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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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Zeppelin, Ferdinand, Count von (1838–1917)

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P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 55 words.

Zeppelin served in the armies of Württemburg and Prussia. While an observer with the Union Army during the US Civil

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Red Army

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P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 72 words.

Army of the former Soviet Union. It was characterized by a high degree of political control, and was institutionalized at

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Gettysburg, Battle of (1863)

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P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 58 words.

Decisive campaign of the American Civil War, fought over three days near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Union army of George

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Hickok, ‘Wild Bill’ (1837–76)

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P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 61 words.

A renowned marksman, he was a scout first with the Union Army during the American Civil War, and then

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Burnside, Ambrose Everett (1824–81)

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P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 59 words.

He participated in the First Battle of Bull Run (1861). Burnside led the Union's Army of the Potomac

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Sheridan, Philip Henry (1831–88)

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Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 54 words.

An aggressive Union commander in the American Civil War, he reorganized and led the cavalry of the Army of

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