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Battles are sometimes won by generals; wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates.

-- F.E. Adcock

Primary Sources Archive: Order of Battle

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1742: A Spanish force invading Georgia runs headlong into the colonys British defenders. The battle decides the fate of a colony.

1777: American troops give up Fort Ticonderoga, on Lake Champlain, to the British.

1798: Napoleon Bonapartes army begins its march towards Cairo from Alexandria.

1815: After defeating Napoleon at Waterloo, the victorious Allies march into Paris.

1863: Lt. Colonel Christopher "Kit" Carson leaves Santa Fe with his troops, beginning his campaign against the Indians of New Mexico and Arizona.

1941: Although a neutral country, the United States sends troops to occupy Iceland to keep it out of Germanys hands.

1964: Gen. Maxwell Taylor, the new ambassador to South Vietnam, arrives in Saigon.

1966: The U.S. Marine Corps launches Operation Hasting to drive the North Vietnamese Army back across the Demilitarized Zone in Vietnam.

1969: A battalion of the U.S. 9th Infantry Division leaves Saigon in the initial withdrawal of U.S. troops. The 814 soldiers were the first of 25,000 troops that were withdrawn in the first stage of the U.S. disengagement from the war.