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Little John, Two
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 (Vietnam)
Direct to Co. A, 22 NY Cav Camp Remount
Sunday, June 20, 2010 (Civil War)
The Red Fighter Pilot
Monday, December 07, 2009 (World War I)
Poc Time
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 (Vietnam)
19th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 (Civil War)
16th Tennessee Infantry
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 (Civil War)
World War II Patrol Craft
Tuesday, July 26, 2005 (Coast Guard)
World War II Frigate
Tuesday, July 26, 2005 (Coast Guard)
Escape from Stalag Luft I
Tuesday, July 26, 2005 (POW)
The Black Swan
Tuesday, July 26, 2005 (World War II)
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1815: USS Constitution, under Captain Charles Stewart, captures HMS Cyane and sloop-of-war Levant.

1861: The Confederacy Department of Navy is formed.

1864: In the largest battle fought in Florida during the Civil War, a Confederate force under General Joseph Finegan decisively defeats an army commanded by General Truman Seymour. The victory kept the Confederates in control of Florida's interior for the rest of the war.

1865: Following the evacuation of Fort Anderson, Rear Admiral Porter's gunboats steamed seven miles up the Cape Fear River to the Big Island shallows and the piling obstructions and engaged Fort Strong's five guns.

1941: The U.S. sent war planes to the Pacific. General George C. Kenney pioneered aerial warfare strategy and tactics in the Pacific theater.

1942: Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the internment of Japanese Americans on the West Coast.

1942: Japanese drive off a carrier based task force led by the American aircraft carrier Lexington which attempts to attack Rabaul.

1943: British and American units hold the German attack on Sbiba.

1944: American carrier aircraft from Task Group 58.1 (Admiral Reeves) attack Japanese targets in Jaluit Atoll. The fighting on Eniwetok continues. The nearby island of Parry is shelled by US naval forces.

1944: A ferry carrying a stock of heavy water on the first stage of a journey from the Ryukan hydroelectric plant to laboratories in Germany is sunk and her cargo lost in attack by Norwegian resistance fighters.