The naval assault delivered more direct hits to the forts defensive positions destroying all but a few guns, and resulting in roughly 500 personnel killed or wounded. This is a huge increase compared to the 61 personnel killed or wounded from the first expedition, only 3 of which
Did you know Charles Carroll was the only Catholic to sign the declaration of independence? Or that at that time was known as the wealthiest man in America? Charles Carroll was born September 19, 1737 in Annapolis, Maryland and, as a child he was so sick that it was thought he would not live past his childhood. At the age of 8 his dad took him to France for Catholic schooling because at the time all Catholics were denied any kind of political,religious,or educational freedom. Charles attended St.Omer for six years then after that when on to do six more years of college.
The Battle of Hastings was fought between the Norman-French army of William, the Duke of Normandy, and the English army under the Anglo-Saxon King Harold Godwinson in 1066. The battle ended when King Harold was shot in the eye by an arrow and subsequently slaughtered to death. This marked the victory of King William and the beginning of a new chapter in England’s history. Aftermath There was immense bloodshed on both sides and the battlefield was red with mutilated corpses. The Saxons and the Normans prepared graves to bury the dead while they mourned.
On December 7, Colonel Moodie attempted to ride through a roadblock to warn Sir Francis Bond Head, governor of Upper Canada, but the rebels panicked and killed him. Mackenzie waited for Bond Head 's force of about 1000 men, led by Colonel James Fitzgibbon[? ], which outnumbered Mackenzie 's approximately 400 rebels and inflicted heavy casualties upon them. In less than half an hour the confrontation was over. Meanwhile, a group of rebels from London, led by Charles Duncombe, marched toward Toronto to support Mackenzie.
The natives had attacked our colony and killed 347 of our men . This started a series of attacks between us and them that lasted for the next 20 years. Finally in 1646 the fighting ceased when we captured Opechancanough and executed him . Because the native’s population numbers had dwindled due to diseases and war, they didn’t retaliate. Jamestown’s history with the natives is filled with death and misery.
Once they reached the shore, they were attacked by Porus’ son who had 2,000 cavalries and 200 chariots. The chariots were however rendered useless in the thick muddy ground. Alexander attacked them with his companion cavalry, killing 400 of them and the rest of them fleeing. Porus’s son was killed in the
After putting the torch to those supplies they could not carry off, the Confederates withdrew to their own lines with impunity. In one day at Holly Springs, Van Dorn 's force destroyed $1,500,000 worth of supplies ($66,000,000 in today 's dollars) and
It was the least well know operation of the war. But it was the 2nd largest and the most successful of the entire war (operationdragoon.org). Forces began to invade the coast of Southern France, capturing the French ports of Toulon and Marseilles. This lead a push north to the Rhone Valley essentially making a supply route for support to the Northern troops. At the conclusion of Operation Dragoon, the Allies sustained around 17,000 killed and wounded.
Geoffrey died in a tournament, making Richard I first in line for the throne. At the age of 11, Richard was invested to the duchy of Aquitaine and at the age of 15, he was given the duchy of Poitiers. Richard I’s skill in siege warfare was proven by
World War 1 started on the 28th of July 1914 and lasted until 11th of November 1918. In the years preceding the war tensions between countries rose, sparking the war. Below are the three main reasons why the “War to End All Wars” broke out. One of the Main reasons why the war started was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on the 28th of June 1914 in Sarajevo. Gavrilo Princip a crazed member of a terrorist group “Black Hand” killed the Archduke as he hated Austria-Hungary and the Archduke.
The Americans were able to inflict heavy casualties, but eventually were forced to surrender and Ledyard was promptly killed, as were many of the defenders. The Battle of Groton Heights cost the Americans 85 killed and 60 wounded. Arnold reported his losses as 51 killed and 142 wounded. And although the privateering business was temporarily delayed, Washington was not
World War One was a vicious four yearlong conflict that left few survivors in its wake, and devastated the world’s economy. The war commenced after the assassination of Austria-Hungary’s ArchDuke, Franz Ferdinand, and brought all the major European countries such as Germany, Italy, Great Britain, France, Serbia, Russia, and Austria-Hungary into the war. This was due to a system of alliances that linked the countries together, which forced countries even outside of Europe to join a war they had no part in, further escalating the problem. World War One was divided into two major alliances that fought against each other. As a result of Great Britain’s involvement, Canada was led into war as well, where Canadians distinguished themselves in battles
On April 6, 1862 the Battle of Shiloh began and lasted for approximately a day and half; this battle was fought between General Albert Sidney Johnston and General Ulysses S. Grant and led to the South’s demise in the war. The battle site was named Shiloh due to the small church that stands in the middle of the battlefield. In this particular battle of the civil war, General Albert Sidney Johnston died. He was the highest ranking General of the civil war; on either side. General Ulysses S. Grant, and many others, considered this battle to be the bloodiest battle of the civil war.
In excess of 15,000 Canadian infantry had overrun the Germans along the front. Bravery and discipline were what allowed the infantry to carry on along heavy fire even while troops were killed. There were countless acts of sacrifice, as Canadians single-handedly charged machine-gun nests or forced the surrender of Germans in protective dugouts . Although it was a victory, it came at a heavy cost: 3,598 Canadians were killed and another 7,000 were wounded. The capture of Vimy was an important battlefield victory, but it was more than that; Brigadier-General A.E.
At daybreak, Abigail and her seven year old son, John Quincy Adams, climbed a nearby hill behind there house to see what was happening. What they saw was horrifying. Beyond the British and their warships in Boston Harbor, black smoke rose above the city. John Quincy and Abigail were deeply affected by this. The British had won the hill and the battle, but they did have many soldiers and officers die, unlike the Americans.