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GENERAL ABNER DOUBLEDAY, USA - History

GENERAL ABNER DOUBLEDAY, USA - History

VITAL STATISTICSBORN: 1819 in Ballston Spa, NY.DIED: 1893 in Mendham, NJ.CAMPAIGNS: Fort Sumpter, Second Bull Run, South Mountain,Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg.HIGHEST RANK ACHIEVED: Brigadier General.BIOGRAPHYAbner Doubleday was born in Ballston Spa, New York, on June 26, 1819. Graduating from the US Military Academy in 1842, he served in the Mexican War under Gen.

Yuan Shih-kai accepts Chinese throne

Yuan Shih-kai accepts Chinese throne

With war raging in Europe, conflict also reigns in the Far East between two traditional enemies, Japan and an internally-divided China. On December 11, 1915, the first president of the new Chinese republic, Yuan Shih-kai, who had come to power in the wake of revolution in 1911 and the fall of the Manchu Dynasty in 1912, accepts the title of emperor of China.

Grumman XF4F-3 in flight

Grumman XF4F-3 in flight

Grumman XF4F-3 in flight Here we see the Grumman XF4F-3 in flight. This was the third design of prototype of the F4F, after the biplane XF4F-1 and failed XF4F-2 monoplane. The -3 was the basis for the succesful F4F Wildcat family, the only US carrier fighter when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.How to cite this article:Rickard, J (5 October 2018), Grumman XF4F-3 in flight , http://www.

Book ‘The most intelligent ladies of the 16th century’, by Vicenta Márquez de la Plata

Book ‘The most intelligent ladies of the 16th century’, by Vicenta Márquez de la Plata

Summary of 'The Smartest Ladies of the 16th Century' Despite their long skirts and corsets, they conspired, signed treaties, pulled the strings of politics and the arts… They are the smartest ladies of the 16th century. Four queens of swords. The political background of the moment in which they lived was convulsed: internal struggles between the European powers, territorial interests, treaties and alliances with other ruling houses, marriages as perks in the prevailing politics, etc.

USS Sampson (DD-394), late 1930s

USS Sampson (DD-394), late 1930s

USS Sampson (DD-394), late 1930s Here we see the Somers class destroyer USS Sampson (DD-394) at some point in the later 1930s. From this angle we get a good view of her pair of superfiring twin turrets, and the enclosed bridge and the port brige wing.How to cite this article:Rickard, J (5 December 2020), USS Sampson (DD-394), late 1930s , http://www.

In the American civil war, did junior officers join the battle with a rifle?

In the American civil war, did junior officers join the battle with a rifle?

I was asked at a event event whether or not junior officers may have used a rifle or musket during battle. I haven't seen any evidence in several archive records I've searched. My speculation is t…