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I yield to no man in sympathy for the gallant men under my command; but I am obliged to sweat them tonight, so that I may save their blood tomorrow.

-- General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

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How Would You Grade President Bush on his Performance as Commander-in-Chief?

Grade A - An outstanding job as Commander-in-Chief59 %59 %59 % 59.15 % (126)
Grade B - A commendable job as Commander-in-Chief23 %23 %23 % 23.00 % (49)
Grade C - About average as Commander-in-Chief4 %4 %4 % 4.23 % (9)
Grade D - A marginal Commander-in-Chief5 %5 %5 % 5.16 % (11)
Grade F- Failing completely as Commander-in-Chief8 %8 %8 % 8.45 % (18)

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This Day in History
1778: British troops evacuate Philadelphia.

1812: The U.S. declares war on Great Britain for impressment of sailors and interference with commerce.


1815: At Waterloo in Belgium, Napoleon Bonaparte suffers defeat at the hands of the Duke of Wellington, bringing an end to the Napoleonic era of European history.

1863: After repeated acts of insubordination, General Ulysses S. Grant relieves General John McClernand during the siege of Vicksburg.

1864: Union war hero Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain is severely wounded at Petersburg, Virginia, while leading an attack on a Confederate position.

1918: Allied forces on the Western Front begin their largest counter-attack yet against the German army.

1942: The first African-American officer, Bernard W. Robinson, is commissioned in the Naval Reserve.

1945: Organized Japanese resistance ends on the island of Mindanao.

1951: General Vo Nguyen Giap ends his Red River Campaign against the French in Indochina.

1953: ROK President Syngman Rhee ordered ROK guards to release 25,000 North Korean prisoners who did not wish to be repatriated. This unilateral action by Rhee threatened to derail armistice negotiations.