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There are but two powers in the world, the sword and the mind. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the mind.

-- Napoleon Bonaparte

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This Day in History
1775: The Army Chaplains Corps is founded.

1775: The Office of Judge Advocate of the Army is founded.

1846: Sailors and Marines from U.S. sloop Cyane capture San Diego, CA.

1862: At Moore’s Mill in Missouri, the Confederates were routed by Union guerrillas.

1862: Confederate spy Marie Isabella "Belle" Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C.

1864: Union forces tried to take Petersburg, Va., by exploding a mine under Confederate defense lines. The attack failed.

1864: Last day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia.

1864: Battle of Macon, GA (Stoneman's Raid).

1919: A detachment of Marines from the USS New Orleans prepared to land at Tyutuke Bay (near Vladivostok), Russia, to protect American interests during a period of political disturbances.

1944: The advance of US 1st Army continues. On the left flank, the US 19th Corps approaches Torigny and Tessy. The 7th Corps reaches Percy. On the right flank, the 8th Corps crosses the Sienne River and moves toward Granville.