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Battle

Professor Creasy says there are fifteen decisive battles; that is, battles which have decided some political change: B.C. 490, Marathon, 413, Syracuse; 331, Arbela; 207, Metaurus; the defea…

Kathleen Battle

Kathleen Battleoperatic sopranoBorn: 8/13/1948Birthplace: Portsmouth, Ohio Best known for her obnoxious treatment of colleagues backstage, she began her career teaching music in an inner-city …

Line of Battle

The order of troops drawn up so as to present a battle-front. There are three lines- the van, the main body, and the rear. A fleet drawn up in line of battle is so arranged that the ships a…

Soldiers' Battles

(The). Malplaquet, 1709, and Inkermann, 1854, were both “soldiers' battles.” Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Soldiers of FortuneSoldier's Heart A …

The Deadliest Battles in the Civil War

Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, with more than 51,000 casualties, including 7,863 dead. Battle deaths in the Civil War totaled nearly 215,000. Below is a list of …

Fifteen decisive Battles

(The), according to Sir E.S. Creasy, were: 1. The battle of MARATHON (Sept., 490 B.C.), when Miltiades, with 10,000 Greeks, defeated 100,000 Persians under Datis and Artaphernes. 2. The na…

Civil War Battles

The Question: What state was the site of the most battles during the U.S. Civil War? The Answer: A report by the Civil War Sites Advisory …

Battle of Gettysburg Fact Sheet

A guide to the battle that inspired Abraham Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address by Catherine McNiff Union General John Reynolds, killed on the first day of fighting. …

Thomas Battle TURLEY

Senate Years of Service: 1897-1901Party: DemocratTURLEY, Thomas Battle, a Senator from Tennessee; born in Memphis, Tenn., April 5, 1845; attended the public schools; served throughout the Civil…