Village in northern egypt site of decisive british victory during ww2?
This stunning victory was in New Orleans where the US Military, led by Major General Andrew Jackson routed the British forces. It was more decisive in American minds than from an actual military perspective as the Treaty of Ghent (ending the war) had been signed in Belgium on December 24, 1814, but the British defeat in New Orleans vindicated the US as a nation.
What caused the declaration by Union General George B McClellan that he would win a decisive victory over the Army of Northern Virginia in Maryland to be misunderstood?
When Union General George B. McClellan received Lee's Special Order No. 191, he was certain that he now had the means to defeat Lee's army. In communications with General Halleck, McClellan declared he would win a decisive victory over Lee's forces. At the time, it was interpreted to mean a huge victory over the Army of Northern Virginia. Historians believe that to McClellan, anything that caused Lee to retreat from Maryland would be "decisive". Some…
During the American Revolution, the British "southern strategy" was devised as an alternative to their failed campaigns in central and northern America during the wars first three years. From 1778-1781, the British focused their efforts on occupying the more loyalist-tending southern American colonies and doing damage to the patriot cause from their. This strategy failed, with its dramatic conclusion coming at Yorktown in 1781 with a decisive patriot victory.
Great Britain had already given the Confederacy defacto recognition almost as soon as the US Civil War began. It helped the Confederacy by building warships for the South and continued to supply the South with firearms. Great Britain's position was based on sound reasoning. The South had a constitution, an army and a central government.
Battle of Plassey took place in 1757 between British East India Company and army of Nawab of Bengal, Siraj ud Daulah. In this battle British forces earned a decisive victory which established British rule in Bengal. This further led to British influence in the entire Indian territory in next 100 years.
The victory on Lake Erie secured the northern reaches of the infant United States from the British (Canada) invasion, thus protecting the vital cities of New York, Philly, and Boston. This proved that the United States could, and would, build a strong defence on the Great Lakes, and our northern frontier.