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Letters From Major Anderson - History

Letters From Major Anderson - History

BY ABNER DOUBLEDAY,BREVET MAJOR-GENERAL, U. S. A., RETIREDAs Senior captain of the 1st Regiment of United States Artillery, I had been stationed at Fort Moultrie, Charleston Harbor, two or three years previous to the outbreak of 1861. There were two other forts in the harbor. Of these, Fort Sumter was unoccupied, being in an unfinished state, while Castle Pinckney was in charge of a single ordnance sergeant.

Pax Americana or the military conquest of space (Arte)

Pax Americana or the military conquest of space (Arte)

The & 34; Star Wars & 34; it & 39; s not just fiction. At least that is what this documentary airing tonight on Arte: Pax Americana or the military conquest of space suggests. Since the early 1980s, the military occupation of Earth orbit has been a strategic issue for the United States.

How Significant Was the Battle of Waterloo?

How Significant Was the Battle of Waterloo?

The significance of the Battle of Waterloo on 18 June 1815 is inextricably linked to the incredible story of one man: Napoleon Bonaparte. But, while it is in the context of Napoleon’s remarkable life and military career that the famous battle is best remembered, Waterloo’s wider impact should not be underestimated.

Yaksha or Demon Guardians at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Yaksha or Demon Guardians at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Six pairs of giant demon guardians flank all entrances to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok, Thailand. They are known as yaksha or in Thai are simply called yak (giant) and they are Buddhist...

The Crusades (received ideas) (J. Flori)

The Crusades (received ideas) (J. Flori)

Literature, both scientific and popular, is abundant on the subject of the Crusades. They trigger both fantasy and controversy, and we tend to have a somewhat caricatural vision of these warlike pilgrimages. This is why this little book by Jean Flori is timely.

History of Falmouth - History

History of Falmouth - History

FalmouthTowns in Maine and Massachusetts.( SlpW: t. 703; 1. 127& 39;; b. 33& 39;9& 34;; dr. 16& 39;; cpl. 190;a. 4 8& 34;, 16 32-pdr.)Falmouth, a sloop-of-war, was launched 3 November 1827 by Boston Navy Yard, and declared ready for sea 19 January 1828, Commander C. W. Morgan in command.Between 1828 and 1840, Falmouth made two cruises in the West Indies and Gulf of Mexico, and two in the Pacific, protecting American citizens and their property.