Biographies

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Sergeant George F. Noland and the Battle of Attu Island, 1943

By Ephriam D. Dickson III Deputy Chief, Field Museums Branch, U.S. Army Center of Military History Sergeant George F. Noland. U.S. Army Photo. Six months after their surprise attack on…

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Major Walter Reed and the Eradication of Yellow Fever

By Patrick Feng U.S. Army surgeon Major Walter Reed and his discovery of the causes of yellow fever is one of the most important contributions in the field of medicine…

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Private Antonius Rokus

I became interested in the 29th New York Infantry Regiment about two years ago when in the process of tracing my family roots, I “found” a second cousin, once removed,…

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Major General Philip Kearny

Born on 1 June 1815 in New York City, Philip Kearny, also known as “The One Armed Devil,” and called “the bravest man I ever knew” by LTG Winfield Scott,…

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Mario Tonelli

Notre Dame Stadium was packed with fans for the 1937 season finale against the Fighting Irish’s arch rival, the University of Southern California.  With the score tied as the game approached the final…

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Major John Doughty

John Doughty was born in New York City, on 25 July 1754 and he graduated from King’s College (later Columbia University) in 1770. He entered the military in 1776 and became the…

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Major General William Wallace Wotherspoon

William Wallace Wotherspoon was born in Washington, D.C., on 16 November 1850 and received his educated in private schools. From 1870 to 1873, he served as a mate in the…

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Major General Leonard Wood

Leonard Wood was born in Winchester, New Hampshire, on 9 October 1860. He was educated at Pierce Academy in Middleboro, Massachusetts. He then attended Harvard Medical School and received his doctor of medicine via an internship…

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Major General John Leonard Hines

John Leonard Hines was born in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, on 21 May 1868. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1891, was commissioned a second lieutenant, and was assigned to…

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Major General John Buford, USA

During the early years of the Civil War, the Union cavalry was often outclassed by Confederate troopers.  Rebel cavalrymen became legendary for their exploits against federal horsemen, often riding circles…

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