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  • 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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  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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; )

  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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) 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...

  • 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...

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

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

  • 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 ...

  • The States during the US Civil War 1861-1865

    This project is a holding place for the projects created for the various states who sent troops to the US Civil War. The master Civil War project. Confederate States: Alabama , Florida , Georgia , Indian Territory , Louisiana , Mississippi ,

  • Battle of Queenston Heights

    This is a sub project under the umbrella of the War of 1812 The Battle of Queenston Heights The Battle of Queenston Heights was the first major battle in the War of 1812 and resulted in a British victory. It took place on 13 October 1812, near Queenston, in the present-day province of Ontario. It was fought between United States regulars and New York militia forces led by Roger Sheaffe , ...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

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

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

  • The "Lost" Soldiers of the US Civil War 1861-1865

    A place to gather profiles that were known to have fought in the US Civil War (1861-1865), but it is not yet clear what side they fought on. As you identify the side or state they fought on, please remove the profile from this project and move it to the Union, Conderate, or Torn State project shown at the bottom of the main Civil War project.

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  • The Union States (USA) during the US Civil War

    Union States: California , Colorado Territory, Connecticut , Dakota Territory, Delaware , Illinois , Indiana , Iowa , Kansas , Maine , Massachusetts ,

  • 3rd Division, Missouri State Guard (CSA), US Civil War

    The Missouri State Guard (MSG) was a state militia organized in the state of Missouri during the early days of the American Civil War. While not initially a formal part of the Confederate States Army, the State Guard fought alongside Confederate troops and, at times, under regular Confederate officers. The Third District/Third Division was made up of troops from the counties of Putnam, Schuyl...

  • 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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  • 58th Virginia Infantry (CSA), US Civil War Project

    58th Virginia Infantry Summary and Engagements This is an umbrella project for all of the companies of the 58th Virginia Infantry. See the Related Projects for details. Point Of Contact For This Page: Donald Colvin

  • 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...

  • Order of Bath

    The Order of the Bath The Order of the Bath is mainly awarded to officers of the Armed Services, as well as to a small number of civil servants. Numbers may be increased in times of war or in the event of any military or civil action or service which merits 'peculiar honour or reward'. In 1971 women were admitted to the Order for the first time. The Order now consists of the Sovereign (...

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  • Eighty Years' War (1568-1648)

    Eighty Years' War See Wikipedia... The Eighty Years' War, or Dutch War of Independence, (1568–1648), began as a revolt of the Seventeen Provinces against Philip II of Spain (Felipe II de España), the sovereign of the Habsburg Netherlands. After the initial stages, Philip II deployed his armies and regained control over most of the rebelling provinces. However, under the le...

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  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • 21st Virginia Infantry (CSA), US Civil War Project

    21st Virginia Infantry=== Summary and Engagements ==This is an umbrella project for all of the companies of the 21st Virginia Infantry. See the Related Projects for details. Point Of Contact For This Page: Donald Colvin

  • 2nd Division, Missouri State Guard (CSA), US Civil War

    The Second District/Second Division of the Missouri State Guard was formed from tropps from the counties of Scotland, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Shelby, Marion, Monroe, Ralls, Pike, Audrain, Callaway, Montgomery, Lincoln, Warren, and St. Charles, and was led by Thomas A. Harris and Martin E. Green. From the Order of Battle at the Battle of Wilson's Creek: Division, Brigade, & Regiments and Others ...

  • Virginia Local Defense (CSA), US Civil War Project

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

  • 6th Virginia Cavalry (CSA), US Civil War Project

    Over To: (Summary and Engagements) Back To: (The Commonwealth Of Virginia) Back To: (Virginia In the Civil War 1861-1865) Back To: (Virginia Military Units) Back To: (Cavalry) Down To: (6th Regiment) Down To: ( Company I )

  • 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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  • 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...

  • Wounded Knee Massacre

    Wounded Knee Massacre 1890 Background On the morning of December 29, 1890 a detachment of the 7th U.S. Cavalry massacred some 185 Lakota men, women and children in a camp near Wounded Knee, South Dakota. The massacre started with an attempt to disarm the Lakotas. After the murder of Chief Sitting Bull on December 15, 1890, Chief Spotted Elk and his band left the Cheyenne River Reservation...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Battles in 1865 - US Civil War

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

  • Arkansas State Troops (CSA), US Civil War

    The Arkansas Succession Convention decided that rather than activating the existing militia regiments, they would raise new units. The convention was concerned that if the militia was called out and transferred into Confederate Service, they would be subject to being transferred out of the state, leaving the state defenseless. The convention was also concerned with the cost involved in paying f...

  • 40th Illinois Infantry (USA), US Civil War

    This regiment participated in the Battle of Shiloh, the Siege of Corinth, the Siege of Vicksburg, Missionary Ridge (Chattanooga), the Atlanta Campaign, the March to the Sea, and the Campaign of the Carolinas. The regiment was comprised of 10 companies and was organized on August 4, 1861. This project is for any profile that was a member of any regiment of this company. For more informatio...

  • 26th Wisconsin Infantry (USA), US Civil War

    The 26th Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers were primarily German-speaking immigrants of southeastern Wisconsin. They enlisted in August 1862. This regiment participated in the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Lookout Mountain and Averasboro, as well as Sherman's march to the sea. For a detailed account of the history of the 26th Wisconsin, visit this website:

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

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

  • Reid's Battery (CSA), US Civil War

    Reid's Battery, under the command of Cpt. J. G. Reid was part of Pearce's Arkansas Militia under the command of Bg. N. Bart Pearce at the Battle of Wilson's Creek.

  • 2nd Delaware Infantry (USA), US Civil War

    2nd Delaware Infantry Regiment The 2nd Delaware Infantry Regiment fought in many of the most significant battles in the Eastern Theater. Organized in Wilmington, Delaware, it had a unique mix of soldiers, from Delaware, Philadelphia, PA and Elkton, MD. Initial organization of the regiment started in June, 1861 with Colonel W.H. Wharton in command. The 2nd Delaware would be mustered into Fed...

  • 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...

  • 29th Virginia Infantry (CSA), US Civil War Project

    Civil War Virginia: 29th Regiment, Virginia Infantry - Summary and Engagements Regiment: 29th Infantry Regiment Virginia Date of Organization: 5 Nov 1861 Muster Date: 9 Apr 1865 Regiment State: Virginia Regiment Type: Infantry Regiment Number: 29th Battles Fought Fought on 10 Jan 1862 at Middle Creek, KY. Fought on 5 May 1862 at Williamsburg, VA. Fought on 15 Jul 186...

  • 2nd Maryland Infantry - Company G (USA), US Civil War Project

    Company G= Point Of Contact For This Page: Donald Colvin

  • Pollock's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (CSA), US Civil War Project

    Pollock's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Fredericksburg Artillery) Summary of Battles and Engagements 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

  • Brander's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (CSA), US Civil War Project

    Brander's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (Letcher Artillery) Summary of Battles and Engagements 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

  • Pegram's Company, Virginia Light Artillery (CSA), US Civil War Project

    Pegram's Company, Virginia Light Artillery Summary of Battles and Engagements 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

  • 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

  • 13th Virginia Infantry - Company D (CSA), US Civil War Project

    Company D 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

  • 6th Virginia Cavalry - Company I (CSA), US Civil War Project

    Company I (The Orange Rangers) 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

  • 30th Virginia Infantry - Company A (CSA), US Civil War Project

    Company A Washington Guards - Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania 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

  • 7th Michigan Infantry (USA), US Civil War

    This project is devoted to every soldier of any rank who was a member of the 7th Michigan Infantry Regiment fighting for the United States of America during the Civil War. Total enrollment at the formation of the 7th Michigan Infantry was 1375. By the end of the war... 127 were killed in action 56 died of wounds 147 died of disease 17 died in Confederate prisons 34...

  • 17th Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry (USA), US Civil War

    The 17th Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry Regiment was a cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The 17th Kentucky Cavalry was organized at Russellville, Kentucky and mustered in for one year. It mustered in under the command of Colonel Samuel F. Johnson . The regiment was attached to Military Department of Kentucky and assigned to duty at Hopkinsville, Kentu...

  • Civil War-USA 25th Wisconsin Infantry

    Fredrick Germain, 25th Regiment ,Wi. Infantry. Company F. Private. Unit attached to Col. Miton Montgomery's Brigade of Brig. Gen. Natan Kimball's Provisional Division. Major General Cadwallader C. Washbarn's XVI Army Corps (detachment) on Mag. Gen. William T Sherman's Exterior Line, and commanded by Lt.Col. Samuel J Nasmith. Info from WPA Monumentation Servey Books pgs-719,720 & 770 vol 6. Monu...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Virginia in the US Civil War - Confederate Civilian Files (CSA) 1861-1865

    The National Archives has a large collection of Confederate Civilian Files. This project is a placeholder for some of the interesting ones from the Commonwealth Of Virginia. See the Source Documents associated with the individual profiles for the details. Patrick County Thomas Shelton Spotsylvania County Issac E Trigg - suit for payment for fence damaged by Jackson's Troops passin...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Nine Years' War (1688-1697)

    Nine Years' War The Nine Years' War (1688–97) – often called the War of the Grand Alliance, the War of the Palatine Succession, or the War of the League of Augsburg[3] – was a major war of the late 17th century fought between King Louis XIV of France, and a European-wide coalition, the Grand Alliance, led by the Anglo-Dutch Stadtholder-King William III, Holy Roman Emper...

  • The Battle of Dandridge, TN January 17, 1864 US Civil War

    The Battle of Dandridge , January 17, 1864, was a minor battle of the American Civil War that occurred in Jefferson County, Tennessee. Wanting to push the Confederates out of their winter headquarters and having received reports of good forage south of the French Broad River, Union forces under Maj. Gen. John G. Parke advanced on Dandridge, near the East Tennessee & Virginia Railroad, on Janu...

  • The Battle of Perryville, KY October 8, 1862, US Civil War

    The Battle of Perryville , also known as the Battle of Chaplin Hills , was fought on October 8, 1862, in the Chaplin Hills west of Perryville, Kentucky, as the culmination of the Confederate Heartland Offensive (Kentucky Campaign) during the American Civil War. Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg's Army of Mississippi won a tactical victory against primarily a single corps of Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Bu...

  • The Battle of Booneville, MS July 1, 1862, US Civil War

    The Battle of Booneville was fought on July 1, 1862, in Booneville, Mississippi, during the American Civil War. It occurred in the aftermath of the Union victory at the Battle of Shiloh and within the context of Confederate General Braxton Bragg's efforts to recapture the rail junction at Corinth, Mississippi, twenty miles north of Booneville. After the Union Army victory at Shiloh, the Union...

  • 10th Virginia Infantry - Company L (CSA), US Civil War Project

    Company L ( "Jeff Davis Guards") Madison Courthouse, Madison County Capt. Elliot Blankenship 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

  • 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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  • 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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  • First Battle of Winchester

    First Battle of Winchester The First Battle of Winchester, fought on May 25, 1862, in and around Frederick County, Virginia, and Winchester, Virginia, was a major victory in Confederate Army Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's Campaign through the Shenandoah Valley during the American Civil War. Jackson enveloped the right flank of the Union Army under Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks and...

  • Gallipoli Campaign

    Gallipoli Campaign The Gallipoli Campaign, also known as the Dardanelles Campaign or the Battle of Gallipoli or the Battle of Çanakkale (Turkish: Çanakkale Savaşı), took place at the peninsula of Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire (now Gelibolu in modern day Turkey) between 25 April 1915 and 9 January 1916, during the First World War. A joint British and French oper...

  • European Resistance Movements

    The main information and outline is from The Military History of World War II: Volume 15: European Resistance Movements, by Trevor Nevitt Dupuy, Col., U.S. Army, Ret., Franklin Watts, Inc., New York, c. 1965. Book May 10 The Unknown War. The Land of Lidice: Czechoslovakia. They Did Not Scare Us: Poland. Caged - A Story of Jewish Resistance - David J. Landau The Holocaust, the Je...

  • 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...

  • 13th Ohio Cavalry (USA), US Civil War

    UNION OHIO VOLUNTEERS 13th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry Organized by a consolidation of 4th and 5th Battalions Cavalry, and mustered in May 5, 1864. Left State for Annapolis, Md., May 11, thence moved to White House Landing, Va., May 18. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army Potomac, June 8 to August 10, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to December 10. 3rd Br...

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  • 60th Ohio Infantry (USA), US Civil War

    UNION OHIO VOLUNTEERS 60th Regiment, Ohio Infantry Organized at Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, February to April, 1864. Left State for Alexandria, Va., April 21, 1864. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to July, 1865. SERVICE - Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River, Va., May 3-Jun...

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  • 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...

  • Dummer's War

    Dummer's War (1722–1725), also known as Lovewell's War, Father Rale's War, Greylock's War, the Three Years War, the 4th Indian War[2] or the Wabanaki-New England War of 1722–1725,[3] was a series of battles between British settlers of the three northernmost British colonies of North America of the time and the Wabanaki Confederacy (specifically Mi'kmaq, Maliseet, and Abenaki), w...

  • 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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