Saturday, May 3, 2014

Today in military history: May 4, 2014

1471 – Battle of Tewkesbury (Wars of the Roses)
 1887 painting by Richard Burchett -
Sanctuary — Edward IV and Lancastrian Fugitives at Tewkesbury Abbey

1823 – Battle of 4 May (Brazilian War of Independence) (Naval) 
1862 – Battle of Yorktown ends (US Civil War) 
1863 – Battle of Chancellorsville ends; Battle of Salem Church ends (US Civil War) 
1865 – Confederates of Alabama, Mississippi and East Louisiana surrender (US Civil War) 
1869 – Naval Battle of Hakodate begins (Boshin War) (Naval)
 Troops of the former Bakufu, being transported to Ezo. 1868 photograph.
1942 – Battle of the Coral Sea begins; (WWII) (Naval) Battles of Wanting and Bhamo (WWII) 
1945 – Allies take Salzburg (WWII)
 May 1945 - M24 Chaffee moves on the outskirts of Salzburg
1978 – Battle of Cassinga (Angolan Civil War)

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