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From time to time, the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.

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War Stories: 35 results
The Rough Riders
Sunday, January 25, 2004 (Spanish American)
The Battle of Manila Bay
Sunday, January 25, 2004 (Spanish American)
Battle of Santiago
Friday, September 20, 2002 (Spanish American)
Battle of Santiago
Friday, September 20, 2002 (Spanish American)
USS Winslow in Action
Monday, June 17, 2002 (Spanish American - Archives)
USS VESUVIUS in Action
Monday, June 17, 2002 (Spanish American - Archives)
Report of the 34th Michigan Volunteer Infantry
Monday, June 17, 2002 (Spanish American - Archives)
Diary, 34th Michigan Volunteer Infantry
Monday, June 17, 2002 (Spanish American - Archives)
Letter, the cruise to Cuba on the transport ORIZABA
Monday, June 17, 2002 (Spanish American - Archives)
10th U. S. Infantry aboard the transport Alamo
Monday, June 17, 2002 (Spanish American - Archives)
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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.