ACG WebOps (24 February 2007)
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The town also has a great deal of history. It was founded in the 1750’s as a supply post for the British army. It played an important role during the French and Indian War, and is the home of the Carlisle Barracks, which is the site of the United States Army War College and the U. S. Army Military History Institute.
This week I joined hundreds of area students and representatives from West Virginia State University in Institute to unveil a marker recognizing the contributions of 14 African-Americans who were trained at the university during World War II. Those West Virginians were among a distinguished group of men who defied those who doubted them and helped bring about great changes toward racial equality in the military and furthered civil rights across the United States.
I’ve got to comment on all the people who are upset that the Museum of the Confederacy is a) thinking about moving out of Richmond and b) thinking of changing the name.
On February 16, 1804, as the Tripolitan-American War became more active, Lieutenant Stephen Decatur (along with 73 volunteers) boarded and burned the captured U.S. frigate Philadelphia. Several months prior (October 31, 1803), the Philadelphia, under the command of Captain William Bainbridge, was pursuing a Tripolitan frigate but ran aground. Immediately surrounded by a number of other Tripolitan ships, Bainbridge had no other recourse than to surrender his vessel and crew – a serious blow to the naval credibility of the young United States.
A look at the eastern front during the Second World War today, with articles on Fyodor I. Tolbukhin(1894 – 1949), one of the finest Soviet generals of the war, and on the battle around Kharkov in February-March 1943: Manstein’s Counterblow, one of the finest examples of a victory won with inferior numbers.
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Jim H. Moreno