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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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1667: The Peace of Breda ended the Second Anglo-Dutch War and ceded Dutch New Amsterdam to the English.

1823: After pirate attack, LT David G. Farragut leads landing party to destroy pirate stronghold in Cuba.

1861: The war erupts on a large scale in the east when Confederate forces under P. T. Beauregard turn back Union General Irvin McDowells troops along Bull Run in Virginia. The inexperienced soldiers on both sides slugged it out in a chaotic battle that resulted in a humiliating retreat by the Yankees and signaled, for many, the true start of the war.

1861: U.S.S. Albatross, Commander Prentiss, engaged C.S.S. Beaufort, Lieutenant R. C. Duvall, in the Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. Albatross, heavier gunned, forced Beaufort to withdraw.

1862: U.S. steamers Clara Dolsen and Rob Roy and tug Restless under Commander Alexander M. Pennock, with troops embarked, arrived from Cairo to protect Evansville, Indiana, at the request of Governor Morton.

1918: German U-boat, U-156, fires at an American tug and four barges just off shore off of Orleans, Massachusetts.

1921: In an experiment to prove the effectiveness of airpower against ships General Billy Mitchell flew with a payload of makeshift aerial bombs and sank the former German battle ship Ostfriesland off Hampton Roads, Virginia.

1930: The US Veterans Administration is formed.

1941: France accepted Japan's demand for military control of Indochina.

1943: The Allied advances continue. The British capture Gerbini, the Canadians take Leonforte and the Americans occupy Corleone and Castelvetrano.