February 1 2015

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Revolutionary War

Revolutionary War 1775 – 1783

Chronology of Events Regular type= Crown victory. Bold type= Rebel victory. Italic type= non-confrontational event or non-decisive battle. Prelude to War 1760 to 1775 1760 King George III ascends to the throne of England. 1763 Treaty signed between England and France ending the French and Indian War. Canada and the continent east of the Mississippi […]

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Southern Campaign

The British Strategy By 1778, British and American combatants in the north were stalemated, and a quick end to the Revolutionary War was doubtful. The British now rekindled a plan for putting down the rebellion by first controlling the southern colonies and then sweeping north to total victory. The strategy began well. Savannah was captured […]

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Captain Samuel Martin

Excerpt from Sketches of Western North Carolina, Cyrus L. Hunter, 1877 CAPTAIN SAMUEL MARTIN Captain Samuel Martin was a native of Ireland, and born in the year 1732. When a young man, he emigrated to America, and first settled in Pennsylvania. After remaining a short time in that State, he joined the great tide of […]

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The Battle of Camden

(1780) The battle of Camden, South Carolina was a stunning defeat for the American Army. However the battle of Camden did effectively remove the politically appointed General Hortio Gates, and place the new General Nathaniel Greene, a man Washington had hoped would replace him should anything befall the Commander in Chief. Horatio Gates, the victor […]

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2nd Virginia Regiment

LINEAGE [Wright, Continental Army, pp. 283-285] Authorized 21 August 1775 in the Virginia State Troops as the 2d Virginia Regiment Organized 21 October 1775 at Williamsburg to consist of seven companies Adopted 1 November 1775 into the Continental Army Reorganized 11 January 1776 to consist of ten companies Assigned 27 February 1776 to the Southern […]

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Overmountain Men

History In the summer of 1780, the Southern American colonies – and hopes of independence – seemed at the mercy of an invading British army. Believing the Southern colonies mostly loyal, the Royal army planned to conquer the South and recruit Loyalist militia (local volunteer soldiers) to help British regulars and British Provincial troops defeat […]

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The Battle of Kings Mountain

On October 7, 1780, in the rolling hills of northern South Carolina, a small army of men under the command of a British officer, Major Patrick Ferguson, was overtaken and defeated by a group that had been assembled from the farms and fields of southwest Virginia, North Carolina and the area that would become Tennessee. […]

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Captain Samuel Martin at King’s Mountain

RESEARCHER’S NOTES: Participation of Captain Samuel Martin in the Battle of King’s Mountain. During the latter part of August and the whole of September, Captain Martin was rarely at home, and then not remaining for more than two days at a time. About the last week of September be marched with his company by a […]

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Guilford Courthouse

(1781) Despite the fact the Battle of Guilford Court House is a tactile draw, it remains a victory for the Americans as the British have been worn down so much that they will make a fateful retreat to Yorktown, Virginia. The tide of the war in the South has turned with Daniel Morgans’ crushing defeat […]

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Cowpens

(1781) The Loyalist defeat at King’s Mountain two month earlier had revived the Patriot effort for the war in the South. The Army had a new Southern Department commander in the Quaker Nathaniel Greene. Greene was determined to fight, but not at the expense of loosing more men. He made the decision that he would […]

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Yorktown

Battle of Yorktown — The War’s End September 1781 – October 19, 1781 MIRACULOUS CONVERGENCE “The first necessity [of the Yorktown campaign] was to arrange the meeting of French naval and American land forces on the Virginia coast at a specified time and place. The junction in Virginia had to be coordinated by two different […]

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War of 1812

Samuel Logan – 2nd Regiment (Hillard’s) East Tennessee Volunteers Henry Logan – 2nd Regiment Mounted Gunmen (Brown’s) East Tennessee Volunteers Alexander Logan – 2nd Regiment Mounted Gunmen (Brown’s) East Tennessee Volunteers William Martin – 8th Company, 2nd Meckleberg Regiment, North Carolina Militia.

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Civil War

Civil War Chronology of Events

Chronology of Events Underline type= Union victory. Bold type= Confederate victory. Italic type= non-confrontational event or non-decisive battle. The War Begins 1861 January The South Secedes When Abraham Lincoln, a known opponent of slavery, was elected president, the South Carolina legislature perceived a threat. Calling a state convention, the delegates voted to remove the state […]

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Civil War Ancestors

There is no other legend quite like the Confederate fighting man. He reached the end of his haunted road long ago. He fought for a star-crossed cause and in the end he was beaten, but as he carried his slashed red battle flag into the dusky twilight of the Lost Cause he marched straight into a […]

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Leonard Travis Cranford – CSA

12th Regiment of Alabama Infantry L. T. (Trav) Cranford actually had two enlistment’s in the 12th Alabama. The first started in March 12, 1862. He enlisted at Coosa County, Alabama to serve 3 years and was paid a bounty of $50.00. It indicates he was born in Perry County, Alabama, in October of 1862 he […]

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George Washington Haile–CSA

George Washington “Jolly” Haile Company A, 11th Regiment Tennessee Infantry This company was known at various times as Captain White’s Company, Company G and Company A, 11th Regiment Tennessee Infantry. The 11th Regiment Tennessee Infantry was organized for State service June 1, 1861, transferred to the service of the Confederate States in August, 1861, and […]

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Logan Confederate Service

2nd Alabama Cavalry Regiment The Second Alabama Cavalry Regiment was organized at Montgomery on 1 May 1862. It proceeded to West Florida and operated there about ten months, engaging in several skirmishes. Ordered to north Mississippi, the regiment was placed with Gen’l Ruggles. It then lost 8 men in a skirmish at Mud Creek. It […]

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10th Arkansas Infantry Regiment

The Tenth Arkansas Infantry Regiment was organized at Springfield in Conway County in July 1861. This is where many volunteers from Van Buren County (southern Van Buren County later became Cleburne) were mustered into the Confederate Army. Company “A,” known as “Quitman Rifles,” was headed by Captain A. R. Witt. Other officers were First Lt. […]

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Battle Reports–11th Tennessee Infantry Regiment

11th Regiment Tennessee Infantry Murfreesborough | Chickamauga DECEMBER 26, 1862-JANUARY 5, 1863.–The Stone’s River or Murfreesborough, Tenn., Campaign. No. 292.–Report of Lieut. Col. William Thedford, Eleventh Tennessee Infantry. 1863. On Wednesday, at daylight,, the Eleventh Tennessee Regiment, Col. G. W. Gordon commanding, was drawn up in line of battle on the left of General Rains’ […]

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12th Alabama Infantry Regiment

12th Alabama Infantry Regiment Seven Pines, Malvern Hill, Boonsboro, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancorsville, Gettysburg, The Wilderness, Petersburg, Appomattox The 12th Alabama Regiment was organized at Richmond in July 1861, with members from Montgomery and Mobile, and Coffee, Coosa, De Kalb, Jackson, Macon, Morgan, and Pike counties. It was at once moved to the “Potomac front” and […]

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Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam) – Order of Battle

BATTLES OF SHARPSBURG (ANTIETAM) AND SOUTH MOUNTAIN 14-17 September 1862 THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA General Robert E. Lee, CSA, Commanding LONGSTREET’S CORPS (Maj. Gen. James Longstreet) McLaws’ Division (Maj. Gen. Lafayette McLaws) Kershaw’s Brigade (Brig. Gen. Joseph B. Kershaw) 2nd South Carolina (Col. John D. Kennedy) (Maj. Franklin Gaillard) 3rd South Carolina (Col. James […]

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North Carolina Confederate Units

North Carolina Confederate Units 6th Regiment of North Carolina Cavalry 37th Regiment of North Carolina Infantry 38th Regiment of North Carolina Infantry Sixth North Carolina Cavalry 65th North Carolina State Troops How to Order a Copy of the Printed History Organizational Structure The 6th North Carolina Cavalry regiment was officially organized by the consolidation of […]

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11th Tennessee Infantry Regiment

Organized at Camp Cheatham June 1, 1861; Confederate service August, 1861; reorganized May, 1862; formed Companies “F” and “K” of the 2nd Consolidated Tennessee Infantry Regiment which was paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina May 2, 1865. FIELD OFFICERS Colonels-James E. Rains, George W. Gordon, James A. Long. Lieutenant Colonels-T. P. Bateman, Howell Webb, George W. […]

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Battle of Murfreeshorough

DECEMBER 26, 1862-JANUARY 5, 1863.–The Stone’s River or Murfreesborough, Tenn., Campaign. No. 292.–Report of Lieut. Col. William Thedford, Eleventh Tennessee Infantry. 1863. On Wednesday, at daylight,, the Eleventh Tennessee Regiment, Col. G. W. Gordon commanding, was drawn up in line of battle on the left of General Rains’ brigade and of McCown’s division. We remained […]

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Battle of Chickamauga

AUGUST 16-SEPTEMBER 22, 1863.–The Chickamauga Campaign. No. 258.–Report of Col. George W. Gordon, Eleventh Tennessee Infantry. CAMP NEAR CHATTANOOGA, TENN., September 30, 1863. CAPTAIN: I have the honor to submit the following as my report of the part taken by the Eleventh Tennessee Regiment in the battle of Chickamauga: This command engaged the enemy on […]

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11th Tennessee Infantry Regiment – Battle Reports

BATTLE REPORTS 11th Regiment Tennessee Infantry Murfreesborough | Chickamauga DECEMBER 26, 1862-JANUARY 5, 1863.–The Stone’s River or Murfreesborough, Tenn., Campaign. No. 292.–Report of Lieut. Col. William Thedford, Eleventh Tennessee Infantry. 1863. On Wednesday, at daylight,, the Eleventh Tennessee Regiment, Col. G. W. Gordon commanding, was drawn up in line of battle on the left of […]

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Seven Days Battles

PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN–SEVEN DAYS’ BATTLES No. 227. — Report of Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson, C. S. Army, commanding Second Corps, of the battle of Gaines’ Mill, engagement at White Oak Swamp Bridge, and battle of Malvern Hill. Extract The four brigades of Jackson’s division did not act together during the engagement, but were called to […]

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Battle of Gaines Mill

  PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN–SEVEN DAYS’ BATTLES No. 263. — Report of Col. B. B. Gayle, Twelfth Alabama Infantry, of the battle of Gaines’ Mill. HEADQUARTERS TWELFTH ALABAMA REGIMENT. About 2 o’clock on the morning of June 26 the Twelfth Alabama Regiment, in conjunction with the others of General Rodes’ brigade, left its position on the Williamsburg […]

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Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

 SEPTEMBER 3-20, 1862.-The Maryland Campaign. No. 293.–Report of Maj. Gen. Daniel H. Hill, C. S. Army, commanding division, of operations July 23-September 17. Affairs were now very serious on our left. A division of Yankees was advancing in handsome style against Rodes. I had every possible gun turned upon the Yankee columns, but, owing to […]

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Battle of Chancellorsville

APRIL 27-MAY 6, 1863.–The Chancellorsville Campaign. No. 368.–Reports of Brig. Gen. R. E. Rodes, C. S. Army, commanding D. H. Hill’s division. Extract In the meantime the residue of Rodes’, Iverson’s, and Pender’s troops, moving forward to the left of Hall and Christie, were met and repulsed by the enemy, thus leaving the flank of […]

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Gettysburg Campaign

 JUNE 3-AUGUST 1, 1863.–The Gettysburg Campaign. No. 529.–Report of Col. S. B. Pickens, Twelfth Alabama Infantry. HAGERSTOWN, MD., July 9, 1863. SIR: The Twelfth Alabama Regiment left Grace Church, Caroline County, Va., on June 4; arrived at Culpeper Court-House on the 7th. On the 9th, we were marched rapidly toward Brandy Station, to assist our […]

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The War Comes to Wolf Bayou

In the beginning of the conflict between the states most of the people in this area went about their business as usual.  Since most of them had migrated from southern states they were in touch with relatives “back home” where the war was more active and news of the fighting filtered into the area and […]

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2nd Alabama Cavalry

 THE SECOND ALABAMA CAVALRY. The Second Alabama cavalry was organized at Montgomery in May, 1862; was in north Alabama for a short time and was then sent to Florida, where it was employed for a time; sent to Jackson, Miss., in April, 1863, and fought Grierson; was employed in Mississippi until October of that year, […]

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Hilliard’s Legion

  HILLIARD’S LEGION. Hilliard’s Legion was organized at Montgomery, June, 1862, and consisted of five battalions; one of these, a mounted battalion, was early detached and became part of the Tenth Confederate cavalry. The Legion proceeded to Montgomery nearly 3,000 strong, under the command of Col. H. W. Hilliard, and was placed in McCown’s brigade. […]

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Shiloh – Order of Battle

  April 6-7, 1862..–Battle of Pittsburg Landing, or Shiloh, Tenn. No. 134. — Organization of the Army of the Mississippi, April 6-7, 1862.(*) FIRST CORPS.(+) Maj. Gen. LEONIDAS POLK. FIRST DIVISION. Brig. Gen CHARLES CLARK. First Brigade. Col. R. M. RUSSELL. 11th Louisiana. 12th Tennessee. 13th Tennessee. 22d Tennessee. Bankhead’s battery. Second Brigade. Brig. Gen. […]

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Battle of Shiloh

Battle of Shiloh, also called the Battle of Pittsburg Landing. The name Shiloh was taken from that of a meetinghouse, 5 km (3 mi) from Pittsburg Landing, that is on the Tennessee River, 14 km (9 mi) north of Savannah, Tennessee. Here on April 6, 1862, a Confederate army of 40,000 men under General Albert […]

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12th Alabama Infantry Regiment – Official Records

  THE TWELFTH ALABAMA INFANTRY. The Twelfth Alabama infantry was organized at Richmond, July, 1861, formed a part of General Ewell’s brigade, and was afterward under General Rodes. It fought at ‘Yorktown, April 5 to May 3, 1862; Williamsburg, May 5th; Seven Pines, May 31st to June 1st, where it made a gallant assault upon […]

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Alabama Reserve Regiments

  RESERVE REGIMENTS AND BATTALIONS INFANTRY. SIXTY-SECOND, SIXTY-THIRD AND SIXTY-FIFTH REGIMENTS. There were about nine regiments and three battalions of reserves, composed for the most part of very young men, about two regiments being made up of old men, and they were organized principally for the defense of Mobile and the bay forts. Some of […]

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Battle of Seven Pines

MAY 31- JUNE 1, 1862– Battle of Fair Oaks, or Seven Pines, Va. No. 114. — Reports of Brig. Gen. R. E. Rodes, C. S. Army, commanding brigade. RICHMOND, VA., June 7, 1862. MAJOR: I have the honor to make the following report of the operations of the Third Brigade, Major-General Hill’s division, on the […]

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Joseph M. Bailey Memoirs of the Civil War

THIS STORY WAS WRITTEN OVER FORTY YEARS AFTER THE WAR ENDED This story was written as a result of a number of requests of grandchildren to tell them stories of the War between the States. As I was a poor story teller, I promised to write for them something of my personal experiences coupled with […]

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Valley Campaign – Order of Battle

Correspondence, Orders, And Returns Relating To Operations In Northern Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, And Pennsylvania From November 15, 1862, To January 26, 1863. CONFEDERATE CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.–#3 D. H. HILL’S DIVISION. Maj. Gen. D. H. HILL. First Brigade. Brig. Gen. R. E. RODES. 3d Alabama, Col. Cullen A. Battle. 5th Alabama, Lieut. Col. Edwin L. Hobson. […]

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Fredericksburg – Order of battle

DECEMBER 11-15, 1862.–Battle of Fredericksburg, Va. No. 263.–Organization of the Army of Northern Virginia.   SECOND CORPS. Lieut. Gen. THOMAS J. JACKSON. D. H. HILL’S DIVIS1ON. Maj. Gen. DANIEL HILL. First Brigade. Brig. Gen. R. E. RODES. 3d Alabama. 5th Alabama. 6th Alabama. 12th Alabama. 26th Alabama. Second (Ripley’s) Brigade. Brig. Gen. GEORGE DOLES. 4th […]

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Maryland Campaign – Order of Battle

SEPTEMBER 3-20, 1862.-The Maryland Campaign. No. 204.–Organization of the Army of Northern Virginia, General Robert E. Lee, commanding, during the Maryland Campaign.   JACKSON’S DIVISION Brig. Gen. JOHN R. JONES. Brig. Gen. W E. STARKE. Col. A. J. GRIGSBY. Winder’s Brigade. Col. A. J. GRIGSBY. Lieut. Col. R. D. GARDNER (FourthVirginia). Maj. H. J. WILLIAMS. […]

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Peninsular Campaign – Order of Battle

CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, AND RETURNS RELATING TO THE PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN, VIRGINIA, FROM MARCH 17 TO SEPTEMBER 2, 1862. CONFEDERATE CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.–#5 Organization of the Army of Northern Virginia,  commanded by General Joseph E. Johnston, on the Peninsula, about April 30, 1862.(*)   RIGHT OF POSITION.- Maj. Gen. J. B. MAGRUDER commanding. McLAWS’ DIVISION. Brig. Gen. L. […]

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Seven Days Battle – Order of Battle

  PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN–SEVEN DAYS’ BATTLES No. 200. — Organization of the Confederate forces during the engagements around Richmond, Va.(*) JACKSON’S CORPS.-.Maj. Gen. THOMAS J. JACKSON. WHITING’S DIVISION. Brig. Gen. WILLIAM H. C. WHITING. First (or Texas) Brigade. Brig. Gen. JOHN B. HOOD. 18th Georgia. 1st Texas. 4th Texas. 5th Texas. Hampton Legion.   Third Brigade […]

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The Southern Loyalist

Excerpts from The Southern Loyalist By: Robert E. Hurst So you think that just because you come from the south, your ancestors must have been Confederates? Richard Nelson Current, author of “Lincoln’s Loyalists,” estimates that as many as 100,000 white, Southern males wore the Blue instead of the Gray as regular soldiers or local militia. […]

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WW I

Samuel Eugene Haile Bascom Earl Stuart

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World War II

95th Infantry Division

“Victory Division” The division insignia consists of a monogrammatic red “9” and a white Roman “V” on a blue background. The roman “V” signifies the division nickname, “Victory Division”, and the Arabic “9” and Roman “V” represent the division’s number. The red, white, and blue colors parallel the colors of the American flag. Known as […]

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Samuel Arthur Haile Military Service

Arthur served in the US Army during World War II.  He was a B-24 gunner assigned to the 22nd Bomb Group, 5th Air Force in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. This is an image of the medals my father-in-law, Arthur Haile would have been authorized to wear after he returned from WWII. He was authorized the Asiatic-Pacific […]

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Raymond C. Martin

B-24 Pilot, 826th Squadron, 484th Bomb Group, 49th Bomb Wing, 15th AF, Torreta, Italy. Flew 25 missions including Polesti oilfields (5/31/1944), awarded DFC. The 484th Bombardment Group (H) was trained in Harvard, Nebraska in 1943 with B-24s and deployed to Italy in March 1944.  Thegroup arrived in Cerignola, Italy where the gently rolling mounds of the […]

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Thomas Hoyle Martin

My father Thomas Hoyle Martin served with the 95th Infantry Division as a machine gunner in C Company, 1 Battalion, 377th Infantry Regiment during WWII. He joined the unit prior to deployment overseas and remained with them until their return to the US. His first combat experience was during the  Battle of Metz, one of […]

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Operation Casanova

The bridgehead at Uckange – Operation Casanova Date : From 8 To 14 November 1944 Location of the action : Uckange, France Unit in the area : 1st Battalion, 377th Inf. Regiment Above : 1/377th crossing at Uckange was made in boats like this one; it’s a training shot of the 377th Infantry Regiment making […]

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Battle for Metz

Attacks by the 377th and 378th On 15 November the 377th and 378th, each minus on infantry battalion attached to Task Force Bacon on the east side of the river, started a co-ordinated maneuver, the 378th leading off with a flanking attack on the Canrobert line and the Feves ridge.  The 377th, on the left, […]

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Task Force Bacon 15-22 November

Task Force Bacon (1/379th, 2/378th and 1/377th) began its operation on 15 November, timed to coincide with the parallel attack by the 377th and 378th west of the river. Since the fight to free the 1/377th in the Bertrange sector consumed most of the day, the drive south did not begin until the next morning. […]

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Advance to the Sarre

The XX Corps Advance to the Sarre (19 November-3 December) The First Attack on the Orscholz Switch Line After the capture of Metz, XX Corp proceeded to advance in the direction of the Sarre River. The initial advance was led by the 90th and 5th ID, along with the 10th Armored Division. After the penetration […]

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Battle at the West Wall

The XX Corps Battle at the West Wall (4-18 December) After weeks of severe fighting, troops of the Third Army finally had come up against the fortifications of the German West Wall. On 3 December, following the seizure of the Saarlautern bridge, the 1st Battalion of the 379th Infantry, 95th Division, captured two bunkers that […]

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XIX CORPS COMBAT CHRONOLOGY

MARCH 1945 3 March: 29th Infantry Division passes to army reserve but remains in München-Gladbach. 2nd Armored Infantry Division, reinforced by the 379th Infantry Regiment of the 95th Infantry Division, continues north over the Cologne Plain. From Niederbruch-Krefeld Oppum area, CCA pushes through Viertielsheide, CCR is attached to CCA and moving through eastern outskirts of […]

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Bravest of the Brave

“Bravest of the Brave” is a small booklet covering the history of the 95th Infantry Division. This booklet is one of the series of G.I. Stories published by the Stars & Stripes in Paris in 1945.   The story of the division is the sum of fifteen thousand personal experiences. The historian can gather the […]

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Infantry Machine Gunner

The basic weapon of the US Army has always been the individual infantry soldier with his rifle. He is the ultimate weapon. He meets the enemy eye-to-eye, defeats him on the battlefield, and occupies terrain. The structure of the entire US Armed Forces is designed to support this man in the accomplishment of his mission. […]

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484th Bombardment Group

History Constituted as 484th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 14 Sep 1943 and activated on 20 Sep. Trained for combat with B-24’s. Moved to Italy, Mar-Apr 1944. Assigned to Fifteenth AF. Redesignated 484th Bombardment Group (Pathfinder) in May 1944 but did not perform pathfinder functions. Redesignated 484th Bombardment Group (Heavy) in Nov 1944. Operated primarily as […]

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15th Air Force, USAAF

Constituted as Fifteenth AF on 30 Oct 1943. Activated in the Mediterranean theater on 1 Nov 1943. Began operations on 2 Nov and engaged primarily in strategic bombardment of targets in Italy, France, Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary, and the Balkans until the end of the war. Inactivated in Italy on 15 Sep 1945. Activated […]

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22d Bomb Group

In February 1944 the 22nd was designated Bombardment Group (Heavy) and was assigned to fly B-24 Liberators,  the aircraft selected for use in the Pacific for its excellent long range capabilities.   The B-24 could fly farther and deliver a heavier bomb load faster than her sister heavy, the much publicized B-17 Fortress.   Dubbed […]

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Vietnam

August 7, 1967– Battle of Ni Binh

August 7, 1967 was a monumental day for me.  I had been “in country” for less than 30 days and had not yet been into a “hot” LZ under enemy fire.  This day would change that and change it drastically. Posted here are stories of my day, as well as stories from others who participated in that […]

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August 7, 1967 – After Action Report

Documentation provided by Wayne “Crash” Coe with help from Robert N. Gibeault Note from Robert N. Gibeault We are preparing to write the definitive story of the Ni Binh battle.  I have interviewed E-4’s to general officers and have photo’s taken during the event.  I am looking to interview any people that were involved that […]

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Black Virgin Mountain (Nui Ba Den)

The Black Virgin Mountain (Nui Ba Den) rose from the rice paddies just a few miles from Tay Ninh. Tay Ninh airfield elevation was about 200 feet above sea level and Nui Ba Den rose to around 4000 feet.  It was as if someone had just placed this mountain out in the middle of the […]

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January 1968 – FSB Burt and The Hourglass

1. FSB Burt was located astride Route 244, probably at about XT500805. Route 246 runs northwest through Bo Tuc and then Katum. 2. According to radio logs from the 187th AHC, The Hourglass was due north of FSB Burt at XT500890. It was about 4 Km south of the Cambodian border. It’s probably the clearing […]

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August 7, 1967– Feedback

A year ago I received a call from a aide to 199th LIB, G-2 regarding this LZ.  He informed me that the day before him, his captain, and a Kit Carson were in a jeep and had passed through Ni Binh village which was known to be Catholic and friendly to the US forces. After […]

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August 7, 1967 – Razorback 33

 January 4, 1991 Dear Bob: I read with interest your letter to the editor and account of the action your unit was involved in near Bien Hoa. I became quite emotionally affected, as I was caught up in that same action – and your account brought back some memories long ago buried in my mind. […]

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No Tail – No Fly

Thu Douc 7 August 1967 The Blackhawks   We called ourselves the Blackhawks, but the Army called us the 187th Assault Helicopter Company in Tay Ninh Vietnam.  My call sign was "Blackhawk 54", or "Crash" Coe to my pilot buddies.  WO David Webster was my co-pilot and SP4 M. Martin "Magnet Ass" Jansen was the […]

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Tommy H. Martin

Service Record Entered US Army service: June 1965 Vietnam, 187th Assault Helicopter Company, 1967-1968 TAC Officer, Fort Wolters, Texas Vietnam, 180th Assault Support Helicopter Company, 1970-1971 Warrant Officer Advance Course, Fort Rucker, AL 242d Helicopter Company (Medium), Ft Wainwright, AK 120th Helicopter Company, Ft Richardson, AK 724th Maintenance Bn, Hunter AAF, GA 205th Aviation Company […]

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180th Assault Support Helicopter Company

This page is dedicated to WO1 Ronald Jansinski, KIA, 1971.   I served as Big Windy 18, from 1970-1971.  It was my second tour and I served as one of the Maintenance Officers.  I was a CW2 then. The 180th ASHC was located at Phu Hiep when I first arrived, but was later transferred to Tuy […]

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