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17th New York at Second Bull Run
Friday, August 24, 2001 (Civil War)
A Letter From A Soldier On the Seas
Friday, August 24, 2001 (World War I)
Diary - L/cpl Samuel Weingott, Platoon A Company, 1st Battalion AIF Egypt, 1915
Friday, August 24, 2001 (World War I)
New York Neglects a Treasure
Tuesday, August 21, 2001 (Coast Guard)
Civil War Buffs -- Crossing Over
Tuesday, August 21, 2001 (Civil War)
It was truely hell
Sunday, August 19, 2001 (Vietnam)
The wild blue yonder
Sunday, August 19, 2001 (World War II)
Gas Attack, 1916
Sunday, August 19, 2001 (World War I)
Death Of An Archduke, 1914 , bodyguards account.
Sunday, August 19, 2001 (World War I)
Nothing but Fire Cake and Water, Sir.
Sunday, August 19, 2001 (Revolutionary War)
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1747: The French capture Bergen op Zoom, consolidating their occupation of Austrian Flanders in the Netherlands.

1810: Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Catholic priest, launches the Mexican War of Independence with the issuing of his Grito de Dolores, or "Cry of Dolores," The revolutionary tract, so-named because it was publicly read by Hidalgo in the town of Dolores, called for the end of 300 years of Spanish rule in Mexico, redistribution of land, and racial equality.

1864: Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest leads 4,500 men out of Verona, Miss. to harass Union outposts in northern Alabama and Tennessee.

1940: The Burke-Wadsworth Act is passed by Congress, by wide margins in both houses, and the first peacetime draft in the history of the United States is imposed. Selective Service was born.


1942: The Japanese base at Kiska in the Aleutian Islands is raided by American bombers.

1944: The invasion of Peleliu, of the Palau Islands, begins after carrier aircraft bombing and ship bombardment.

1945: Japan surrenders Hong Kong to Britain.

1950: The U.S. 8th Army breaks out of the Pusan Perimeter in South Korea and begins heading north to meet MacArthurs troops heading south from Inchon.

1969: President Richard Nixon announces the second round of U.S. troop withdrawals from Vietnam. The first round of withdrawals was completed in August and totaled 25,000 troops (including two brigades of the 9th Infantry Division). There would be 15 announced withdrawals in total, leaving only 27,000 U.S. troops in Vietnam by November 1972.

1972: South Vietnamese troops recapture Quang Tri province in South Vietnam from the North Vietnamese Army.