Saturday, May 24, 2014

Today in military history: May 25, 2014

1592 – Siege of Busan ends (Imjin War) 
1648 – Storming of Chepstow Castle (Second English Civil War) 
1692 – Siege of Namur begins (Nine Years’ War) 
1734 – Battle of Bitonto (War of the Polish Succession) 
1778 – First raid on Mount Hope Bay (American Revolutionary War) 
1780 – Bird’s Invasion of Kentucky begins; Battle of St. Louis (American Revolutionary War) 
1782 – Crawford expedition begins (American Revolutionary War) 
1798 – Battle of Carlow (United Irishmen Rebellion) 
1813 – Battle of Fort George begins (War of 1812) 
1862 – Battle of Winchester, VA (US Civil War) 
1864 – Battle of New Hope Church, GA begins (US Civil War)
Battlefield, New Hope Church, Ga., 1864, showing Confederate entrenchments - 
 by Mathew Brady

1870 – Battle of Eccles Hill (Fenian Raids) 
1904 – Battle of Nanshan begins (Russo-Japanese War) 
1915 – Battle of Festubert ends; Second Battle of Ypres ends (WWI)
Canadian crew of 15 inch howitzer in action, 1916. 
Probably during the initial bombardment of the Somme June-July 1916.
The lettering on the side of the gun displays its service as: 
1915 Aubers Ridge, Festubert, Loos; 1916 The Bluff Ypres.
1944 – Allies take Cisterna, Cori, Monte Cairo, Piedimonte, and Aquino; Operation Rosselsprung begins (WWII) 
1950 – Wanshan Archipelago Campaign begins (Chinese Civil War) 
2011 – Battle of Do Ab (War in Afghanistan)
 U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brylan Riggins (left), with the Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team, crosses a temporary bridge on the Alingar River as U.S. Army 1st Lt. Michael Lutkevich, Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team security force platoon leader, stands guard in Nuristan province, Afghanistan, on Jan. 23, 2011.

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