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Historical Writing and Warfare

Meredith L. D. Riedel.

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing

October 2012; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 13512 words.

This chapter examines how medieval cultures in the East were generally more reticent than Western ones in describing warfare in bloody detail. It looks at how three cultures approached the...

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The Cost of Independence

Gary W. Gallagher.

in Why Confederates Fought

November 2007; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 11090 words.

This chapter focuses on the renewed battle to regain control of Virginia that occurred in 1864. The Union army, after following Lee's army back into northern Virginia in mid-1863, camped on...

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Samuel Walters Lieutenant, R.N.

C. Northcote Parkinson.

October 2005; p ublished online June 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Military History. 160 pages.

This book offers a personal perspective on the British navy at the height of its power, as it chronicles the tale of a young naval officer who fought around the world in the service of...

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Verdun, Battle of (21 Feb. – 16 Dec. 1916)

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

P ublished online September 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 181 words.

A battle of attrition in *World War I. It was based on a plan of General von Falkenhayn, Chief of the German General Staff, to concentrate the whole weight of his resources against the...

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Verdun, Battle of (21 Feb. – 16 Dec. 1916)

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

P ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; Contemporary History (Post 1945). 181 words.

A battle of attrition in *World War I. It was based on a plan of General von Falkenhayn, Chief of the German General Staff, to concentrate the whole weight of his resources against the...

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Epilogue

Harry W. Pfanz.

in Gettysburg--The Second Day

December 1987; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 6789 words.

This chapter summarizes the events of 2 July 1863. The Confederate assault that General Meade had feared would take place before his army was assembled had been delivered and repulsed. The...

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Heth Attacks

Harry W. Pfanz.

in Gettysburg—The First Day

July 2001; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 10089 words.

This chapter describes the attack carried out by Heth, which drove the Federals from McPherson Ridge. Heth claimed that his division had lost 2,300 men in thirty minutes. Apart from their...

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The Ninth Offensive, April 2

Earl J. Hess.

in In the Trenches at Petersburg

July 2009; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 6164 words.

This chapter describes the Ninth Union Offensive on April 2, 1865, which ended the Petersburg campaign with a bloody drama. The Ninth Corps attacked along Jerusalem Plank Road and achieved...

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American Strategic Culture

Antulio J. Echevarria II.

in The Changing Character of War

May 2011; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory; International Relations. 6743 words.

This chapter examines the concept of American strategic culture and what is assumed to be its ‘subset and product’ — the American way of war. Scholars have yet to reach a consensus on a set...

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The Houffalize Corridor

Peter Schrijvers.

in The Unknown Dead

April 2005; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Military History. 11904 words.

This chapter examines the German offensive at the so-called Houffalize corridor in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge. The German 116th Panzer and 560th Volksgrenadier Divisions were...

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The Fall of St. Vith

Peter Schrijvers.

in The Unknown Dead

April 2005; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Military History. 9091 words.

This chapter examines the German forces' capture of the town of St. Vith in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge. The German forces arrived at Wallerode on December 17, 1944, and on...

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To Battle for Lake George

Ian K. Steele.

in Betrayals

May 1993; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 11818 words.

This chapter discusses Major General Edward Braddock's secret instructions involving the construction of various forts including one at the south end of Lac St. Sacrement which would...

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The Aftermath of Soto, ca. 1541–1650

Robbie Ethridge.

in From Chicaza to Chickasaw

December 2010; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Native American History. 10704 words.

This chapter shows how most scholars agree that the military losses at the hands of the early explorers and the destabilization of Native chiefdoms had a profound effect on many...

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The Vulture and the Wolf

William L. Shea and Earl J. Hess.

in Pea Ridge

November 1992; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 9615 words.

This chapter describes the aftermath of the Confederates' defeat in the battle of Pea Ridge. While newspapers across the North trumpeted the news of the glorious triumph in faraway...

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It Is Heart-Rending to Live Among Such Scenes

Kent Masterson Brown.

in Retreat from Gettysburg

April 2005; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 12047 words.

This chapter focuses on the Shenandoah Valley, which served not only as corridor for the evacuation of General Robert E. Lee's sick and wounded troops but also as a holding area for much of...

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The World Turned Upside Down

Colin Pengelly.

in Sir Samuel Hood and the Battle of the Chesapeake

April 2009; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Military History. 19320 words.

This chapter examines the reversal of position of the French and Royal navies on the second day of the Battle of the Chesapeake on September 6, 1871. It explains that the Royal Navy...

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Battlefield engagements in the age of the hoplite

Louis Rawlings.

in The Ancient Greeks at War

October 2007; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 11170 words.

This chapter describes battlefield engagements in ancient Greece during the age of the hoplites. Many battles appear to have been fought on relatively level plains that allowed the...

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Conclusion

Earl J. Hess.

in The Battle of Ezra Church and the Struggle for Atlanta

May 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 6155 words.

This concluding chapter remarks on how the huge disparity between Federal and Confederate casualties convinced many that Federal victory at the battle of Ezra Church could be nothing more...

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World War I through Belleau Wood

David J. Bettez.

in Kentucky Marine

March 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Military History. 6001 words.

Feland travels to France with General Pershing and the first AEF contingent on the SS Baltic. As second in command of the Fifth Marine Regiment in France under Charles Doyen and then...

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Covered with Glory

Rod Gragg.

March 2010; p ublished online July 2014 .

Book. Subjects: History of the Americas. 336 pages.

The battle of Gettysburg was the largest engagement of the Civil War, and—with more than 51,000 casualties—also the deadliest. The highest regimental casualty rate at Gettysburg, an...

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