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Aaron Ogden

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

(1756–1839) army officer, born in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. His career spanned the entire Revolutionary War, from militia service in 1776, to the battle of Brandywine in 1777, through the...

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AB

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Warfare and Defence.

The abbreviated title for the rating of able seaman, indicating someone able to perform all the duties of a seaman on board ship. In the days of sail it was someone who could hand, reef,...

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abaft

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Towards the stern of a ship, relative to some other object or position. Abaft the beam is any bearing or direction between the beam of a ship and its stern. See also aft; but ‘abaft’ is...

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abatis

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

N. also abattis pl. same, abatises, or abattises a defense made of felled trees placed lengthwise over each other with the boughs pointing outwards.

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Abbé de Saint-Pierre

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

Charles François Irénée Castel Abbé de Saint-Pierre (1658–1743) was born on 13 February 1658 at château Saint-Pierre-Eglise situated between Cherbourg and Barfleur in Normandy, France....

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Abbey, Lt-Col Walter Bulmer Tate

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence. 105 words.

CBE 1919

Born 8 Aug. 1872; surv. s of late Walter Abbey of Wellingborough Grange, Northants; died 29 March 1949

Indian Army, retired

Monkton Combe;...

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Abbot, Henry Larcom

Martin Reuss.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Land Forces and Warfare. 1203 words.

Abbot, Henry Larcom (13 August 1831–01 October 1927), Union soldier and engineer, was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, the son of Joseph Hale Abbot and Fanny Ellingwood. Abbot’s father, a...

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Abbott, Adm. Sir Peter (Charles)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 143 words.

GBE 1999; KCB 1994

Born 12 Feb. 1942; s of late Lieut-Col Dennis Abbott, Royal Garwhal Rifles and Delphine McConaghey; m 1965, Susan Phillippa Grey; three d; died 28...

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Abbott, Augustus (1804–1867), army officer in the East India Company

R. H. Vetch.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 2125 words.

Abbott, Augustus (1804–1867), army officer in the East India Company, was born in London on 7 January 1804, the eldest of five sons of Henry Alexius Abbott of Blackheath, Kent, a retired...

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Abbott, Brig.-Gen. Henry Alexius

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence. 162 words.

CB 1898

Born Allahabad, 22 Jan. 1849; 4th s of late Maj.-Gen. Augustus Abbott, CB, Bengal Artillery; m 1883, Isabella Agnes, 2nd d of Robert Laing of Kinder,...

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