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“I Was in the Hottest Part of the Fight.”

Guy R. Everson and Edward H. Simpson.

in “far, Far From Home”

July 1994; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 16546 words.

This chapter presents Tally Simpsonsʼ wartime letters to his family in South Carolina dated from September 1862 to January 1863. These letters were about the Third South Carolina's...

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Closing in on St. Vith

Peter Schrijvers.

in The Unknown Dead

April 2005; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Military History. 9659 words.

This chapter examines the offensive launched by the Fifth Panzer Army led by Hasso Eccard von Manteuffel in St. Vith, Belgium, against the Allied forces during the Battle of the Bulge. It...

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The Siege of Bastogne

Peter Schrijvers.

in The Unknown Dead

April 2005; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Military History. 11066 words.

This chapter examines the Siege of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. This German offensive lasted from December 20 to 27, 1944. This chapter describes the German strategy for...

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Epilogue

Peter Schrijvers.

in The Unknown Dead

April 2005; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Military History. 6066 words.

This chapter discusses the estimated civilian casualties during the Battle of the Bulge. An estimated 2,500 civilians were killed in Belgium as a direct or indirect result of the Battle of...

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Death of a Texan

William L. Shea and Earl J. Hess.

in Pea Ridge

November 1992; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 8179 words.

This chapter describes the battle between the Federals and Confederates on Foster's farm. The Federals suffered as many as 30 killed, 36 wounded, and 20 missing. Roughly 60 percent of the...

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battle of Arnhem

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

(September 1944)

Battle in Holland in World War II. Parachutists of the 1st Allied Airborne Division (British, US, Polish) were dropped in an attempt to capture key bridges over...

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Charge of the Light Brigade

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

1854.

During the battle of Balaclava (25 October 1854) Lord Raglan ordered Lord Lucan to advance his cavalry to stop the Russians removing captured cannon from the Causeway...

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reformado

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

A 16th- and 17th-century name for a naval officer serving on board a ship without having obtained a commission from the Admiralty or his country's equivalent. This was frequently necessary,...

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battle of Majuba Hill

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

1881.

Majuba Hill was the only major battle of the first Boer War (1880–1), which arose from the British annexation of the Republic of the Transvaal in 1877. In December 1880 the...

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Arnhem, Battle of (September 1944)

Edited by Anne Kerr and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 75 words.

Battle in Holland in World War II. Parachutists of the 1st Allied Airborne Division (British, US, Polish) were dropped in an attempt to capture key bridges over the Lower Rhine to enable...

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The Peiper Breakthrough

Peter Schrijvers.

in The Unknown Dead

April 2005; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Military History. 15527 words.

This chapter focuses the success of one combat group of the Sixth Panzer Army in penetrating deep behind the American lines on December 17, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge. This group...

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The Race for Bastogne

Peter Schrijvers.

in The Unknown Dead

April 2005; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Military History. 9704 words.

This chapter examines the German offensive launched by Hasso Eccard von Manteuffel's 47th Panzer Corps on December 17, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge to capture the Belgian town of...

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The Southern Shoulder

Peter Schrijvers.

in The Unknown Dead

April 2005; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Military History. 6942 words.

This chapter examines the surprise German offensive at the southern of the Battle of Bulge on December 16, 1944. This attack was launched by General Erich Brandenberger's Seventh Army. This...

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Counterattack from the South

Peter Schrijvers.

in The Unknown Dead

April 2005; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Military History. 5900 words.

This chapter examines the Allied forces' counterattack from the southern shoulder of the Battle of the Bulge. It discusses the combined offensive launched by George S. Patton's five...

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Battle of Antietam

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

(17 September 1862)

A battle in the American Civil War, fought in Maryland. After his victory at the second battle of Bull Run, General Lee invaded the North, but with only 30,000...

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Orthodoxy and Hoplites

George Cawkwell.

in Cyrene to Chaeronea

October 2011; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 9944 words.

This chapter develops an account of hoplite battles. It describes hoplite fighting as a tiring business and, if battles did indeed last two or three hours, exhausting. The file-leaders were...

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Epilogue

Harry W. Pfanz.

in Gettysburg—The First Day

July 2001; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 3013 words.

This chapter describes the casualties suffered by both Union and Confederate armies on 1 July, the events that occurred on 2–3 July, and the post-battle fates of army officers from both...

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Western Front

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

The line of fighting in World War I that stretched from the Vosges mountains through Amiens in France to Ostend in Belgium. Fighting in World War I began in August 1914 when German forces,...

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Medical Treatment across the Sea

Lee K. Pennington.

in Casualties of History

March 2015; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Military History. 16521 words.

This chapter discusses the experiences of the China Front's wounded soldiers, which details the levels of Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) medical care. Contrary to popular beliefs, IJA field...

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The machine in Motion: the Western Front, July 1916–November 1918

Mark Harrison.

in The Medical War

October 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Military History. 27556 words.

This chapter examines the role of the medical services in the major offensives that began in the summer of 1916 with the Battle of the Somme. It shows how arrangements for casualty disposal...

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