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Spirit of New Orleans

Under Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson, a force of volunteers and U.S. infantry won a great victory at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815, solidifying American independence and awakening a strong sense of national identity in the young country.
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Hessians: The Best Armies Money Could Buy

No account of the American Revolution is complete without reference to the Hessians, but soldiers of the German mercenary state Hesse fought many wars under many flags.
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The Battle of Chippewa

Winfield Scott's unlikely victory on the Canadian side of the Niagara River during the War of 1812 helped transform the motley U.S. Army into a professional fighting force.
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Frederick The Great: The First Modern Military Celebrity

The monarch who initially sought a state and an army in which charismatic leadership was superfluous ultimately became the center of the first modern cult of personality. To a degree, Frederick the Great was the creation of his soldiers and subjects.
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Jamestown at 400: Jamestown’s Buried Secrets

Exclusive interview with Dr. William Kelso, chief archaeologist for the Jamestown Rediscovery Project, concerning the significance of Jamestown, Virginia, in the history of America.
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Napoleon’s Total War

When Revolutionary France declared war on the Austrian empire in the spring of 1792, its leaders promised a short, sweet and victorious campaign. Instead, 1792 marked the beginning of a long, grinding,...
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Battle of Sheriffmuir

Incited by religion and politics, Scot battled Scot to a bloody standoff at Sheriffmuir.

By Ashby McGowan

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Battle of Glenshiel

An ill-fated attempt to restore the Stuarts to the thrones of England and Scotland in 1719 led to a blind alley at the Battle of Glenshiel.

By David Sharp

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Seven Years’ War: Battle of Wandiwash

At Wandiwash in 1760, two small armies led by Irishmen settled the issue of colonial power in India. Would it be ruled by France or England?

By Thomas J. Mullen, Jr.

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War of the Spanish Succession: Battle of Turin

If the army of French King Louis XIV could take Turin, all of Savoy -- and perhaps all of Italy -- would be his. But the city refused to capitulate, and a formidable relief force was on the way.

By Kenneth P. Czech

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Battle of Monmouth

General George Washington was disappointed by the Battle of Monmouth's outcome, but his Continental Army proved that it could match the British on their own terms.

By David R. Wade

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Battle of Paulus Hook

'Light-Horse Harry' Lee entered history with a daring night attack on the fort at Paulus Hook During the American Revolutionary War.

By Charles A. Petrocci