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    This Week in History | 4/12/2020 – 4/18/2020

    Abraham Lincoln 12 April 1861- Beginning of the Civil War. Ft Sumter comes under bombardment after South Carolina succeeded from the Union. The fort was a source of tension to the newly born Confederacy due to it being a Union fort in Confederate land. After negotiations for the fort to surrender failed, it would come…

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    This Week in History | 3/29/2020 – 4/4/2020

    This Week in History | 3/29/2020 - 4/4/2020

    23 March 1775- During the Second Virginia Convention Patrick Henry responds to increasingly oppressive British rule. In his speech he would famously exclaim “I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”. After the signing of the Declaration of Independence he would be appointed the…

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    The Battle of Takur Ghar

    The Battle of Takur Ghar

    2 USMC Marine Raiders were killed this Tuesday in Iraq during clearing operations. Please keep their families and friends in your thoughts and prayers. The battle of Takur Ghar is commonly referred to as “Roberts Ridge”, after Navy Seal PO1 Neil C. Roberts, the first casualty of the battle.  Shortly after the beginning of Operation Anaconda, US Navy SEALS…

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    This Week in History | 2/23/2020 – 2/29/2020

    23 February 1778- Baron Von Steuben joins the American Revolutionary Army at Valley Forge. He is remembered as one of the fathers of the Continental Army and his work, Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States, which would serve as the United Staes drill manual until the War of 1812.  …

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    Christmas in 1776 for the Continental Army

    25 Dec 1776: Patriot General George Washington Crosses the Delaware River with 5,400 troops. The Patriot forces crossed the river to launch a surprise attack on Hessian (German mercenary) forces located in Trenton, New Jersey. 26 DEC 1776: After crossing the Delaware River Patriot forces fought the Battle of Trenton. The Hessian forces were caught off guard…

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    The Battle of the Bulge

    The Battle of the Bulge

    What would become the bloodiest battle for the US in WW2 would begin on 16 DEC 1944 in a surprise attack by German forces.  Who: Germany: In total 450,000 troops, along with 1,500 tanks and assault guns took part.  Losses: Estimated between 63,000 to 98,000 troops wounded, killed or captured.Allies: At the peak of the battle 610,000US Soldiers were involved.Losses: 89,000 Soliders…

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