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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...

  • Lesser Figures in the American Civil War

    A project for the lesser known figures (e.g., common soldiers, spies, people who helped free slaves, etc.) in the American Civil War. This can also include famous people who are not known for their service in this war. This war was fought by many, both in action and in the aid of the people's' spirit. So let us not forget all who fought this grandiose war. We include both people who sided with ...

  • 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 other 25...

  • 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, whereby many of th...

  • Confederate States of America

    The Confederate States of America ( CSA or C.S.A. ), commonly referred to as the Confederacy , was an unrecognized secessionist state existing from 1861–65. It was originally formed by seven slave states in the Lower South region of the United States whose regional economy was mostly dependent upon agriculture, particularly cotton, and a plantation system of production which in turn largely rel...

  • 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...

  • Wounded Knee Massacre (1890)

    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...

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

    This project is used to relate all units from Georgia who served in the Confederate Army. Georgia in the American Civil War Georgia Units During the Civil War

  • War of 1812

    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 o...

  • 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...

  • Union Army

    The Union Army was the land force that fought for the Union during the American Civil War , which lasted from 1861 to 1865. It consisted of the small United States Army, known as the regular army, which was augmented by massive numbers of units supplied by northern U.S. states, consisting of volunteers as well as conscripts. The Union Army fought and eventually defeated the Confederate States A...

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

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

  • Finnish Generals and Admirals in the Imperial Russian Army 1808-1917

    During 1808-1917, in a time spanning a little more than 100 years, after the Finnish War and until the Independence of Finland in 1917, Finland was an autonomous Grand Duchy of Russia . During this era, according to The National Biography of Finland , some 500 Finns who rose to the ranks of General or Admiral in the Imperial Russian Army are listed. This project is dedicated to those 50...

  • 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...

  • 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 tally of dead, wounded, and ...

  • 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...

  • Continental Navy 1775 - 1785

    This project is intended for all of those that served in the United States Continental Navy. The Continental Navy was the navy of the United States during the American Revolutionary War, and was formed in 1775. Through the efforts of the Continental Navy's patron, John Adams, and vigorous Congressional support in the face of stiff opposition, the fleet cumulatively became relatively substanti...

  • 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 serving in military...

  • Americans in World War II

    Americans in World War II 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. Sources: Fields of Honor - Database - In this database, personal memorial pages can be found for the la...

  • 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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  • 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). Iga liik jaguneb omakorda kolmeks ...

  • 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 VABADUSSÕDA" all peaks esitama ka isikute andmed, ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

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

  • 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...

  • 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 — whethe...

  • Franco-Prussian War

    The Franco-Prussian War or Franco-German War, often referred to in France as the 1870 War[7] (19 July 1870 – 10 May 1871), was a conflict between the Second French Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia. Prussia was aided by the North German Confederation, of which it was a member, and the South German states of Baden, Württemberg and Bavaria. The complete Prussian and German victory brought about t...

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  • The descendants of Nils Hake (b. 1696 in Närke, Sweden)

    Nils Haken sukupuu Ruotsin puolella on täysi mysteeri. Saattaisimme päästä kiinni Haken suvun tarinaan, jos liittäisimme yhteen kaiken DNA-tietomme. Voisimme myös päivittää Genistä Haken perilliset. Osa on kattavasti merkitty, mutta noin puolet on päivittämättä. Tervetuloa sukulaiset koolle. Osa aktiivisemmin, osa passiivisemmin.

  • Jewish Soldiers in World War I (1914-1918)

    At the outbreak of the war, the Jews, eager to demonstrate their loyalty to their respective countries, rallied to the war effort. Initially the Jews in Russia were no exception, but when the policy of deportation was implemented, many Jews began to pray for the victory of the Central Powers. Nevertheless, about half a million Jews donned Russian uniforms. On the opposite side, almost 100,000...

  • The Battles of Cross Keys and Port Republic June 8-9, 1862, US Civil War

    From The National Park Service : The battles of Cross Keys and Port Republic were the decisive victories of Maj. Gen. Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson's 1862 Valley Campaign. At Cross Keys, one of Jackson's divisions beat back the army of Maj. Gen. John C. Fremont approaching from Harrisonburg while elements of a second division held back the vanguard of Brig. Gen. James Shields' division advanc...

  • Battle of Gettysburg

    July 1-3, 1863 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 said, many historians call this battle the turning point of the Civil War. After two years of fighting, the war was practically at a standstill. In M...

  • 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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  • 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) Hilarión Daza Grosoli (1840-1894) José Narciso Campero Leyes (1813-1896) Pedro Jose D Guerra Bustamante (1809-1879)

  • Naissaar /Nargö /Nargen : People and History

    revision 1789 Saaga EAA.1864.2.V-27:477 revisionsliste der...Insel Nargön, 28.september 1811 =39 persons Saaga EAA.1864.2.VI-38:341 revision 1816 32revisionsliste 5.April 1834 Saaga EAA.1864.2.VIII-101:647 revision 1858 Saaga EAA.1864.2.X-153:788 Saaga EAA.2651.1.2:2 1874 Protokoll 1891/09723. Ordbok öfver Nargö-målet i Estland (1881):

  • 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...

  • Queen Anne's War

    This is another project covering a period of America, not much researched or talked about. Queen Anne's War (1702–1713), as the North American theater of the War of the Spanish Succession was known in the British colonies, was the second in a series of French and Indian Wars fought between France and England, later Great Britain,[1] in North America for control of the continent. The War of ...

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  • 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...

  • Anglo Boere Oorlog/Boer War (1899-1902) ORANGE RIVER AND ORANGE RIVER MAIN Camp/Kamp

    Orange River People in the Orange River Camp 2341 People who died in the Orange River camp 243 People in the Orange River Main Camp 15 No deaths here Orange River RC Location: Orange River Colony Date open:01/08/1901 Date closed:24/11/1902 Date closed (general):4/11/1902 Notes:May have been in existence before August 1901 Also sometimes known as Doornbult RC Un...

  • Military orders

    For naming conventions, please see Medieval Kingdoms of Western Europe . A military order is a Christian society of knights that was founded for crusading, i.e. propagating and/or defending the faith (originally Catholic, after the reformation sometimes Protestant), either in the Holy Land or against Islam (Reconquista) or pagans (mainly Baltic region) in Europe. Many orders became secularize...

  • D-Day (6 June 1944)

    The Normandy landings (codenamed Operation Neptune) were the landing operations on 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. The largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation began the liberation of German-occupied northwestern Europe from Nazi control, and contributed to the Allied victory on the Western Front. Planning f...

  • 99th Infantry Battalion (Separate)

    Bataljon 99 er navnet brukt i Norge for 99th Infantry Battalion (Separate). The 99th infantry Battalion (Separate) was activated at Camp Ripley, Minnesota on July 19th 1942 as per written instructions by the War Department. This unique elite unit was to consist only of Norwegians and Americans with direct Norwegian descent. Soldiers picked out for this elite unit had to have a working knowled...

  • Vietnam War

    The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall " The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall USA website is dedicated to honoring those who died in the Vietnam War. Since it first went on line in 1996 it has evolved into something more. It is now also a place of healing for those affected by one of the most divisive wars in our nation's history." Vietnam Veterans of America --- "Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans ...

  • 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 War at th...

  • Arlington National Cemetery

    The Arlington National Cemetery project focuses on one of the world's most famous military cemeteries, Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, United States. Our project goals are to 1) build trees for every individual buried at the cemetery and 2) provide information for people learning how to research Arlington ancestors. About Arlington Since its establishment on June 28, 186...

  • Order of the 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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  • War Casualties, a special place to knowledge those that were once Forgotten.

    Lost their life at a young age, have no descendants and would be totally forgotten if it wasn't for you putting their name here, as the Family Genealogist. Please only the lost, but not forgotten here, no wife's and no children. This is a special place for only those you have record to from your families history. Remembering... "The object of war is not to die for your country but to make...

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

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

  • 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 spring 1846 to fall...

  • Alabama in the American Civil War (C.S.A.) 1861-1865

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

  • 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 of Spanish at...

  • 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) Commonwealth War Graves Commission Mili...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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 youngest was ...

  • 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 ...

  • Corps of Royal Engineers - WW1

    Corps of Royal Engineers - WW1 Including Royal Engineers Signal Services (formed in 1908) - The forerunner of the Royal Corps of Signals The Royal Engineers (RE's) has been involved in every major conflict the British Army has fought. Their Motto is "Ubique" ("Everywhere") - awarded in 1832 as the unit has been involved in all the British Army's combat theatres). See Corps of Royal ...

  • 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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Second Battle of Bull Run

    The Second Battle of Bull Run or Battle of Second Manassas was fought August 28–30, 1862 in Prince William County, Virginia, as part of the American Civil War. It was the culmination of an offensive campaign waged by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia against Union Maj. Gen. John Pope's Army of Virginia, and a battle of much larger scale and numbers than the First Battle...

  • 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 , S...

  • CWGC: Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Turkey

    Cemetery Name: Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial* Cemetery Location: Turkey* NZ Casualties: 850* Total Known Casualties: 850==Location Information:==The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area where you will encounter a right hand turn at 7.6kms. Follow this road for a further 6....

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

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

  • World War II - Australia

    List of Australian Divisions in World War II 1st Armoured Division 2nd Armoured Division - also known as the 2nd Calvary Division and 2nd Motor Division 3rd Armoured Division - also known as the 1st Calvary Division and 1st Motor Division 1st Division 2nd Division 3rd Division 4th Division 5th Division 6th Division 7th Division 8th Division 9th Division 10th Division...

  • 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 operation was mounted to capture...

  • World War One - Casualties

    Casualties of World War One See also - World War 1 Main page The aim of this project is to record the fatalities of World War 1 by country. Africa - 10.000 South Africa - 7.000 Pvt Charles T Barnes 2nd Regt. South African Infantry Cornelius Johannes Dewet Compaan No E.98 Sgd Sapper, 2nd S A R Wireless S A Engineers Malawi - Accidental Drowning Lieutenant Douglas Bayley de ...

  • Rhodesian Bush War - Grey's Scouts

    This is project will concentrate on the existence of Grey’s Scouts , a predominantly ‘white’ mounted infantry battalion that fought insurgents in the Rhodesian Bush War between 1975 -1979. The unit was disbanded at the conclusion of the Bush War in 1979 and became a regiment of the Special Forces of Zimbabwe in June 1980. It was totally disbanded in July 1986 due to lack of resources. Grey's ...

  • International Brigades

    This project aims to include and acknowledge people profiled on Geni.com who participated in the International Brigades (Spanish: Brigadas Internacionales), military units, made up of volunteers from different countries, who travelled to Spain, in order to fight for the Second Spanish Republic, in the Spanish Civil War, between 1936 and 1939. The number of combatant volunteers has been estima...

  • Notables of World War I

    World War I (WWI) , predominantly called the World War or the Great War 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 the United Kingdom, France and Russia) and the Central Powers (originally centred around the Tri...

  • 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). Short Video on the Air War in East Africa -------...

  • 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...

  • 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 Emperor Leopold I, King Ch...

  • Anglo Boer War (1899-1902) Portal Index of Projects

    Anglo Boere Oorlog (1899-1902) The object of this project is to coordinate the various Boer War projects on GENi, & outline the events of the Anglo-Boer War. Geni profiles can be linked to this project but more accurately to the various projects for particular categories below INTRODUCTION: The Second Boer War was fought from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 between the British Emp...

  • Battles in 1862 - US Civil War

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

  • Buffalo Soldier

    Introduction From Wikipedia: Buffalo Soldiers originally were members of the U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army, formed on September 21, 1866 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The nickname was given to the "Negro Cavalry" by the Native American tribes they fought; the term eventually became synonymous with all of the African-American regiments formed in 1866: 9th Cavalry Regi...

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  • United States Army Air Corps

    The United States Army Air Corps ( USAAC ) was the military aviation arm of the United States of America between 1926 and 1941 [ see note below ]. The statutory administrative forerunner of the United States Air Force, it was renamed from the earlier United States Army Air Service on 2 July 1926 and part of the larger United States Army. The Air Corps was the immediate predecessor of the United...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • Medal of Honor recipients during peacetime

    Prior to World War II, the Medal of Honor could be awarded for actions not involving direct combat with the enemy; 193 men earned the medal in this way. Most of the peacetime medals were awarded to members of the United States Navy for their actions during boiler explosions, man-overboard incidents, and other hazards of naval service. Given in the list below are the place and date of each r...

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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" "15th Wisconsin (Scandinavian) Regiment" "15th Wisconsin Regiment at Wisconsin Historical Society" "Wisconsin Civ...

  • 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...

  • King Philip's War of 1675 - 1677

    King Philip's War, sometimes called the First Indian War, Metacom's War, Metacomet's War, or Metacom's Rebellion, was an armed conflict between Native American inhabitants of present-day New England and English colonists and their Native American allies in 1675–78. The war is named for the main leader of the Native American side, Metacomet, who had adopted the English name "King Philip" in hono...

  • 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 most of...

  • World War II - Casualties

    Casualties of World War Two See also - World War II Main page This is a universal project. Please link Geni profiles of Military Casualties to the project. Because many WW2 deaths went unrecorded estimates for the total number of casualties in the war vary. Some estimates suggest that 75 million people died in the war, including about 20 million military personnel and 40 million civilians...

  • 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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  • 11th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry

    Overview The Eleventh Regiment was organized under the provisions of an Act of Congress, approved July 22, 1861, and by permission granted the Governor by the War Department, to commence the raising of a regiment in anticipation of a call soon to be issued by the President for more troops. Under the authority thus given, recruiting for the Regiment was commenced in May 1862. The regiment was ...

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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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  • Virginia Military Institute (V.M.I.) Alumni & Faculty

    From Wikipedia The Virginia Military Institute is a state-supported military college in Lexington, Virginia, the oldest such institution in the United States. V.M.I. has been called the "West Point" of the South, Founded: November 11, 1839 Virginia Military Institute, notable alumni official site

  • South African Armed Forces of World War One (1914-1918)

    {{}} (PLEASE ADD) Starter Kit for How To Add Text to a project A Pte Cyril William Arnot 3rd SAI. Killed in action near Frezenberg on the 20th September 1917 (Ypres Menin Gate Memorial). Recommended for a mention in despatches for his conduct at Delville Wood (no retained). B Pte Robert Norman Barnes 4 SA Infantry KIA 25 Mar 1916 Age 18 Voi cemetery Kenya Henry Daniel ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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 Maria Theresa was ineli...

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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

  • Battles in 1863 - US Civil War

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

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