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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Americans in WWII

    Americans in WWll 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 large majo...

  • War of 1812

    War of 1812 Project around those who fought in the American-Anglo War of 1812 . This project is on History Link 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 m...

  • 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...

  • 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 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. Shirley Spiro 1916, British...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Image Galle...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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)....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Battles in 1861 - US Civil War

    This project is used to relate all battles of the Civil War that were fought in 1861. Battles Battle of Fort Sumter (April 12–14, 1861) Battle of Sewell's Point (May 18–19, 1861) Battle of Aquia Creek (May 29 – June 1, 1861) Battle of Philippi (West Virginia) (June 3, 1861) Battle of Big Bethel (June 10 1861) Battle of Boonville (June 17, 1861) Battle ...

  • 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...

  • 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, TN 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 Buel...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Battles in 1864 - US Civil War

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

  • Battles in 1865 - US Civil War

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

  • 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 1862 - US Civil War

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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Anglo Boer War (1899-1902)

    Anglo Boer War (1899-1902) Anglo Boere Oorlog The Second Boer War / Tweede Boereoorlog or Tweede Vryheidsoorlog This object of this project is to outline the events of the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 and to coordinate the various Boer War projects in place on GENi. Geni profiles can be linked to this project but more accurately to the various projects set up for particular categories: A...

  • Battle of Gettysburg

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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 larg...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Jewish Brigade and other Jews fighting in armies against the Nazis

    It is my aim, to find out, who were those brave men and women who fought so brave against the Nazis in WW2. Feel free to join and tell the story of those brave people!

  • Black Hawk War 1865-1872

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

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

    South African Soldiers in WWI (PLEASE ADD)= Starter Kit for How To Add Text to a project A B William Borcher , Private, South African Infantry 4th Regt., Service No.: 9970. Died in Brighton, England from nephritis, following wounds. Gen. Louis Botha Lieutenant Douglas Bayley de Bruyn Royal Lancaster Regiment, transferred to 35 Squadron Royal Flying Corps. Killed in a flying ...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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; )

  • 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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  • 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...

  • 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 —...

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

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

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  • West Point Military Academy - US Civil War

    The United States Military Academy, or West Point, played a crucial and pivotal role in the Civil War, both before and during the war. List of alumni who fought in the Civil War: West Point and the Civil War:

  • 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...

  • Umbrella Project:: Veteran Affairs

    This project is an umbrella project for information pertaining to veterans connected to all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces; and The Confederacy. Military records offer great insight into ancestors' lives while providing information that may assist in breaking down the proverbial brick walls. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VETERAN...

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  • 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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  • 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...

  • 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.

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

    This project is used to relate all units from Arkansas who served in the Confederate Army. See Arkansas (USA) for units that served in the Union Army. resources The Flags of Civil War Arkansas  By Glenn Dedmondt

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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...

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

    Company C ( "Capt. John Porter's Co." - Culpeper 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

  • 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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  • 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.

  • United States Colored Troops

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

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

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Spear of Destiny

    This project identifies persons believed to have possessed one of the three or four major holy relics regarded to be the Spear of Destiny. The Spear of Destiny The Spear of Destiny, which is also known as the Holy Lance, Holy Spear, Lance of Longinus, or Spear of Longinus is said to have been used by Longinus, a Roman centurion, to pierce the side of Jesus Christ, when crucified on the cros...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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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  • Rough Riders

    The Rough Riders is the name bestowed on the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, one of three such regiments raised in 1898 for the Spanish-American War and the only one of the three to see action. The United States Army was weakened and left with little manpower after the American Civil War roughly thirty years prior. As a result, President William McKinley called upon 1,250 volunteers to ass...

  • 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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  • United Empire Loyalists

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

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

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

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  • 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.

  • 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 ...

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