The Battle of Brandywine, also known as the Battle of Brandywine Creek, was fought between the American army of Major General George Washington and the British-Hessian army of General Sir William Howe on September 11, 1777. The British defeated the Americans and forced them to withdraw toward the rebel capital of Philadelphia. The engagement occurred near Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania during Howe's campaign to take Philadelphia, part of the American Revolutionary War. (H. Pyle, artist)
Audie Murphy was awarded 33 U.S. decorations and medals, five medals from France, and one from Belgium. He received every U.S. decoration for valor available to Army ground personnel at the time. He earned the Silver Star twice in three days, two Bronze Star Medals, three Purple Hearts, the Distinguished Service Cross, and the Medal of Honor.
Pipe-Major John Macdonald, 72nd (Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders) Regiment of Foot, 1856. Picture colored by Colourising History. In July 1856, at the Crimean War's end, troops gathered in Aldershot for a London victory parade. Macdonald was among the soldiers photographed in Aldershot by Robert Howlett and Joseph Cundall for their series of portraits entitled 'Crimean Heroes 1856'.
James M. “Jimmy” Stewart (1908-1997), Colonel, U.S. Army Air Force 1941-45. WW II. Rejected by the draft for being underweight, he enlisted as a private in 1941 and became the first major American movie star to wear a military uniform in WW II. Promoted to 2nd Lt. in 1942, he flew 20 bombing missions over Europe earning 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses and 4 Air Medals. In 1968 he retired from the USAF Reserve a Brig General.
By the fourth century AD, the predominant race in northern Scotland were the Picts, the name was coined by the Romans who referred to them as 'Picti' meaning 'painted ones', which referred to the Pictish custom of either tattooing their bodies or covering themselves with warpaint.