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A man with an indian name

The future general did not receive a Christian name until he was nine years old. After his father's death, he was adopted by Whig politician Thomas Ewing, and his wife placed a solid William ahead of the Tecumseh Indian, so a 16-year-old boy like William Tecumseh Sherman entered the West Point Military Academy. Four years later he ended as one of the best in the year ...

Black Hawk Down

Surely many of you have seen this extremely successful and realistic film from Mogadishu in Somalia. The aim of this post is to show that it was not just a movie, but that the characters you saw in this movie were really in action, and many of them died there as well. Here you will find two quotes from the award of the Medal of Honor, the highest military decoration of the USA, to the men who fell during the action captured in the film Black Hawk Down, as well as photographs of these heroes.

Died in the name of Confederacy - Part 1

In the fierce battles of the Civil War, both sides suffered bloody losses. Death did not shy away from men in command positions either. In this article, I would like to pay attention to the Confederate generals who perished on the battlefields of the Civil War. The list of fallen generals of the Confederation contains 73 names. Among them were talented dukes, but hopeless scoundrels who did not have much success on the battlefields. Let's try to remember, at least briefly, how they fought or how they died.

Died in the name of Confederacy - Part 2

In the first part of the article, we imagined one army commander and three corps commanders who perished during the Civil War. In today's part, we will focus on the generals who fell at the time when they held the functions of division commanders. There are seven names in the list of fallen generals. This list includes Major General William D. Pender, J.E.B Stuart, W.H.T Walker, Robert R. Rhodes, Stephen D. Ramseur, Patrick R. Cleburne, and Brigadier General John Pegram.

Died in the name of Confederacy - Part 3

In the third part of the article, we will take a close look at the fate of brigadier generals who perished in the fighting of the Civil War for the Confederacy. The total list of fallen brigade commanders contains 62 names. In this section, we will remember the brigadier generals who fell right at the beginning of the war.

Died in the name of Confederacy - Part 6

For the sixth time, we will choose to search for the fate of the fallen generals of the Confederate army. Even in today's part, we will approach the fate of ten fallen generals.

Died in the name of Confederacy - Part 7

During 1864, it became increasingly clear that the Confederacy had no chance of winning the war. Nevertheless, the Southern army did not give up and fiercely resisted in bloody battles, slowing down the advance of Union troops into the interior of the southern states. Thousands of Southern soldiers and officers perished in these furious clashes. Among them are 11 brigadier generals. We will recall their fate in today's article.

Dwight David Eisenhower

The life and work of a former commander in chief of Allied troops in World War II and a prominent post-war American president.

General Wesley Clark: Gambling for world peace

The so-called Paradise Papers , documents that escaped Appleby from the Isle of Man and were published in early November by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, show that Clark's sympathies with gambling are not purely about the pursuit of world peace.
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Lieutenant General Leslie Groves

... During his service, Groves soon gained a reputation as a capable and efficient officer who could handle even the most impossible problem. On the other hand, he was also considered an arrogant commander, with whom it is difficult to cooperate. In 1941, Colonel Groves was given the task of building the Pentagon, US Army headquarters and the world's largest office building. After Pearl Harbor, he joined the US Army's construction projects ...

That American general

Immediately since the founding of the United States, the politician's darkest nightmare for American political life was when the Father of the Nation himself, George Washington, was tempted to disperse Congress and be declared a military dictator by the military (suggested by some officers of his staff). On the continent itself, since the mid-19th century, the United States has had exclusively military dictatorships as neighbors.

The first people on the Moon

Fifty years have passed since we saw the first humans walking on the moon. It was one of the side effects of the Cold War. At the turn of the 1950s and 1960s, the Soviets launched an offensive in space: they were the first to launch satellites, interplanetary probes, and also the first man. On the other hand, the Americans fell behind, they were always second, and they considered it a national disgrace. They felt scientifically and technically superior to the rest of the world - and now that was suddenly not true.

The most famous military weapons of the Colt brand

Despite the inconvenience that has hit the company recently, the name Colt still has its sound. Irreparable romantics ( like myself ) love the legendary past of this famous armory. The name Colt has become a legend and a synonym for quality. After all, even today the little boys call all revolvers Colts. What is even more surprising is that today few people know that the Colt is not just a revolver and what is really behind this brand. That's why it's time to meet her.

The most famous military weapons of the Colt brand

At the time of Colt's death, Europe had switched to Lefaucheux revolvers charged with a single metal pin cartridge. In America, Smith & Wesson began manufacturing revolvers for metal single rounds with edge fire. Mr. Horace Smith and Mr. Daniel B. Wesson managed to obtain a patent for the young inventor Rollin White.

The most famous military weapons of the Colt brand

After the turn of the century, self-loading pistols were added to the Colt production program. They were designed for her by perhaps the greatest genius in the field of firearms, John Moses Browning ( 1855-1926 ), originally from Utah, who was the first ( April 20, 1897 ) to patent a self-loading pistol of essentially modern type with a removable magazine in the handle. In the years 1900-1909, seven models of self-loading pistols were created, initially called Colt - Browning, later only Colt. At first, the inscription " Browning's patent - patented April 20, 1897 " was even embossed on the left side of the holster of these pistols.

The most famous military weapons of the Colt brand

For many readers who associate the name of Colt's armory only with revolvers, it may come as a surprise that Colt also produced machine guns. It can even be said that she had extensive experience, because since 1866 she has been producing rotary weapons for the Gatling system. Her Browning machine guns later fought in both world wars, in Korea and in Vietnam ...

The most famous shootout of the Wild West

There is no struggle in the history of the West that attracts more attention and sparkes the imagination of people than this one. Much has been written about him and he has also been filmed many times. To this day, theatrical versions of it are regularly shown to spectators at the OK fence in Tombstone. Nevertheless, it is difficult to get to the facts today, simply because the few witnesses who actually saw him with their own eyes then described him completely differently. Therefore, by no means do I claim that this version is true - it was created by a careful comparison of different sources, which, however, often differ directly diametrically, and therefore I believe that no one will ever know the real fact again…

The most famous shootout of the Wild West

There is no struggle in the history of the West that attracts more attention and sparkes the imagination of people than this one. Much has been written about him and he has also been filmed many times. To this day, theatrical versions of it are regularly shown to spectators at the OK fence in Tombstone. Nevertheless, it is difficult to get to the facts today, simply because the few witnesses who actually saw him with their own eyes then described him completely differently. Therefore, by no means do I claim that this version is true - it was created by a careful comparison of different sources, which, however, often differ directly diametrically, and therefore I believe that no one will ever know the real fact again…

USA versus Libye

It was difficult to find greater hostility in the 1980s than between Libya and the United States.

Victim number 881

Hundreds of castaways from the cruiser Indianapolis paid with their lives in the last days of the war for the failure of the American rescue system. Thirsty, the sun and sharks killed them in the Pacific for 85 hours. Captain McVay survived. The Navy turned him into a scapegoat. McVay, who committed suicide, was pardoned by the current American president.

Wild Bill Hickok

Wild Bill Hickok - the most famous of the famous and the most admired of the admired. It was shrouded in mystery of legend during its lifetime, and later the reality was completely covered by a layer of myths. The fact remains, however, that this man became the most famous gunslinger in the Wild West.

Wild Bill Hickok - part 2

... On Friday, July 21, Public Square was empty and full. Crowds of curious people crowded the houses, balconies, and windows. At nine in the morning, Hickok arrived in the square from the Lyon House. Dave Tutt was already waiting for him at the west end of the square near the courthouse ...

Wild Bill Hickok - part 3

Hickok was probably a very vain man. He was responsible for a ton of nonsense - and yet he never said a word about himself. He didn't even have to. The others did it for him.

Wild Bill Hickok - part 4

"When Bill Hickok ruled in the name of good citizenship, every gunslinger who tried to take over the city paid for it. His assassination in Deadwood was one of the most cowardly acts the mining camps remember. "

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