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Do not interfere with an army that is returning home. When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.

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War Stories: 63 results
The Black Swan
Tuesday, July 26, 2005 (World War II)
29th Troop Carrier Squadron in England
Saturday, June 25, 2005 (World War II)
The sinking of the USS PRINGLE
Wednesday, May 04, 2005 (World War II)
USS UTAH at Pearl Harbor
Wednesday, May 04, 2005 (World War II)
St. Lo Breakout
Tuesday, January 18, 2005 (World War II)
Mercy Mission from Cocos to KL
Tuesday, January 18, 2005 (World War II)
The defense of Wake Island, December 1941
Tuesday, January 18, 2005 (World War II)
Reflections of a Gun Crewmember
Friday, September 10, 2004 (World War II)
Waiting Angrily for the War to End
Friday, September 10, 2004 (World War II)
Mission 59 1/2
Monday, April 12, 2004 (World War II)
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1813: Fifteen U.S. gunboats engage three British ships in Hampton Roads, VA.

1815: Trials of Fulton I, built by Robert Fulton, are completed in New York. This ship would become the Navy's first steam-driven warship.

1862: Union gunboats occupied the Stono River above Cole's Island, South Carolina, and shelled Confederate positions there.

1863: A heavy combined Army-Navy bombardment of Vicksburg, lasting 6 hours, hammered Confederate positions.

1864: General John Bell Hood's Confederate force attack William T. Sherman's troops outside of Atlanta, Georgia, but are repulsed with heavy losses.

1864: Side-wheelers U.S.S. Morse, Lieutenant Commander Babcock, and U.S.S. Cactus, Acting Master Newell Graham, dislodged Confederate batteries which had opened fire on Army supply wagon trains near White House, Virginia.

1866: 50 Marines and Sailors landed at new Chwang, China, to assure punishment for those who attacked an American official.

1881: Five years after General George A. Custer's infamous defeat at the Battle of Little Bighorn, Hunkpapa Teton Sioux leader Sitting Bull surrenders to the U.S. Army, which promises amnesty for him and his followers.

1898: During the Spanish-American War on the way to the Philippines to fight the Spanish, the U.S. Navy cruiser Charleston seized the island of Guam.

1900: Chinese begin siege of foreigners in Beijing. Military delegations in the “Foreign Quarter” including the US Marine delegation band together to defend their charges.