General History

British 42nd Royal Highland Regiment of Foot

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Raised from Scotland, The 42nd Regiment was a British Line Unit – mustered into Royal Service in 1728. Originally a Composite Regiment of 2 other Scottish Regiments …

Harquebusier

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The term “Harquebusier” had different meanings to different Countries in 16th and early 17th Century Europe. Broadly defined, they were akin to Mounted Infant …

Spanish Colonial Soldado de Cuera

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These were “irregular” Spanish Colonial Forces used in many New World Spanish Territories. Without a “standing Army” in “New Spain”, m …

Coehorn Mortar

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The Coehorn Mortar design was developed to provide a light weight, siege and offensive artillery piece that could be readily deployed and fired by soldiers in the field. …

US M1841 Field Cannon

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The US Model 1841 Field Cannon was the primary Field Gun of The US Artillery. Light at 900-pounds, The Model 1841 had an effective range of 1,100 yards. The brass cast ba …

San Juan Bautista Mission

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Founded on June 24, 1797, San Juan Bautista was named for St. John The Baptist and was the 15th of the Missions Forts built. The Mission served as the primary Military Ga …

Southeast Asian Krabi Blade

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Developed in 14th Century Southeast Asia, The Krabi was a Falx-type bladed, hand-held weapon, often used in pairs. A Krabi blade was around 2 to 3-feet long. The blade wa …

Abacination

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This type of punishment and torture is ancient in theory and practice. Abacination is the practice of blinding a person by placing a red hot iron or steel article (such a …

The Aztec Empire

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The Aztec Empire of peoples was a Mesoamerican Culture that existed from roughly the 14th to the 16th Century A.D. It is a common misconception to use the term “Azt …

Hagia Sophia

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One of the most famous of Byzantine structures, The Hagia Sophia is an Engineering masterpiece. The structure has “served” Christian and Muslim worshipers for …