He therefore ordered the small number of patriots present to drop their weapons and leave. A number of them took heed and began walking away while other stood ground. It is said that as the Americans walked away a shot was fired from an unknown location. The scuffle that ensued left 18 dead but the whole battle left 273 dead British soldiers while the Americans suffered 94 casualties. The paper will attempt to give evidence of the parties that fired first based on the encounters given by four individuals.
Arthur Ravel who was 16 years old at the time, witnesses this carnage only because the two men assigned to accompany him to his dad’s store were shot by the town folk. Villa’s men proceeded with such methodical precision that it was clear they had scouted the city before the raid. When the American forces returned fire they inflicted heavy casualties on the bandits one of them being Pablo Lopez, the author of Santa Isabel massacre; who was bounded on both
This means he had both positional authority and ranking authority, which I say because one does not dictate the other. Now that we know what Lt. Cross position was, we need to determine what his obligations were. Well the narrator tells us fairly early in the story, “As first lieutenant and platoon leader, Jimmy Cross carried a compass, maps, code books, binoculars and a .45-caliber pistol that weighed 2.9 pounds fully loaded. He carried a strobe light and the responsibility for the lives of his men.” This alone does not condemn Lt. Cross because it has not yet been intimated the circumstances of Ted Lavenders death. However we soon find out how Mr.
The book 1776 by David McCullough tells the story of the military aspects of the American Revolution. McCullough writes the book from both the British and American point of views, creating a better understanding of what both sides were undergoing during the war. Not only does he have a degree from Yale, but McCullough has also been awarded with the nations highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In addition to this, he has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize twice. He has also written multiple other non-fiction historical books and biographies such as Truman, The Great Bridge and John Adams.
Chief Big Foot and his followers were on their way to the Pine Ridge Reservation in hopes that they could persuade those at the stronghold to surrender. The group had stopped along Wounded Knee Creek, and James W. Forscyth intercepted them during the previous night. At daybreak, Forscyth ordered the Indians to surrender their weapons and move from the "zone of military operations" to trains that would take them away. The medicine man of the tribe, Yellow Bird, began urging the tribe to defy the demands of Forscyth, and one Indian, Black Coyote, raised his newly bought rifle and declared that he would not give it up. When Forscyth's troops surrounded Black Coyote to disarm the man, Black Coyote's gun fired off and caused the troops to fire their weapons at other Indians, thus triggering the massacre.
Late in the evening, on September 19, 1966, my squad was ambushed trying to reach another squad, cut off from our main unit. As we ran down a path and around a curve toward the village, the NVA ambushed us, wounding the boy in front of me. We hit the ground and returned fire. I tried to yell out orders, but there was so much firing going on, I could not even hear myself yelling. As I looked back, our company corpsman ran toward us and was shot, got up, was shot again, and killed.
Immediately after election, Opimius cancelled several of Gracchus’ laws an called into question his actions in Carthage, “omitting nothing that was likely to irritate him.” A rabble-rouser might have used this as ammunition to riot or try and overthrow the government but Gaius “bore these things very patiently,” and only “at the instigation of his friends,” gathered his supporters to oppose the consul’s decisions. At the meeting of both parties one of the consul’s attendants made an obscene gesture and was killed on the spot by Gracchus’ party. As custom of his character, Gaius was very saddened and “severely reprimanded his own party,” for this action that would eventually lead to his death because Opimius was rousing his party into a frenzy at that same moment. When the two parties met, Gaius could not be convinced to bring any arms except a small dagger under his cloak. Gaius wanted to turn himself in to avoid fighting but his loyal supporters would not let this happen and after Opimius denied the proposals of agreement for the second time he sent his troops after Gaius and his party.
After the protestors had refused to disperse after being ordered to do so the guardsmen had fired into the crowd killing four students and wounding nine others. It had become apparent that the Vietnam War had two front lines; one waged with soldiers, tanks, and jets in Vietnam, and another fought in America on college campuses and in the
Cambodian Genocide It all started with a lie. One simple little killed almost two million people. Khmer Rouge soldiers told Cambodian citizens to evacuate their house at once and to flee to the countryside. The Khmer Rouge soldiers told the citizens that American B-52 fighter planes were coming to bomb them. The citizens of course listened and when some turned around to retrieve something they forgot or refused to go they were shot.
The two wanted control of the Ohio valley. This rivalry led to a war that was called French and Indian war. The war lasted between 1754 and 1763. I got interested in joining the military to help defend my people. I became the first adjutant to serve in one of the military districts in Virginia, at only 22 years.