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Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war.

-- Ernest Miller Hemmingway

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    This Day in History
    1780: American troops are badly defeated by the British at the Battle of Camden, South Carolina.

    1812: American General William Hull surrenders Detroit without resistance to a smaller British force under General Issac Brock.

    1861: Union and Confederate forces clash near Fredericktown and Kirkville, Missouri.

    1863: Union General William S. Rosecrans moves his army south from Tullahoma, Tennessee to attack Confederate forces in Chattanooga.

    1914: Liege, Belgium, falls to the German army.

    1914: Austrian troops capture Shabatz, but Serbian troops check the Austrian advance between Loznitsa and Shabats.

    1915: The Russian army is withdrawn to the Brest-Osovyets-Kovna line.

    1915: Russians troops enter Van.

    1915: Cumberland coast towns are shelled by German submarines.

    1916: French troops take a system of German trenches near Belloy-en-Santerre on a front of 1,300 yards, capturing 1,300 prisoners.