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Nelson Appleton Miles
Born August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. Events 1585 - John Davis enters Cumberland Sound in quest for the North West Passage. 1588 - Battle of Gravelines ends - Defeated by the English during an invasion attempt, the surviving... August 8, 1839 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). Events January 9 - The French Academy of Sciences announces the Daguerreotype photography process. January 19 - British East India Company captures Aden January 20 - In the Battle of Yungay, Chile defeats a Peruvian and Bolivian alliance. February 24 - William... 1839
Westminster is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 6,907. History Westminster was first settled in 1737 and was officially incorporated in 1770. Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area... Westminster, State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25.7%) Population (2000)  - Population 6,349,097 (13th)  - Density 312.68... Massachusetts, The word Usa has more than one meaning: U.S.A. - The United States of America Usa, Oita - A city in Japan This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an article link referred you here, you... USA
Died May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). There are 230 days remaining. Events 1514 - Jodocus Badius Ascensius publishes Christiern Pedersens Latin version of Saxo’s Gesta Danorum, the oldest know version of that work. 1525 - The battle of... May 15, Events January-May January 3 - Benito Mussolini announces he is taking dictatorial powers over Italy. January 5 - Nellie Tayloe Ross becomes the first female governor in the United States. January 21 - Albania declares itself a republic January 30 - Government of Turkey throws Patriarch Constantine VI out of Istanbul February 1... 1925

Nelson Appleton Miles ( August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. Events 1585 - John Davis enters Cumberland Sound in quest for the North West Passage. 1588 - Battle of Gravelines ends - Defeated by the English during an invasion attempt, the surviving... August 8, 1839 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). Events January 9 - The French Academy of Sciences announces the Daguerreotype photography process. January 19 - British East India Company captures Aden January 20 - In the Battle of Yungay, Chile defeats a Peruvian and Bolivian alliance. February 24 - William... 1839 May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). There are 230 days remaining. Events 1514 - Jodocus Badius Ascensius publishes Christiern Pedersens Latin version of Saxo’s Gesta Danorum, the oldest know version of that work. 1525 - The battle of... May 15, Events January-May January 3 - Benito Mussolini announces he is taking dictatorial powers over Italy. January 5 - Nellie Tayloe Ross becomes the first female governor in the United States. January 21 - Albania declares itself a republic January 30 - Government of Turkey throws Patriarch Constantine VI out of Istanbul February 1... 1925) was an American soldier who served in the The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession... American Civil War, The Indian Wars were a series of conflicts between the United States and Native American peoples (Indians) of North America. The wars, which ranged from colonial times to the Wounded Knee massacre and closing of the American frontier in 1890, collectively resulted in the conquest of Indian peoples and their... Indian Wars, and the The Spanish-American War took place in 1898, and resulted in the United States of America gaining control over the former colonies of Spain in the Caribbean and Pacific. Background For several centuries Spains position as a world power had been slipping away. By the late nineteenth century the... Spanish-American War.


He was born near Westminster is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 6,907. History Westminster was first settled in 1737 and was officially incorporated in 1770. Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area... Westminster, State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25.7%) Population (2000)  - Population 6,349,097 (13th)  - Density 312.68... Massachusetts on his family's farm. Miles worked in Alternative meanings: Boston (disambiguation) The 18th-century Old State House in Boston is surrounded by tall buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. Boston is the capital and largest city in the U.S. State of Massachusetts. It is the unofficial capital of the region known as New England. It... Boston and attended night school, read military history, and mastered military principles and techniques.


Miles worked as a crockery store clerk when the Civil War broke out. He entered the The Union Army refers to the United States Army during the American Civil War. The Union Army is also known as the Northern Army, and the Federal Army. History of the Union Army Formation of the Union Army When the American Civil War began in April 1861, there were only... Union Army on September 9, 1861 as a volunteer and fought in many crucial battles. He became a Lieutenant in the 22nd Massachusetts Infantry and was commissioned Lieutenant-Colonel of the 61st New York Volunteers on May 31, 1862. He was promoted to Colonel after the Battle of Antietam Conflict American Civil War Date September 16–18, 1862 Place Near Sharpsburg, Maryland Result (Union strategic victory) The Battle of Antietam (known as the Battle of Sharpsburg in the South), fought on Wednesday, September 17, 1862 near Sharpsburg, Maryland, was the first major battle of the... Battle of Antietam. Several other battles he participated in included Battle of Fredericksburg Conflict American Civil War Date December 11–15, 1862 Place Spotsylvania County and Fredericksburg Result Confederate victory The Battle of Fredericksburg, fought on December 13, 1862 between General Robert E. Lees Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac commanded by Maj. Gen... Fredericksburg, Battle of Chancellorsville Conflict American Civil War Date April 30 – May 6, 1863 Place Spotsylvania County Result Decisive Confederate victory The Battle of Chancellorsville was a major battle of the American Civil War in 1863. Called Lees perfect battle, it pitted U.S. Major General Joseph Hookers... Chancellorsville, and the Appomattox is a town located in Appomattox County, Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,761. It is the county seat of Appomattox County6. History The town is located three miles west of the restored village of Appomattox Court House, the site of... Appomattox campaign. Wounded four times in battle, he received a Brevet of Brigadier-General of Volunteers and was awarded the For the computer game, see Medal of Honor (computer game). Three different United States Medals of Honor currently exist, one each for the Army, Navy, and Air Force. The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States. It is awarded for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity... Medal of Honor for gallantry, both in recognition for his actions at Chancellorsville. He was advanced to full rank on May 12, 1864 for the Battles of This article is about the Battle of the Wilderness in the American Civil War. For the French and Indian War battle, see Battle of the Wilderness 1755. Battle of the Wilderness Conflict American Civil War Date May 5–7, 1864 Place Spotsylvania County Result Inconclusive (Grant continued his offensive... the Wilderness and Battle of Spotsylvania Court House Conflict American Civil War Date May 8–21, 1864 Place Spotsylvania County Result Inconclusive (Grant continued his offensive) The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, sometimes simply referred to as the Battle of Spotsylvania, was the second battle in Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grants... Spotsylvania Courthouse, eventually becoming a Major General of Volunteers at age 26.


In July 1866 Miles was appointed Colonel in the regular Army, and in March 1869 became Commander of the 5th U.S. Infantry. On June 30, 1868, he married Mary Hoyt Sherman.


After the Civil War, Miles played a leading role in nearly every phase of the Army's campaign against the tribes of the Great Plains. In 1874-1875, he was a field commander in the force that defeated the See also, OH-58 Kiowa, a United States Army helicopter The Kiowas are a nation of Native Americans who lived mostly in the plains of west Texas, Oklahoma and eastern New Mexico at the time of the arrival of Europeans. Currently the Kiowa Nation is a registered tribe, with about... Kiowa, Alternate meanings: Comanche helicopter and Comanche computer games The Comanche Nation is a Native American group of approximately 10,000 members, about half of whom live in Oklahoma and the remainder concentrated in Texas, California, and New Mexico. Quanah Parker, chief of the Comanche Indians There are two accounts of... Comanche, and the Southern Cheyenne along the Red River. Between 1876 and 1877 he participated in the campaign that scoured the Northern Plains after George Armstrong Custer George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 - June 25, 1876) was an American cavalry commander in the Civil War and the Indian Wars who is best remembered for his defeat and death at the Battle of the Little Bighorn against a coalition of Native American tribes, led by... General Custer's defeat at the The Battle of the Little Bighorn, also called Custers Last Stand, was an engagement between a Lakota-Cheyenne combined force and the 7th Cavalry of the United States Army that took place on June 25, 1876 near the Little Bighorn River in the eastern Montana Territory. The battle was... Battle of Little Big Horn, forcing the Alternative meaning: Lakota, Côte dIvoire is a département of Côte dIvoire. The Lakota (friends or allies, sometimes also spelled Lakhota, and pronounced Lakxóta by the Lakota people) are a Native American tribe, also known as the Sioux (see Names). The Lakota are part of... Lakota and their allies onto Reservation is something reserved. Often it is a tract of land set apart for a special purpose: an area for indigenous peoples to live in: Indian reservation List of Indian reservations in the United States Indian reserve (in Canada) an area where hunting is not permitted: see National park This... reservations. In the winter of 1877, he drove his troops on a forced march across This article is about the state. For other meanings, see Montana (disambiguation). State nickname: Treasure State Other U.S. States Capital Helena Largest city Billings Governor Brian Schweitzer Official languages English Area 381,156 km² (4th)  - Land 377,295 km²  - Water 3,862 km² (1%) Population... Montana and intercepted the Nez Perce photographed in the 19th century The Nez Perce or Nez Percé (pronounced /n3z pVrs/, or /ne perse/ as in French) are a tribe of Native Americans who inhabited the Pacific Northwest region of North America and adjoining regions at the time of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Nez... Nez Perce band led by Chief Joseph (1840 - September 21, 1904) was a Nez Perce Chief, humanitarian, and peacemaker, best known for his principled resistance to the U.S. governments attempts to force the Nez Perce onto a reservation. Chief Joseph was born in the Wallowa Valley of what is now northeastern Oregon. He... Chief Joseph that had defeated and/or eluded every unit sent against it over a 1500 mile stretch from State nickname: Beaver State Other U.S. States Capital Salem Largest city Portland Governor Ted Kulongoski Official languages None Area 255,026 km² (9th)  - Land 248,849 km²  - Water 6,177 km² (2.4%) Population (2000)  - Population 3,421,399 (28th)  - Density 13.76... Oregon to the Canadian border. For the rest of Miles' career, he quarreled with General Portrait of Oliver O. Howard by Mathew Brady, ca. 1860 General Oliver Otis Howard (1830 – 1909) was a one-armed American Civil War veteran who was involved in the post-Civil War battles against the Western Indian tribes. His most famous campaign was against the Nez Perce tribe, with... Oliver Howard over the credit for Joseph's capture.


In 1886, he replaced General Portrait of George Crook George Crook (1828–1890) was a Union Army officer. A native of Ohio, Crook graduated from West Point in 1852, ranking near the bottom of his class. His first assignment was with the 4th Infantry, serving in Oregon and northern California. When the U.S... George Crook as Army Commander against Geronimo Geronimo, born Goyathlay (One Who Yawns), (June 16, 1829–February 17, 1909) was a prominent Native American leader of the Chiricahua Apache who long warred against the encroachment of settlers of European descent on tribal lands. Geronimo, US prisoner Geronimo was born in what is now the state... Geronimo in State nickname: The Grand Canyon State, The Copper State Other U.S. States Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix [[List of Governors of {{{Name}}}|Governor]] Janet Napolitano Official languages English Only State Area 295,254 km² (6th)  - Land 294,312 km²  - Water 942 km²... Arizona. Crook relied heavily on Apache scouts in his efforts to capture the Bands According to Opler (1941) the Chiricahuas consisted of three bands: Chíhéne Red Paint People (a.k.a. the Eastern Chiricahua band, Warm Springs Apache, Ojo Caliente Apache, Coppermine Apache, Mimbreños Apache, Mogollones Apache, Tcihende), Ch’úk’ánéń (a.k.a. the Central Chiricahua... Chiricahua leader, but Miles replaced them with white troops who eventually traveled 3000 miles trailing Geronimo through the torturous Sierra Madre Mountains. He finally succeeded in negotiating a surrender, under the terms of which Geronimo and his followers were exiled to confinement on a State nickname: Everglade State, Sunshine State Other U.S. States Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush Official languages English Area 170,451 km² (22nd)  - Land 137,374 km²  - Water 30,486 km² (17.9%) Population (2000)  - Population 15,982,378 (4th)  - Density... Florida reservation.


In 1890, the last uprising of the Alternative meaning: Lakota, Côte dIvoire is a département of Côte dIvoire. The Lakota (friends or allies, sometimes also spelled Lakhota, and pronounced Lakxóta by the Lakota people) are a Native American tribe, also known as the Sioux (see Names). The Lakota are part of... Sioux, known as the This article deals with the Native American spiritual movement Ghost Dance. For the novel of the same name by John Norman, see Ghost Dance (novel). The Ghost Dance by the Ogallala Sioux at Pine Ridge Agency, Harpers Weekly, December 6, 1890. The Ghost Dance, also known as the Ghost... Ghost Dance, on the Lakota reservations brought Miles back into the field once more. His effort to restore peace throughout the area led to Sitting Bull Sitting Bull (Sioux: Tatanka Iyotake or Tatanka Iyotanka, born Hunkesni, Slow), c. 1831 - December 15, 1890) was a Native American leader of the Hunkpapa Sioux (see Lakota), who led 3,500 Sioux and Cheyenne warriors against the US 7th Cavalry under George Armstrong Custer at the Battle of... Sitting Bull's death and the massacre of 200 Sioux, which included women and children at The Wounded Knee Massacre or the Battle of Wounded Knee was the last armed conflict between the Great Sioux Nation and the United States of America. It occurred at Wounded Knee, South Dakota on December 29, 1890. The United States Army used Hotchkiss cannons which were capable of firing two... Wounded Knee on December 29, 1890. Miles reacted to these developments by asserting U.S. authority over the Indians, believing that all Lakota should be placed under military control.


In 1894, Miles commanded the troops mobilized to put down the Pullman Strike The Pullman Strike of 1894 occurred when 3,000 Pullman Palace Car Company workers went on a wildcat strike in Illinois on 11 May. Owner George Pullman was a welfare capitalist who hoped to prevent labor discontent, but was not willing to grant high wages. Pullman housed his... Pullman strike riots. He was named Commanding General of the The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. As of fiscal year 2002 (FY02), it consisted of 480,000 soldiers on active duty and 555,000 in reserve (350,000 in the Army National Guard (ARNG) and 205... U.S. Army in 1895, a post he held during the Spanish-American War. Miles commanded forces at Cuban sites such as Siboney, and after the surrender of Santiago de Cuba is the capital city of Santiago de Cuba Province in eastern Cuba. Santiago de Cuba is located on the south-east of the island, some 540 miles east south-east of Havana, at 20.01°N, 75.82°W. Historically Santiago de Cuba has long been the... Santiago de Cuba by the Spanish, he personally led the invasion of This article is about Puerto Rico, the territory of the United States. For the board game, see Puerto Rico (game) The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Spanish: Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico) is a self-governing unincorporated organized territory of the United States located east of the Dominican Republic in... Puerto Rico, landing in Guánica. He served as the first head of the military government established on the island, acting as both head of the army of occupation and administrator of civil affairs. He achieved the rank of Lieutenant General in 1900 based on his performance in the war. Called a "brave peacock" by President Theodore Roosevelt ( October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was the twenty-fifth ( 1901) Vice President and the twenty-sixth ( 1901- 1909) President of the United States, succeeding to the office upon the assassination of William McKinley. At 42, Roosevelt was the youngest person ever to serve as President of... Theodore Roosevelt, Miles retired from the service in 1903. He died at age 85 from a heart attack while taking his grandchildren to the circus. He was later buried at Arlington National Cemetery - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE55Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE60Fixes.css; /**/ Arlington National Cemetery From Wikipedia Arlington Cemetery Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Virginia, is an American military cemetery established during the American Civil War on the grounds of Robert E. Lee... Arlington National Cemetery.


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