This Day In History
This Day In History
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

«general»

Robert Edward Lee

Robert Edward Lee
(January 19, 1807 - October 12, 1870)
Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was a career military officer who is best known for having commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War.
Lee, general, American Civil War

Charles de Gaulle

Charles de Gaulle
(November 22, 1890 - November 9, 1970)
Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle was a French general and statesman who led the Free French Forces during World War II. He later founded the French Fifth Republic in 1958 and served as its first President from 1959 to 1969
Charles de Gaulle, French president, president, general, World War II

Charles XIV John of Sweden

Charles XIV John of Sweden
(January 26, 1763 - March 8, 1844)
Charles XIV & III John, also Carl John, Swedish and Norwegian: Karl Johan was King of Sweden (as Charles XIV John) and King of Norway (as Charles III John) from 1818 until his death. Before he became king, he was also the Sovereign Prince of Pontecorvo, in Southern Italy, between 1806 and 1810.
Napoleonic general, general

Abner Doubleday

Abner Doubleday
(June 26, 1819 - January 26, 1893)
Abner Doubleday was a career United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War. He fired the first shot in defense of Fort Sumter, the opening battle of the war, and had a pivotal role in the early fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg. Gettysburg was his finest hour, but his relief by Maj. Gen. George G. Meade caused lasting enmity between the two men.
American general, general, American Civil War, baseball

Friedrich Paulus

Friedrich Paulus
(September 23, 1890 - February 1, 1957)
Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst Paulus was an officer in the German military from 1910 to 1945. He attained the rank of Generalfeldmarschall (field marshal) during World War II, and is best known for having commanded the Sixth Army's assault on Stalingrad during Operation Blue in 1942.
Paulus, German general, general, World War II

Winfield Scott Hancock

Winfield Scott Hancock
(February 14, 1824 - February 9, 1886)
Winfield Scott Hancock was a career U.S. Army officer and the Democratic nominee for President of the United States in 1880. He served with distinction in the Army for four decades, including service in the Mexican-American War and as a Union general in the American Civil War.
American general, general, American Civil War
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