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Brewer's: 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…

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 Commission recog…

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 …

The Devil's Dictionary: Battle

by Ambrose Bierce BATHBEARDBATTLE -n. A method of untying with the teeth of a political knot that would not yield to the tongue.

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…

Kathleen Battle Biography

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 …