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Generals speak often of their military duty to their superiors, but never of their duty to their soldiers.

-- Helmut Lindmann






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This Day in History
1664: Four British ships arrived in Boston to drive the Dutch out of NY.

1862: General Henry W. Halleck assumes the role of general-in-chief of all Union forces in an effort to better coordinate the overall Union war effort, which is floundering.

1863: Bill Anderson and his Confederate Bushwackers gutted the railway station at Renick, Missouri.

1914: Austria and Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia after the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand; the dispute led to World War I.

1915: Austrian warships bombard Ortona and the Tremiti Islands (Adriatic).

1916: Second phase of Somme Battle begins.

1916: The Russians advance 12 miles near Kemmern.

1917: The Russian undisciplined retreat in Galicia continues on a front of 150 miles.

1918: French and Americans continue advance north and south of Ourcq, reaching Oulchy la Ville and occupying Bois du Chatelet.

1918: The Germans retreat at Namirrue.