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Union Army

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

Although the United States had a regular army of 16,000 career soldiers when the Civil War began, throughout the conflict it placed chief reliance on an ad hoc force of ...

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Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821–77)

Edited by Hugh Rawson and Margaret Miner.

in The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations

January 2006; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 92 words.

Get there first with the most men.

Gen. Forrest, an aggressive, intelligent, and effective commander, plagued the Union armies. Sometimes

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Henry Wager Halleck (1815–72)

Edited by Hugh Rawson and Margaret Miner.

in The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations

January 2006; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 124 words.

Call no council of war. It is proverbial that councils of war never fight.

Halleck, General-in-Chief of the Union Armies,

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wilderness

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 105 words.

Battle of the Wilderness in the American Civil War (5 – 7 May, 1864), a battle between the Union army under Grant and the Confederates under ...

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Bull Run ([Hist.])

Andrew Delahunty and Sheila Dignen.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 75 words.

The site of two battles fought between the Union and Confederate armies during the American Civil War. In the first battle in ...

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IRA

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 37 words.

abbreviation for the Irish Republican Army, the military arm of Sinn Fein, aiming for union between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The IRA was formed during the struggle for...

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Krapp, George Philip

Robert Martin Adams.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics. 1330 words.

Krapp, George Philip (01 September 1872–21 April 1934), philologist and man of letters, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the second son of Martin Krapp and Louisa Addams. His father, a veteran...

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Shermanesque ([People])

Andrew Delahunty and Sheila Dignen.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 151 words.

William Tecumseh Sherman (1820–91) was an American general who commanded the Union army in the west during the American Civil War. He set out with 60 000 men on a march through Georgia,...

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