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Fixed fortifications are monuments to the stupidity of man.-- General George Patton Jr
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1789: Congress votes to create a U.S. Army.
1862: Union General Jefferson C. Davis mortally wounds his commanding officer, General William Nelson, in Louisville, Kentucky. Davis had been upset by a reprimand handed down by Nelson.
1864: Union General Ulysses S. Grant tries to break the stalemate around Richmond and Petersburg, 25 miles south of Richmond, by attacking two points along the defenses of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The assault against Richmond, called the Battle of New Market Heights, and the assault against Petersburg, known as the Battle of Poplar Springs Church (Peebles Farm), both failed.
1915: Russians repulse Austrian attacks in the Uzsok Pass.
1915: The Germans bombard Reims and Dunkirk.
1916: German gas attacks at Hulluch and Wulverghem fail.
1917: The British occupy German trenches south of Oppy, east of Vimy Ridge.
1918: The French regain Locre.
1918: The Germans launch heavy bombardment between Meteren and Voormezeele followed by violent infantry attacks by thirteen Divisions. Three British divisions repulse every attack.
1939: Germany and the Soviet Union agree to divide control of occupied Poland roughly along the Bug River—the Germans taking everything west, the Soviets taking everything east.