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The most difficult thing about planning against the Americans, is that they do not read their own doctrine, and they would feel no particular obligtion to follow it if they did.

-- Admiral Sergei I. Gorshkov

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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
1863: Seven solid days of bombardment ended at Charleston, S.C. The Union fired some 1,307 rounds.

1864: Eight days of cavalry clashes in Georgia come to an end when Union General Judson Kilpatrick and Confederate General Joseph Wheeler skirmish for a final time at Waynesboro. Although the Rebels inflicted more than three times as many casualties as the Yankees, the campaign was considered a success by the Union because it screened Wheeler from the main Union force.

1864: U.S.S. Moose, Lieutenant Commander Fitch, U.S.S. Carondelet, Acting Master Charles W. Miller, U.S.S. Fairplay, Acting Master George J. Groves, U.S.S. Reindeer, Acting Lieutenant Henry A. Glassford, and U.S.S. Silver Lake, Acting Master Joseph C. Coyle, engaged field batteries on the Cumberland River near Bell's Mills, Tennessee, silenced them, and recaptured three transports taken by the Confederates the preceding day.

1942: During the first American raid on the mainland of Italy the US 9th Air Force bombs the harbor at Naples causing damage and sinking two cruisers.

1943: The Japanese escort carrier Chuyo is sunk by the US submarine Sailfish in Japanese home waters.

1943: The US divisions on Bougainville receive further reinforcements and extend their perimeter.

1943: Task Force 50, commanded by Admiral Pownall, and a task force commanded by Admiral Montgomery attack Kwajalein with a combined fleet of 6 carriers and nine cruisers.

1944: The USS Flasher (SS-249) sinks Japanese destroyer Kishinami and damages a merchant ship in South China Sea. The USS Flasher is only U.S. submarine to sink over 100,000 tons of enemy shipping in World War II.

1944: US 9th Army ceases the offensive toward the Roer River. The US 3rd Army forces of US 20th Corps concentrates forces for the capture of Saarlautern, where reconnaissance indicates there is an intact bridge over the Saar River.

1950: Marines rescued over 300 soldiers of the U.S. 7th Infantry Division, survivors of a communist ambush on the shores of the Chosin/Changjin Reservoir.