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The Crow, called the Apsáalooke in their own Siouan language, or variants including the Absaroka, are Native Americans, who in historical times lived in the Yellowstone River valley, which extends from present-day Wyoming, through Montana and into North Dakota, where it joins the Missouri River.
Pressured by the Ojibwe and Cree peoples (the Iron Confederacy), who had earlier and better access to guns through the fur trade, the Crow had migrated to this area from the Ohio Eastern Woodland area of present-day Ohio, settling south of Lake Winnipeg. From there, they were pushed to the west by the Cheyenne. Both the Crow and the Cheyenne were pushed farther west by the Lakota (Sioux), who took over the territory west of the Missouri River, reaching past the Black Hills of South Dakota to the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming and Montana. The Cheyenne eventually became allies of the Lakota, as they sought to expel European Americans from the area. The Crow remained bitter enemies of both the Sioux and Cheyenne.
From about 1740, the Plains tribes rapidly adopted the horse, which allowed them to move out on to the Plains and hunt buffalo more effectively. However, the severe winters in the North kept their herds smaller than those of Plains tribes in the South. The Crow, Hidatsa, Eastern Shoshone and Northern Shoshone soon became noted as horse breeders and dealers and developed relatively large horse herds. At the time, other eastern and northern tribes were also moving on to the Plains, in search of game for the fur trade, bison, and more horses. The Crow were subject to raids and horse thefts by horse-poor tribes, including the powerful Blackfoot Confederacy, Gros Ventre, Assiniboine, Pawnee, and Ute.
Their greatest enemies became the tribes of the Blackfoot Confederacy and the Lakota-Cheyenne-Arapaho alliance.
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The jaguar motif was used due to the belief that the jaguar represented Tezcatlipoca, god of the night sky. Aztecs also wore these dresses at war because they believed the animal's strengths would be given to them during battles
Following the warrior's path was one of the few ways to change one's social status in Aztec culture. Eagle and Jaguar warriors were full-time warriors who worked for the city-state to protect merchants and the city itself. They were expected to be leaders and commanders both on and off the battlefield, and acted as sort of a police force for the city. Men who reached this rank were considered as nobles and elites of society, and were granted many of the same privileges as a noble.
Aztec Empire - Conquest of America
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Roman Army of the Mid-Republic
Roman Army of the Mid-Republic
Age of Arthur - Norman Knights
American Revolution - Anglo-Allied Army
Colonel Micah Jenkins was the founder and Commander of this Regiment, who under a special act of Confederate Congress was authorized to organize 12 Companies into a specialist regiment of sharpshooters, the Companies of which would have been detached to various Brigades wherever they were needed, their duties would have included advanced picket duties, point and flank guards to protect heavy infantry columns from cavalry attack, night assaults against federal outposts and pickets and of course general sharp shooting to create havoc anywhere in the Union lines. Unfortunately it would appear that they generally fought as heavy infantry throughout the war.
Micah Jenkins (December 1st, 1835 – May 6th 1864) was a Confederate generalin the American Civil War, mortally wounded by friendly fire at the Battle of The Wilderness.
At the First Battle of Bull Run, Jenkins was Colonel of the 5th South Carolina Infantry Regiment, under the command of David R. Jones.
At the Battle of Seven Pines he was brigade commander of the 5th South Carolina, the 6th South Carolina and the Palmetto Sharpshooters. He was considered one of the war’s “boy generals”, and was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General on July 22nd 1862.
Wounded at the Second Battle of Bull Run in August 1862 he was to miss the Batttle of Antietam.
His Brigade served in the division of Maj. Gen. George Pickett at the Battle of Fredericksburg, although it was not engaged. Pickett’s division participated in the campaign of Lt. Gen. James Longstreet against Suffolk, Virginia in 1863, but Jenkins’ brigade was retained near Richmond , Virginia, missing the Battle of Gettysburg.
During the Battle of the Wilderness, Jenkins was riding with Lt. Gen Longstreet when both were struck down by friendly fire, on May 6th 1864. Although Longstreet survived, Jenkins died of his head wound a few hours later.
Palmetto Riflemen South Carolina Infantry
Second World War Aircraft
The Supermarine Spitfire was a British single seater fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and other allied countries before, after and during WW2. Many variants of the Spitfire were built, using several wing configurations, and it was produced in greater numbers than any other British aircraft.
The Spitfire IXe was a development of the standard Spitfire IX that inverted the position of the 20mm cannons and replaced the outboard .30 caliber machine guns with .50 caliber weapons in the wing position formerly occupied by the cannons.
While the IXe wing entered production in the Spring of 1944, many Spitfires thought to be examples of this sub-type are actually earlier Spitfires, with a “field modification” to change the gun position, without the inner .50 caliber weapon, which was done due to the fact that with Spitfires being equipped with bomb racks for the fighter-bomber role in the invasion of France, having a 250-lb bomb and a 20mm cannon in the same wing location put too much strain on the wing structure.
Such an airplane was MK392, the Spitfire flown by Wing Commander Johnny Johnson when he returned to combat operations in March 1944 to assume command of a second Canadian Spitfire wing, 144 Wing in 83 Group of the 2nd Tactical Air Force which became 144 RCAF (Fighter) Wing, a fighter/bomber unit comprised of 441, 442 and 443 Squadrons. MK392, the Spitfire Johnson flew with 144 Wing has now been identified as being originally produced as a Spitfire IXc. In June 1944, Johnson had an MU modify the airplane by changing the gun positions, which was not difficult since MK392 used the large teardrop-shaped “universal gun cover.” All the Spitfires in 144 Wing, which did include some early IXe airplanes that were not equipped with the .50 caliber machine guns (which only made their appearance in the fall of 1944 due to production delays of the weapons), removed the outer .30 caliber weapons to save weight since the rifle-caliber weapons were not considered particularly effective either in strafing or air combat.
Air Vice Marshal James Edgar Johnson, CB, CBE, DSO & Two Bars, DFC & Bar (9 March 1915 – 30 January 2001), nicknamed "Johnnie", was a Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot and flying ace.
Johnson was credited with 34 individual victories over enemy aircraft, as well as seven shared victories, three shared probable, 10 damaged, three shared damaged and one destroyed on the ground.
Johnson flew 700 operational sorties and engaged enemy aircraft on 57 occasions.
Included in his list of individual victories were 14 Messerschmitt Bf 109s and 20 Focke-Wulf Fw 190s destroyed making him the most successful RAF ace against the Fw 190. This score made him the highest scoring Western Allied fighter ace against the German Luftwaffe.
Johnson scored the bulk of his victories flying two Spitfires Mk. IX. The first one was EN398 JE-J, in which he shot down 12 aircraft and shared five, plus six damaged while commanding the Kenley Wing.
His second plane , MK392, was an LF Mk.IX, in which his tally increased by another 12 aircraft, plus one shared destroyed on the ground. He was to end the war flying another Spitfire Mk XIVe MV268.
As a Wing Leader Johnson was entitled to personal code letters and his aircraft were always marked JE-J.
Following the Normandy Invasion, 144 Wing became the first Allied unit to be based in Europe, and during the intense aerial battles over Normandy that summer, the wing became the top-scoring RCAF fighter wing of the war. W/C Johnson scored his 22nd-34th victories while leading the wing, with his final victory scored on September 27, 1944 over Nijmegen in support of Operation Market Garden.
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