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The Battle of Antietam

The Battle of Antietam at Sharpsburg on September 17, 1862 is considered the severest battle of the Civil War. It was General Robert Lee’s first invasion of the North which concluded as the Battle of Antietam in Maryland or Sharpsburg. This war took place just after a fortnight of the Confederate victory at Second Manassas, about 40 miles to the southeast in Virginia. It all started with the great victory of Robert Lee at Manassas in August which made him march his Army of Northern Virginia into...

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The Glory; Into Battle

about his experience as a soldier and his beliefs about the Great War. His most famous poem about the war was, “Into Battle.” However, it was not until after his death on the battlefield, that this poem was published . This poem was extremely controversial and was used as propaganda to the young men enlisting. Julian Grenfell, author of “Into Battle”, argues in his poem that battle is the purpose of life because it is glorious and natural. Nature is continuously brought up in this poem to reinforce...

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Battle of Shiloh

Battle of Shiloh 1862 Abstract The purpose of this paper is to explain the two day battle, which has become known as the Battle of Shiloh. It will show how the battle began and how it ended, as well as the commanders of the Union forces and the Confederate forces. It will show how this battle, up to this time became one of the bloodiest battles on both sides. Information was collected from two sources online and from a book that describes the battle. I was surprise to learn that if Gen...

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Battle of Brandywine

Battle of Brandywine The Battle of Brandywine was fought in Philadelphia on September 11, 1777 during the American Revolution. The enemy was the British soldiers who sought to capture Philadelphia, the revolutionary state. The British came strong with 17,000 troops under the command of General Howe. The Americans, lead by General George Washington were outnumbers with 10,000 militia men. In analyzing this battle, I will discuss several key factors in terms of METT-TC, OAKOC, and the Principles...

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Battle of Hastings

Why did William win the battle of Hastings? Hastings is possible one of the most important battle in English history and as a result has generated much discussion as to why William was able to win. The answer is not simple as not all the facts were true but also because you must take on a whole different range of factors to find out just why and how William won the battle. There are many reasons for William’s victory but major reasons were William’s skill as a military leader and his ability...

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battle field

 Battle of 73 Easting The Battle of 73 Easting was a battle fought in Iraq approximately 50 miles east of Al Busayyah between United States Army’s 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment and the Tawakalna Division from the elite Iraqi Republican Guard during the Gulf War period. The battle occupied the date of 26 February, 1991. The battle didn’t last very long but compared to the intensity it seemed like days. The main unit involved on the U.S. side was Eagle Troop, 2nd Squadron...

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Battle Royal

The short story “Battle Royal,” written by Ralph Ellison, has a lot of symbolic meanings. It’s about a young African American teenager who had just graduated from High School, and his grandfather had also recently died. He was invited to give his graduation speech in front of a group of white men. He arrived and was told to participate in the battle royal that was to take place as entertainment for the audience. Before the fight started a nude dancer was put in the ring as a distraction. She was...

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The Battle of Sedgemoor

The Bussex Rhine, and King’s Sedgemoor The Battle of Sedgemoor was a war that was fought between the troops who supported King James II, and the troops in favor of James Scott, the 1st Duke of Monmouth, who was the nephew of the newly appointed King James II. The battle of Sedgemoor and the incidents leading up to the battle took form due to what was thought to be a faulty claim led by James II to his brother’s, Charles II’s, throne. James Scott, the 1st Duke of Monmouth, was the illegitimate son...

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Battle of Ortona

Introduction The Battle of Ortona was a battle fought between soldiers from the Canadian 1st Infantry Division and a battalion of German Fallschirmjäger from the German 1st Parachute Division. The battle lasted from December 20 – 28 1943, and took place in the small town of Ortona, Italy. The battle was part of the Italian Campaign, which was the Allied name for all operations in and around Italy that would help them invade Sicily and force the German troops in Italy to surrender. The Battle of Ortona was...

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Battle of Thermopylae

Why I chose this topic: I chose to write about the Battle of Thermopylae because I have heard so much about it, but have never really thought much about it. For example, the movie 300, this movie was a giant hit, I saw it, thought it was amazing, but never really thought about how that actually happened. It is fascinating to think that only 300 men could withstand thousands of Persian soldiers. I also chose this topic because war and war tactics have always interested me, as it does for most male...

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