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Part of the Peninsula Campaign, the Battle of Eltham’s Landing took place on May 7th 1862.

Part of the Peninsula Campaign, the Battle of Eltham’s Landing took place on May 7th 1862.

George Brinton McClellan (December 3, 1826 – October 29, 1885) Major general during the American Civil War. He organized the famous Army of the Potomac & served briefly as the general-in-chief of the Union Army. McClellan played an important role in raising a well-trained & organized army for the Union. Although he was meticulous in his planning & preparations, these characteristics may have hampered his ability to challenge aggressive opponents in a fast-moving battlefield environment.

George Brinton McClellan (December 3, 1826 – October 29, 1885) Major general during the American Civil War. He organized the famous Army of the Potomac & served briefly as the general-in-chief of the Union Army. McClellan played an important role in raising a well-trained & organized army for the Union. Although he was meticulous in his planning & preparations, these characteristics may have hampered his ability to challenge aggressive opponents in a fast-moving battlefield environment.

June 21, 1982 John Hinckley Jr. was found innocent by reason of insanity in the shootings of President Ronald Reagan and three others.

June 21, 1982 John Hinckley Jr. was found innocent by reason of insanity in the shootings of President Ronald Reagan and three others.

Major General Sherman, 2nd commander of the Army of the TN - Immediately after Chattanooga, Grant ordered Sherman to take command of a mixed force, including part of the XV Corps & proceed to break the siege that other Confederate forces had mounted against Ambrose Burnside's command at Knoxville, TN. Sherman's mere approach resulted in the lifting of the siege, allowing Sherman to return to Chattanooga with the XV Corps troops.

Major General Sherman, 2nd commander of the Army of the TN - Immediately after Chattanooga, Grant ordered Sherman to take command of a mixed force, including part of the XV Corps & proceed to break the siege that other Confederate forces had mounted against Ambrose Burnside's command at Knoxville, TN. Sherman's mere approach resulted in the lifting of the siege, allowing Sherman to return to Chattanooga with the XV Corps troops.

George Armstrong Custer while he was a cadet at the US military academy at West Point. 1859.

George Armstrong Custer while he was a cadet at the US military academy at West Point. 1859.

Large Hmong hook earrings; early 1900s, predominately found in Laos, but also in some parts of southern China. These later evolved to the smaller ones we now see worn by elderly Hmong women in SEA and the US.

Large Hmong hook earrings; early 1900s, predominately found in Laos, but also in some parts of southern China. These later evolved to the smaller ones we now see worn by elderly Hmong women in SEA and the US.

Confederate Brigadier General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Cavalry push out a detachment of Union cavalry December 18th 1862 near Lexington, Kentucky.

Confederate Brigadier General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Cavalry push out a detachment of Union cavalry December 18th 1862 near Lexington, Kentucky.

General C.C. Augur, Military Commander of the Department of Texas, photograph taken between 1860-1865, part of Brady Civil War Collection, Library of Congress

General C.C. Augur, Military Commander of the Department of Texas, photograph taken between 1860-1865, part of Brady Civil War Collection, Library of Congress

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