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Volunteers, U.S.

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

Any of many volunteer groups that have served in the U.S. armed forces in every major war, including the Civil War and the Spanish-American War.

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Volunteers, U.S.

John Whiteclay Chambers.

in The Oxford Companion to American Military History

January 2000; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 275 words.

The U.S. Volunteers was the federal government's primary mechanism in the nineteenth century for raising large forces of citizen‐soldiers needed

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Volunteers, U.S.

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

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 27 words.

any of many volunteer groups that have served in the U.S. armed forces in every major war, including the Civil

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Volunteers, U.S.

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

Any of many volunteer groups that have served in the U.S. armed forces in every major war, including the Civil War and the Spanish-American War.

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Tyler V. Johnson. Devotion to the Adopted Country: U.S. Immigrant Volunteers in the Mexican War.

Robert F. Zeidel.

in The American Historical Review

April 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: World History. 577 words.

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Flying Tigers

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

The nickname of U.S. fighter pilots of the American Volunteer Group.

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Flying Tigers

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

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 13 words.

the nickname of U.S. fighter pilots of the American Volunteer Group.

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Rough Riders

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. 30 words.

Rough-tough, we're the stuff! We want to fight and we can't get enough!

(1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry), attributed, rallying cry

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Young, Samuel Baldwin Marks

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

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 236 words.

(1840–1924) U.S. army officer. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Young enlisted as a private in a Pennsylvania volunteer unit

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Butler, Matthew Calbraith

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

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 67 words.

(1836–1909) Confederate general and U.S. senator, born in Greenville, South Carolina. Butler was a major general of volunteers

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Crockett, Davy

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

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 153 words.

(1786–1836) frontiersman, U.S. congressman, and folk hero, born David Crockett in Greene County, Tennessee. Crockett was a volunteer

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Peace Corps

Martina Kaller-Dietrich.

in The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. 2082 words.

When acknowledging the two-year service of Peace Corps volunteers, U.S. politicians often state that these people are ambassadors for America.

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WAVES

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

Wāvz

plural n. the women's section of the U.S. Naval Reserve, established in 1942, or, since 1948, of the U.S. Navy.

acronym from Women Appointed (later Accepted) for...

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Matthew Calbraith Butler

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

(1836–1909) Confederate general and U.S. senator, born in Greenville, South Carolina. Butler was a major general of volunteers in the Spanish-American War (1898). In the Civil War, he...

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Ambrose Everett Burnside

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

(1824–81) Union general, governor of Rhode Island (1866–69), and U.S. senator (1875–81), born in Liberty, Indiana. As a brigadier general of volunteers, Burnside captured Roanoke Island and...

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Edward Cary Walthall

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

(1831–1898) Confederate army officer and U.S. senator. Born in Richmond, Virginia, Edward Cary Walthall grew up in Mississippi, where he was elected first lieutenant of a local volunteer...

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Thomas D. Tennery

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

(1819–1891) U.S. soldier. Born in Greenup County, Kentucky, Thomas D. Tennery moved with his family to Illinois. In July 1846 he enlisted in Company E, Fourth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer...

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women in the Military

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

The role of women in the U.S. military has changed significantly over the last 200 years, but the greatest change has come since the initiation of the All‐Volunteer Force in ...

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William Barker Cushing

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

(1842–74) Union naval officer, born in Delafield, Wisconsin. After being dismissed from the U.S. Naval Academy, Cushing volunteered for blockade duty and rose from acting master's mate to...

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John Homer Howe

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

(1822–73) U.S. soldier and jurist, born in New York. Howe practiced law in Ohio and Illinois. He commanded the 124th Illinois Volunteer Regiment at Vicksburg (1863), where a detachment he...

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Benjamin O. Davis, Sr.

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

(1877–1970) U.S. army officer. Davis Sr. was born in Washington, D.C., and saw his first military service as a first lieutenant in the 8th Infantry Volunteers in the Spanish-American War ...

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