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1) siege. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The history of siegecraft parallels the development of fortification and, later, artillery. In early times battering rams and bores were employed to break down the...

2) Bunker Hill, battle of. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Bunker Hill, battle of, in the American Revolution, June 17, 1775. Detachments of colonial militia under Artemas Ward, Nathanael Greene, John Stark, and Israel Putnam...

3) Walker, George. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Irish Anglican clergyman and commander. As joint governor of Londonderry (now Derry) during the siege (1689) of that city by the army of the deposed James II, Walker...

4) Byng, John. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...British admiral; son of George Byng, Viscount Torrington. Sent (1756) to prevent the French from taking Minorca, he arrived when the island was already under siege...

5) Herrings, Battle of the. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Battle of the, 1429, episode in the siege of Orleans by the English in the Hundred Years War. The French, under Jean, comte de Dunois, attacked a supply train commanded...

6) Paulus, Friedrich. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Stalingrad and was raised to marshal's rank several hours before his surrender (Jan., 1943) to the Russians. In captivity he joined the Russian-sponsored National...

7) Teutonic Knights. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...German military religious order founded (1190-91) during the siege of Acre in the Third Crusade. It was originally known as the Order of the Knights of the Hospital...

8) Minot, Laurence. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Halidon Hill, the siege of Calais, and other battles. Probably a Yorkshireman, he may have been a soldier or a professional minstrel....

9) Sargon, king of Assyria. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Israelite kingdom forever. In 720 he defeated a coalition of enemies at Raphia. He captured Carchemish, subdued Babylonia, and advanced eastward to Kurdistan. He...

10) Simois. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Simo´s, (sim┤ois) (KEY) , small river, NW Turkey, a tributary of the Scamander. It was the scene of many legendary events of Asia Minor, particularly during the siege...

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