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Every plan of campaign ought to have several branches and to have been so well thought out that one or other of the said branches cannot fail of success.

-- Bourchet

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1865: The final offensive of the Army of the Potomac gathers steam when Union General Phil Sheridan moves against the left flank of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. The limited action set the stage for the Battle of Five Forks on April 1.

1916: General John Pershing and his army rout Pancho Villas army in Mexico.

1941: Germany begins a counter offensive in North Africa.

1948: The Soviet Union begins controlling the Western trains headed toward Berlin.

1954: The siege of Dien Bien Phu, the last French outpost in Vietnam, begins after the Viet Minh realize it cannot be taken by direct assault.

1968: President Lyndon B. Johnson announces a partial halt of bombing missions over North Vietnam and proposes peace talks.

1972: After firing more than 5,000 rockets, artillery, and mortar shells on 12 South Vietnamese positions just below the Demilitarized Zone, the North Vietnamese Army launches ground assaults against South Vietnamese positions in Quang Tri Province.