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Table of Contents 1. 1940 and the Problem of Coalition Air Power by Ross at Thoughts on Military History 2. ** ** 12th Corps, 1st Division by Jenny at Draw the Sword (and Throw Away the Scabbard) 3. Self-Help in an Air Raid by Brett Holman at Airminded 4. Punitive Expedition: Pershing Crosses the Border by n/a at About.com Military History 5. War of 1812: 1814 - Advances in the North &Amp; a Capital Burned by n/a at About.com Military History 6. ** ** Heth’s Division, Hill’s Corps by Jenny at Draw the Sword (and Throw Away the Scabbard) 7. Booknotes Ii (March '10 ) by firstname.lastname@example.org (Drew@CWBA) at Civil War Books and Authors 8. Something Like a Railway Carriage by Brett Holman at Airminded 9. Albert C., Alfred, Andrew Jackson, Samuel and Silas M. Pelton by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 10. Dirigible Crash Site Marked Historic by David Axe at http://www.warisboring.com/?p=4209 11. Multiple Claimants for Stolen Civil War Cannon by n/a at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2010/03/ap_civil_war_cannon_031410/ Contents 1. 1940 and the Problem of Coalition Air Power BY: Ross AT: Thoughts on Military History URL: <http://thoughtsonmilitaryhistory.wordpress.com/2010/03/15/1940andcoalitionairpower/> [Cross-posted at The Aerodrome] It would be difficult to assume that any air power historian, or for that matter any general military historian, is not aware of the letter that Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding wrote to the Secretary of State for Air on 14 May 1940 declaring that not one more squadron should be sent [...]... 2. ** ** 12th Corps, 1st Division BY: Jenny AT: Draw the Sword (and Throw Away the Scabbard) URL: <http://www.drawthesword.goellnitz.org/2010/03/12th-corps-1st-division/> Williams’ / Ruger’s Division were members of the Twelfth Corps of the Army of the Potomac. Location: South Slocum Avenue, Culp’s Hill Monument Specifications: Rock hewn stone square monument with bronze descriptive plaque affixed to front. Erected Date: 1910. Inscription: The tablet reads as follows, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC TWELFTH CORPS FIRST DIVISION Brig. General Alpheus S. Williams Brig. General Thos. H. Ruger First Brigade Col. Archibald L. McDougall Second Brigade Brig. Gen. Henry H. Lockwood Third Brigade Brig. Gen. Thos. H. Ruger Col. Silas Colgrove July 1. Approaching Rock Creek on the Baltimore Pike the Division moved on a cross... 3. Self-Help in an Air Raid BY: Brett Holman AT: Airminded URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/airminded/~3/iIieANccHI4/> The following letter appeared in the Evening News, 13 March 1935, 6: On the brick wall at the side of our street door can still be seen faintly two large letters, “P. P.,” which stood for Poplar Patrol. Every Friday night it was my job to collect 3d. from each house-hold that belonged to the “P.P.” This paid for rent, fire and refreshments for our small front room, where three men, each in his turn, used to sit up every night. In the event of a raid, as soon as they got the first warning they used to run... 4. Punitive Expedition: Pershing Crosses the Border BY: n/a AT: About.com Military History URL: <http://militaryhistory.about.com/b/2010/03/14/punitive-expedition-pershing-crosses-the-border.htm> March 15, 1916 - Brigadier General John J. Pershing leads American troops across the border during the Punitive Expedition (right). In the wake of Pancho Villa's raids against American citizens and March 9, 1916 attack on Columbus, NM, Pres. Woodrow Wilson ordered the US Army to mount a Punitive Expedition into northern Mexico to capture the revolutionary leader. Led by Brig. Gen. John J. Pershing, the expedition crossed the border on March 15. Numbering around 11,000 men, it made use of early motor cars and aircraft. Though several skirmishes were fought with Villa's men, Pershing failed to catch him. Subsequent negotiations... 5. War of 1812: 1814 - Advances in the North &Amp; a Capital Burned BY: n/a AT: About.com Military History URL: <http://militaryhistory.about.com/b/2010/03/13/war-of-1812-1814-advances-in-the-north-a-capital-burned.htm> Having endured a succession of ineffective commanders, American forces on the Niagara received capable leadership in 1814 with the appointment of Maj. Gen. Jacob Brown and Brig. Gen. Winfield Scott. Entering Canada, Scott won the Battle of Chippawa (right)on July 5, before both he and Brown were wounded at Lundy's Lane later that month. To the east, British forces entered New York but were forced to retreat after the American naval victory at Plattsburgh on September 11. Having defeated Napoleon, the British dispatched forces to attack the East Coast. Led by VAdm. Alexander Cochrane and Maj. Gen. Robert Ross... 6. ** ** Heth’s Division, Hill’s Corps BY: Jenny AT: Draw the Sword (and Throw Away the Scabbard) URL: <http://www.drawthesword.goellnitz.org/2010/03/heths-division/> Heth’ Division were members of the Third Corps (A.P. Hill). Location: West Confederate Avenue, south of McMillan Woods Monument Specifications: Rock hewn stone square monument with bronze descriptive plaque affixed to front. Erected Date: 1909. Inscription: The tablet reads as follows, C. S. A. ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA THIRD ARMY CORPS HETH’S DIVISION Major Gen. Henry Heth Brig. Gen. J. J. Pettigrew First Brigade Brig. Gen. J. J. Pettigrew Col. J. K. Marshall Second Brigade Col. J. M. Brockenbrough Third Brigade Brig. Gen. James A. Archer Col. B. D. Fry Col. S. G. Shepard Fourth Brigade Brig. Gen. Joseph R... 7. Booknotes Ii (March '10 ) BY: email@example.com (Drew@CWBA) AT: Civil War Books and Authors URL: <http://cwba.blogspot.com/2010/03/booknotes-ii-march-10.html> ... 8. Something Like a Railway Carriage BY: Brett Holman AT: Airminded URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/airminded/~3/szQ13m8rVkw/> On the last night of January 1916, a large force of seven Zeppelins crossed over the Wash into Norfolk, heading for the industrial cities of the Midlands. Unsure of their location, most of them instead dropped their bombs on relatively unimportant targets. But at least they got home okay. The defending aircraft of the RFC and RNAS had an awful night: 22 sorties resulted in six aircraft being written off, two squadron commanders killed and no contacts with the enemy. Or at least … no confirmed contacts with the enemy. Four pilots did report seeing something, but they were well to... 9. Albert C., Alfred, Andrew Jackson, Samuel and Silas M. Pelton BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/Vagl9z5x8yw/albert-c-alfred-andrew-jackson-samuel.html> Albert C. Pelton was born on May 30, 1843, in Grand Rapids, Michigan or Canada, the son of Silas (1819-1899) and Elizabeth (1823-1904).Silas left Canada and moved to Michigan along with several of his other family members. He was married to Canada native Elizabeth Anderson (1823-1904) on January 14, 1840, in Grand Rapids. In 1850 Albert was living in Grand Rapids with his family, and by 1860 he was working as a lumberman and living with his father and living with his family in Grand Rapids’ Fourth Ward.Albert stood 5’0” with hazel eyes, brown hair and... 10. Dirigible Crash Site Marked Historic BY: David Axe AT URL: <http://www.warisboring.com/?p=4209> Macon and Hangar One. by DAVID AXE In February 1935, the U.S. Navy airship Macon – all 800 feet of it — crashed into the Pacific Ocean off the California Coast. Two sailors drowned. The Macon crash marked the end of the Navy’s interest in large, rigid airships. Macon’s sister Akron had suffered a fatal crash just two years earlier. Fixed-wing aircraft, seemingly more reliable and certainly faster, soon replaced airships. Non-rigid airships would continue in limited service until the 1960s until they, too, were replaced by airplanes. Four years ago a dive team located Macon in the Monterey Bay... 11. Multiple Claimants for Stolen Civil War Cannon BY: n/a AT URL: <http://www.navytimes.com/news/2010/03/ap_civil_war_cannon_031410/> ATLANTA — When a 5-foot-long Civil War cannon turned up during a search for stolen goods at a Spalding County house, that was just the beginning of a mystery. Now investigators have to sort through multiple claims and determine who owns it. There is no shortage of would-be takers. Georgia officials say the antique artillery piece belongs to them. Atlanta representatives say it’s the city’s. Federal officials say it could be the Army’s. And then there is Arkansas, where the cannon was once used to train cadets. Spalding County Sheriff’s Investigator Josh Pitts says he’s waiting on the... ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----