United States Army, A Historical Dictionary

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Overview

Newell, himself with nearly three decades of service to the U.S. Army, provides readers with a brief introduction to the people and events that have made the U.S. Army the strongest military force in the world. The volume profiles the leaders and the accomplishments of the U.S. Army from the beginning of its 226-year history to the present. Entries include: o Top military and civilian leaders o Notable enemies o Logistics/weaponry o Significant wars Includes a listing of the army casualties by war, as well as lists detailing the total number of those who served in the army, the number of army battle deaths, as well as war injuries. Several appendices accompany the dictionary, covering topics such as the resolution of the Continental Congress adopting the Continental Army, the appointment of George Washington as Commander-in-Chief, and campaigns where the U.S. Army has been involved.

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of Military History
...well researched....[A] handy resource...The book should be added to all library collections covering the subject of the U.S. Army.
Booklist
People, campaigns, terms, and events are defined in this volume from the Historical Dictionaries of War, Revolution, and Unrest series. The extensive bibliography is organized by topic.
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Recommended.
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Recommended.
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Meet the Author

Clayton R. Newell, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, served for 27 years in a variety of infantry and field artillery assignments in Vietnam, Germany, and the United States. He was director of Joint Operations Concepts and held the John J. Pershing Chair of Military Planning and Operations while a faculty member at the Army War College. He completed his military career as the Chief of Historical Services at the U.S. Army Center of Military History in Washington, D.C.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 List of Illustrations Part 2 Editor's Foreword (Jon Woronoff) Part 3 Preface Part 4 Abbreviations and Acronyms Part 5 Chronology Part 6 Introduction Part 7 THE DICTIONARY Part 8 Appendixes Chapter 9 1. Resolution of the Continental Congress Adopting of the Continental Army Chapter 10 2. Resolution of the Continental Congress Appointing George Washington as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army Chapter 11 3. Commanding Generals and Chiefs of Staff of the Army Chapter 12 4. Secretaries of War and Secretaries of the Army Chapter 13 5. Sergeants Major of the Army Chapter 14 6. Campaigns of the United States Army Chapter 15 7. United States Army Casualties by War Chapter 16 8. United States Army Rank Insignia Part 17 Bibliography Part 18 About the Author

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