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1. General Winfield Scott Hancock was called this by General George McClellan.


2. The poem “The General’s Mount” by Jack Knox is about the General’s horse, Roderick.


3. This was the world’s first pressurized airliner.


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Beefing Up the Huey

As early as 1962, American helicopter crews providing fast troop transport for the Army of the Republic of Vietnam discovered that the communist Viet Cong were not too intimidated. They engaged the mobile but vulnerable rotary engine craft with whatever firearms they had on hand, from rifles to cannons. In that same year, newer, more…

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Fistfights, Heat Exhaustion and Not Enough Taters: What It Was Like at Gettysburg’s 50th Reunion

Aging vets faced a number of challenges at the 1913 reunion.

A few of the 55,000 veterans who attended the reunion disembark from their train and head for the largest veteran gathering in Gettysburg history. They are remarkably overdressed for the summer compared with current standards. Note the “OHIO” on the lead veteran’s hatband. (Library of Congress)

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