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battle casualty

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

Any casualty incurred as the direct result of hostile action, sustained in combat or relating thereto or sustained going to or returning from a combat mission.

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battle casualty

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

Any casualty incurred as the direct result of hostile action, sustained in combat or relating thereto or sustained going to or returning from a combat mission.

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battle casualty

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 28 words.

any casualty incurred as the direct result of hostile action, sustained in combat or relating thereto or sustained going to

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War Neuroses and Arthur Hurst: A Pioneering Medical Film about the Treatment of Psychiatric Battle Casualties

Edgar Jones.

in Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences

July 2012; p ublished online May 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Medicine. 10093 words.

From 1917 to 1918, Major Arthur Hurst filmed shell-shocked patients home from the war in France. Funded by the Medical Research Committee, and using Pathé cameramen, he recorded soldiers...

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German Battle Casualties: The Treatment of Functional Somatic Disorders during World War I

Stefanie Caroline Linden and Edgar Jones.

in Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences

October 2013; p ublished online April 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Medicine. 12240 words.

World War I witnessed the admission of large numbers of German soldiers with neurological symptoms for which there was no obvious organic cause. This posed a considerable challenge for the...

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nonbattle casualty

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 54 words.

a person who is not a battle casualty, but who is lost to their organization by reason of disease or

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Borodino ([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. 87 words.

The site of a bloody battle between French and Russian troops in 1812, in which the French eventually won through and continued their march to Moscow but took 33 000 casualties. The...

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Shiloh, battle of (1862)

Hugh Bicheno.

in The Oxford Companion to Military History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 214 words.

first battle of the American civil war involving casualties that were to become commonplace. Following the loss of the Tennessee–Kentucky

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Prairie Grove, Battle of

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 58 words.

a Civil War battle fought on December 7, 1862 in Washington County, Arkansas. Casualties of about 2,500 were equally divided

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Battle of Savage's Station

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

An inconclusive Civil War battle on the fourth day of the Seven Days' Battle, fought on June 29, 1862 in Henrico County, Virginia. There were casualties in the thousands on both sides, and...

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Battle of Milliken's Bend

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

A Civil War battle fought in Madison Parish, Louisiana, on June 7, 1863. Fierce hand-to-hand combat lead to many casualties, especially on the Union side, but the battle was ultimately ...

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Battle of Cold Harbor

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

The final battle in Ulysses S. Grant's Wilderness to Petersburg Campaign in June 1864. It was won by the Union under Grant's command, though with heavy casualties, and Grant noted ...

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Battle of Prairie Grove

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

A Civil War battle fought on December 7, 1862 in Washington County, Arkansas. Casualties of about 2,500 were equally divided between the two sides but it was a strategic victory ...

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utility helicopter

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

A multipurpose helicopter that transports troops but is also capable of performing other battle roles, including command and control, logistics, casualty evacuation, or firepower support,...

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nonbattle casualty

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

A person who is not a battle casualty, but who is lost to their organization by reason of disease or injury, including persons dying from disease or injury, or by ...

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Pickett's Charge

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

The final engagement at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863, following Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's invasion of Pennsylvania. After two days of battle with very heavy casualties on both sides, Lee...

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Isonzo

Overview page. Subjects: World History.

A river in north-east Italy, the scene of fierce battles between Italian and Austrian forces following Italy's entry into World War I on the Allied side (1915). Some dozen battles, in which...

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Epilogue “Steadfast to the Last”

Rod Gragg.

in Covered with Glory

March 2010; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 11000 words.

This book concludes by showing that Gettysburg would prove to be the high-water mark of the Confederacy. Two more years of brutal warfare would follow, but never again would Southerners...

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Battle of Bunker Hill

Overview page. Subjects: History — Warfare and Defence.

(17 June 1775)

A battle in the American War of Independence ending in a British victory. Thomas Gage, the British commander besieged in Boston, sent 2400 troops (redcoats) to take...

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SIW

Overview page. Subjects: Second World War.

Stood for self-inflicted wound, a not uncommon occurrence among those who had had enough of the fighting. For example, out of 29,860 battle casualties and injuries suffered by the British...

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Recrimination

George C. Rabie.

in Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!

March 2002; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 6742 words.

This chapter focuses on recriminations over the disastrous outcome of the battle of Fredericksburg. Fredericksburg helped engender, at least temporarily, a sense of defeatism because even...

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