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The defense of Wake Island, December 1941
Tuesday, January 18, 2005 (World War II)
In a Charge Near Fort Hell
Monday, December 13, 2004 (Civil War)
A Tar Heel Confederate Soldier
Monday, December 13, 2004 (Civil War)
Iron Brigade
Monday, December 13, 2004 (Civil War)
Australian Imperial Forces: 8 August 1914 - 9 November 1917
Wednesday, November 10, 2004 (World War I)
The Diary of Bugler Benjamin Edgar Cruzan
Wednesday, November 10, 2004 (World War I)
Letters from a soldier from Chatham
Monday, November 08, 2004 (Revolutionary War)
Military Journal, 1775 to 1783
Monday, November 08, 2004 (Revolutionary War)
The End of 868
Monday, November 08, 2004 (Vietnam)
99th New York Infantry Regiment
Thursday, September 30, 2004 (Civil War)
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This Day in History
1745: American New Englanders captured Louisburg, Cape Breton, from the French.

1775: British General William Howe lands his troops on the Charlestown peninsula overlooking Boston and leads them against Breed's Hill, a fortified American position just below Bunker Hill.

1863: On the way to Gettysburg, Union and Confederate forces skirmished at Point of Rocks, Maryland.

1863: At the Battle of Aldie the Confederates failed to drive back Union troops in Virginia.

1863: C.S.S. Atlanta, Commander Webb, with wooden steamers Isondiga and Resolute, engaged U.S.S. Weehawken, Captain J. Rodgers, and U.S.S. Nahant, Commander Downes, in Wassaw Sound.

1864: General John B. Hood replaced General Johnston as head of CSA troops around Atlanta.

1870: USS Mohican burns Mexican pirate ship Forward.

1876: Sioux and Cheyenne Indians score a tactical victory over General Crook's forces at the Battle of the Rosebud, foreshadowing the disaster of the Battle of Little Big Horn eight days later.

1898: The Navy Hospital Corps is established.

1913: U.S. Marines set sail from San Diego to protect American interests in Mexico.