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    13 North American battlefields:

    1. The Plains of Abraham






    Amateurs study tactics, Professionals study logistics.

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    • 13 North American battlefields:

      1. The Plains of Abraham

      2. Brooklyn








      Fort Greene Park, circa 1930. That high ground was the center of Washington's line in Aug 1776. The momument there commemerates Continental soldiers who died on British prison hulks moored in New York harbor.


      Fulton Landing today, the spot from where the Continental Army evacuated Long Island, Aug 1776. Legend has it that the general himself was the last to embark.

      Fought in August 1776, it was George Washington's vain attempt to hold New York against the greatest British sent overseas to that time. With the Royal Navy dominating the waters unchallenged, however, and Washington's complete inexperience commanding so large a force, the Continentals never stood a chance. The only good thing to come out of the battle for the fldgeling United States was that a leeward wind kept the British fleet out of the East River, and Washington was smart enough to use the poor weather to facilitate his surprise escape from Long Island, thus saving his army from almost certain annihiliation at the hands of Gen Clinton at the redoubt at Fort Greene.
      I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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      • 13 North American battlefields:

        1. The Plains of Abraham

        2. Brooklyn

        3. Glorieta Pass

        http://glorietapass.org/history.html

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        • 13 North American battlefields

          1. The Plains of Abraham
          2. Brooklyn
          3. Glorieta Pass

          4. Indian Battle Park,Lethbridge, Alberta - site of the Battle of Belly River: the last great Indian versus Indian battle in North America, 24 October 1870, between the Cree on one side and the Blackfoot, Blood and Peigan on the other.

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Belly_River






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          • 13 North American battlefields

            1. The Plains of Abraham
            2. Brooklyn
            3. Glorieta Pass
            4. Indian Battle Park,Lethbridge, Alberta

            5. Dade Battlefield, Bushnell, Florida

            From Dade Battlefield Society's website:

            The Seminole resistance to removal to a reservation brought about the Second Seminole War. It started on December 28,1835, when a column of 107 soldiers led by Major Dade were ambushed by the Seminole warriors at the Dade Battle in Sumter County, Florida.

            "Have a good heart; our difficulties and dangers are over now, and as soon as we arrive at Fort King you'll have three days to rest and keep Christmas gaily." Major Francis L. Dade spoke these words of encouragement to 107 cold, tired soldiers in a pine forest on the morning of December 28, 1835. Within eight hours, only three soldiers would survive the battle that marked the beginning of the Second Seminole War.









            Reenactment





            Last edited by The Ibis; 02 Jul 10, 10:02.

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            • I grew up 20 minutes from here ...

              13 North American battlefields

              1. The Plains of Abraham
              2. Brooklyn
              3. Glorieta Pass
              4. Indian Battle Park,Lethbridge, Alberta
              5. Dade Battlefield, Bushnell, Florida

              6. 1758 Siege of Louisbourg

              The fall of the Fortress of Louisbourg in 1758 at the gateway to the St. Lawrence River let the Royal Navy sail to Quebec in1759 and win battle #1.
              The conquest of Quebec City spelled the end of New France in North America.







              Amateurs study tactics, Professionals study logistics.

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              • 13 North American Battlefields

                1. The Plains of Abraham
                2. Brooklyn
                3. Glorieta Pass
                4. Indian Battle Park,Lethbridge, Alberta
                5. Dade Battlefield, Bushnell, Florida
                6. 1758 Siege of Louisbourg

                7. Siege of Fort William Henry - 1757







                Located at the southern end of Lake George, near the headwaters of the Hudson River, Fort William Henry occupied a key position along the inland water route between New York City and Montreal -- therefore French general Montcalm determined to take it. After investing the inadequate installation for three days, and attacking other British ouposts throughout the Adirondaks and Mohawk Valley, Col Munro had no choice but to seek terms. After depriving them of their ammunition, Montcalm promised safe passage for all British and allied forces, whereupon they were ambushed by Montcalm's Indian allies. Exact casualty figures are debated to this day. After taking possession of the fort, Montcalm had it demolished and burned: an operation that consumed sevreal weeks. These events are famously recounted in James Fenimore Cooper's classic, The Last of the Mohicans. The Fort William Henry standing at that spot today is a reproduction built in the 1950's.
                I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                • 13 North American Battlefields

                  1. The Plains of Abraham
                  2. Brooklyn
                  3. Glorieta Pass
                  4. Indian Battle Park,Lethbridge, Alberta
                  5. Dade Battlefield, Bushnell, Florida
                  6. 1758 Siege of Louisbourg

                  7. Siege of Fort William Henry - 1757

                  8. Lava Beds-Califonia and Oregon.

                  http://www.nps.gov/labe/

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                  • 13 North American Battlefields

                    1. The Plains of Abraham
                    2. Brooklyn
                    3. Glorieta Pass
                    4. Indian Battle Park,Lethbridge, Alberta
                    5. Dade Battlefield, Bushnell, Florida
                    6. 1758 Siege of Louisbourg
                    7. Siege of Fort William Henry - 1757
                    8. Lava Beds-Califonia and Oregon.

                    9. Great Swamp Fight, 1675


                    "The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there."

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                    • 13 North American Battlefields

                      1. The Plains of Abraham
                      2. Brooklyn
                      3. Glorieta Pass
                      4. Indian Battle Park,Lethbridge, Alberta
                      5. Dade Battlefield, Bushnell, Florida
                      6. 1758 Siege of Louisbourg
                      7. Siege of Fort William Henry - 1757
                      8. Lava Beds-Califonia and Oregon.
                      9. Great Swamp Fight, 1675

                      10. Chapultepec

                      From the USMC's website:

                      On Sept. 13, 1847, 120 U.S. Marines and soldiers stormed the Chapultepec castle, a fort being used as a Mexican military academy, to engage in the last battle before invading the Mexican capital.

                      In order to advance into the city, Army Gen. Winfield Scott made the decision to enter Mexico City by using causeways leading to its Western gates. This strategy made it necessary for the troops to seize Chapultepec Hill, a heavily reinforced 200-foot hill that included a 12-foot wall designed to protect it against enemy attacks.

                      The American forces struggled as they attacked the steep hill from all directions and were greeted by the Mexican Army through massive amounts of musket fire and artillery bombardment.

                      When they reached the Western walls, the troops were forced to engage in vicious hand-to-hand combat. Finally, they were able to hoist scaling-ladders into the fort and claim the defensive position.

                      Once the troops entered the castle, known as the Halls of the Montezuma, they raised the American flag symbolizing their triumph. When Gen. Scott walked into the castle he found the surrounding streets guarded by the remaining Marines.

                      During this battle, 90 percent of the Marine officers and noncommissioned officers who fought were killed.

                      Today the Marines’ actions in the battle of Chapultepec are remembered in the opening lines of The Marines’ Hymn, “From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli.”

                      Marine officers and noncommissioned officers also added scarlet stripes to their blue dress trousers, which are now referred to as “blood stripes,” to commemorate the Marines’ blood shed at Chapultepec.






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                      • 13 North American Battlefields

                        1. The Plains of Abraham
                        2. Brooklyn
                        3. Glorieta Pass
                        4. Indian Battle Park,Lethbridge, Alberta
                        5. Dade Battlefield, Bushnell, Florida
                        6. 1758 Siege of Louisbourg
                        7. Siege of Fort William Henry - 1757
                        8. Lava Beds-Califonia and Oregon.
                        9. Great Swamp Fight, 1675
                        10. Chapultepec

                        11. The Battle of Queenston Heights

                        The first major battle in the War of 1812, it took place on 13 October 1812, near Queenston, Ontario, Canada.





                        Amateurs study tactics, Professionals study logistics.

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                        • 13 North American Battlefields

                          1. The Plains of Abraham
                          2. Brooklyn
                          3. Glorieta Pass
                          4. Indian Battle Park,Lethbridge, Alberta
                          5. Dade Battlefield, Bushnell, Florida
                          6. 1758 Siege of Louisbourg
                          7. Siege of Fort William Henry - 1757
                          8. Lava Beds-Califonia and Oregon.
                          9. Great Swamp Fight, 1675
                          10. Chapultepec
                          11. The Battle of Queenston Heights

                          12. Yorktown





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                          • 13 North American Battlefields

                            1. The Plains of Abraham
                            2. Brooklyn
                            3. Glorieta Pass
                            4. Indian Battle Park,Lethbridge, Alberta
                            5. Dade Battlefield, Bushnell, Florida
                            6. 1758 Siege of Louisbourg
                            7. Siege of Fort William Henry - 1757
                            8. Lava Beds-Califonia and Oregon.
                            9. Great Swamp Fight, 1675
                            10. Chapultepec
                            11. The Battle of Queenston Heights
                            12. Yorktown

                            13. Chalmette




                            Last edited by PGT Beauregard; 16 Jul 10, 03:29.
                            à vaincre sans péril, on triomphe sans gloire (triumph without peril brings no glory) P. Corneille

                            Le probleme avec les cons, c'est qu'il ne se fatiguent jamais
                            (The problem with Pr.cks, is that they never get tired ) Michel Audiard

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                            • 13 North American Historical places

                              1. New-Orleans French Quarter

                              St Louis cathedral



                              Jean lafitte Blacksmith Shop



                              à vaincre sans péril, on triomphe sans gloire (triumph without peril brings no glory) P. Corneille

                              Le probleme avec les cons, c'est qu'il ne se fatiguent jamais
                              (The problem with Pr.cks, is that they never get tired ) Michel Audiard

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                              • 13 North American Historical places

                                1. New-Orleans French Quarter

                                2. Financial District, Lower Manhattan, New York City


                                Fraunce's Tavern, where Gen Washington took his leave of the Continental Army.


                                Federal Hall, 26 Wall Street, where George Washington took the oath of office for President of the United States.


                                Caddy-corner to the west from Federal Hall is the New York Stock Exchange.


                                And caddy-corner to east from Federal Hall is the original headquarters of the House of Morgan: when I worked down there it was Brown Brothers Harriman -- as in Averill Harriman, Franklin D Roosevelt's ambassador to the USSR, and later governer of New York State.


                                The Pit, all that remains of the sixteen-acre World Trade Center. Just the other day, a remarkably intact eighteenth century sailing vessel was discovered in the mud along The Pit's western edge.

                                For little more than a few minute's walk, one can touch the very spots where history was made, and is being made, every day.
                                I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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