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Stonewall Jackson. Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson. Jackson remains a hero in the South to this day. He is remembered for helping to turn the tide at Bull Run, and sending the Union Army into a panic retreat back to Washington DC. Jackson died from wounds he received at the Battle of Chancellorsville.
The great Stonewall Jackson. A man of faith and military genius. The Confederacy, America Civil War. Stonewall Jackson being a Presbyterian had an unshakeable belief in God's Sovereignty which gave him a fearlessness in battle.
Thomas Stonewall Jackson.The military career of Jackson is seen as one of the most gifted instances of tactical operations in the course of The Civil War. One battle in particular is studied not only in the United States but also worldwide for it's sheer brilliancy.
Buffalo kill in America. 1800s. military commanders were ordering their troops to kill buffalo — not for food, but to deny native americans their own source of food and push them into reservation life. Where millions of buffalo once roamed, only a few thousand animals remained.
Born into slavery in Thomasville, Georgia, on March 21, 1856, Henry Ossian Flipper was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1873. Over the next four years he overcame harassment, isolation, and insults to become West Point’s first African American graduate and the first African American commissioned officer in the regular U.S. Army.
The Battle of Verdun was one of the most devastating battles in human history and the longest of the Great War. It was also the first time in the world that the flamethrower would be used by German troops against their enemies. As a result of battles like those at Verdun and Somme, that Germany’s military leaders will create the strategy known as the Blitzkreig in World War II.
Jennie Wade, staying at her sister's house on the north slope of Cemetery Hill, was accidentally killed by a bullet fired by a Confederate skirmisher. She was in the process of preparing bread for Union skirmishers stationed nearby the house when the errant bullet passed through two doors striking her in the back. She died instantly and despite the 50,000+ military casualties in the battle of Gettysburg, Jennie was the only civilian killed.
Fighting-women of the Fon (Dahomey people) and their neighbors the Ashanti. Originally retained as an elite royal guard, Dahomey amazons held semi-sacred status as celibate warrior "wives" of the King. They prided themselves on their hardened physiques and highly-trained martial skills, and constantly strove to outperform their male counterparts. By 1890 they comprised over 30 percent of the Dahomey fighting force.