

  • VI Corps (USA), US Civil War

    The VI Corps (Sixth Army Corps) was a corps of the Union Army during the American Civil War. Visit Command and Unit Assignments for a detail of individual state units assigned to each division. Formation The corps was organized as the Sixth Provisional Corps on May 18, 1862, by uniting Maj. Gen. William B. Franklin's Division, which had just arrived on the Virginia Peninsula, with Maj. ...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 8th Wisconsin Infantry (USA), US Civil War

    The 8th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The 8th Wisconsin's mascot was Old Abe, a bald eagle that accompanied the regiment into battle. Service The 8th Wisconsin was raised at Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered into Federal service September 13, 1861. The regiment was mustered out on September 5, 186...

  • IV Corps (USA), US Civil War

    IV Corps There were two corps of the Union Army called IV Corps during the American Civil War. They were separate units, one serving with the Army of the Potomac and the Department of Virginia in the Eastern Theater, 1862–63, the other with the Army of the Cumberland in the Western Theater, 1863–65. IV Corps (Eastern Theater) The IV Corps, Army of the Potomac, was created on...

  • XXIII Corps (USA), US Civil War

    XXIII Corps 23rd Corps was a corps of the Union Army during the American Civil War. It served in the Western Theater as part of the Army of the Ohio. The corps was organized in April 1863 by order of the departmental commander, Ambrose E. Burnside. Along with Burnside's old IX Corps, which had been sent west with him after Fredericksburg, it was to maintain a primarily defensive position in...

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  • Cavalry Corp (USA) US Civil War

    Two corps of the Union Army were called Cavalry Corps during the American Civil War. One served with the Army of the Potomac ; the other served in the various armies of the West. Overview In contrast to the Confederacy, which early on spawned such brilliant cavalry leaders as J.E.B. Stuart, Nathan B. Forrest, and John S. Mosby, the Union high command initially failed to understand the prope...

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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...

  • 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...

  • Napoleon's Great Army - La Grande Armée de Napoleon

    Officers and soldiers of Napoleon's Great Army With it's maximum size of almost 560.000 soldiers, there is a big chance that you've had a relative in La Grande Armée of Napoleon. Please add them to this project. Description The first Grande Armée consisted of six corps under the command of Napoleon's marshals and senior generals. The army grew in size as Napoleon's might s...

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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...

  • 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...

  • Army of the West (CSA), US Civil War

    The Army of the West was a military force within the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War that the was part of the Trans-Mississippi Department and was composed primarily of members of the old Missouri State Guard . It saw action in the Battle of Pea Ridge, Battle of Corinth and Battle of Iuka and consisted of about 20,000 men. The Army was reorganized in late 1862 but the ...

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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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  • 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 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. Notable people of the American Old West Artists Frederic Remington - Artist who specialized in the American Old West Explorers Sacajawea , Sho...

  • 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)....

  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • Army of Mississippi (CSA) US Civil War

    There were three organizations known as the Army of Mississippi in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. (This name is contrasted against Army of the Mississippi , which was a Union Army named for the Mississippi River, not the state of Mississippi.) Army of Mississippi (March 1862) This army, at times known by the names Army of the West or Army of the Mississippi (the ...

  • 2nd Texas Cavalry

    The 2nd Texas Cavalry Regiment , also known as the Chisum's Regiment or Partisan Rangers , was a cavalry regiment from Texas that served with the Confederate States Army in the American Civil War of about 1,200 men. The regiment was first organized in May, 1861, under the designation of the 2nd Texas Mounted Rifles . It was reorganized in April, 1862, as the 2nd Cavalry Regiment. Recruitment ...

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  • 22nd North Carolina Infantry (CSA), US Civil War

    Regiment: 22nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment Date of Organization: 11 Jul 1861 Muster Date: 9 Apr 1865 Regiment State: North Carolina Regiment Type: Infantry Regiment Number: 22nd Number of Companies in Infantry: 12 Battles Fought Fought on 28 May 1861 at Chickahominy River, VA. Fought on 5 Aug 1861. Fought on 15 Aug 1861 at Wilderness, VA. Fought on 15 Aug 1861. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Army of the Cumberland (USA) US Civil War

    The Army of the Cumberland was one of the principal Union armies in the Western Theater during the American Civil War. It was originally known as the Army of the Ohio . History The origin of the Army of the Cumberland dates back to the creation of the Army of the Ohio in November 1861, under the command of Brig. Gen. Robert Anderson. The army fought under the name Army of the Ohio until Maj...

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  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mannerheimriddare / Mannerheim-ristin ritarit / Knights of the Mannerheim Cross

    Finlands 63:e självständighetsdag till ära (6.12.2010) skapas detta projekt för att samla alla riddare. En av de två sista överlevande, Tuomas Gerdt (nr95) var närvarade på årets självständighetsbal. Efter vinterkrigets slut 1940 instiftades i Finland medaljen Mannerheim-korset till Frihetskorsets orden. Den som mott...

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

    This project is used to relate all units from New York who served in the Union Army.

  • 7th Virginia Infantry (CSA), US Civil War Project

    7th Virginia Infantry Summary and Engagements This is an umbrella project for all of the companies of the 7th Virginia Infantry. See the Related Projects for details. Point Of Contact For This Page: Donald Colvin

  • 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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  • 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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  • Battles in 1865 - US Civil War

    This project is used to relate all battles of the Civil War that were fought in 1865.

  • Battles in 1863 - US Civil War

    This project is used to relate all battles of the Civil War that were fought in 1863.

  • Battles in 1862 - US Civil War

    This project is used to relate all battles of the Civil War that were fought in 1862.

  • Battles in 1861 - US Civil War

    This project is used to relate all battles of the Civil War that were fought in 1861. Missouri The Battle of Wilson's Creek "The Bull Run of the west"

  • 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...

  • Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts

    The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts is the oldest chartered military organization in North America and the third oldest chartered military organization in the world. While it was originally constituted as a citizen militia serving on active duty in defense of the northern British colonies, it has become, over the centuries primarily an honor guard and a social and cerem...

  • 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...

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

    This project is used to relate all units from New Jersey who served in the Union Army.

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

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

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

    This project is used to relate all units from Ohio who served in the Union Army.

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  • 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.

  • Battles in 1864 - US Civil War

    This project is used to relate all battles of the Civil War that were fought in 1864.

  • Department of East Tennessee and West Virginia (CSA) US Civil War

    The Department of East Tennessee and West Virginia was a Confederate Army command in the Trans-Allegheny Theater during the American Civil War. This department existed in two previous forms during the war. Department of Southwestern Virginia Organized May 8, 1861 for the mountainous region of southwest Virginia and present-day southern West Virginia. Commanders: William W. Loring - Ma...

  • Black Hawk War

    There were two Wars called the Black Hawk War 1. A war fought in 1832 in the Midwestern United States between Sauk and Fox Indians on one side and the United States Army and Illinois militia on the other. See; References; 2. A conflict, 1865-1872, between Mormon settlers and Native American tribes in Utah. See References; )

  • 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...

  • The Union Armies (USA) of the US Civil War

    The Union Army was the land force that fought for the Union during the American Civil War. It was also known as the Federal Army, the U.S. Army, the Northern Army and the National Army.[1] It consisted of the small United States Army (the regular army), augmented by massive numbers of units supplied by the Northern states, composed of volunteers as well as conscripts. Major organizations Th...

  • Medal of Honor recipients for the Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War, (also known as the Second Indochina War, Vietnam Conflict, and in Vietnam as the American War), took place from 1959 to April 30, 1975. The war was fought between the Communist-supported Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the United States-supported Republic of Vietnam. It concluded with the defeat and failure of the United States foreign policy in Vietnam. The Medal of Hon...

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  • Blacks in World War II

    This project is about Blacks that lived during and participated in World War II. The struggles and hardships that they had to enduring during the war--fighting for their own freedom against racism and discrimination on the homefront and on the battlefield. Project Photo ' Real African American History - World War II (1939 - 1945) A Short Timeline 1939-45 - "The treatme...

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  • The Battle of Wilson's Creek, MO August 10, 1861 US Civil War

    The Battle of Wilson's Creek was the first major battle of the war west of the Mississippi, and is sometimes called the "Bull Run of the West". The first Union casualty of a General happened during the short but intense fighting, when Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon was shot through the heart on Bloody Hill. — - - - - - - — The Battle of Wilson's Creek August 10, 1861...

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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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Army of the Mississippi (USA) US Civil War

    Army of the Mississippi was the name given to two Union armies that operated around the Mississippi River, both with short existences, during the American Civil War. The Confederate Army of Mississippi was named after the state, while the Union Army of the Mississippi was named after the Mississippi River. History 1862 The first army was created on February 23, 1862, with Maj. Gen. John P...

  • The Battle of Farmington, MS May 9, 1862, US Civil War

    The Battle at Farmington, Mississippi was fought on May 9, 1862 at Farmington, Mississippi. General Brag had 25,000 men. The Union had 12,000 tropops on hand and the Wisconsin 8th Infantry was ordered to draw the enemy out as to count their numbers and they withdrew to a swamp north of town. Wisconsin 8th reported 5 killed, 14 severly wounded, and 19 slightly wounded. Old Abe the Screaming Eagl...

  • Military awards and decorations

    Many of our ancestors have a military past. Veterans often received awards or decorations for their efforts or accomplishments. You can easily add these awards to someone's profile. Just create a new event (you can find the dates in the service records) and add a picture of the medal, ribbon, .... (and even a comment). It will appear in the timeline of that person. Under media you'll find an ...

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  • U.S.S. Tyler, Civil War gun boat on the Mississippi

    Background USS Tyler , a 575-ton "timberclad" gunboat, was converted from the commercial side-wheel steamship A.O. Tyler, which had been built in 1857 at Cincinnati, Ohio. Acquired in June 1861 for the Army's Western Gunboat Flotilla, she was commissioned in September with officers provided by the Navy. One of the first Federal warships on the Western Rivers, Tyler saw extensive action on the...

  • 2nd Michigan Cavalry (USA), US Civil War

    2nd Michigan Cavalry, Grand Army of the Republic, US Civil War. The Second Cavalry was organized by the Honorable F.W. Kellogg of Grand Rapids, then a member of congress, authority being given him by the Secretary of War, subject to the approval of the Governor of Michigan. The Regiment was rendezvoused at Grand Rapids, its recruitment being completed October 2, 1861, with 1163 officers and m...

  • 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 ...

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